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Hope goes on

What happened across the street (mentioned in the previous update) started a time of dryness in my heart. There had been a lot of confusion, seeing God working directly in my life but not being able to have contact with him. It felt as if I was surrounded by an invisible shield (good or bad I don't know). 

On Monday night I got a text message from my family asking for prayer for one of my cousins who had been in a car accident. Not really any more details or knowing the intensity of the accident I prayed at the moment a small prayer and moved on with life. 

On Wednesday and Thursday we had Conrad Esh for the second and third time in this training. For me his sessions have been the ones that stand out the most, mainly because they are the ones that I can actually remember. 

He taught on spiritual warfare. When he started his session the room felt heavy, uncomfortable. I thought I would ask for prayer after session since I had been feeling weird since the night before. But 15 or 20 minutes into the session Conrad stopped and commented on how he felt like there was fear in the room. There was no response for the group, but he still prayed. 

At that moment I knew it wasn't just me but there was something more. He went on and continued with his session praying randomly throughout against the spirit of fear or whatever was in the room. Still no response. 

At the end of his talk he and his colleague Bill asked if anybody felt distant or oppressed. Some people started going up, and then I decided I could use some prayer.

Hope in a Living God

Ephesians 1:15-23 

For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.