He Was Ready, Nobody There

There has been quite a bit of time since my last blog post. For this one, I had to make absolutely sure I had the Lord’s permission to share it. I believe he gave me his approval because God wants to comfort his people regarding their loved ones who are nearing death. When I experienced the following, I was overwhelmed to the point of sobbing. I was in such awe of God’s concern and ability that I couldn’t speak for the rest of the day, and if you know me, that is very significant! Our Lord cares immensely for our eternal destination. He made it his top priority when he sent Jesus to die for our sins, and he’ll do anything to bring us home to be with him if we are willing. The following proves that fact. This really happened.

The day was warm and sunny. I was driving to a field for work when I thought of my husband’s friend who had cancer. I had never met the man, but my husband and I had been praying for him. As I drove, I began hearing my prayer language in my mind. I didn’t intend to start praying out loud, but all of a sudden, my lips began moving and I began praying in my prayer language. About that time, I arrived at the field. The clock showed 1:05 pm on August 26, 2020. I got out of the pickup, walked around to the passenger side to get my gear, and was overwhelmed with the need to sit down and continue praying.

I heard a pickup, so I opened my eyes and lifted my head. The Lord clearly told me,

“Don’t worry about what people are going to think. Just focus.”

The Lord told me to imagine myself in this man’s room. I had never met him and didn’t know whether he was at home or in a hospital. So I imagined, with my eyes closed, my dad lying in his hospital bed years ago. My eyes started watering. I saw a light gray room with light gray bedding and dull fluorescent lights. I imagined the bright sun was beaming in through the hospital window. I imagined the hot wind I felt was a fan in the room, trying unsuccessfully to keep the patient comfortable.

In my vision I walked up to the man’s bed. I didn’t see his face, but I knew it was him. I told him we do not have any hope of making it to heaven without Jesus, and there really is a place of eternal suffering. I told him he is going to have to decide soon or he will be in torment forever. I asked the man if he was ready and wanted to make a confession and accept Jesus as Lord and Savior. He nodded yes. The man never spoke, and I never stopped praying out loud in tongues. After he nodded, the man closed his eyes. I told him he didn’t have to speak his sins out loud; God could read his mind. Then I told him to list as many sins in his mind as he could, and to let me know when he was done. After a couple of hot, silent minutes, he opened his eyes and looked at me. I began to pray:

Father in heaven, good and loving Lord, this is not the way you created earth and life. This illness breaks your heart, as it is breaking ours. You love this man even more than we do. Our sin also breaks your heart, Lord, and we know we have no hope without you. So, Father, in your great love and mercy, take this man and all his sins, those he remembers and those he’s forgotten, and wash them clean in the blood of your Son. Forgive him, Lord, and renew his spirit inside of him to have the peace and comfort of knowing he is right with you and loved by you. Prepare him for his coming home to you, Father. Prepare his family for this transition and let this new spirit in him be visible to his friends and family, Lord, that seeds may be planted, that they turn to you, Jesus, and that they will gain the blessed assurance of knowing they will see him again in Heaven. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

After I finished the prayer the Lord gave me, I opened my eyes in the vision, and looked at the man. I sat on the corner of his bed and told him the Bible says when we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, God adopts us as his children, and places his Holy Spirit inside us to live and to help us. So that means, I told him, we are seated at God’s right hand, in Jesus, and we have his same authority and power to use here on earth. I asked the man if he believed that. He nodded yes. I led him through a salvation prayer. Then I went on to tell him that the Bible says whatever we bind on earth is bound in heaven; whatever we let loose on earth is loosed in heaven, and I asked him if he believed that. He nodded yes. Finally I told the man, in the authority given to me by Jesus Christ, his sins were forgiven, he was a new creation washed in the blood of Jesus and was prepared to go home to his Savior soon!

I held the man’s hand and told him when he gets to heaven look for my dad and my grandparents; they’d help him out. I also told the man if he saw a little orange headed boy to tell him hi and that we loved him and missed him. By that time, I was sobbing. I opened my eyes and sat silently. The clock in the pickup read 1:25 pm. I asked the Lord if it was all real. I asked him if he just remotely led this man to salvation. The Lord clearly said, “Yes.” I asked God why. Our Father said he did it that way because this man was ready, but there was no one with him who was able to lead him through confession and a prayer for salvation.

My prayer is that you are comforted by this experience. I hope you continue to pray for your loved ones and believe in faith that God loves them even more than you do. I hope you trust our heavenly Father to take care of them. My warning to my brothers and sisters in Christ is this: if you are a prayer warrior, if you are feeling led to pray and you don’t, somebody’s eternity could be affected. If you are feeling the Lord’s leading, please obey!

I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.

Matthew 16:19

If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.

John 20:23

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