Testimony of ‘The Millennium Gift’
This was first given in church as a 45-minute talk in June 2000, and went to the web in January of the new millennium. Read of visitations by the Archangel Gabriel in the 20th Century and learn what historys’ Pocahontas is doing for The Lord in our present day. (holyghoststories now atmajormarvels.com)
The sign says ‘The Bible Salesman’s True and Holy Ghost Stories’.
I am not a salesman in the regular sense of that word. I more closely relate like a preacher selling you on The Word. This testimony is to sell you on The Holy Christian Bible. It is a witnessing tool you can use to minister to others ((where ‘real life extreme’ stories are useful)).
Here’s a clue for what’s ahead:
Have you ever wanted to do something out of the ordinary? Fifty years ago, I told The Lord it would be good to have one message that would just scare the old devil out of people. This is not so scary as deep! You’re going to hear how The Lord combined various information I requested, along with an unconventional approach for this talk.
The Bible Salesman’s True and Holy Ghost Stories.
God gives people visions and they vary according to the purpose. I didn’t know the purpose of mine for many years. If I had stayed close to God through those years, I would have remembered that I was to speak to you one day. I did ask that I would recall spiritual things that would happen in my life, and I thank Our Lord for filling that request.
There have been many miracles given in my life, and you’ll quickly recognize the miracles were given for you who will hear.
I searched for a low-key introduction for this testimony, but low-key is one thing Our Father didn’t provide. However, if you’re not in shock, you may find some humor from the way I perceived things at the given moment and times.
This message is sprinkled with revelations; so listen closely as I re-live for you, adventures given of the super-natural, by The Father, Son, and The Holy Spirit in preparation for what you are hearing.
First, I want to thank you, Lord Jesus our Christ, and The Father; Lord God, and The Holy Spirit for all your efforts with me.
*(Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.)
I’m saved by faith and grace.
*(Hebrews 11:6 Anyone who comes to God, must believe that he exists, and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.)
In the year 1950 at 10 years old, I had listened to a preacher’s advice to not follow the crowd, but be different. It seems I was pretty good at that.
*(Ephesians 6:18 says: Pray with all kinds of requests.)
Whether it was by my own spirit, or by an appointed (representative or The Holy Spirit Himself) Holy Spirit guiding me at the time; I do not know. I went into prayer and suggested to The Father, a surprise special tribute to Jesus, 50 years into the future on his 2,000th birthday with an unusual way of ministering. I’m the one who received the surprise!
What we ask for at 10 years old is not always what we would ask for when we’re older. You know some are gifted by The Lord to preach, but would God send the gifts needed to someone suggesting; “telling ghost stories”; in church; and just what would be appropriate; and how would that be done as a ministry? You’ll soon have that answer!
Selling the Bible is what I do! Spiritual enlightenment is the way I was given to do that!
*(Romans 12:6 We have different gifts according to the grace given us.)
Tonight, I’ll share with you an uncommon gift!
*(James 3:1 Those who teach will be judged more strictly.)
In this, I’ll tell you only what I have been given, along with a synopsis of scripture and occasional scripture reading. Anything further, I will leave to a preacher or teacher and your own Bible study. I’ll be pointing to The Bible with scripture locations where there are relevant parallels to the stories. Let this stir The Word within you!
I work for Our Father selling The Bible, but not in a usual way. Here’s the way: There are true story’s to tell you. They may sound to some like fables, but they’re not, and they’re not “just stories” to tell. Father provided all this and more as ‘selling tools’ for my work in selling you on The Bible.
You’ll find these stories informative on ‘the life that is life’. You’ll hear how he gave this job and how The Holy Spirit led me to this format for the work.
*(II Corinthians 8:10-12 says: Complete what you had desired to do, for if there is first, a willing mind, it is accepted according to what you can do and not what abilities you lack.)
The Lord has his reasons and purpose for everyone.
Here’s how I might have seen ((combined)) the following scripture with the strength of a child’s belief at 10 years old:
*(Matthew 6:33 First seek his kingdom with focused prayer.)
*(Luke 11:8,9 Be Bold in your way of asking, and it will be given to you. Whole-heartedly seek and you will find. Find the need and your will, then knock and the door will be opened to you.)
One of the things I said I wanted was to do work “like some of the old guys” that told of God’s miracles in The Bible.
*(I John 5:14 If we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.)
I wanted divine revelations so I could give God the credit.
*(I Chronicles 10:13,14 Saul did not inquire of The Lord for guidance, but consulted a medium and was put to death.)
I wanted to give God credit for any revelations HE would give me; and He did! Be alert to the natural, and to the super-natural in these stories, as it will be beneficial to your spiritual understanding.
*(Joel 2:28 Tells the promise of the pouring out of the spirit on all people in the last days; of prophesy, dreams, and visions.)
It’s being poured out!
First I’ll be telling you how I received a special gift from The Lord, as he knew I would be delighted with the sharing of spiritual knowledge. Then there are true stories of a fine lady of history who as a Native American, lived when the first edition of The King James Bible was printed. She became a Christian, and now in The Kingdom, serves The Lord as a Church Emissary and one of my ‘guardian angels’.
*(Psalm 91:11 The Lord will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.)
Because of the lady’s times and culture and the work she is doing now, her ways and words slightly differ from what we are use to.
Near the end, I’ll tell you about ‘Jesus and The Father’
Trying to find a niche where I could be used by The Lord, I asked for knowledge on things we should know more about. So be ready! Somewhere in here The Holy Ghost is moving in the church!
*(Hebrews 2:3,4 Jesus and The Father testified to the offer of salvation by signs, wonders, and various miracles and gifts of The Holy Spirit, distributed according to his will.)
Just a while back, I only wondered how one could detect the working of The Holy Spirit. When preparing this talk, I saw that in this, The Lord has given me a lot to tell you about The Holy Spirit.
*(John 14:26 In Jesus’ name, The Father will send The Holy Spirit to teach and guide you.)
As we live in the reality of this world, it can be difficult to reason that something we see or hear may not be of this world. That’s the way it was with me when I MET The Holy Spirit!
*(Ephesians 3:20 God is able to do immensely more than we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work in us.)
It would take miracles for me to speak from a pulpit, and Father made a way to use me with exactly that.
In my early years, I overheard an angelic visitation story and secretly decided that when I learned to write; if and when something like that ever happened to me, I was going to write it all down and eventually see what it all added up to. Now THAT would ‘light my fire’!
(Mark 2:22 “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine bursts the wineskins, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined.
But new wine must be put into new wineskins.”)
Yes. Father knew he had a new and willing container here! He’s been giving me experiences for this job through the years. I had forgotten about asking for this, so I didn’t know or remember why I was privileged to be given these experiences at the times they happened. Each time, I would soon forget about the last one before I was given the next one. Individually, they made no sense until I started recalling them and adding them together like a puzzle. Then I remembered my early prayers, and what it was all about!
*(I Samuel 2:30 The Lord God declares: “Those who honor me, I will honor.”)
Looking back, these purposeful events often happened on descriptive holiday weekends like meaningful gift-wrapping from The Lord. For the last ten years, in a systematic order, The Holy Spirit slowly fed these stories back to my memory. In the last three months before the year 2000, I was shown how to use what was given.
This ‘Bible selling job’ came about when at 9 years old, half of my 4th grade class acknowledged they had a little voice inside them that told them what to do. I didn’t have that. That’s when I thought I couldn’t find a gift that The Bible said God gave all his children.
*(I Timothy 4:13-15 Do not neglect your gift. Devote yourself, and let all see your progress.)
*(I Corinthians 4:2 Those given trust, must prove faithful.)
Before the summer of 1950, I had planned in secret for weeks to talk to my Father God as soon as school would be out and I would be home alone. Jesus had said “Come to me early.” I hoped I hadn’t waited too long to get ‘this ol’ train’ turned around, as I had already turned 10 years old. I wanted to give God plenty of time to use my life in the most effective way.
*(Mark 9:23 Everything is possible for him who believes.)
I had trouble relating back so many generations in The Bible and I thought there surely would be others like me that recent-day miracles could strengthen spiritually and save through more information and hints; for what could be, if The Lord so desired; a last chance and final surge to gather as many more as possible into the believing fold of Jesus Christ.
I had heard and believed in my literal way, when preachers said “I talked to God this morning and he told me-” this-or-that. I figured I was too young to rank like a preacher with Father, so I thought in my young mind; ‘my Main Father’ would talk to me if I also formed a life plan with justified rewards, and with equally justified penalties if I drifted away from his teaching.
*(Revelations 3:19 Those whom I love, I rebuke and discipline.)
Finally, I was ready to go into prayer with a unique plan that would honor Father God and ‘His only begotten’ Son, Jesus on his 2000th birthday.
*(Psalm 127:1 Unless God does it; it is done in vain.)
I wanted to join The Lord’s Army, whatever that was. I was going to ask Father if I could get Gabriel to assist me in a new battle plan for The Lord as I hadn’t heard about any action Gabriel’d had since the Bible days, and I figured he’d be anxious and ready to go in a new fight for The Lord.
*(Revelations 22:8,9 The Apostle John is told by an angel that they are but fellow servants.)
And you worship God! And of course, not angels!
I went into prayer telling Father that I wanted to honor Jesus; and The Lord already knowing what I was doing, allowed The Angel of The Lord, Gabriel to hear my plan and respond.
*(Daniel 9:21-23 Gabriel came to Daniel in swift flight and said: “As soon as you began to pray, an answer was given.”)
During 2 weeks in prayers, as I told ‘my big plans’, we had real conversations. I asked what our weapons would be and thought we would be using Bibles ‘as clubs’, to rid the enemy and win converts ‘by bopping heads’, when Gabriel said our weapon would be The Bible.
*(John 6:28,29 Your work for The Lord is “to BELIEVE in Jesus, whom God sent.”)
*(Romans 10:17 Faith comes by hearing; and hearing, by The Word of God.)
*(II Chronicles 6:2 Do not delay giving your life to Jesus, because NOW is the day of salvation.)
Get sold on The Bible!
Now, when preparing this presentation, I wondered in what form I was going to tell it. Then ‘The Bible Salesman’ format seemed clearly ‘just to pop into my mind’. I had not yet remembered about a ‘selling job’, told me in the prayers.
*(Psalm 25:12 He who respects The Lord will be instructed in the way chosen for him.)
The Holy Spirit had reminded me! And there’s more!
*(Luke 10:22 Jesus said: “Those I choose, I will show The Father.”)
By a couple of days later, it seemed like, ‘deja-vu’, as I remembered: During those talks in prayers, I asked if there was a job I was supposed to do for The Lord. Gabriel then asked The Lord if he had a job for this young man to do.
I saw The Lord as he studied me over; then told me; “You can sell The Bible.” I thought all the good jobs must have already been given out, and that he probably didn’t take me seriously. I imagined myself standing on a street corner, trying to sell a stack of Bibles and soon forgot about asking.
*(I Chronicles 28:9 David told Solomon: “Acknowledge God and serve him with whole hearted devotion and a willing mind, for The Lord searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts.”)
Yes, it was just like it says! And I’ll tell you more later.
About once a year ((probably four years before, and)) since 1950, I’ve had the same recurring thought: By a different door; I go in front of captive sinners; point to The Bible; give them a simple message; they read The Bible and believe; and the guard at the door can no longer hold them back; and they are freed. It was a parable The Lord kept on my mind all those years, and ‘the way’ The Holy Spirit is guiding in this work.
Once, I asked if I was supposed to preach. I was told: “You can if you want to, but you will have something to do.” Fifty years later, The Holy Spirit has reminded me that The Lord has given me this unique ‘Bible selling job’ and now it’s work time starting in the year 2000!
Using the word; “adopt”, Gabriel said he would like to be my ‘guardian’. I said “Yes.” although I didn’t understand exactly what he meant at the time.
During a ‘clinical death’ in 1971, I observed Gabriel appearing to be in deep prayer as he returned me to this body. An earlier time in THIS life, I saw him give thanks to God for a simple but ‘impossible feat’ that he did for someone.
During those special prayers, I told Gabriel: “My friend Mitch thinks we have both, a man and a lady as guardian angels. Do I?” He said; “Yes.” You’ll see his meaning as we proceed in the stories.
Later he asked if he could do some things “special” for me that I thought impossible. I had already asked for specific personal information and assorted hints about mysteries, and knew The Bible said not to ask for riches, so I said: “Mitch said that our friend Raymond knows someone that was reading a book, when a soldier from the book jumped from the pages at him with a sword. I’d like to experience someone coming out of a book!” He said; “All-right.” I thought no more about that; after all, that’s ‘humanly’ impossible.
Of course I wasn’t there when God parted the waters of The Red Sea, but other things impossible that I have been shown, allows no doubt in my mind that The Bible is true and God can back it up to every jot and title! Read and believe!
Back then; some doubt and caution did enter my mind, and it was a few days before I went back into prayer. Then I was told this would be the last time we would talk in prayer, but; “We must hear from you EVERYDAY in prayer!” I soon forgot!
*(Luke, chapter 1; There are similarities here, as because of doubt, Zechariah was ‘kept from’ talking until John The Baptist was born, and I was soon to forget about this for 40 years.)
By 3 years later, (1953), I had started getting away from going to church until 1993, 40 years later, when I started going again every week.
*(Numbers 14:34 The Lord told Moses concerning the Israelites: “For forty years, you will suffer for your sins and know what it is like to have me against you!”)
Finally, though my eyes were closed during most of the prayers, Gabriel said; “Let’s see!” It was like he momentarily looked upstairs at Father to view my life in the years ahead. With the sound of “Uhmm!” immediately I was going to say; “Could we modify that plan?” but it was too late. The Word of The Lord came; “It will be done!”
*(Psalm 12:6 The words of The Lord are flawless!)
We must all go through hardships on the way to The Kingdom.
In the 1990’s, when The Holy Spirit slowly brought all this back to my memory, I finally understood why my hardships had seemed so thoroughly organized. I then remembered the ‘intricate agreement’ made to The Lord in those early prayers.
*(Isaiah 48:17,18; I am The Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you. If you’d paid attention to my commands, you’d have had peace.)
*(Deuteronomy 10:17 God shows no partiality and takes no bribes.)
When preparing this, I felt I should pause here and tell you that by The Holy Spirit, I was encouraged to give the remedy of a mystery mentioned to me during an after-life conversation. It would have been explained then if I had asked. It’s self-explanatory. Do not mix another religion with your Christian faith. It could be like a trap door, causing your loss of inheritance. Follow The Bible as your guide!
Toward the end of the talks in the prayers, I was told I would write a book, and my teacher would be ‘an Authority on The Word’, and would help me write it, and they would have a friend that would want to publish the book. It didn’t take much for this 10-year-old mind to figure my 5th grade teacher would be teaching English and she’d have to be an authority to do that.
Over the summer I wrote a 7 page western story and finally got to read it in class. With a blank stare from the teacher, I thought she “just missed the boat” on what God wanted her to do. I couldn’t bring myself to tell her that an angel said I was supposed to write ‘that book’. God probably froze those words in my mouth.
*(Philippians 2:13 It is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.)
That was disappointing and the last time I willingly got up in front of a class for nearly 50 years. I soon began to forget about the prayers and promises.
About 4 years later though; in 1954, during a miracle that goes with another story, I wanted to know; “So when is this going to happen?” As The Angel of The Lord was leaving, he said; “Into your 50’s.”
When I was 50, it was the New Year’s weekend of 1991. Apparently by The Holy Spirit guiding me, I was inspired to call a well-known and respected Christian author about a couple of things I had remembered. From his interest, I started writing everything down, as I would recall it since then.
Five years later in 1995, I had been attending a church regularly for over 2 years. A new teacher; an Authority on The Word and highly credentialed ‘for God’s special assignment’, came for a 14-week stay. I had just finished putting some experiences into story form that I had been recalling for those past 5 years. I asked if he’d like to read it: And God’s words are flawless!
It will be finished and published someday; maybe soon; maybe not. The Lord is in control of that!
I had been concentrating on the book and had forgotten about asking to talk about these revelations in my life until after I gave testimony at church one night. The Holy Spirit will remind you of these things.
This is the second greatest gift I’ve ever received. The first was my savior, Jesus Christ. This is a special tribute gift, back to God; through those who will hear it and believe on the name of Jesus and be saved.
Now to the story of a Royal Lady from The Kingdom, who works as a Church Emissary and a ‘guardian angel’!
After those prayers, 3 years passed before I read my first book. It was 1953 and I had forgotten about ‘the impossible’ that I was going to be given. I would not even begin to remember why I was given this part for my gift for 42 years, in the year 1995. By the end of 1999, The Holy Spirit had helped me assemble the gift, and ‘the impossible’ would serve like fuel for it.
*(Daniel 2:28 There is a God in Heaven who reveals mysteries.)
It is obvious here; The Holy Spirit ‘arranged’ for me to read that particular book. I still remember the teacher, seemingly a perfectionist, was bewildered that she had made a series of mistakes when she had planned assignments the night before. She had forgotten to assign that popular book to someone else, and she had completely forgotten about having me in her class until she saw the unassigned book still on her desk.
The Holy Spirit worked from late the night before and arranged for that book to go to me! And I wonder just who that particular person (representative) of The Holy Spirit might have been?
A few days later, with the book still in my possession, I was standing in front of the school late one evening with no one on the street, when the lady the book was about, said from over my shoulder: “Hello Glenn. I’m – (so-n-so). I would like to come see you sometime.” I looked around to see no one and quickly put my hand to my mouth so any teacher looking out the window wouldn’t think I talked to myself, and said; “Yes. When?” She said; “21 years!”
It would be 21 years; and yet another 21 years after that before I STARTED remembering what this was about. You may recognize who she is before I finally tell you. I’ll refer to her as ‘the lady’ throughout the stories.
In 1971, before a clinical death at 31 years old that I had forgot about asking for in those early prayers, I prayed that if God would let me live, I would start going to church every Sunday. I failed on that promise.
After that experience that was later declared to have been a heart attack, I recovered fully but only went to church a few times until about 3 years later when I went one night because my children were in a skit there.
It had now been 21 years!
We sat behind most of the other people about half way back in the church. I let my wife sit on the aisle seat, as her church was quite active in The Spirit; desiring and expecting The Holy Ghost. I considered myself to be of a ‘tamer’ church.
As the preaching started, I looked back between us and saw a tall looking; dark haired lady, rushing down the aisle to take a seat 1 pew back across the aisle. I whimsically thought she must be hollow, as the carpet didn’t seem to mash down where she walked.
*(Hebrews 1:14 Are not all angels, ministering spirits, sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?)
She was wearing a blue-gray poncho outfit with “wildflowers” on the front; just like one my baby daughter sometimes wore, but with domestic flowers embroidered on it.
I noticed she was clutching with both arms, what I thought were books. The one I focused on, I thought was an old scrapbook. I thought maybe she was going to be teaching a vacation Bible school and had brought some ideas with her.
As she came closer, I noticed 4 ‘markers’ hanging from that book. The first, I recognized as exactly like an old sports clipping I had kept. Another appeared like my junior high report card for the one time I was surprised to make the Star Honor Roll. I had asked for that in the prayers. The third seemed to be a newspaper picture of my (1950) 10th birthday party. The fourth was like a legal document, bearing my name.
I faced forward until the lady was seated, then glanced back and saw that she was seated at an angle, facing directly toward me and smiling. I nodded hello and turned forward again, thinking that was odd; and that of all the seating, she seemed to have picked a cushion that someone must have spilled something on, hardening it like concrete as she seemed to be sitting high on the seat. The cushion wasn’t mashing in.
The next time I looked around, the Worship Leader was telling where to find the scripture and she was following him with what I now saw was a large Bible, not a scrapbook. I saw that it had an upper column and a lower column with what appeared to be hand painted morning glory vines with a flower on each page.
Not knowing about antique Bibles, I nudged my wife and asked; “Can you believe someone would bring an antique Gutenberg Bible to church as a study Bible?” She asked where they were sitting. I told her and she turned slowly, scanning the church, then leaned over and said; “I don’t see anyone sitting where you said.” I thought to myself; “I tell her Explicitly where she’s sitting and she can’t follow clear directions.”
*(Daniel 10:7 Daniel was the only one who saw the vision. Those with him did not see it.)
In a few minutes, I looked back there again. This time she was wiggling the title page so the church’s lighting would highlight for me, the area that showed, not Gutenberg, but King James Version with a crown over the K. This was a very early edition of the 1611 King James Bible.
It was about this time that a young lady sitting on the back row, apparently had been watching and couldn’t hold a giggle. ‘The lady’ quickly gave attention to the preacher, then I did too.
A few minutes went by, and I noticed the lady was suddenly sitting at the pew across from us. After mixed thoughts, I chose to think by a trick of the eye, it was just an illusion, the way she seemed to have moved directly forward.
*(Acts 19:6 Paul was Baptizing at Ephesus and The Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied.)
I looked over there once and the lady was leaning forward to what I thought was a very close friend; reminding her and encouraging her of something she should tell the congregation.
Since the lady was positioned facing me, I didn’t look directly at her again for a while. On this night, I was being given a visual manifestation of The Holy Spirit ‘moving in the church’!
*(I Corinthians 12:7 To each one, the manifestation of The Spirit is given for the common good.)
Unknown to me, The Spirit was at work with me too, as I was content with enjoying what ‘I thought was an optical illusion’ caused by watching this from the side of my eye. I thought the lady was talking into the woman’s ear and that at times, my peripheral view was making it appear she was talking inside the woman’s head.
I was mostly reading their body language, and my thoughts were that she was reminding the woman of something there was an excess of in her house that she would want to give for the church. The woman seemed to be ‘in the spirit’ of what the lady was saying to her as if she was hearing the lady audibly and not just being coaxed in thought alone. At the next opportunity, the woman got up and gave an inspired talk about a service she would do for the church.
*(Ephesians 4:12 God gives us spiritual gifts to prepare his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.)
Personally, the only times I have heard The Holy Spirit audibly is (primarily) when I was given revelations that I had earlier asked for.
While in prayer at the alter one night, I did physically feel an invisible healing touch.
A bit later I looked and the lady had moved very close to a gentleman on the other side of the church and ‘seemed to me’, to be whispering ‘sweet-things’ in his ear. I thought, “this lady really gets around”, and didn’t look that way again for a while, except to notice that he seemed to be ‘bothered in The Spirit’. Tearful, and appearing convicted about something, he made a swatting motion toward the lady as if he wanted her to leave him alone.
About half an hour went by and she finally got him to stand up and give an emotional testimony concerning himself and his wife. What he was saying didn’t seem to fit with what I was seeing. He was talking about his wife who was not at the church; as if the lady I was seeing close by his side was invisible to himself and the others in the church. She stood with him and talked to him, reminding him of what to say when he seemed to be searching for words.
Once I had looked and at first didn’t see her. I thought my eyes were just tired and she had been in my ‘blind spot’, as she became visible to me as I watched.
When he finished talking, I looked over there again and was surprised not to see the lady. I figured she had somehow eased away and gone to talk to someone else ‘during church’, although with one quick scan of the church, she wasn’t in sight.
Later I was looking forward and thought this lady had made a strong impression on me and that I was just having an extra strong thought. There was no room for her to sit in front of us, but I was vaguely seeing her near the front, amongst other church members who seemed to be taking their turn standing and speaking.
I looked away and didn’t see her again until just before the preaching ended, when I noticed her leaving with her books and walking briskly to the back of the church. I thought I would figure the time it would take her to go to the back doors, and then I would take a quick look at this curious lady as she left.
The sanctuary doors would squeak loudly when opened and had small windows. I never heard the doors as I turned and didn’t see anything, except thru the window what seemed to be the color of her clothing.
On the way home, the family sensed that something extraordinary had happened.
That was just before school was out for the summer, and I had not been back to the church. After the summer, school was to start after the weekend.
About 2:00 I was sitting in the den watching football on TV when my wife and oldest child came home from church. My youngest had gone home with friends.
I had been tending some canning on the kitchen stove and unlike they usually would do, they were detained at the stove and stayed there working on the canning ‘in their Sunday best’. I thought it strange, that as they had entered by the kitchen door, I heard the jars on the stove make a sudden rattling noise as if excessive heat had been instantly applied to them. It was just the start of an interesting evening!
About 5 minutes went by and ‘I heard’ a 3rd voice talking ‘with’ them in the kitchen.
*(II Kings 7:6 The Lord ’caused’ the Arameans Army ‘to hear’ chariots and horses and a great army.)
No problem for God to cause me to hear that!
I thought they had brought someone home with them and I was going to stay in the den out of their way. The den was visible from the stove; thru the dining room and hallway.
*(Hebrews 13:2 Entertain strangers; for by so doing, some people have entertained angels.)
Two minutes later, the lady I had seen at the church stuck her head in the doorway from the hall and said “Hello Glenn.” and asked; “Can I come in?” I said “Sure. Come on in.”
I didn’t recognize the lady immediately. When I had seen her before, she looked like an older college student with a strand ((lock)) of her black hair fallen down her forehead. This time she had her hair in a bun and wore my favorite shade of a beautiful green dress with black imprints of tree leaves, of which I complimented her on.
She asked what I was doing. I said; “Oh, just watching TV.” She proudly and adamantly proclaimed; “I don’t have TV in my home, where I live!” She seemed very opinionated, but I was determined to be a mannerly host and keep my thoughts to myself. I wasn’t aware that she knew my thoughts.
She entered and immediately threw her head back and her arm straight up and began praying. The names she used were from The pre-translated Bible, but made me think; “She’s worshiping a ‘Spanish’ god!” She used several names, mostly Spanish sounding to me then, for The Lord and ended with “El Shadi-di-di-di-di-di”! From her prayer, I thought she was giving God thanks for safely arriving at a goal in her work; in sales, and that all was going well on the mission he had given her. I thought she seemed really connected in her faith. I didn’t know just how connected she was!
*(Matthew 18:10 The angels of those with child-like faith, always see the face of The Father in Heaven.)
She then introduced herself with her full name. I told her she had a pretty name, but held my thought on it being an odd name for these times. She said something about how she got the name that seemed so involved with ‘royalty’, it was over my head to understand all of it. She said it meant “Little Mischief”!
She was saying something about her aunt and her dad that I thought was a police chief in a northern town. His name registered with me as sounding and pronounced similar to a cigar; “Chief Po-Haa-Tan”.
They were American Indians from the 16th and 17th century who were converted to Christianity. She said they are Royalty. In my earthly reasoning, I thought this fits with her ‘high and mighty’ ways.
I thought I detected a lisp in her very articulate speech. I figured she couldn’t help but add an ‘F’ sound after her last name as what I thought she was trying to say was Rowe. Not “Row-fff”!
A couple of TV documentaries I’ve seen since 1996, have by a modern way pronounced her dad’s name as ‘Chief Po-hottan’ and her married name as ‘Roaf’ and said she loved the stylish European clothing of her day.
I had complimented her on her pretty dress as she had entered and just like a painting shown on the documentary, she modeled it for me with her hands turned toward the dress, which I thought was unusual.
This lady knows how to ‘make a statement’ with her clothing!
I figured by this lady’s fast sales-like speech, she might be from ‘up north’. I asked if she worked somewhere. She said something else that I didn’t quite understand at the time. My reasoning was lagging far behind what she was saying. Then I thought she was saying something about being a representative for The Lord; calling on churches and providing them with stationery and embossed envelopes used during their worship services.
What she was then trying to get me to understand was that she worked for The Lord as a Church Emissary or Envoy in worship services. What she had first tried to tell me was that she “celebrated” as The Holy Ghost, or The Holy Spirit!
She walked across the carpet to the sofa where I was sitting. I ‘simply’ thought this lady must not weigh as much as she appears, as the carpet didn’t mash down, like when I walked on it.
She leaned over on the cushioned sofa and peered out the window, looking around as if she was familiar with the place. She knew I was thinking; “What finesse. When she leaves, I’m going to see if I can lean over without mashing the cushion too.”
She said she had stopped and enjoyed watching my children play in the yard. She asked what the thing was that they rode. I quickly said; “A unicycle.” It appeared that “unicycle” was on her lips ‘as I was saying it’.
*(Ecclesiastes 10:20 Careful; a bird on the wing may report what you say.)
Trying not to be too ‘nosy’, I only asked if she lived up that way, and with a slightly mischievous smile, she said; “I have a client that I visit here.” I thought she meant just a house or two away!
She had ‘expressly’ positioned her left hand and moved her ring finger so I would notice her ring. I said; “That’s the prettiest ring I have ever seen.” I thought she was wearing a Christmas ring in the summer. It was a Poinsettia, formed of rubies and emeralds!
I turned on the edge of the sofa and pointed toward the ring. I wasn’t going to touch it, but just as suddenly as my finger stopped more than a foot from it, she stepped back quickly and proudly stated; “Oh, I don’t let PEOPLE, touch my ring!”
I was pretty sure now, she must not be from-around-these-parts as I thought she had an odd way of leaving out ‘grand’ when I thought she was talking about her Great Grand-Father.
She said my Great-Father gave me this ring. He personally put it on my finger. When our *Great-Father died, he left ALL my brothers and sisters an inheritance of “a BIG store” of treasure. ((*Jesus))
*(Colossians 3:23,24 Tells of receiving an inheritance from The Lord as a reward for work well done.)
*(Matthew 6:19 Store up your treasures in Heaven, not here on earth.)
I thought; “This lady really likes to brag about her family wealth. Maybe she’ll give a good offering for the church’s building fund.”, but her ways were getting to be ‘a bit much’, so I turned back around to the TV.
She bent over toward the TV where a team in red was playing football and asked: “Who’se that”? I told her and asked if she had a favorite team. With vigor, she said: “Washington Redskeens!” That’s Washington Redskins. She went on to say; “Before I started traveling for The Lord, I went to all their games.”
Before the next thing, lets refer to:
*(Mark 12:20 When the dead rise, they will neither marry nor be given in marriage. They will be like the angels in Heaven.)
In my 2nd after-life experience, I saw two angels in casual conversation before they saw Gabriel and me. This scripture does not say we will not enjoy the company of our loved ones when we arrive there.
She continued: “My sister and her husband from before they were ‘Royalty’, never miss a game. They have Royal Family box seats over the sidelines at midfield.”
As I tried to picture that in my mind, she continued; “Over the benches. Yes, over the players.”!
*(Proverbs 3:5 Trust in The Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.)
Next she said; “Why didn’t you go to church today with your family to honor your Lord?” I said; “That’s just not my type church down there.” She said; “Then why don’t you go to your own church?” I said; “My church is on the other side of town”.
*(Luke 9:39,40 Jesus rebukes sectarianism, saying; “Whoever is not against us is for us.”)
She said; “Then, why don’t you choose a church that suits you?”
As many thoughts of my future went racing through my mind, and years later, it did happen just the way I was thinking then, I said; “I do have plans to get back in church, and I feel I have an understanding with The Lord on this.”
I know she knew my thoughts, because of the deep thoughtful look she had as she started backing out of the room while saying; “That’s good! That’s fine! That’s great!” She was looking at my forehead like a doctor reading an X-ray; happy to see I was on track for God’s work in destination year 2000 A.D.
I didn’t give much thought to her backing out the door a little close to the doorframe. She gave me plenty of hints and information, but I just didn’t catch on.
I gave her a little ‘Goodbye-good luck wink’ as she exited and waved bye. She saw the wink and knew it was not a flirting wink and as if she had never winked before, she tried to do the same as she lingered at the door. Finally, I said; “You come back.”, and with a mischievous way and smile as she exited toward the kitchen, she said; “Oh, I will!”
I gave about 5 minutes for my wife to start conversing with her. When I determined they just weren’t talking to her, I went toward the kitchen. I said; “Where is she?” They said; “Where’s who?” I said; “The lady that came home with you from church!” She said; “Nobody came home with us. No-one else is here!” I asked; “Didn’t you hear us talking? She practically shouted a prayer in there!” Unlike her usual alertness, she said; “Well, I guess I thought it was the TV or that you were on the phone with someone.” There was no phone in that room, and I had no portable phone.
*(Luke 24:16 The disciples were ‘kept from’ recognizing Jesus, even as he was at their table with them.)
And God influenced each of us in this matter.
*(Luke 2:15 Concerning the angelic announcement of Jesus’ birth; ‘the angels left the shepherds and went into Heaven’.)
The purpose of this appearance was not to begin being revealed for another 21 years!
I continued; “She said her name was Rowe; Pocahontas Rowe.” Trying to encourage her memory, I said; “Row, Pocahontas, row!” They knew of no one by that name at the church.
I tried to find the lady again. Finally I said; “OK, if I’m making this up, you go in the hall and smell her realistic rose scented perfume. She went part way to the hall, but she wouldn’t go all the way there.
About 15 years later, I was no longer married. With my free will, something was about to happen that I think may have been threatening to the plan of God to get me to ‘this point in time’. It was a lonely intersection about midnight. As I approached the stop, I saw a lady standing on the other side of the highway, looking like she had been patting her foot, while impatiently waiting for someone. She unfolded her arms and walked to the middle line of the road and then proceeded to cross in front of me.
Her choice of clothing made a statement! She was dressed like a sheriff’s motorcycle deputy. Only later would I realize the blunt boots could be perfect for kicking and the uniform had multiple significance, as did where she was walking.
I watched in amazement, as she walked the middle line on the highway so smoothly, as if not a single gravel was on the road. As she went in front of my headlights, I looked closely as there was no shadow behind her. I momentarily reasoned; there was no shadow because of having 2 headlights. I did detect a mist behind her in the lights.
*(Hebrews 1:7 God makes his angels, winds; his servants, flames of fire.)
As she turned toward my side of the road, I gave her a nod and a bit of a smile. I wasn’t about to start a conversation with this lady in this ‘almost eerie’ situation. As she angled to the other side of the road that I was on, she looked over her shoulder and returned a ‘Mona Lisa smile’.
As soon as I got home, I called the police to look for her as I thought she was suicidal. Later I checked and they were unable to find her. Naturally!
Only recently did I realize this was the same lady, making sure I stayed on my destined track to be a representative of God’s work and word in these days.
*(John 20:29 Jesus said to Thomas; “Because you have seen me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”)
Father asks for 10% of all profits to continue spreading His Word to the world.
*(Malachi 3:8 Tells of tithes and offerings and robbery of God.)
Gabriel reminded me of that when I asked for an after school job. Then he showed me a scene of a sinner clawing and screaming at the door that Jesus suddenly stepped forward and shut. He wouldn’t confess belief that The Bible was God’s Word.
*(II Timothy 3:16 ALL Scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.)
So you won’t be unprepared as I was when we see The Lord, I’ll tell you what I saw: For only a moment, I saw Jesus from his right side, take one giant step to slam the door. I thought he was only a stand-in actor that I was being shown, as the scene I saw was like a play of the parable in Luke 13:24,25.
I thought I was receiving a faulty ‘long-distance’ vision, as there were holes in the area of the hand.
He was dressed in a maroon colored robe and sandals, and was fiercely quick. He had a rugged carpenters appearance. As he drew back, he looked toward me, again widening his eye as if checking his face in a mirror. Most of his beard was not there. I could have counted the hairs.
And as The Lord; he had just taken a seat outside a simple stone habitat on what seemed to be a narrow cobblestone street, and was dressed the same as when I was shown Jesus.
When he spoke, he sounded VERY old, as he FIRST began speaking; as if it were The Spirit of God, speaking through Jesus.
When he looked me over, I felt like I was being thoroughly scrutinized by a very particular and suspicious Jewish business owner, trying to figure just what use I could be to him. In the same way the lady from The Kingdom seemed to be seeing my thoughts; he seemed to be checking my heart, and like a surgeon, he looked from my rib to the tips of my shoulders.
Because of the movement of the hair, and the angle and such, and a likely affect on the skin from some recorded event in The Bible, I wasn’t sure of the skin color either time, except when Jesus took the giant step forward and I looked toward the sandals. His color was not clear to me even by his feet; but above his ankles, I saw his darker color that is common with someone from that area of the world.
There were variables that kept me from determining his height.
Where he had looked at my rib and shoulders is where I felt pain before I died 21 years later.
During those early prayers, I had asked to twice step over the line of death and be able to come back and tell that we really do live when we die. Gabriel told me that could be dangerous, but I told him that I believed God could do anything, and the request was granted. After The Lord looked me over, Gabriel told me what would happen, and when.
*(Psalm 145:3 The Lord’s greatness, no one can fathom.)
(John 14:9,10 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works.)
(John 14:13 (Jesus said:) “And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.)
The ‘Shroud of Turin’, thought to be the burial cloth of Jesus, was discovered to be a photographic negative. A photograph was made and shown on TV as I was putting the finishing touches on this talk, and it is the likeness I saw of Jesus, our Christ and Lord!
(John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.)
*(Isaiah 55:6 Seek The Lord while he may be found.)
I asked and was told in the prayers that I would be saved. At the alter or where you are, confess that Jesus is your Lord and Savior. Do not delay giving your life to Jesus, because now is the day of salvation.
If the devil’s been scared out of you; praise The Lord.