ASK LISA – ON VS. WITHIN

This is a new experience for me, and I would greatly appreciate some input. I just spent some extended time talking with my boss in his office about work and stuff going on in the world. It was a relaxed conversation, but I felt anything but, and I could feel anxiousness throughout my body: it tensed up and ached the entire time I was in there, and I was so uncomfortable in my chair. My back issues have acted up recently, and I have hip problems, too, but this was beyond either of those. Then I felt such heaviness on my head, mind, and body that I thought I would pass out. It occurred to me while I was sitting there that I was experiencing something in the atmosphere in that room and with my boss. I’m not even sure I got a prayer out. I was so struck by the enormity of it all, but eventually, it lifted enough, and our conversation ended, so I was able to leave and didn’t pass out, thank goodness. Any thoughts on what it was and how I can take authority over it and pray for my boss would be greatly appreciated. My boss has seemed especially subdued today when he’s usually very energetic and outgoing. Thank you for anything you share, and God bless!

This is a new experience for me, and I would greatly appreciate some input. I just spent some extended time talking with my boss in his office about work and stuff going on in the world. It was a relaxed conversation, but I felt anything but, and I could feel anxiousness throughout my body: it tensed up and ached the entire time I was in there, and I was so uncomfortable in my chair. My back issues have acted up recently, and I have hip problems, too, but this was beyond either of those. Then I felt such heaviness on my head, mind, and body that I thought I would pass out. It occurred to me while I was sitting there that I was experiencing something in the atmosphere in that room and with my boss. I’m not even sure I got a prayer out. I was so struck by the enormity of it all, but eventually, it lifted enough, and our conversation ended, so I was able to leave and didn’t pass out, thank goodness. Any thoughts on what it was and how I can take authority over it and pray for my boss would be greatly appreciated. My boss has seemed especially subdued today when he’s usually very energetic and outgoing. Thank you for anything you share, and God bless!

Yes, my friend, many are experiencing very similar things in the atmosphere. The short answer is that it is not you but something in the spiritual realm trying to come on you. Think of how throwing up is something inside of you getting out, but if someone were to sneeze on you, it is something that comes ON you. This is important to discern because if we think it is coming from us, our response will be different than when we realize it is coming from something else. You don’t need to come under it – period. You discerned ‘something,’ and you can stand in your authority in Christ and declare, “Spirit of heaviness, I see you and expose you. You are arrested, and I will not partner with you. I command you to leave my mind, back, emotions, workspace, etc., in Jesus’ name.” The Bible tells us that when we deal with the bad, we must replace it with the good. “Holy Spirit, I invite You to come and fill my mind, body, and spirit with your power, love, and a clear mind. I invite You to release the angels over my workstation.” You do not have authority over your boss as God always honors free choice, but you have every right and authority over your space and atmosphere and can bind it in your presence. I would sit with the Lord and pull on the rope further by asking questions such as, “Jesus, where were You when I was in his office?” “Jesus, what did You see?” “Jesus, why did You allow me to discern/see that?” “What do You want me to do in response?” “Jesus, what does my boss need?” I do not believe God allows His children to see/feel/discern what is going on in the atmosphere just to torment them. I believe it is an invitation to partner with Him to bring heaven to earth in that situation – your mission field. I would not be quick to assume it is coming from your boss, but rather, it could be that he has come under it elsewhere and is partnering with it and doesn’t have the language or tools to come out from under it. Feel it, discern it, ask Jesus what He sees, ask for clarification of the assignment, and be faithful to steward it well.

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