Visitation of the Holy Spirit by Sister Prema Pelletier.
Sister Prema Pelletier was saved in New York City through responding to a newspaper ad, placed by a pastor who turned out to be a former Hindu. Her testimony is amazing. “I was raised on the grounds of a Hindu temple and worshipped the cow. God saved my wretched soul and today, by the Lord’s holy grace, my husband and I are pastors of Rivers of Living Water Church here in Scarborough, Toronto, Canada.”
My First Encounter.
At the age of twelve, I had a dream in which I saw myself kneeling at the back of a small church and weeping profusely. In the dream, I had just been reprimanded by my grandmother and had ran out of the house. I dashed across the street and ran into this church. While kneeling there, I sensed Someone else was in the room. As I slowly lifted my head, I could see Someone gracefully walking towards me. As soon as my eyes saw Him, I was made to understand, in my heart, that this Person was Jesus. It seemed somehow, that this thought was “injected” in my heart and mind.
As I continued to look at Him, this beautiful Person came and knelt next to me. He put one of His arms around my shoulder and wiped my teary eyes with His other hand. Then, He said these words to me: “Do not weep, My child. Whatsoever you shall ask the Father for in My Name, you shall receive.” (John 16:23). I don’t remember what happened after that, except to say that when I woke up the next morning, I announced that I “dreamt Jesus.” It meant nothing to me. No one responded. I guess it meant nothing to them, either.
This was my first encounter with the Living Christ. Eighteen years later when I got saved, I read John 16: 23 in God’s Word. Praise the Lord.
Our Church’s first service was held on Sunday, November 19, 1995. It was a time of great and thankful praises and glory to our dear Lord. The Presence of the wonderful Holy Spirit was so real. I was still marveling at the goodness of our great God, and thinking how blessed I am to have come to know our Lord Jesus. I was in a state of extreme thankfulness. Monday went by, and all day I sensed His amazing grace over me. I felt my Father’s love in a very special way.
When you know that you have been pulled from the pit, you cannot help but be grateful!
When it was time to go to sleep, I seemed to be most bright-eyed! I tried playing a cassette by Pastor Bob Phillips, but the tape recorder seemed to gurgle. As I was lying on my bed, I noticed the clock’s large, red digital numbers glowing in the dark; it read, “1:03 AM”. What happened next was one of the most extraordinary experiences I have ever had!
I was suddenly put into a very deep sleep, in a trance-like state. This is what I saw and experienced. I saw myself sitting on the couch in our living room. The couch was facing the door to the balcony. Coming from the direction of the balcony was the most awesome Person. The Person of God the Holy Spirit! Walking behind the Spirit of the Living God was an angel, not more than four feet tall. God the Holy Spirit came directly towards me. As He slowly walked to me, His head held high, His shoulders thrust out, all Majesty, Authority and Power, the thought was imparted to my spirit, “This is God the Holy Ghost!” Because the Lord Jesus has appeared to me over twenty-one times, one of the first things I remember thinking was that the Holy Spirit looks so much like the Lord Jesus. He looks like His Twin! But, I seemed to also notice the difference between Them. In the visions granted to me of our Lord Jesus, His hair is down close to His shoulders. The Holy Spirit’s hair was not down, but sticking out with power. Thinking about His hair afterwards, it reminded me of someone sticking his finger in a live electrical outlet.
This Mighty Holy Spirit, this very beautiful Third Person of the Godhead, strode toward me and I stood up. The Spirit of God stood about fifteen inches in front of me. I looked into the very penetrating, deep, serious, serene and very holy eyes of God the Holy Ghost, and I felt I was looking into Eternity! At that moment, I found myself looking down on the carpet where I was standing. I trembled in the Presence of this Holy One with an awesome reverence. As this Holy Wonder of the Lord stood before me, I put out both my hands before Him, palms facing upwards, and I spoke these words, “Would You please pray that Jesus would always keep me?” When I spoke these words, God’s Holy Spirit placed both His Palms on my palms. I felt the sensation of electricity surging through my entire body.
Next, with His eyes still staring into my very soul, the Spirit of God began to rub my palms with His Palms, one at a time. He slowly rubbed one palm after the other, in a striding type of way. By this time, my eyes were staring at both His Hands. I believe the Lord’s Holy Spirit rubbed my palms about eight times. As He did so, I was amazed to see Oil gushing out of the middle of His Palms over mine! The Oil which flowed freely from the Holy Spirit’s Palms was bearably hot, and as it overflowed my palms, it went to the back of my hands. As I stood there before the Lord, I found myself rubbing my hands with the Oil still overflowing and dripping on the carpet. I found myself saying these words, “These hands shall be laid on the sick and they shall recover.” With that, God the Holy Spirit and the angel both turned and walked back the way they came.
My eyes opened. The first thing I noticed was the time on the clock. It read, “1:17 AM”. I believe God arranged it so that I would see the time before and after this holy experience. For fourteen unforgettable minutes, I was in the Presence of God the Holy Spirit. I could hardly lift my elbow to nudge my sleeping husband. After many attempts, I stuttered, “I, I, I looked into the eyes of the Holy Ghost and I saw Eternity!” I was so shaken up, I could hardly speak.
A couple of days later, when I tried to play the cassette which had previously gurgled, it played fine. The message was timely. Pastor Bob Phillips spoke about the Holy Spirit, and the last line in his message was that, “he that believes, out of his belly shall flow RIVERS OF LIVING WATER!!!”
People have asked me how I know that I saw God the Holy Spirit. Some say that the Holy Spirit cannot be seen because He is a Spirit.
My answer is that whether we believe in Heaven or Hell, they still exist. Furthermore, in my first vision of our Lord Jesus as a twelve year old Hindu child, the thought was imparted to my heart, “This is Jesus,” even though I did not know Him.
Recently, I was privileged for the second time to meet with Dr. Gwen Shaw, President of End-Time Handmaidens and Servants Ministry (www.eth-s.org). This beautiful, anointed and respected Bible Teacher and End-Time General in the Lord’s Army shared some real insight into my experience as she related it to a group having lunch with her and her dear husband, Papa Jim. As Sister Gwen so rightly pointed out, “The Lord is quite able to remove the veil of the natural eyes, and allow whomsoever He chooses to look into the things of the supernatural. He is Sovereign! In Heaven, the saints are all in spirit forms. Yet, they are seen and recognized by one another.”
So, dear ones, if you have a difficult time believing my experience with the Holy Spirit, it still happened. I am simply sharing my experience as it was given to me by my wonderful Lord!
I asked the Lord to give me Scripture to back up my experience. He gave me Romans 8:26-27 — “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit Himself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And He that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because He maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.”
The Journey continues . . .
Many things continue to happen since that wonderful visitation by the Holy Ghost. People have been healed and continue to be healed, to the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
On a daily basis, I experience the Golden Oil of the Holy Spirit running down my head. I actually feel the physical sensation of this happening. Psalm 23:5 — “Thou anointest my head with Oil; my cup runneth over.” See also Psalm 89:20.
During my fellowship and prayer time with the Lord, the Shadow of Almighty God falls over me. I know when He comes and I see when His Shadow falls, whether my eyes are open or closed, whether it is daytime or nighttime. Psalm 91:1 — ”He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the Shadow of the Almighty.”
Many times, a spiritual Mantle is thrown over my shoulders. It is like someone standing behind me and throwing a cloak over my shoulders. I know Who that Someone is! Praise the Lord.
In the early hours of the morning, I am awakened by the Holy Wind of the Spirit of the Living God. The Wind of the Holy Spirit is blown into my ear, usually my left ear. Isaiah 50:4 — ”He wakeneth (me) morning by morning, He wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned.”
Sometimes I experience the Rain and the Dew of the Holy Spirit falling over me. At times it is cold and at times I could only describe it as Liquid Fire. When the Dew falls over me, it is like a light sprinkle compared to the Rain. Isaiah 44:3 — ”For I will pour Water upon him that is thirsty, and Floods upon the dry ground: I will pour My Spirit upon thy seed, and My blessing upon thine offspring.”
Every one of my finger tips has become raised. Our Church family calls them “fire blisters”. They are most pronounced when I speak about our Lord Jesus Christ and the Anointing of the Holy Spirit. These fire blisters, which are on all my fingers, are visible to the eyes. I asked the Lord what this means. He laid upon my heart that He had left His mark on my hands. To our lovely Lord Jesus Christ be all the glory, honour, praise and credit. I lift HIM up.
When God anoints a vessel, it is for service. I thank the Lord for this great privilege He has given each one of us to serve Him.
A couple of years ago, our family doctor scheduled me for an electrocardiogram as part of an annual check-up. As I lay down on the bed, the nurse cautioned me not to touch the wall. While I was lying on the bed, the anointing of the Lord came upon me. I could physically feel the Oil of the Holy Spirit leaking down my head. As the nurse was watching the needle on the graph, it took an unusual jump up and down. “I told you not to touch the wall!” she exclaimed, somewhat aggravated. “I’m not touching the wall,” I answered. When the electrocardiogram was finished, I explained to her what had happened, and showed her my fingertips which were still raised up. She was stunned.
When the anointing is on me in an increased way, I literally hear the sound of it. The best way that I can describe it is that it sounds like very dry firesticks burning briskly. It is like a crackling sound. It is the anointing of the Holy Ghost and Fire! Praise the Lord!!
I believe God is preparing this vessel for a time such as this. I vow to give Him all the glory, honour, praise, and all the credit. I don’t understand all that is happening, but I know it is of God and so my heart is at rest. I love my Lord with every ounce of my being. May the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit of the Living God be glorified! Jesus Christ is Lord. Amen.
Dreams And Visions Given To Pastor Prema By The Lord.
My first encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ was at the tender age of twelve. This beautiful Person came to me, knelt near me, tenderly dried my weeping eyes and spoke to me. You may read more about this in my testimony at www.rlwc.ca. May you, dear reader, be blessed by some of the dreams and visions God has granted me. All for the glory of our lovely Lord Jesus Christ.
MY GOD-ORDAINED HUSBAND.
In 1986, eight years before I met my husband, the Lord showed him to me in a dream. We were both in Sri Lanka and he was preaching the Word. I was standing with my Bible held high up in the air. We met in 1994, and seven weeks later we were married. Today we both preach the Word, to the glory of God.
THE AGONY OF THE CHRIST.
One night I saw thousands of angels entwined in a circle around the sky. In the center was the Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord was nailed to the Cross. He was still alive. I saw Him from a side view. His leg was jerking with agony. The angels were looking on.
THE LORD SPEAKS ABOUT HIS PRECIOUS BLOOD.
One night the Lord appeared to me in a dream. As we walked, I told Him how grateful I was to Him for dying on the Cross for me. I thanked Him for shedding His most precious Blood for me and for this world. He replied, “Yes, it was not the blood of seven thousand chickens. It was My Blood. My Precious Blood.” We walked without speaking another word. Then the Lord stopped. He said to me, “Meet Me here every morning.” It was about 2:30 AM.
AN ANGEL HELPS ME PUT GAS IN MY CAR.
On my way to church one evening, my son and I were a short block away from the gas station when the car ran out of gas. I usually drive with at least half a tank full. But I had used the car quite a bit and I had reasoned that I would fill up on my way to church. Sanjay was only nine at the time. I left him in the car and started to walk to the gas station, praying quietly, “Lord, I need Your help. I don’t know how to put gas in the car.” (I know now.) Suddenly a man stepped across my pathway, carrying a briefcase under his arm. I asked for his help. He was so kind and helpful. I invited him to church and thanked him for being so kind. I asked him if he was “Born Again.” He said, “My Father is.” I was curious about his profession. He told me that he was in the insurance business. We got to the car. He shook Sanjay’s hand. He helped put the gas in my car. As I sat in the driver’s seat, he stood outside the car in a friendly way. I slightly turned my head to pull the seat belt. As I turned back, HE WAS GONE! The Lord sent His angel to help me fill the gas! When I finished shouting with joy and calmed down, the Lord gave me the interpretation of my encounter. Angels cannot be “Born Again.” They are created. Also, the angels are sent by God to insure the protection of God’s people (Psalm 91). They are our insurance agents! Glory! I just knew as we drove to church that he was sitting on the top of the car, having a great time!
One night I had a vision of a very tall, blonde, blue-eyed angel standing at the foot of my bed. He was all smiles. I felt so peaceful and happy. I asked him, “What is your name?” He replied, “My name is Judah.” Judah is a Hebrew word which means praise. Because I love to praise the Lord with all my being, I believe that the Lord sent me an angel of praise.
THE BRICK OF GOLD, THE BUNCH OF FRUIT, AND THE WORD OF GOD.
One night in a vision, I walked with an angel from 10 PM to 4 AM. As we walked, we communicated by thought. He knew all my thoughts and questions, and I knew his replies as he thought them. We passed by this house of rich but wicked folks. Since I was a new Chistian, I questioned how wicked people could be rich. The angel walked me to a concrete room which had no doors or windows. He used the rod which he carried and struck the wall. A door formed and we walked inside. He went to a corner of this room and struck the wall again with his rod. A brick of gold came shooting out from the wall. He took it and handed it to me. I shook my head “No.” He walked back to the corner of the room and struck the wall again. Out came a very large bunch of fruit, still on the vine. He handed it to me. This time, I gladly accepted. My arms were full of the fruit as I embraced the vine. I ate as much as I could. I actually felt my tummy puffed with the fruit. Then I stepped outside and gave the rest of the fruit to everyone who passed by.
Shortly afterwards, the Lord gave me the interpretation of this vision. I had chosen to refuse the world and its wealth in order to pursue the wealth of the Lord. I would eat the Word of God and then share His Word with others. I have not regretted my choice! Glory! He adds the blessings!
TWO VISIONS OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST IN AN ALL-NIGHT PRAYER MEETING.
One night, two of my friends and I were praying throughout the night, as we usually did. At 2:20 AM, I felt very hot Oil being poured into the skull of my head. The Lord Jesus then appeared to me, nailed to the Cross. He was wearing a loin cloth. His chin was drooped down. As I saw this vision of my Lord, tears stung my eyes. I suddenly realized that I was out of my body. My body was half-kneeling, half sitting. My spirit was standing. In a moment, the vision was taken away, and my spirit was back in my body. The Lord appeared to me again. This time, the Christ was in His royal robe of splendor! He was high and lifted up and His train filled the temple! This flowing robe was light blue in color. He was about two feet above the altar area. I shyly looked at my Lord. What a Beauty to behold! My Lord forcefully extended His hands to me as if to say, “Come to Me, My child!” At that moment, I noticed His wonderful eyes. They were a beautiful mix of blue and green, and they drew me to Him. I could only describe my Lord’s eyes as a tumbling river of love, pulling me towards Him. And His smile! O, His smile. “Perfectly beautiful” is putting it mildly! His hair was light brown in color, shoulder-length, and with many curls. His smile is always before me. The vision vanished, but I always remember Him as I saw Him that night.
Such an anointing came over me that I felt as if I could lift a ton. I started to shout. “I saw the Lord! I saw the Lord!” By this time, it was around 4:30 in the morning. My sisters Doris and Rosa and I grabbed all the tambourines we could find and at that time of the morning, we marched several times around the sanctuary of the church. We sang the chorus, “I saw the Lord, I saw the Lord. He was high and lifted up and His train filled the temple!…” To God be all the glory!
THE DOVE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
One morning I saw the Dove of the Holy Spirit. He was sitting in a circular frame, like the frame of a round clock. He was staring intently at me.
THE GOD WHO ANSWERS BY FIRE.
One day I saw a Fiery Personality standing in our apartment. I got afraid. I rebuked this vision. To my utter amazement, as I went into the kitchen, here He was again. This time peace flooded my soul. This Person was the God Who answers by Fire.
These are just a few encounters in the spirit realm that I share with you. Praise the Lord! God bless you!