I was determined to hear her speak, the author of two books that we had read. Judy Franklin is an assistant to pastor Bill Johnson and shares her gifting of visions from Holy Spirit as a speaker and author.. She understands the spirit realm and has written about her own experiences. It is powerful the way God can use our imagination for His own purposes.
She was so interesting! Part of her lecture was to have us sit back and visualize Jesus in front of us. Then listen for what he wants to tell you and see what he wants to show you.
As I leaned back and closed my eyes Jesus came right up. Eyes so vivid and hair a reddish brown, thick and wavy. He took my hand and I noticed the scar on the top of His. I leaned down and kissed the scar. He urged me to walk with Him so I did. We went to a meadow by a creek and he sat down leaning back on His hands with His ankles crossed. I sat beside Him. He suddenly scooped His hands up from the grass and lifted them high in the air. Feathers went up and then fell down all around us. So many small white feathers! As I stood up and started gathering the,, He said, "You don't have to collect them, there will always be more."
That was the end of what I saw as the speaker then invited some of us to share what we had seen. I am not completely sure what the feathers represent but they have come to me often over the past 2 1/2 years. It started with breast cancer surgery and the verses and feathers showing up in images, etc. Shelter-of-His-wings feathers, healing feathers. Then when we went to Bethel Church last fall they showed up before we left after we asked for them as affirmation for our trip. This time from an owl who was gracing us with his nightly presence. Now once again I am seeing feathers. I am praying for clarification and meaning to fully come, but for now I am grateful there will always be more.
At the end of Judy Franklin's teaching, she pointed her finger at me and told me she had been "looking at me and talking to me the whole night". She went on to speak some amazing words over and about me that touched my heart and has had me pondering their meaning ever since. I was one of 3 people she spoke to in a room of 75-100 listeners, so I am so grateful to hear from someone who has helped me to understand the things I see and hear.
There are so many ways that God speaks to us. Through our devotionals, the scriptures, worship songs, the words of friends and family, books written by others, prophetic words, and much more. More, like God using our minds/imagination for His divine purposes.