This testimony is from Dr Michael E Evans, of Evans Institute of Middle East Studies (website shown at the base of this post, for details about Mike). Some of you will no doubt be on his email list for regular updates concerning the Middle East, in which case you will have seen this latest email. It is an inspiring account that can only serve to remind us of the presence and power of our mighty God in our personal daily lives. What God did (and does) for Mike, He can, does, and wants, to do for us.
From Mike Evans
The Bible says that God has assigned angels to watch over us. I want to do everything possible to activate my angel and keep him busy, and I'm sure you do, too. In Jerusalem at the Garden Tomb, I prayed that the angel of the Lord would strengthen, protect and provide for you.
A number of years ago on my birthday, a terrorist attempted to kill me. I am certain that had the angels of the Lord not protected me, he would have succeeded. He had already killed two people - a state trooper and a Jewish pawn shop owner. When I was informed of his arrest, a spirit of fear hit me. When he was finally caught, he had my address and my unlisted phone number on the front seat of his car.
When I went to the Lord in prayer, God spoke to me to confront that spirit. God gave me an assignment to go to what was then the most dangerous place on the planet - Lebanon. I had the opportunity to minister to Palestinians who hated Jews. I brought them food and medicine. I was warned by Israeli intelligence not to go because of a terrorist attack.
I had also taken a trunk full of Gideon Bibles to give to the Marines who were stationed in Beirut. The next morning, I heard the explosion as a Hezbollah terrorist blew up the Marine barracks and killed more than 240 of them. I was driving a rented car with Israeli license plates in the middle of a war zone. In trying to get out of the country and back to Israel, I got lost. I ended up turned around and headed toward Damascus.
We ran out of gas, and the two other members of my team said, "We're dead!"
I said, "No we're not - you're still talking." A young Arab who looked to be around 18 or 19 stuck his head in the window of the car. My first thought was, "He's going to shoot us." He smiled and held up a can of gasoline. After he put it in the car, he pointed at the door lock. I unlocked the door, and he got in.
For thirty-two minutes, he never said a single word. He pointed to where we needed to go. Just as we arrived at the border, he put his hand up. We stopped the car, and he got out. The colonel at the border checkpoint told me he had informed the Prime Minister's office that my team and I had been killed in Lebanon. They thought there was no way I could survive. He said, "How did you make it?" I started to point toward our guide, but he was gone. I believe it was an angel of the Lord who delivered us from death that day. We need our angels to be active because we are part of a crucial and mighty battle.
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“You will be like the wings of a dove covered with silver, And her feathers with yellow gold.” — Psalm 68:13
“O that I had wings like a dove then I would fly away and be at rest.”