About Extraordinary Visions
In the last days, God says, I will pour out my spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Acts 2: 17 (Today’s NIV)
Ten years ago, last December 18, 1996, I had a clear warning from God that I was going to die. It was imminent and final. A feeling came over me from the top of my head to the bottom of my toes. Not unlike being suddenly dropped into an ice cold pond. Nothing said or heard, but I knew it as surely as if I had seen my death certificate.
I was in my car and driving on the interstate when it happened. I thought it might be by a heart attack as my parents had already suffered 5 between them. I started praying, white knuckles, eyes wide open, moving along at about 50 miles an hour. I prayed out loud.
“God, my Father in heaven, if it is your will that I die, I am ready to go. If it is your will that I live, I believe I can help bring others to you through our church. I will do good work for you.”
There was a sudden peace, an instant calm, and a wonderful release of every burden in my world. With it came the realization that God had heard my prayer and granted a reprive. I immediately thanked Him, again out loud, and reaffirmed my promise to Him. I continued to thank and praise God as I drove along.
The monster behind me.
A very few miles down the road I needed to cross several lanes to get to my exit. I looked in my mirrors and saw that the next lane over was clear and that there was a large truck in the lane beyond that, about even with me. I decided to move over one lane and speed up to get in position to change to the truck’s lane, and then exit.
I signaled, looked in my mirrors again, stepped on the gas to get a little more speed, then moved over to the next lane. When I looked into my mirror once again, the entire back of the car seemed to be full of truck. All I could see was a grill within inches of my trunk, virtually touching it. Apparently he had moved into the same lane at the same time.
My warning was not about a heart attack at all. Had that truck caught my rear bumper, it would have turned me sideways and rolled over me as if over a snail, crushing the car.
My visions began on January 8, 1997. This blog is about these visions and about yours if you choose to share.
Whatever your lips utter you must be sure to do, because you made your vow freely to the LORD your God with your own mouth. Deuteronomy 23:23 (Today’s NIV)
Picture credit: Me… The banner picture was taken in my front yard. Mama left her two babies about 30 feet from my front steps while she went off to parts unknown. Took me forever to slip the door open enough to get the camera into position.
I live alongside a wetlands and my property hosts a very diverse wildlife ranging from geese, beaver, muskrats, otter, deer, coyotes, fox and snapping turtles galore. Lots of woodpeckers, owls, wild turkey and other birds as well. Just outside of Atlanta, but near a national park.
Love it. No hunting no fishing. I don’t disturb my God given environment any more than is necessary to live in it.
All of these writings are mine – all rights reserved.
Copyright 1996 – 2007 James A. Tabb, Marietta, Ga