Several years ago, my husband showed me a Washington Post article of a man who had been killed due to a robbery gone bad. He asked, “Didn’t you work with him?” I looked at the picture. The headline read, “Southeast D.C. Man Killed.” I looked at the picture closer and instantly recognized him.
I cannot describe the heaviness in my heart because I felt as though I failed him somehow. Upon his return from delivering meals to the elderly every day, he always stopped by my office to talk trash. He was never disrespectful and every time I mentioned “Jesus,” he would say something crazy like, “Jesus doesn’t know how to deal with me” or “Jesus doesn’t want me.” Then his next statement was, “Gotta run.” After that he would then take off like a bullet. Imagine this behavior with a co-worker every day.
Well one day our conversation switched to things happening in our times. I don’t know how the subject came up but I clearly recall him saying, “If any thug tries to rob me, one of us is going to die.” John was in his mid-sixties and two young men overpowered and robbed him. Just like he said, he fought against them but was no match for two. The one who died was John. Wow, the power of our words.
I said to my LORD, “I wonder where John is. Lord, where is his soul? Why didn’t he accept you?” I worried Holy Spirit for months. I needed to know where his soul was. After all, everybody we witness to just has to accept Christ. Right?
In the vision, I sat behind the driver in a limousine. On this bright and beautiful day, we pulled into what looked like a camping compound. People were everywhere and there were so many different buildings. I wound the tinted window down to get a clearer look. Well, guess who walks up? Yes. It was John.
I looked at him and said, “I thought you were dead.” He said, with outstretched arms, “Look at me. Do I look dead to you?” I had to admit, his dark skin was the most vibrant complexion I had ever seen. He literally glowed. It was clear to me that John had entered into the Kingdom of GOD. I wanted to talk to him; ask him some questions but he said, as always, “Gotta run.” He took off running to what I sensed was a training session and didn’t want to be late.
I got out of the car and walked into an old chapel. All of the pews were empty except one. I recognized a deacon whom I knew on this side, sitting alone, holding his Bible. We hugged. The vision ended.
Now, one thing about this deacon prior to his transition, he was passionate about winning souls to Jesus. This is where John was. He made it in.
God Speaks to the Unsaved Daily
Job 33:14-18 (KJV)
14 For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not.
15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;
16 Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction,
17 That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man.
18 He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.