I’m going to tell you about something that happen to me about 15 years ago when I was at work all alone in my department at Viking when Jesus said walk with me and I said, “I am!” and Jesus said, “No you are not. Again he said to walk with him I then said, “okay Lord.” Jesus said to me:” MY LOVE IS EVERLASTING, MY PATIENCE IS NEVER ENDING, BUT TIME IS RUNNING OUT.”
That night when I got home I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior. He’s been talking to me ever since and one day He told me to tell my 21 year old nephew Robert about him and I told Jesus I would do it in my time. I felt the Lord telling my heart to speak to Robert NOW. I said no. Robert died. I was alone crying to Jesus begging him to spare Robert and make me suffer instead. I told him that Robert had more love than me so if Jesus loses Robert because of me it would be a disaster for Jesus and the father. Robert should not pay for my disobedience.
Lord you know how much I love you, so I will give you my life and if he is in hell I will go get him and take his place if I have too. But Jesus did not speak a word to me until the next morning. When I woke, I felt Jesus say to my heart, “ WHY ARE YOU ASKING FOR SOMETHING I HAVE ALREADY DONE, I GAVE YOU A GIFT, I GAVE ROBERT A GREATER GIFT, NOW GO TO HIS FAMILY THEY NEED YOU, EVIL IS ALREADY THERE.”
I told Jesus a hundred times “I LOVE YOU.” Knowing what I promised Him and expecting him to say something. I said Lord why did you save him. And Jesus said if you saw how much love Robert had what do you think I saw and I love you so much I will never let anything happen to you and you will be with me forever. I felt my relationship with Christ was getting stronger.
Last week I told Jesus I wanted to do something special for the cross this year, He said bring me a gift. I thought about it for 30 minutes. Jesus asked me what I was bringing and I told him you said there is no greater love than a person laying there life down for another and that was my gift to him. Five minutes later I laid down on the bed in my truck and as soon as I closed my eyes I saw Angels sitting around me and Jesus was holding my right hand and a bright light was shining on me and when I tried to kiss Jesus nail scar in 2 seconds everything went black.
I was a bit afraid.He said don’t be afraid, the angels, the light of heaven and I will always be with you now. Take your gift to the alter of your baptism at 3pm Good Friday sit at the back of the church and take your shoes off and I will come to get you when it is time and I will take you to the alter.
One day my brother said I feel sorry for the evil one and said I don’t think we are suppose to feel sorry for the evil one and my brother said ask Jesus what we are suppose to show the evil one. I asked the Lord and he told me show the evil one nothing but the point of your sword. One Friday Jesus said tomorrow your boss will ask you to sin know what to do.
I said Lord what do you want me to do? Jesus said you know what to do, what have I taught you and I said I know Lord I just want to know where you are, because I want to be where you are. Jesus said when you do what is right, I am there. When you show love, I am there. When you show mercy, I am there. When you show kindness, I am there.
The next day my boss phoned me and told me he needed me to lie to U.S. customs. I said that I am a Christian and that thou shalt not bear false witness was a commandment and I was not going to break it and if he had a problem with I would quit my job. My boss said okay I will never ask you to do that again.
One day I told Jesus, Lord I hear your voice, I have seen you and I love you more than anything in my life. But, who am I?
The next day I was in a Christian store looking at a display of Christian names and their meanings. I saw the meaning of my name, its REAPER. I asked Jesus reaper of what? He said the Reaper of souls for the end time. Jesus what do you want me to do? Jesus said I want you to start getting ready and deny yourself every day, pray and read my word.
At the end of August I blacked out in my truck and I was kneeling before our heavenly Father. He was so bright I couldn’t see His face, but I could see his eyes and the light danced on his face so you could see a small portion of His face and he looked like a multi- colored diamond. I said Father you are beautiful. I Love You. With that He turned and looked at me for about 10 seconds and He said “breathe.” I opened my eyes and started breathing fast to catch my breath, because I had stopped breathing.
Then our Heavenly Father told me what ever you say I will do, so be careful of what you say because when you come back before me you will have to account for every word. I told Pastor Gary everything I’ve seen and heard but I didn’t tell him about the light dancing on our Heavenly Fathers face because we were in a restaurant with other people there. When I left Pastor Gary Our Heavenly Father said why didn’t you tell Gary what I looked like?
I said I am sorry father but I wasn’t sure if you wanted everybody in the restaurant to know that. Our Heavenly father said what ever I reveal to you, you can reveal to others. One day Jesus came to me and said who I am I to you and I said you are my Lord and savior, my God, my King, and my best friend. Jesus said I am also your brother. I said what Jesus showed me where in the Bible He said that.
The Bible says who ever does the will of my father is my brother. When praying I said Heavenly Father my wife does not like me saying you come first in my life and she comes second can I just say to her that she comes first even though you do and our Heavenly Father said: “No, don’t play with words!” I said how important are words and he said you where made by the word.
A week before Christmas I was telling Jesus and Our Heavenly Father how much I loved them and our heavenly father said I love so much I want to take you now. I said Father what about my love song for you and Jesus. And Jesus said I was going to do great things for him. Then I said, but not mine but your will be done.
I said father what did you mean when you said I love so much I am want to take you now. Our Heavenly Father said I am going to let you choose. Take the cup I have set before you or come back to me now? I started crying and begging Him not to let me choose, but He told me that I had to. I started shutting him out. Every time He would say something, I would respond: “Not my will but your will be done.”
Approximately a week latter on Christmas day I got sick and could not go to church. That afternoon my brother in-law phoned and he had just met a Christian girl from New York City and asked if he could bring her to Christmas dinner, my wife and I said yes.
When she arrived she sat down and turned to look at me and said to me how close are you to God. I heard his voice, she said you’re the one. She said God gave her a message to give to me. The message was, “HE IS GOING TO DO PERFECT WORK IN ME, THAT HE HAS ENCAMPED LEGIONS OF ANGELS AROUND ME AND THAT I WAS A DELIGHT IN HIS SIGHT.”
New Years day Our Heavenly Father would not let me go again. I cried to Him Father why can’t I go to church and He said you have to choose between this life on earth or heaven. I started crying Father please don’t make me choose. Our Heavenly Father asked me why I could not choose. I said, “Kneeling before you and Jesus was the Greatest time in my life. I know where I belong now. My home is with you and Jesus. I want to come home so bad I might make the wrong choice and I don’t think you would have gone through all of this to bring me home now.”
Right then Jesus gave me the words to say. I said, “Heavenly father when you reveal your will to me then I will choose.” Our heavenly Father was crying when he said if it where my will for you to be with me you would be here right now. I said, “Father I am ready to choose. I choose the cup that you have set before me. Heavenly father I hear you and Jesus and I have seen you and Jesus, but if I am going to do this I need one more thing.” Our Heavenly Father said, “What do you need?” I said, “ I need you and Jesus to be closer than ever before, and he said pray for more of Jesus.”
I remembered the gift I was to bring to Him and wondered why it had to be at three p.m. And Jesus said 3p.m. is the time I died to give you life and at 3p.m. that alter will not be at the altar it will be at the Throne of GOD. So you have to fast and prepare.
A couple days later he told me when I kneel on the alter I am to say, “I lay down my life for Jesus Christ, I give my life To Jesus Christ and I commit my spirit to my heavenly father thought my Lord and savior Jesus Christ. The day before Good Friday Jesus said you sinned against your brother and my wife I want you to put down your gift and go to them, confess and ask for their forgiveness.”
I responded in my heart, “But Lord that was over 30 years ago when I sinned against my brother and 13 years ago for my wife.” Jesus said I want you to do this and I said okay. I confessed to my wife and she forgave me but I could not get a hold of my brother so I asked Jesus if I could send him an email and Jesus said yes.
The next day I was leaving the church at 1:30 PM after Good Friday services and I said Jesus it’s only 90 minutes until I am to give you your gift. My brother Glen has not called and he lives 2 hours away he will never make it on time and this means so much to me! Jesus calmed my heart by giving me a peace that he had already taken care of it.
When I got home my wife said what is going on and I said nothing why. She said that your brother Glen just phoned and he is driving as fast as he can and he will be here in 30 minutes. When my brother arrived I ask him why he was here and he said a voice was telling him to get to me as fast as he could I then confessed to him and he forgave me and said he wanted to come to the church with me and I said okay.
After I gave Jesus my gift we left I told my brother all about Jesus then he went home after supper.Two days later my brother phoned me and said he wanted Jesus like I had Jesus and he believed my testimony. I told him God told me you should not have waited so long and my brother asked, “What do you mean?” I told him the story of thirty seven years ago when the car fell on him and I watched and waited and prayed for you all night until the morning when you finally ask him to lift the car off you and He did. My brother said I never told a soul about that. My brother was shocked as he said, “You really can hear Jesus!”
My brother gave his life to the Lord and he has become a Holy Ghost filled Christian.