So yesterday, I wrote to you about two types of testimonies; testimony of the truth of God’s word and testimony of the acts of God. Meanwhile, the question that was asked is if a person can testify of a car after he has prayed to God to give him a car, and that will the testimony be a sign that the person believes he has received the car?
I did mention that testifying of a car is a testimony of an act of God, and as long as the car hasn’t arrived physically, it would be a lie to testify of that act. However, what you can do to show that you believe that God will perform that act is to testify of the truth. Which literally means declaring God’s word that guarantees the release of the car you prayed for. The more you testify of the truth, the more your chances of receiving the act.
Apostle Paul explained these two type of testimonies in one simple scripture. Acts 14:3, “Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony unto the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands”. Did you see that? They were speaking God’s word boldly, and then signs and wonders were done by their hand.
Now back to today’s question, even if you dream of yourself driving a car, you still have to go through the same process of testifying of the truth until what you saw in your dream manifests physically. If there’s anything different, it’s that the dream would make you more sure that God heard your prayer, which would definitely make your testimony of the truth bold. You can’t doubt or speak little of what you saw. If the Apostles were speaking boldly, then it’s because they saw something.
However, I mustn’t fail to mention why you saw a dream of yourself driving a car just after you prayed. Although it may have been a coincidence, probably because the thought of a car has consumed your mind, but it can also be because you’ve matured in your prayer life.
During one of the Friday Mystery Classes with Dr Isaiah Wealth, he taught us that prayer is a journey up the mountain that has 4 levels. Let me try to explain them:
Level 1: Prayer at the base of the mountain
This is the level of prayer where there is no guarantee of answers. People who you’d find at this level engage prayer as a habit, tradition or religional practice, not necessarily to commune with divinity. They pray, but they still walk in disbelieve. People who pray at this level will never remember what they prayed, and that’s because it was never in their mind to pray.
This category of praying believers are highly dependent, they depend on other people’s anointing for breakthrough. The bailout for many of them is usually to join a large prayer group or online prayer movements. They depend on a higher anointing to bail them out of trouble, and that’s because their prayer level isn’t sufficient.
Painfully, a lot of Christians are at this level. They pray, but no change. Frankly speaking, if your prayer life is centered around praying during bed time and praying to God for a good day when you wake up in the morning, then you’re most likely at this level of prayer. You don’t need prayer to have a good night sleep or to have a good day, you just need revelation. Prayer is for something greater.
Level 2: Prayer at the level of change
So this is where you pray and see changes or answers to the prayer you made. The people at this level are more deliberate about their prayer life, they don’t depend on another person to pray for them or lead them in prayer, they understand prayer and they practice accordingly.
They are independent. If the first thing you think about when you get into trouble is to call your pastor, then you’re not at this level yet. But if you encounter a challenge, and the first thing you do is to pray about it, then you are at this level.
When people at the base of the mountain encounter problems, everybody around them would know, but when people at this level encounter problems, you’d only know when they’re sharing the testimony, and that’s because they know how to tackle situations in prayer. They are independent. Ofcourse they can have a prayer partner, seek prayer from a higher authority, or even join a prayer group, but the purpose is mostly to boost their own prayer strenght.
To get to this level, you’d have to be more consistent in your prayer life, at least one hour daily.
Level 3: Prayer at the level of vision
At this level, you’d see visions and have dreams as a result of your prayer. So if you had a dream of a car after praying, chances are that you are at this level.
The benefit of this level is that you’d begin to see things you didn’t even know about. Jeremiah 33:3 spoke about this category of people. It says, “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not”. Just look at that, He’d show you great and mighty things which you didn’t know.
I remember during my prayer time yesterday, I was praying about the fellowship back at the office and how that I desired that God would enlarge it. Suddenly, He began to show me possibilities in the spirit which I never imagined. The moment I saw that, my prayer point was enhanced and became more fervent. It made me believe the unthinkable.
Praying at the second level is good, you’d see changes in your life and even experience answers, but praying at the level of vision is far better. Sometimes God even shows you a burden in His heart that He’d like you to pray about.
Again, to ascend to that level, you’d have to spend more time in prayer and be more deliberate about it.
Level 4: Prayer at the level of heaven
This is where you’d begin to have encounters with heavenly beings. You’d encounter Jesus, angels, and the spirit of just men made perfect. I’ve heard preachers say things like, “Apostle Paul appeared to me and told me things”. Some even say Jesus appeared to them. While you may want to doubt them, I encourage you not to, they’re telling the truth. Remember how Elias appeared to Jesus at the Mount?
I wish I had personal testimonies of this level to share with you, fortunately, I’m not at the level yet. But as the Lord lives, I’d get there by His grace, and it won’t be long.
Again, it’s consistency and commitment to prayer that will bring you to this level.
This article is already too long so let me conclude with this; there are loads of potentials locked up in the spirit, but it takes effectual fervent prayer to unlock them. Please, be more deliberate about your prayer life.
I hope this has brought deliverance to someone.
Remain ever blessed!