I ran across this picture today and it reminds me of a vision I saw once while ministering to someone with parts/alters. I saw a girl in a castle who was emaciated with long stringy dirty blond hair, wearing filthy rags. She thought the place was as beautiful as she was.
She didn’t see what I saw. She saw a palace, I saw a dungeon. I wasn’t sure if this was a place she had built for protection – maybe from something or trauma that happened to her or if it was a prison that had been built by someone else to keep her there.
In this picture, notice that the door is open. In the vision I had the door was also open, but the girl didn’t want to come out of the “safety” she felt in being there – the unknown was scarier than the known. (At least that is what I assumed at the time.)
After listening to the podcast with Daniel Duval the other day and then seeing this picture today I wonder if the girl didn’t want to come out because of a guard or even a booby-trap. Her fear was real. There were things she knew that I did not.
In the end, we did not get her “out” of that prison, but I did see Jesus walk into the cell and sit down next to her and put His arm around her. And that was what she needed at the time.
Through the course of ministering healing or deliverance to people I’ve seen several people in cages and the door had been open – many walked out and were set free – some were not. The rabbit hole is indeed a lot deeper than I knew (know). I believe some were set free simply by the Grace of Jesus while other’s needed a greater work than I was yet equipped to dispense.
However it came about, I claim no expertise in these things but I am a willing student and vessel when God does want me to do these things. And I suppose at the end of the day, that is all any of us can do – be willing and obedient.
I love this journey I’m on! It’s so exciting to learn new things and even to be able to take these things and look back upon some of my past experiences and get a better, more clear understanding of the why or how things occurred.
Painting by Włodzimierz Kukliński
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