I went to Saturday morning prayer this morning and decided to have breakfast at a local diner. As I was driving there, the Spirit led me to pray for three people who work over there. (One of the waitress got offended when I shared the Gospel last time, and NO I have not prayed for them previously). I parked my car and as I was approaching the entrance, a man with beard in Jean outfit opened the door for me. It was so nice of him and I thanked him. We shared few more words about the nice weather. Somehow, this morning felt so pleasant and reminded me of beautiful days in fall.
I didn't pay much attention to this man because he said he was there to "check something" and immediately left after that. Some time has passed, and as I was enjoying my good old veggie omelette and hash browns, he showed up in front of my table which scared me. He said..."My favorite book is the book of Esther". It was odd…but I told him that I was reading 2 Kings where Elijah was taken up to heaven in a whirlwind. He said "Do you know what the Bible stands for?” I didn’t know why he was asking that and I said "No". He said, "It stands for Basic In.....". I couldn't hear the rest due to noise but I smiled and said "Thank you". He took off and I came back home after finishing my plate.
When I returned home, somehow, I felt so sleepy and fell asleep. When I woke up...I don’t know why, but I got so curious to what the “BIBLE” stands for. When I looked up on line, it said, "Basic Instruction Before Leaving Earth". When I read that, I started crying and immediately knew that...I encountered an Angel of God this morning!!!
Here is why...first of all...I've been quoting "If I perish, I perish" from the book of Esther when people asks me why I insist in staying here in the state of California. As you know that we are overdue for "the big one". God’s answer for me when I specifically prayed about it was… "Do you love me? Feed my sheep”. So I knew I’m NOT going anywhere...:)
Secondly...He showed up from the opposite side of the entrance and I was sitting right at a table by the entrance/exit, so I couldn’t have missed him. Do you remember…he took off immediately after?
Thirdly...why would he say..."My favorite is the book of Esther" as a first remark? Unless, he knew what was in my mind.
Lastly, It can’t be a coincidence that I happened to read 2 King with the story of Elijah at that location and that he asked about the “BIBLE”= Basic Instruction BEFORE LEAVING EARTH as he mentioned about the Book of Esther (What came to my mind was…as Queen Esther presented herself, we as a bride to Christ will soon meet the KING).
For those who shared about being “disappointed for the previous failed dates”, I want to share something. As you know, MANY will fall away (2 Thes 2:2-3) during this critical period. I want to boldly encourage you to come before Him in humbleness and seek His face. I have and I got the answer. Not the date but something far more and awesome which God will reveal to you individually. ASK Him NOW!!!! He will answer you!
For those who have more time to read the rest…keep going.
But, those who doesn’t like to read long post…this is a good point to stop. (My patience runs out with LONG posts…:)
On the 3rd of July this year, as I was hearing a sermon, God asked me to see if I’m willing to intercede for this nation. At first, I felt so unworthy thinking “I’m nobody”. But, I immediately obeyed. When I got on my knees, he immediately poured His Spirit where I started weeping and crying so loud. It was like He was putting His own feelings about America in me. Total grieve, sadness, disappointment… as if he was sorry that he loved and blessed this nation and the people. He felt so much pain that not only we turned away but turned AGAINST Him. I confessed all the sins of America including abortions, sexual immorality and abominations, love of self, money, love of pleasure, pride, rebellion against parents and God…they just keep coming out my mouth. I couldn’t stop crying.
During the intense moments, somehow, I knew He was going to heal me of chronic fatigue and severe Carpal Tunnel which I’ve been suffering for the past 10+ years. It has been 3 to 4 weeks already since that time, and they are gone for good!!! Hallelujah! He is pouring His Spirit and anyone who NEVER experienced healing before…this is the TIME! Anyone who comes before Him and seek His face with humble heart will taste the goodness. I have never prayed for my own health and received healing during intercessory prayer. If I received it, you can receive it, too!
I have had unpleasant experience with fasting in the past. I asked God to show and guide me with the Holy Spirit that time and He really showed me. I finally get hang of it and actually want to do it more regularly because this is one of the many ways to show humbleness. Giving up things of the world is another assured way to humble yourself. I gave up wasting my time watching (favorite) TV shows and wasting time on internet. Wow! I don’t have any craving and wonder where they went!
I’ve read the Bible three times in the past for the sake of finishing it in a year by reading 3 chapters a day. But now, I read it out of love and gratefulness. I don’t think I could have said or shared this way 3 to 4 weeks ago. YES!!! He is pouring His Spirits by the bucket...! Are you desperate? Ask Him! Claim your share! REMEMBER, “You HAVE NOT, because you ASK NOT”! Shalom~
P.S. I would like to apologize in advance for not responding to comments. I do want to share more time with our awesome God~