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Graceful Perseverance: The Assignment (part 2)

Posted September 17th, 2017 @ 10:09am

The Anointing - Dr. Gemechis Buba laid praying hands on me in the presence of my Christian family. The Holy Spirit filled me with a deeper understanding of what I am to do for His glory. He equipped me with a deeper level of courage, perseverance and conviction, not qualities I have earned. By His daily grace he continues to guide me so that I can be a servant of the Living God in this fallen world, and so I can pursue His will for my life, all for His glory.

This week I'm sharing a beautiful Holy Spirit anointing that changed my life on Sunday, August 13, 2017 when Dr. Gemechis Buba laid praying hands on me at Hosanna Church in Lakeville, Minnesota. The Lord gives each of us a story and blesses us with the courage to share His great works for the glorify the one and only God.

Sunday, August 13, started out feeling like a traditional day in church. As a typical Sunday, I was diligently taking notes during the sermon from the special guest speaker, Dr. Gemechis Buba.

Following the Sunday service, I wanted to personally meet our special guest speaker. Dr. Gemechis Buba had prayed over my husband years ago and that was a very moving, spiritual experience for him, so I wanted to receive prayer from him as well. It was an honor and a privilege to have a few moments of prayer with him. But as Dr. Buba took my hands and leaned into me, I laid my business card in the palm of his hands. I began to ask for directional prayer about what the Lord wants and needs me to do with my Christian, faith-based writing. It wasn't a new prayer for me, but I was thirsty for a deeper message.

Dr. Buba became more and more intrigued as he was asking me how many faith-based books I had published. "Six, I am a self-published author," I replied. "What is the title of your latest book?" he asked. "Where is God?" I told him and my legs began to feel weak and my eyes filled with tears. As Dr. Buba laid hands on me and began praying out loud for all to hear, it was only seconds before my legs began to tremble and quickly began a frantic shaking. The prayer guardians around me caught me as I lost all ability to stand on my own. As the prayer guardians gently lowered me to the floor, my entire body was shaking out of control. My arms lifted unconsciously as if I were holding them open to the heavens to give them to the Lord to do with as He desired.

As Dr. Buba continued to pray over me, he became a powerful vessel for the Holy Spirit who by this point had taken over my entire body, mind and spirit. I couldn't speak, I could only hear Dr. Buba and no one else while in this translucent state. My body appeared to others as if I were having a seizure. My arms were frantically shaking in the air, but I was laying flat on the floor. I heard Dr. Buba say, "Your next book is the one. Your next book will be a message the world will hear in multiple languages. Your book will be in seven different countries: Hungary, Romania, Estonia, the Czech RepublicCroatia, Lithuania and Ukraine all in their native language. You will bless the nations. This is your time!"

After Dr. Buba delivered that holy message to me, he stepped away and asked the prayer guardians to stay by my side and he would be back to continue to pray over me. As time went on, I was oblivious to those around me. I felt like I had left my body and the Holy Spirit had taken over. I now belonged to the Holy Spirit. As my arms continued to frantically shake above me, someone on my right side leaned down and whispered in my right ear, "Your hands are no longer your hands, they belong to the Lord now." My right hand and arm in particular were shaking the most, which meant to me that I was now at the right hand of my Lord and Savior and He had renewed my soul and anointed me to go to the next level of serving Him.

That day the trinity, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit took over my physical and spiritual body. The Lord answered a long and consistent prayer of mine. That day the Lord made clear my "Assignment." Every day on my knees since 2003 I've bowed down asking for His direction, His guidance, His ultimate assignment for my life with my faith based writing. I surrender my life in daily prayer. I've cried out to Jesus to show me what a good servant I should be. I've said "Take me as I am and expand my territory so that I can leave a legacy in your holy name. Appoint me to share my story of how the Lord works in all of our lives."

Without ever doubting my Savior, I know that day He renewed my soul, He reconfirmed my assignment when the Holy Spirit took over my body. He convinced me beyond any doubt I am ready to go to the next level in my faith. It's not every day we go through such an amazing, life changing experience. But trust me, when the Lord wants to get our attention, and we ask, He will show us. This hands-on praying experience won't be my last occasion where the Lord has spoken to me and shown those around me He's most powerful. Today I find myself even deeper and deeper in my relationship with the Lord. I feel a deeper sense of trust and guidance from him. I feel a deeper sense of peace, His peace, as He has restored me. Once again He has equipped me to continue to be an "unstoppable believer."

To learn more about Dr. Gemechis Buba:

Blessings until next week,

Debra Pauli

"Unstoppable Believer"

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