Belinda Anderson - 10/20/2012
(Mat.10:1) And he called unto him his twelve disciples, and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of disease and all manner of sickness. (8) Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons: freely ye received, freely give.
I dreamed I was in bed, sleeping, when in my sleep, I sensed a presence in my bedroom. I opened my eyes and an angel of the Lord was standing at the foot of my bed with his arm stretched out toward me. I immediately reached out my arm and the angel took my hand and we were immediately outside of my house. What seemed like just a few seconds, we were outside a farm house in the woods. As I was taking in my surroundings, the angel lifted me up and we went though the outside wall of the house, inside a couple's bedroom as they were sleeping.
Shortly upon the entrance into their bedroom, the wife awoke and reached over to give her husband a kiss on the forehead, like she did every morning. As her lips touched his forehead, she felt the icy coldness of his lifeless body. Without fear or alarm, she calmly got out of bed and reached over on the nightstand and took up her Bilble. (Php.4:7) And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus. She went over to her husband's side of the bed and took his hand in hers. I thought to myself, how could she take hold of his hand if his body had already grown cold? Wouldn't rigor mortis have already set in? The Lord showed me that she wasn't walking by sight but by faith; she knew her husband wasn't dead, but only sleeping. (Luk.8:52) And all were weeping, and bewailing her: but he said, Weep not; for she is not dead, but sleepeth. (Mar.11:22) And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God (have God's faith). (23) Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou taken up and cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that what he saith cometh to pass; he shall have it. (24) Therefore I say unto you, All things whatsoever ye pray and ask for, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
So with the Bible in hand (trusting and believing in the promises of the Word of God), she knelt down beside the bed and began to pray. I watched as she read scripture after scripture; she would only stop reading scripture when she stopped to sing and worship and praise the Lord. (Psa.118:1) Oh give thanks unto Jehovah; for he is good; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever. (2) Let Israel now say, That his lovingkindness endureth for ever. (17) I shall not die, but live, And declare the works of Jehovah. (18) Jehovah hath chastened me sore; But he hath not given me over unto death. (19) Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will enter into them, I will give thanks unto Jehovah. (150:2) Praise him for his mighty acts: Praise him according to his excellent greatness. (6) Let everything that hath breath praise Jehovah. Praise ye Jehovah.
Then, the angel of the Lord opened a window down at my feet and I was able to see the wife's husband standing in what appeared to be Hell. He was crying out for the Lord to forgive him for putting off surrendering his life to the Lord, as he was a healthy man and believed he had more time. (Pro.14:12) There is a way which seemeth right unto a man; But the end thereof are the ways of death. (Isa.55:6) Seek ye Jehovah while he may be found; call ye upon him while he is near ... (Amo.5:6) Seek Jehovah, and ye shall live; lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and it devour, and there be none to quench it in Beth-el. (Deu.4:29) But from thence ye shall seek Jehovah thy God, and thou shalt find him, when thou searchest after him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. (Isa.45:22) Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is none else.
One day, while passing by their bedroom door, he overheard his wife praying, "There's not much time left, Lord, for us to get things right with You, Lord. Help us, Lord, to walk in Your ways; draw us closer to You, Lord". (Jas.4:8) Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye doubleminded. "I know, Lord, that You have saved my husband and have brought him into your kingdom to be a mighty warrior in Your army. Thank you, Lord, for Your goodness and mercy and Your grace". (Act.16:31) And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus, and thou shalt be saved, thou and thy house. (Gen.18:19) For I have known him, to the end that he may command his children and his household after him, that they may keep the way of Jehovah, to do righteousness and justice; to the end that Jehovah may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him. As the husband stood in Hell, he recalled the words of that prayer his wife had prayed for him, interceding on his behalf. He cried out with such sorrow and pain as he realized he had put off his salvation. I watched as he put his hands over his face and sobbed uncontrollaby. It was heartbreaking watching the husband in such anguish and agony, as he believed he had missed the Lord and Hell was his lot. (Luk.13:28) There shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and yourselves cast forth without.
Suddenly, the window to Hell closed and I was again watching the wife praying for her husband. His wife then stood back up on her feet and commanded her husband to get up in the name of the Lord. (Joh.11:43) And when he had thus spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. (44) He that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with grave-clothes; and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go. (Could it be that Jesus was commanding the spirits of death to loose Lazarus because death no longer had a hold on him? Whom the Son sets free is free indeed.) (Act.9:40) But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down and prayed; and turning to the body, he said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes; and when she saw Peter, she sat up. I looked as the husband's fingers and toes began to move and his eyes opened. He rolled over and sat up on the bed for a moment, then he stood on his feet in front of his wife. (1Jn.5:8) Jesus saith unto him, Arise, take up thy bed, and walk.
His wife had a broad smile on her face, as she looked lovingly into her much ALIVE husband's eyes. He reached out and took her small hand into his and they both knelt down together, as he right then and there gave his heart to the Lord.