Just when I wanted to write one real long essay again I saw Jessie James' tag (who are you?) Sorry I didn't reply you I haven't been visiting my own blog recently, and I dont often get tags as you can see -.-
Since all are so eager to hear then let me start:
Bear with me it's not going to be well summarised, sharing shouldnt be anyway ^^
Let me begin first by explaining my family's new understanding of the Christian faith since we left our previous church.
Okay. Here it goes(some topics might overlap):
#Number 1 change: New spiritual eyes
What do I mean by new spiritual eyes?
Some ask "HUH? I thought we have already been given new spiritual eyes the since we have accepted Christ?"
Answer to first question: Yes it is true we are given new spiritual eyes when we accept Christ sincerely and live according to His Word. But those who do not continue to live by the Laws of the Bible are blind, that's why we need God to renew our spiritual eyes! If you're like "Nonono, I've been walking faithfully with God, I'm sure my spiritual eyes are opened unlike those who walk in darkness. " If thats the case then the question to ponder on is "What has God done in your life so far?" and list down things that you want to give him thanks for. When one has new
spiritual eyes then the list goes ON and ON and ON forever..
or "How much newer can your spiritual eyes be as compared to mine?"
Answer to second question: My answer? it depends. Keep in mind that as fellow believers in Christ we shouldn't be comparing our levels of spirituality (the pastor is holy, i'm not. OR he is more anointed than me, God is unfair) because then we've lost the true purpose of serving God. One is not better off with better spiritual eyes than another; God doesn't bless us more because we serve him more. But when God gives us a gift - spiritual gift - like in case, new spiritual eyes, then we're more aware of his work in our lives. For example, first thing you do when you get out of bed is to thank God for?? A new day! protection! good sleep! peace and rest! more?? thank God you mom prepared breakfast for you! thank God for your parents for sending you off everyday! thank God for his blessings! Anything you experience in your life, whether good or bad, is meant for a good purpose, thank God for your friends! thank God for being persecuted!
1 Peter 4:12-13
do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you, 13
but rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ..."
These are some examples is what God does in each of our lives which we need to thank him for! If you're just like me, then we've got the same kind of spiritual eyes! yayyy! +)
"What else do you have to say?"
A lot more! Spiritual eyes enable us to read the Bible as if God were speaking to us directly. Previously, before I had new eyes, everytime I read the Bible I couldnt see how God could speak to me through those passages. I remembered I couldnt stay awake during sermons covering the book of Kings and Samuel, I was thinking, "How could their lives have anything to do with mine?" I didnt understand the purpose of sermons, and i probably sat there dozing off and wasting time when actually I could have benefited much more if I had been granted new spiritual eyes. So I'm really happy thank God for giving me new spiritual eyes ^_____^
I've been reading many many many books talking about the supernatural! I believe in the supernatural! things that happen that science cannot explain. Making the lame walk, making the blind see, making the dead rise, and anything unexplainable is the work of God. Do you agree? If your answer if no, why?? The bible tells us clearly of so many miracles Jesus performed! We ought to believe this! And if your answer is yes, do you believe they still happen today? if no, you were in my shoes, but with new spiritual eyes you WILL
experience the supernatural power of God. With the gift of healing from God you can lay hands on the sick and they WILL
get well. With the gift of raising the dead you can lay hands on the dead and they WILL
rise. Although arguably all we need is childlike faith to perform miracles, God usually performs such miracles through specially anointed pastors or prophets (dont say it's unfair, leave it to God to decide who he wants to work through).
So all of us WILL
be able to perform any kind of miracle as long as we have a strong faith though we might not be able to raise as many dead people or heal as many sick people as God's anointed servants. But just believe that these are possible. With new spiritual eyes, you praise God when you see miracles anywhere in your life, and will no longer reject them. But it doesnt mean you praise God for every miracle you see. Even the followers of Satan use the power of Satan to perform miracles. With our new spiritual eyes one can discern if a miracle was the work of the Holy Spirit or the Devil. Most importantly, we should not be blind to such happenings, and there's nothing too difficult for God!
Let me tell you about something to do with spiritual eyes as well. Every time I get out of bed in the morning I call upon the Holy Spirit to come upon me, and as I ask it to increase I get some warm sensation going through my body, and it feels great. and I feel secure, whole, and well equipped like putting on the armor of God (Ephesians 6: 10 - 18). Then I ask the Lord for Wisdom to do what is right. And I do this day after day after day. Every night, I ask for the Holy Spirit's presence to fill the room and overflow, and for the blood of Jesus to cover the entire house so that evil may not enter. And I do this night after night.
But something, for the past few months has been bothering me. Everytime it happens it's extremely frightening. It's happened hundreds of times maybe. Daily. Sometimes as many as five times a night. I've been able to sense evil spirits from a young age but none of those spirits haunted me as much as this one did. It's taken place for quite some time, from december or maybe earlier last year till 14 May this year(recently) which is about half a year..I'm glad it's over.
Here it goes:
For the past months, every time I wake up in the middle of the night, I sense an evil presence around. I dont know how I know but I know. I dont know how it looks, nor how powerful it is, nor whatsoever. And I know it looks at me. And I know where it is in the room, in the top right corner? Or behind me? Or BESIDE me? So everytime I awake and sense this presence, immediately I would cover myself and the room with the blood of Jesus because I dread experiencing that. But the moment I pray "Jesus, cover me!" this evil presence approaches suddenly. My heart will begin racing, pumping hard, my ears begin to hear a ringing sound which gets louder and louder and louder, and things around me in the dark room begin to become more and more visible. My heartbeat increases and reaches as fast as probably 200 beats/ min and the blood pressure is so powerful I can feel it at my fingertips.
At that point the spirit comes upon me, (till now i dont know what it does, nor why it did those things to me), and I get choked.
· Vision extremely clear
· Ears ringing deafeningly in the silent room
· Extremely high heartbeat rate and blood pressure
I'll be dying to breathe. Completely awake, aware and conscious about everything that's happening. It was happening. It wasnt a dream. I would just cast the spirit in Jesus' name but it wont go immediately. It's probably got some kind of powers. And with the heart racing that hard I wonder how long I could last without air, maybe less than 40 seconds and I suffocate. Throughout the experience I will pray "Jesus! If I die, then let me die and go with you. Or if I should not die then let this evil presence leave me!". And just about the time I suffocate I get released. Then I would calm myself down.
Then there's a special version of this one. About a month back I was lifted by the spirit by the collar, like how you see bullies grab their victim. Exactly the same things happened, just that this time he pulled me up as if he was angry with me.
Then another version. 3 weeks back maybe, I was lying facing my bro's drumset. And I saw this green figure sitting on the throne of the drumset, with his back straight. It's not a dream. It's a vision. I saw the outlines of the spirit. At first I thought I saw an angel, but Adam, my uncle (the spiritually anointed one) told me I saw a fallen angel! Well no matter what I saw I didn't take notice of how it looked.(do you notice how many legs the centipede has? You just run!) But it looked like a man, that's all I know. I turned around immediately and compelled it to leave..that was the second most frightening encounter with spirits.
And my most frightening one happened a few days before the previous one. Bear with me. I was sleeping. This happened in the dream. The funny thing is that I was subconscious. But at the same time I was totally conscious. I was sleeping beside my bro. With my hands above my head, in a relaxed position. Then that night as i was waking up (imagine with me, waking up, kinda subconscious) I immediately detected the spirit. This time I couldnt do anything. I had no time to pray a sentence of prayer and the same spirit haunted me. As far as I remember the spirit made use of his left hand and he wrapped his hand around both my wrists and locked them tightly together as if tied up in chains. They were cold, small hands that were probably the size of mine. At that moment I was dreaming, and my eyes were not yet opened (still subconscious). I got really scared and the heart pumped, ears ringed, and breathing stopped. Although I was subconscious, my spirit was totally awake. I knew what was happening to me.
I called upon Jesus, and then my eyes opened, but could not fully do so because my body was contracted, and i was gritting my teeth, and I was "paralysed" and couldnt move. Totally conscious of everything. I realised that the dream I dreamt before my eyes opened was the same thing in real life. Same spot on the bed. Facing the ceiling. Now the only thing was free to move was the eyes. As those hands were small I just wanted to turn and see if my bro was playing a trick on me. But it didnt seem possible. I glanced to my left as much as I could but I could only see his right arm, he was on my left and facing left. But his left hand couldnt possible reach and grabbed me so tightly, so I knew it was the spirit haunting me. This time I didnt care how scary the spirit looked I just wanted to drive him away or I'll suffocate, so I tried to look more but my head wouldnt turn. Nothing could move besides the eyes. And I begin to feel like I was going to die, and just before I suffocated I was released.
The grip was slowly released one finger at the time (aww they were real cold hands). But the lock on my wrists remained for some time, and the moment they were released my body was free to move. The first thing I did was look back at my hands. They were apart. About 30cm apart. Although they felt like they were locked together they were apart. Mysterious. And my bro's hands were in front of him. Throughout the experience he didnt move. That was really really scary.
So.. long story there. Do you experience this kind of spiritual attacks? Well sometimes it doesnt work by driving them away in Jesus' name. It didnt for hundreds of times for me. So i described this experience to my dad who sent an email to uncle Adam. He discerned and told me that the spirit probably followed me when I went for a funeral wake somewhere. I recall going for some last year and this year, but I still dont know which one, I'm still figuring out. This guy stayed with me for all these months. Scary right. That does happen. If you look at my 29/11 post para 10(go to archives at the top of the page, click November), there's a part I described uncle Adam experiencing a kind of spiritual attack. That was the night after my grandfather's funeral wake. On the same night when returning to Singapore from Malaysia, several of relatives including him were in the car. The spirit followed them in the car and they met with an accident but luckily none of them were hurt.
If you're getting such experiences then it's probably a spirit following you. In that case, pray this prayer, it worked for me. We prayed this prayer as a family, so I suggest you do so with a few people.
Father in Heaven, have mercy on this unidentified spirit which cannot help itself. As we choose to forgive, we ask you to forgive whatever sins it may have committed. We invite it to go to your knees and You will take care of it from there. We offer this prayer through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
In the Name of Jesus Christ
By His Power of His Blood
In the Authority of His Word
Given to me as a Christian
I seal this room and house and all the members of my family, extended family, possessions, (or anything) in the Precious Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
So, with new spiritual eyes you will be more aware of the spiritual happenings around(like my experiences). Dont be alarmed if you see or feel a spirit, just thank God for that experience. God gave me this experience so that I learn how to be compassionate towards unclean spirits, and to share with you guys what to do if you're experiencing the same thing. Whereas, at other times, God wants you to be able to test the spirit. A devil can appear in a form of an angel. If you see a man with a sword, a breastplate, some armor and looks like an angel, you'll probably be too frightened to react. If he comes and talks with you test him, as according to this passage:
1 John 4:1-3
Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2
This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3
but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world."
#Number 2 change: Renewed mind
To do so you will need to:
· Develop a close walk with God
· Run from the influences of the world, be watchful, and obey God's commands
Develop a close walk with God
In romans it says that we are to be transformed by the renewing of the mind. If you're thinking "What does it mean, how do I renew my mind?" Before I came into my present church I absolutely had no idea what this verse meant. I just remember it because it's easy to remember.
But right now i've finally understood how to renew my mind. It is hard to do and requires a lot of discipline. First you have to have a close walk with God. This is the most essential part of the Christian faith. Without a close walk with God how are you supposed to relate to God? It is only by having an intimate relationship with God that you can think like God. Like how you and you close friends think. Sometimes your friend says one word xxxx and you go laughing your head off. God longs to have intimacy with us so that his wisdom can be imparted to our minds and his audible voice can be heard by us. That when he tells you one word you understand the entire message he's trying to convey.
There is no other better way to relate to God but to pray. When we pray we establish the connection between heaven and earth. We are powerful and can bring about anything that is possible in heaven here on earth. That's why, if you want to get wisdom, or listen to God, pray continually. Spending hours thinking about your situation will not help sometimes, perhaps you could pray for hours. Remember sometimes God does not work in ways one expects. Accept that. Man are fools sometimes, and when something does not happen like how one expects, it is because that's of his own will, and not God's Will. Listening to God is tough, but I assure you according to this verse:
Then he said to them, "Suppose one of you has a friend, and he goes to him at midnight and says, 'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread,
because a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have nothing to set before him.'
"Then the one inside answers, 'Don't bother me. The door is already locked, and my children are with me in bed. I can't get up and give you anything.'
I tell you, though he will not get up and give him the bread because he is his friend, yet because of the man's boldness
he will get up and give him as much as he needs.
So I say to you, Ask and keep on asking
and it shall be given you; seek and keep on seeking
and you shall find; knock and keep on knocking
and the door shall be opened to you.
For everyone who asks and keeps on asking receives
; and he who seeks and keeps on seeking finds
; and to him who knocks and keeps on knocking, the door shall be opened.
What father among you, if his son asks for a loaf of bread, will give him a stone; or if he asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent?
Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion?
If you then, evil as you are, know how to give good gifts [gifts that are to their advantage] to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask and continue to ask Him! [The Amplified Bible]
God placed a conscience in us so that we know what is right and wrong. So pray and keep on praying with fervency, desperation and cry out to God for your needs, and God will answer your prayers! If you like praying in tongues, do so when you're free because it doesn't require thinking. But you can't keep praying in tongues, because you wont know what you're praying for unless you have an interpreter. So keep a balance between the two, have a great time learning a new language!
This's just the start of renewing one's mind.
Run from the influences of the world, be watchful, and obey God's commands
After praying, keep watch of everything you do, ensure you please God in everything you do. Sometimes you will fail, but one who tries hard will never regret it. As long as your conscience is clear you're doing well and God is pleased with you. Yes. Without a clear conscience you will not experience peace
. If your life is filled with guilt, shame, rude words, bad influences of this world, you realise you're always getting tired with the things you do, and you arent satisfied with your life. You know it. The reason why you feel this way is because you are aware of your wrongdoings but you choose to disobey God.
At the same time your conscience is telling you otherwise, and so you do not feel at peace. Once you live according to God's commands, you will obtain his peace. It will feel great.
getting really tired haha, written for some hours..taking a break hehe ^^ continue later
Alright, back! shall sustain..
#Number 3 change: New ears
Ears to listen to God's answers are crucial. Especially in times of uncertainty. For example, when we were called move over to our new church, we had to listen carefully.
God speaks through:
· The Bible
· Audible voice
· Holy Spirit and Situations
· Dreams and visions
Clearly, God speaks through the Bible. When we read the Bible it's as if God speaks to us directly. Not audible, but like a letter from heaven. The Bible is full of wisdom and knowledge for us to learn, it's just about taking the time to study it. God speaks to each one differently even through same passages. You can read the passage today, apply what God tells you today. Then read same passage tomorrow, and you receive a whole new command or insight. It's a snap of a finger. It's the most straightforward way God speaks to us.
Personally, I have never experienced God speaking to me in an audible voice. Not through his angels, nor anywhere. But my sis claims she has heard ringing bells, my father claims he frequently hears heaven's music loud in his ears. When you hear such things they are a message from God. Of course, learn to discern if it's a trap of the devil(through experience, and calling of the Holy Spirit and God's Wisdom). Anyway such things normally apply to your situation only, you seldom hear audible voices about someone else' situation. God is personal in speaking audibly to each one of us. Keep in mind it can be any form of audible sound, be it music, noises, anything.
Holy Spirit and Situations
The Holy Spirit is one of the most powerful ways God ministers to us. Since God = Holy Spirit, with the Holy Spirit one can hear from God. Together with your conscience and the power of Holy Spirit you are able to learn discernment, of what's right and wrong in certain situations. Especially in situations where you dont know how to react. In that case depend on the Holy Spirit to guide you(God will guide you) and respond bravely. A guy you prayed with some time comes up and yells at you, "Your prayers didn't work, my father died, you lied! Your God doesn't heal!". How should you respond? No specific answer. And sometimes, it's better to remain silent.(eg When someone gossips) But sometimes not.(eg When someone talks to you about Buddhism, you cant remain silent he'll think you're rude and proud!)
Dreams and visions
My sis can both listen through dreams and visions(she's got many many many many many many experiences please ask her if your very interested, I believe she has experienced far more than what she has told me). Personally, I have only seen visions. My bro claims that God speaks to him through dreams, but not very often. My parents long for such experiences, but rarely get them. I believe that as long as you desire hard enough, and ask God hard enough, he will talk to you through your dreams. It's just a matter of whether you consider your dream as "It's just a dream" or think "only anointed ones get them, I cant because I'm not holy enough". Wrong. Be alert. You will know when God speaks to you. Dont reject it.
The Bible states that these things do happen:
And afterwards, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions."
And there are many many many many manyyyyyy moreee ways God speaks. I can't talk about them all =)
#Number 4 change: Blessed lips
So far all of us have received the gift of tongues! My tongue is not very developed because I dont often speak in tongues, because I dont know what I'm praying for. Speaking in tongues is necessary but not compulsory, but it's good for us because it edifies us and prays for things we cannot pray for.
My uncle is able to speak words of wisdom. The Holy Spirit constantly comes upon him strongly and he will prophesy, or see visions, dream dreams or sing in tongues. Normally, coming along with the gift of prophecy are the baptism of the Holy Spirit and the gift of visions or dreams. The person then speaks out what he sees bravely by faith. That's a prophecy, only uncle Adam has been able to prophesy, I can too but I'm not anointed in this area(not yet, maybe sometime later^^). hmm, let me recall some prophecies uncle Adam has made. First, Adam's son cared little for his studies, failing many of his examinations and was more concerned about learning magic - it is his hobby - and becoming a magician.
Adam prophesied that he would return to school this year. It was nearing the end of the year and he was desperate to find a school for his son. On the (LAST DAY) 31st of December his wife called a school(forgot the name) to ask for a place for her son, and as they introduced themselves coincidentally the principal had the same name has his wife, and was worshipping in the same catholic church as they were. And she immediately granted him a place in the school! There! Number 1 fulfilled, praise God he returned to school! He is doing fine there.
Next, Adam prophesied last month that my cousin will get a job at the end of april. Praise God, as long as you pray, he answers. My cousin on the (LAST DAY) 30th of April, not by coincidence, was granted a full time job! And much to our surprise she was offered a higher position than she was first interviewed for! There you go another awesome testimony.
I wasnt very detailed in describing them because they are long and complicated stories with many other things happening besides the prophecy. But most importantly it happened.
I know some will not be convinced, I'll convince you eventually. But I can't do it here, because that way you wont have a chance to reply to me, or ask me questions. It's all up to anyone who reads it to believe. And I believe 100%(nobody, not even the devil can take my faith away) that uncle Adam hears the voice of God before prophesying. Each prophecy has been fulfilled accordingly and some are on the way to being fulfilled. Just like how he heard God telling him that he'll become a healer, I believe he will. It just a matter of time of learning to trust God and increasing his faith. God is blessing our family abundantly and I cannot possibly write everything down. IT IS AWESOME. More to come ^____^
#MORE Experiences ==)))) I'm sure you want to hear them
Hmm, the last section. I'm gonna write till my fingers fail me. It's gonna be some things in general, maybe gonna overlap here and there and such. I'm just gonna write about some of the ways God has blessed our family, tho I'm holding back some things as they're private matters ""
Okay, first. hmm. The most amazing thing
thing that I could imagine happened just about 2 weeks ago. Why amazing? Explain later okay?
The 14th of May is something worth remembering. Because on that day I was delivered from that spirit that followed me for months, remember? So that night I was researching on spiritual attacks, because I learnt from some websites that spiritual attacks are not just the kind I experienced, but in many other ways as well, such as a passing away of a family member or a tragedy that would shake our faith. On the 13th of May, another(not Adam) uncle turned to Christ, and I was afraid there might be spiritual attacks on our family, so I told my parents to pray that the blood of Jesus would cover our entire family, even those in Malaysia. On the wednesday of that very week, I was told that my Malaysian uncle(another uncle) passed away due to a severe heart attack. Immediately I took that as a spiritual attack. I was scared..
But, to my surprise, none of the others thought the way I did. Upon hearing the news, my sis immediately recalled a testimony of a lady named Beth. She died during an operation, and God gave her a free will to choose whether she should go to heaven or return to earth. In front of her was a stream in a valley. If touched the stream she will go to heaven. So God said, "Behind you are your family members." She turned back and there she saw her husband and children. She immediately turned around and wanted to run into the stream, but God stopped her one last time. "Are you sure you want to go, Beth? Look behind you." and when she turned she saw a massive crowd behind her, those were unbelievers and unsaved souls. Then God said, "If you go back you will save many souls for me." and she felt pity for the people she saw, and chose to return to earth. That's what my sis thought upon hearing the news.
My cousin(the one granted the job) saw the word Lazarus. Adam saw raising the dead. My father saw this as an opportunity to preach the gospel to our unsaved family members. For several of us, resurrection came to mind.. It all encompasses Lazarus/raising of the dead. And on that afternoon at church Adam's wife pointed out to him, "That's the old man I have been talking about who has been resurrected for nearly 20 years". There, another sign. And many others.
And well prepared, we were all set, with 100% confidence that that was what God wanted us to do. To raise the dead, and to show his power to unbelievers through this powerful miracle.
This is the first time the Christian members of our family had gathered to sing praises to God. My dad was the "pastor" (by the way, Adam prophesied last year that my dad will be a pastor of our family who will guide him to becoming a healer as well as the one who would bring salvation to the rest of the family). Dad brought food and drinks for holy communion. He also grabbed a small book which is supposed to be about the holy communion. But when he took it out from his bag in Malaysia, he realised that he brought the wrong book. It was another book of the same size, and opened the book. Not coincidentally, but in God's plan, the first page talked about raising Lazarus! That's another sign! Extremely direct and clear, and it edified our Chrisitan family members.
Everyday at the funeral wake we sang praises together, Crystal was our guitarist. I remembered, after the first praise and worship session, somebody noticed the corpse(my uncle) was sweating on his forehead. And his face had changed, from a puffed up and purple face to a red face that was glowing, as if he were sleeping. He looked perfectly healthy! That really increased our faith. Adam on that day, prophesied that there will be no funeral for my uncle. The resurrection would take place on the (LAST DAY), since God answered at the very last minute for the other two prophecies stated in section 4. This has taught us to always have faith till the end.
I remembered that our praise session and prayers were so powerful that even the non-believers in our family saw our faith. Backtracking, through emails they have read how God has worked in Singapore. And when they heard that we were coming in to raise my dead uncle they were touched by the Holy Spirit as well as our faith. And I believe that from back then, they already believed in God's power after hearing all the miracles he has done in Singapore, although they havent experienced God. So this was the perfect time to bring God to them so that they can experience God's grace and mercy, and accept Jesus as their Lord. Our praise and worship was so sincere and so powerful that even they began singing along with us and having faith although they havent personally accepted the Lord. And right then, someone noticed that the corpse was salivating. Then bubbles began to come out of his mouth.
On the last day was the day of the funeral. We were all ready, and had mighty faith that Lord will raise my uncle. At the same time the funeral was beginning. The monks and people were approaching to sing songs to the corpse. At the same time we sang and sang and sang loudly, and my cousin(the same one) saw Jesus and she cried, "Jesus is here! Jesus is here!" and we sang louder and louder! My mom felt the anointing of the Holy Spirit and she began speaking out aloud in tongues, and another cousin was singing her own song, while the rest of us sang in tongues and sang our song as the guitar was played. Then uncle Adam saw an angel descend who told him that God said, "Be patient. Be still, and watch me." So we calmed down, several of us were crying, non-Christian family members so touched by our faith that they began weeping and crying out to God. Amazing. Absolutely Amazing. So the rest sang along to the corpse some Chinese songs.
Then after 10 minutes or so, the singings ended. And my uncle's wife talked to the corpse for some moments. Then she gave him 1 minute to decide if he should come back to life. 60, 59, 58, 57, 56, 55, 54, 53, 52, 51, 50, 49, 48, 47, 46 .. intense moments, and our heart were full of expectation..45, 44, 43, 42, 41, 40, 39, 38, 37, 36, 35, 34, 33, 32, 31, 30, 29, 28, 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19..closer...18, 17, 16, 15! 14! 13! 12! 11! 10! 9! 8! 7! 6! full of hope and prayers for the last seconds 5! 4! 3! 2! 1! 0-- he didn't wake up.
Why Lord, some were asking. Did we hear from you wrongly? Did we discern wrongly? Clearly, God gave us too many signs for us to be wrong. We couldn't be.
Some of us were disappointed, but Adam told us, "Sometimes, we get disappointed because our expectations are too high. Could it be that it was our will, and not God's will that my uncle should be raised?"
We said a short prayer together as a family, asking God for an answer to why my uncle was not resurrected. My cousin saw Jesus in the house, Adam saw an angel, and I saw bright light that lit a dark place.
A week has passed, 8 days actually, we returned on Sunday. Finally, after much prayer and discernment, God spoke. But we haven't really got the full message. What do we need to do? Pray, ask, seek, knock. Be persistent. And sincere in our prayers. Please pray for us that we'll get more answer from the Lord. =) thanks
Well the explanation goes like this:
When uncle was sweating on the forehead, it meant healing. Healing is always associated with sweating, as one feels a warm sensation when being touched by God's healing hands. His body was definitely warm, it was a corpse but it was not yet dead, and healing was taking place inside the body.
The reason why my uncle was salivating was because he had tasted the honey of heaven. He was taken to heaven. To him heaven was delicious, and the most wonderful place. And during the 60 seconds of countdown I believe that if had chosen to return to earth, he would have woken up. His body had already been healed and has become brand new and it was all ready to get up, but because he chose to stay in heaven, God accepted his decision. So to answer the question of "Could it be that it was our will, and not God's will that my uncle should be raised?" The answer was God's will that could be raised. We were in Malaysia to declare our faith(act of faith). And I'm sure God was pleased with us. But ultimately my uncle has the option of staying to heaven or coming back to earth. He chose heaven. Just like the story of Beth mentioned just now, God gives us a free will to some, and he respects their decision. Since uncle chose to remain in heaven, he was not resurrected.
And I'm very happy for my uncle and I thank God for these few days of ministering to us, and touching fellow family members, as well as visitors with the Mercy and Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ. Wish him a blessed time in heaven!
So that is why I considered this an amazing thing
. It wasnt a spiritual attack, but a blessing. =) It's awesome to believe in this God and learn to be more and more like God everyday. God's plan is not ours, God's will is not ours, nothing that is of God is Man's. Bless the Lord with anything you have, because he showered and lavished his blessings on us every moment!!! ^_________________^
glad, and gladder, and gladder, praise be to the most High. I hope this testimony will touch many lives. If you have any queries or doubts, feel free to ask me, I'm more than willing to tell you everything, and teach you more about the Christian faith! God bless all of us have a great life with Christ!
The Oh Brothers™ .:Wonderous:.