Providence Strikes Again

“It is appointed unto man once to die, and then the judgment … And without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness.” (Hebrews 9:27,22)

It happened again. I got into an elevator on the first floor, preparing to make my way to the fourth floor, and in stepped Yin, a wonderful lady, but an unbeliever at heart. She needs the Lord.

“How are you doing?” I asked.

“Just fine, thank-you,” she replied. “And how are you doing?”

“Absolutely wonderful. I couldn’t be better,” I replied. With a reply like that virtually “coming right out of my spirit” (i.e. inner being, i.e. from my spirit, which is linked with God’s Holy Spirit whom I received thirteen years ago), I knew something was up again. Last time, it was a call to witness. This time, it was no different. The Lord had “put the words in my mouth,” and now it was time to speak up.

The elevator proceeded to slow down, but still no unction to say anything else. I just smiled.

Yin commented, “You are doing fine. That is good. It is a very nice day outside.”

That wasn’t why I was doing wonderful. Again, as usual, I was doing “absolutely wonderful” because the Lord was with me … my merciful Judge, my merciful Master, I loved Him! I wanted Yin to know, but in a way that she could receive. I had to rely upon the Holy Spirit to give me the exact words I needed at “such a time as this.” He did.

The elevators doors opened. It would almost seem too late to say anything else. The Holy Spirit spoke to me. “Proceed now and tell her why you are feeling absolutely wonderful and why things couldn’t be better.” I proceeded to open my mouth. The elevator doors, which, by this time, had been open for a few seconds, began to close. I put my arm in the way of the sensor and held them open during this brief interchange which could well be used by God to speak liberating truth to her.

“I know where I am going when I die,” I said with boldness. “Jesus is in my heart.”

Yin responded with a sense of wonder, or, perhaps it was a sense of “not quite knowing how to respond.” I knew she wasn’t in a rush. The Holy Spirit was doing His work. There was peace in the air; a gentle calm and restfulness in the midst of our conversation.

I continued, “If you have Jesus, you are going to heaven when you die. If you don’t have Jesus, you are not going to heaven when you die.”

Yin responded with a sense of bewilderment, as if to say, “You mean to say that if I don’t have your Jesus then I’m not going to heaven when I die?”

The truth may hurt, but the truth is important. I tried to say it in love — I hope I did. I left it at that and proceeded to get off the elevator. I sensed the Holy Spirit had “done His work” at “such a time as this.” It was now left in His hands.

Please pray for Yin. She needs the Lord. If she were to die tonight, even with her amazing worldly accomplishments, her degrees, and her influences, she would go straight to hell, because, so far, she has chosen to reject God’s one and only Son, Jesus Christ, at the ONLY payment available for her sins.

“It is appointed unto man once to die, and then the judgment … And without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness.” (Hebrews 9:27,22)