Sunday, March 11, 2012

Divine Healing Jesus Care - My Testimony

I want to share with you my testimony. Both my wife and I are on Jesus Care . Neither of us is on medication or on prescription medication. It doesn't mean that we have not had medical problems. Both of us have been through some serious problems. I have had some very serious back pain and recently I had a knee that was extremely painful, I could hardly walk but we prayed and Jesus healed me. My wife anointed me with oil, we prayed for my knee and Jesus healed me.
My wife has also been sick but we prayed and Jesus is not just our provider but He is also our healer. It does not mean that we do not respect medical science but we give glory to Jesus who keeps us alive. Jesus cares for those who seek Him and who follow Him. By His stripes we are healed, we must just pray and believe. If we ask, we receive. Jesus rewards those who diligently seek Him.
May Jesus bless you.

Friday, March 9, 2012

The shock of my life

I was a born again Christian, not living in sin, baptized in water, baptized in the Holy Spirit. I was receiving revelation from Jesus, I experienced His guidance in my life and I was living what I thought was a good Christian life. We were reading the Bible at meal times, praying as a family. We were teaching our children about Jesus, had no television, never went to the movies or places of worldly pleasure. My children did not go to discos or hang out with friends, never slept out. My wife never worked out so the children came home from school and did their homework and their chores. They had the contract to deliver a weekly newspaper, which kept them very busy two afternoons a week and also earned them some good pocket money.
I had an executive job as general manger of a manufacturing company. I was not ashamed to testify for Jesus, and managed my business so others knew I was a Christian. I had a track record of fixing unprofitable companies turning them to productivity and profitability. I had a reputation for being a straight honest business man who did not accept half measures or poor performance, neither in my own company nor in the service we delivered to our customers.
We were financially blessed and by my understanding we were doing right in the sight of God and Jesus was pleased with us. Then I had the shock of my life, I had a heart attack, died, left my body and found myself going down a deep black hole, on my way to hell. I knew I was not coming back, it was final, my time was up. (My detailed testimony is on my website and youtube channel) I pleaded with Jesus to let me come back and warn others of the reality of hell and to prepare. Jesus did let me come back but my relationship with Jesus would never be the same after that. I had the fear of God in me and still do.
I was so sure that I was right with Jesus and then I had to find that I was on my way to hell. By all standards that I knew from reading the Bible I believed that I was doing good and I was saved. What I did not understand was that I was living for ME, not for Jesus. Until then everything had been about ME, my achievement, everything that Jesus had done for me and given me, even the baptism in the Holy Spirit, gift of speaking in tongues, revelations, dreams, guidance, answering my prayers, blessing me and my family financially and in all ways, physically, with good health and prosperity. Even with all that I was going to hell.

I started warning people, sharing my testimony. Soon I learned that most people do not really listen to what you are telling them. I went to churches and gave my testimony, but they were not interested. they want sensation. It is all about their church and their own importance. They are not interested in testimonies of Jesus, especially when you tell people to repent and explain that you were a good Christian and found yourself on your way to hell. I made fliers and put them in people's mailboxes but rarely received feedback. With time I testified less and basically gave up but that was a mistake.

I had to learn, it is not about results of reaction, IT IS ABOUT OBEDIENCE AND BEING PLEASING TO JESUS, DOING WHAT JESUS WANTS YOU TO DO. It is about following the Master, waiting on Him, seeking  Him in prayer. Jesus wants ABSOLUTE HOLINESS, He does not tolerate disobedience, not one sin, not one evil thought, no rebellion. It is all about Jesus and His Kingdom, not about us.    We MUST CHASE AFTER JESUS, FOLLOW HIM.

Jesus did not leave me alone, He was teaching me, coaching me. The devil was attacking me with fear about another heart attack. I was under severe stress, lying awake at night with my heart throbbing, in pain, sweating profusely, not knowing if I would see the sun rise the next morning. I knew that I will die again but I had to be sure that when my time comes that I do not go down the  black hole to hell again. I was constantly praying, day and night. I was in an inner struggle for more than a year. I never spoke to anybody about it, never went to the doctor, never took tranquilizers. My business was with Jesus. I had to overcome. I had to resist the devil and overcome him. I had to overcome my flesh, my fears, my concern about myself. I had to fight a force bigger than me. I lost interest in the things that used to be important to me because I was busy with a bigger struggle. The pleasures of life lost their attraction.

After a year the Holy Spirit had burned the dross out of me. My focus was on Jesus and on pleasing Him. The pain in my chest that kept on coming back disappeared. I ignored the devil who had plagued me with doubt and anxiety, he could not intimidate me any more, I had won the battle against my own doubt in Jesus. I was interested in Jesus and His Kingdom. When Jesus shortly afterwards told me to sell all my possessions, quit my job and go where He sends me, it did not bother me. All the things that used to be important to me did not matter any more.

I thank Jesus for WAKING ME UP and treating me harshly or else I would still have been in ignorance on my way to hell. What I learned is that we must APREHEND Jesus, we must go after Him with all our power. We must die to SELF and live for Him. Jesus does not accept half measures. We either live for Jesus or for ourselves. The warning written in Revelation 3: 1 -3 speaks to every follower of Jesus:  “I know your deeds, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. 2‘Wake up, and strengthen the things that remain, which were about to die; for I have not found your deeds completed in the sight of My God. 3‘So remember what you have received and heard; and keep it, and repent. Therefore if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come to you.” Jesus came on me like a thief and I was not ready. When Jesus calls again I want to be ready, waiting and faithfully working for His kingdom.

I pray that my testimony will wake others up who are also living in false security. Apprehend Jesus, go after Him, follow Him every day with all your power. Constantly seek Jesus in prayer, seek His approval, witness for His Kingdom. Live in utter holiness and obedience to Jesus. Read His words as written in the gospels Matthew, Mark Luke and John, obey those words and Jesus will reveal Himself to you. Always seek His confirmation that He is pleased with you. Do not seek the approval of people or trust any man. Remember, the moment you die, all that matters is whether Jesus is pleased with you.

Thank you for listening/reading
May Jesus bless you.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The God that TALKS

My faith in Jesus Christ is not based on what somebody told me or what I have read but on a real relationship, on revelation of Jesus Christ, of Himself, to me. Jesus is real. I have always known that  there was more than just believing IN Jesus.
Many people have experienced the joy of salvation when they for the first time called out to Jesus and He put His joy and peace in their hearts, but then after that they had no more experiences. I had such experience, but I knew that there had to be more than just that. Many things happened in my life and that was all the hand of God. It was Jesus reaching out to me to make me understand that He wants to talk to me, He wants me to be in a real relationship with Him because He is the living God. He spoke to me many times through circumstances, through dreams and I didn't understand until it started getting through to my thick scull that Jesus is REAL.
One night I had a dream about a friend of mine who died and he got to heaven and he said:”Lord Jesus I am here.” A voice said to him:”Who are you?” He said his name and then the voice from the inside said:”I do not know you, go away” That woke me up and I remembered the words of Jesus as written in John 10, where He said:”My sheep listen to my voice and they follow Me,”  and I realized that I must KNOW Jesus, I must KNOW HIS VOICE, I must listen, I must follow Him. But I was seeking! Nobody could help me, but I knew THERE WAS MORE, there was more to be had, there is more of a relationship and I did what many people do, I searched the Bible, the scriptures.
Dear friends, as I read through the gospel of John, the words of Jesus in the gospel of John, these things started to become real to me and I realized, that I must believe what Jesus said and what John wrote that Jesus promised us His Holy Spirit, that would come and live in us, would guide us every step of the way, and even though it was not like that in my life I was yearning for it. I was seeking for it, and I was praying. I read the words that Jesus spoke, that John recorded.
I read through the words of Jesus in the gospel of John where Jesus promised to reveal Himself to us. I read in John 14:21 “He who has My commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves Me. And he who loves Me shall be loved by My Father, and I WILL LOVE HIM AND I WILL DISCLOSE(MANIFEST) MYSELF TO HIM.”  I said:”Lord, I want You to disclose Yourself to me, more and more, every day!”
I read in John 14:26 Jesus said “the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He WILL TEACH YOU ALL THINGS, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.” and I said:”Lord, I want that! I really want it above everything else.”
I started seeking for it! John 15:26 He said: “When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will witness about Me,” I said:”Lord, I wan to hear that witness, I want that interaction!”
I read in John 16:13 “But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and HE WILL DISCLOSE TO YOU WHAT IS TO COME. “He shall glorify Me, for He shall take of Mine and SHALL DISCLOSE IT TO YOU. “All things that the Father has are Mine; therefore I said that He takes of Mine and will disclose it to you.” And I said:”Lord. I want that, I want that with all my heart!” I started seeking Jesus like never before and dear friends, He started revealing Himself to me, because He IS the truth, He is the way, He is the life. What He promised, is true! I am experiencing it every day.
We must follow Jesus every day of our lives. There is no recipe,  dear friend, there is no recipe! There is only one thing, and that is: YOU MUST SEEK HIM WITH ALL YOUR HEART, sanctify yourself, dear friend, set yourself apart for Jesus and He will reveal Himself to you, He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. You cannot be halfheartedly seeking Him, you must seek Him with all your heart. You must hunger and thirst and HE WILL REVEAL HIMSELF TO YOU  in a REAL and tangible way.
Dear friend, Jesus is my life. He speaks to me every day, He guides me, He chastises me, but I seek Him. I WANT TO stay with Him, I WANT TO  hear from Him. If we seek Him, we find Him. He is a wonderful and a loving God, but WE must follow Him. We must seek Him with all our heart and we will find Him. Seek Jesus, my friend, and you will find Him.
May Jesus bless you.

I was brainwashed by religion

I grew up in a Christian home and I go to know Jesus, for real, very early in my life, when I was still a little boy but then I got brainwashed by religion. I got drawn away from Jesus and I believed what people told me. Although I was serious, and very serious, I was deceived. There are many people who are extremely serious who are extremely deceived also because they are so serious. They believe the wrong things, they trust what people tell them.
I believed all the LIES that religion tells you, lies like: THE BIBLE IS THE INERRANT WORD OF GOD, that  YOU MUST BELONG TO A CHURCH, that YOU MUST HAVE FELLOWSHIP WITH OTHER CHRISTIANS, that YOU MUST SUBMIT YOURSELF TO THE LEADERSHIP OF THE CHURCH. I believed those things. But very soon I saw that those people who preached those things did not live them and I got disillusioned. Then I blamed God  and I went away from God. See, I got my eyes off Jesus and I started looking at people, and then by His mercy  the Lord Jesus revealed Himself to me and called me back. Then I decided I will not be deceived again  by people. I got out of church because that was where the people are, where the deception is, and I decided that I will research the scriptures for myself to find the truth and I spent a lot of time searching the scriptures, reading the Bible from Genesis to Revelation to find the truth but I found that I only found MY INSIGHT OF WHAT I BELIEVED WAS THE TRUTH, the bible.
Dear friends, the bible is NOT THE TRUTH, JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF IS THE WAY AND THE LIFE AND THE TRUTH. The bible is not the inerrant word of God, it is a book, written by people, who, some of them, knew God, but it was translated and rewritten by many people who really did not know God. They were utilitarians  and they still are modifying the scriptures according to their insight along linguistic lines, not under guidance of the Holy Spirit, and people are brainwashed to believe the words that those people write there. You see, they are not busy with Jesus, they are brainwashed into believing a book and that is NOT what Jesus called us to do. HE CALLED US TO FOLLOW HIM!
But then Jesus opened my eyes. I started reading the words of Jesus in the gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) and I said:”Lord, if this is true, that a man must be led by the Holy Spirit, then this is what I want! Nothing else!” Jesus said:”My sheep LISTEN to my voice and they follow Me.”(John 10:27)  I said:”Lord, I want to hear Your voice, and I want to follow You!” Paul wrote:”Those who are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.”(Romans 8:14) I read in the gospel of John that Jesus promised the Holy Spirit to guide us into all truth. I said:”Lord, then that is what I need!” I had been brainwashed, I have been listening to people. I believed in the Bible, I didn't believe in Jesus. I was not following the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Even though I got to know Jesus as a little boy, I never trusted Him. I NEVER FOLLOWED HIM, I WAS BUSY WITH THE BIBLE! I was busy with doctrines, with people, my eyes were not on Jesus! I was brainwashed like so many people in this world. RELIGIOUS PEOPLE ARE BRAINWASHED BY RELIGION. Dear friend, all we need is Jesus Christ and Him alone – Jesus must be our reality. He sent us the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of TRUTH to guide us into the WHOLE TRUTH and if we do not trust and follow and obey the Holy Spirit we cannot know Jesus, it is impossible, you can only KNOW ABOUT HIM but you can only KNOW JESUS through REVELATION under the guidance of His Spirit.
If you want to spend eternity with Jesus then you must get to know Him and trust Him right now.  You must be led by the Holy Spirit right now and keep on following Him for ever.  Never turn away from Him, never trust a man, never trust a book, don’t trust the Bible, don’t trust what people tell you, TRUST JESUS.  Put all your trust in Him and that is what is written in the Bible.  "TRUST in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding."  Jesus cannot let you FAIL.  He guides your footsteps, He teaches you understanding, if you TRUST HIM. If you SERIOUSLY SEEK HIM, and not people, and your own understanding and your own truth.  JESUS ALONE is the WAY and the LIFE and the TRUTH, there is NO OTHER.  GET TO KNOW JESUS friend. I was brainwashed but He opened my eyes and now I FOLLOW JESUS and I TRUST HIM. And I want to take your hand and put your Hand of JESUS.  Friend, put your hand in the hand of Jesus.  Fix your sight on Him and seek Him with all your heart and He will guide you. Jesus alone is the Way and the life and the Truth.  There is no other. DON’T BE BRAINWASHED.  GET TO KNOW JESUS and FOLLOW HIM.
May Jesus bless you.

Nothing is impossible WITH JESUS

Jesus Christ is the living God and He is ready to reveal Himself to you as real, if you will just call on Him, if you seek Him. I have called on Jesus countless times, in desperation, and He has always answered me. He has always rescued me and that is why I know that He is real, He is alive and that He cares. It does not matter what your problem is, it does not matter where you have been, what you have done, what you have got yourself into, if you call on Him He will answer you. 
He cares for you, dear friend. He loves you. He wants to show you that He loves you, He wants to show you that He is real, so that you can know that He is the ONLY LIVING GOD and you need to know Him. Jesus said:”Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all the other things will be added unto you.” Jesus has made my life complete, since I have put Him first in my life, since I have made Him the LORD of my life. Jesus is faithful. He will never let you down. Just call on Him, friend, and He will show Himself to you as MIGHTY GOD!
May Jesus bless you.

Jesus kept me alive

Last night during the night I woke up to pray, as we normally do, and I waited on the Lord. He said to me:”Fear not, I am with you” and then He took me back over my life, so many times that I should have been killed. I was reminded of the time when I owned when I owned my own aircraft for more than ten years and there were many times that I should have been killed. Many pilots of small aircraft do get killed. I recalled so many times that it was a miracle that I am still alive. I was a VFR pilot which means, I flew by visual flight rules, not instruments. I was caught in fog quite a few times. Most pilots come out of fog in a grave yard spiral, they pick up the pieces. The Lord always helped me to get out of there although I was not IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) rated.
There were times that I was caught in cloud, that I was drawn up in a cumuli nimbus, that I saw the altimeter (Height Meter)  spinning around (gaining hundreds of feet per minute, each revolution  a thousand feet) gaining a thousand feet at a time and the Lord got me out of there. What normally happens in that situation is that you exceed VNE, designed speed capability of the aircraft wing and the wings break off. I've been caught in down drafts, dragged down ravines  and the Lord helped me out of there. I did many bush landings, places where other people would not even dare go, sometimes foolish things I did but I am still alive. I look back and there were many times that I just said:”Lord help me!” and He helped me. HE KEPT ME ALIVE.
Not so long ago my wife and I went out and we came back one night on a very narrow road. Suddenly a car pulled in front of us from the side. It was absolutely impossible to miss that car. I could see myself driving into the side of that car and us being killed but the Lord saved us out of that, miraculously.
I said:”Lord, why is that?” I have had so many close encounters with death where miraculously I was kept alive. And the Lord said to me:”I kept you alive, for My purpose.” It is not about us, it is not about me. I am nothing, but the Lord has a purpose with each of us and He gives us breath, He keeps us alive for HIS PURPOSE, for His Kingdom. Many of us never live that purpose.
I was blind, stupid, busy with my own things and then I had a heart attack and I died and I found myself on my way to hell. That was in 1998. I pleaded with Jesus and He let me come back to come and fulfill my purpose. I am so thankful! I am so thankful and that is why I am here telling you, dear friend, Jesus is keeping you alive for a purpose, for His purpose. You need to submit to Him, live your life for Him. He wants you in His Kingdom but you must obey Him, you must serve Him. You must live absolutely for Him.
I thank Jesus today that I can live my purpose and I pray that I endure until the very end, living for His purpose, because I want to live for His purpose, in His Kingdom for eternity. Jesus is keeping you alive, dear friend.  Don't squander that life, live that life for Jesus or you might just lose it for eternity, as I almost did. I want to live for Jesus. for ever. because HE IS KEEPING ME ALIVE.
May Jesus bless you.

Religious Mindset - My Struggle

Religious Mindset – My Struggle

Having been brought up in a Christian house, my biggest obstacle, that prevented me from truly following Jesus was a RELIGIOUS MINDSET. Being biblical and being a devout church member does not make you pleasing to Jesus, it rather distracts you and prevents you from being and doing what Jesus called you for.

Jesus calls us unto Himself for His purpose but religion snatches believers away and takes them on a path of destruction. The religious mindset is a plot of the devil that leads believers away from Jesus. Instead of becoming disciples, followers of Jesus, who walk daily by faith in a close relationship with Jesus they become deceived religious hypocrites who have no relationship with Jesus at all.

Religion is about physical things that people identify with, the Bible, Koran, manuscripts, writings, prayer books, churches, buildings, artifacts, sculptures, crucifixes, paintings, people and holy places. These physical things become the objects and facilitators of worship and the proof of faith. ALL CHRISTIAN DENOMINATIONS ARE PART OF THIS DECEPTION, EVEN IF THEY ARE JUST BIBLE WORSHIPERS AND CHURCH GOERS.

A true follower of Jesus does not need any of these. He is in a spiritual relationship with Jesus as Jesus also said to the Samaritan woman. She said to Jesus: (John 4:20) “Our fathers worshiped in this mountain, and you people say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.” Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, an hour is coming when neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. “You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. “But AN HOUR IS COMING, AND NOW IS, WHEN THE TRUE WORSHIPERS WILL WORSHIP THE FATHER IN SPIRIT AND TRUTH; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. “GOD IS SPIRIT, AND THOSE WHO WORSHIP HIM MUST WORSHIP IN SPIRIT AND TRUTH.”

A true follower of Jesus is led by the Holy Spirit. You cannot follow Jesus unless you are led by the Holy Spirit. All other forms of serving Jesus are fleshly man made religions that cannot please Jesus, neither do they bring anybody into the will of God. Jesus alone, is the way the truth and the life, there is no other way to have eternal life. Jesus said, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”John 14:6.


YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS STARTS when you humble yourself before Him in prayer and cry out to Him for mercy and forgiveness of your past sins. You must cry out UNTIL you find PEACE and FORGIVENESS. You must SPIRITUALLY CONNECT WITH JESUS. JESUS MUST BECOME REAL TO YOU AT THAT POINT or else you have not met Him. It is at this point that many believers get diverted away from Jesus into religion. Instead of building their spiritual relationship with Jesus they become indoctrinated and deceived.

YOU MUST STAY WITH JESUS! Jesus is your LIFE. What matters to Jesus is OBEDIENCE. LISTEN  to the Holy Spirit who will together with your conscience, convict you of SIN, RIGHTEOUSNESS and JUDGMENT. OBEY and be holy, do not sin at all. If you LISTEN, He will guide you. Read the WORDS OF JESUS in the gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and OBEY them. Take those words literally. Be baptized in water by another true follower of Jesus. Pray and ask Jesus for the baptism in the Holy Spirit.

BUILD YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS THROUGH PRAYER.  The Holy Spirit will remind you of the words of Jesus as written in the gospels. Live absolutely holy. Remove all things that separate you  from Jesus or distract you from Him. Pray about all your questions and problems. DO NOT ASK PEOPLE, ASK JESUS. Pray, trust Him and be patient, expect Him to help and guide you. Stay focused on Jesus and you will see the answer when it comes. JESUS REWARDS THOSE WHO DILIGENTLY SEEK HIM.

It is all about Jesus, nothing else. No man, no church, no books, videos, writings, special prayers, nothing can help you, only Jesus. Seek Jesus and you will find Him. Stay with Jesus and seek to please Him. He will reveal Himself to you as He did to all those who went before us, who truly followed Him, who worshiped Him in Spirit and in truth.

May Jesus bless you.

Jesus taught me
Jesus said to the disciples: "One is your Teacher, even the Christ Himself."  That has been true in my life also since I have come to Jesus and accepted Him as my Lord and my Master.  He has treated me as a child and He has been teaching me, coaching me and guiding me.  At times I was not a good child, at times I was not a good learner but we learn through what we suffer and suffer, I have suffered much often because of my own disobedience and other times just because we learn through suffering.  And I had to suffer to learn to trust in Jesus, to obey Him, to become patient, to be persistent.  He taught me obedience and He often chastised me, when I went wrong, but always in love.  When I strayed, He brought me back.  When I was too much in love with the world, He took away my worldly possessions.  He destroyed the works of my hands, so that I had to learn that all is in vain.  We learn through what we suffer.  We learn because Jesus is our Teacher and because He is GOOD.  It is His good will and His intention to teach us that we can be useful for His Kingdom.  He has called us for a purpose and we have to live that purpose, but unless we learn obedience, unless we learn to yield to the Holy Spirit, unless we learn to totally trust Him, we will not follow and obey Him.
I thank Jesus for His dealings in my life, for His Hand which at time has been SEVERE, tough on me, because He worked those qualities in me, the CHARACTER that He wants of a child of God.  He still treats me as a child because I am a child.  I am a child of God and I am so thankful that I can trust in Him.  I am so thankful that He has taught me obedience, that I must just be humble and dependant on Him, and I must follow Him with all my heart.  I have been unfaithful, I have made many mistakes, but Jesus has never let me down.
Through my mistakes I have learned one thing and that is: YOU CANNOT GO ON STUMBLING because there comes a day that if you keep on stumbling you might not get up again. I have learned to mind my walk and be very careful to be obedient to my Lord and Master, because His ways are the best ways.  He is faithful but I must be faithful until the very, very end.
May Jesus bless you.

The car fell on me

When we lived in Baltimore a few years ago, I did a oil change for somebody on their motor car.  In order to get to the oil filter, which is situated behind the engine, I had to jack this car up.  I put the motor car in park and I put the hand break on and then I jacked the car up.  What I did not see was that the asphalt was at a slight gradient, slight incline and as soon as I was underneath the car, this car started moving, and it felt off the jack onto me, it crushed down my ribs, I started screaming but because of the weight of the car on my chest, I could not get much sound out. Eventually my wife heard me inside (the apartment) and she came running out.  My wife didn’t know what to do, so she prayed, she said: "Lord help" and the next thing, a postal worker stopped there with his little van.  This man jumped out when he saw what has happening and he run to the car. He picked the car up, he was not a big guy, but he picked that car up and I managed to crawl out.  What was quite amazing is that the entire bottom of the car is closed in and there was only a small cavity right in front of my face.  That is where I put my hand through to get to the oil filter but when the car fell on me it fell in such a way that, that cavity was right over my face, otherwise it would have crushed my head.  It did bruise my chest a bit and I was sore for a few days but I just thank Jesus that He kept me alive.  It is so wonderful that when we call on the Lord, He answers our prayers.  He answered my wife’s prayers when she said: "Lord, help us please" and that man arrived there. He could not picked that car up, afterwards when he tried, but the Lord gave him power to lift it off me. I just want to share this testimony to let others know that Jesus is alive.  He is the God of miracles. If we call on Him then He answers our prayers and He keeps us alive, for His purpose.  
May Jesus bless you.

The snakes almost killed me – Testimony

Jesus has supernaturally kept me alive many times in my life. I hope this testimony will inspire others to trust in Jesus.

When we lived in South Africa I owned an aircraft and sometimes flew into dangerous, remote places. My aircraft, a 1957 vintage Piper Tri-pacer was very basically equipped, no navigational instrumentation which meant that all flying was done seat of the pants, using maps and compass in daylight. It was also prior to GPS.

A friend asked me to fly him from Johannesburg (South Africa) to Walvis Bay (Namibia). He was a native of Namibia who knew the desert country very well. It was a daring trip for my aircraft as we would fly over the desert for much of the trip of 1200 miles. We could not take short cut over Botswana as the larger aircraft do. We had to follow the national road to Upington and then cut over the desert to Keetmanshoop. From there it was straight over the desert to Walvis Bay which was an unmanned airport. This part of the trip would be without radio contact also.

We took off for Upington at dawn on a cold winters morning. We arrived at Keetmanshoop at midday and were delayed by Customs so we took off later than planned, hoping that we would make it to Walvis Bay before dark. Half way to Walvis bay we realized we would not make it. My friend suggested that we deviate from plan and land on a dirt road close to the farmhouse of people that he knew. We landed without event and fortunately the elderly wife of the farmer was home. We stayed over for the night but because of the detour we did not have enough Avgas left to reach Walvis Bay. We got some ordinary low octane car gasoline from the farmer's wife and mixed it with the Avgas that we had left, estimating that that would be enough to get us to Walfish Bay.

When I did the pre-flight inspection I discovered that the compass had moved and was not reading true any more. We had a navigation problem! Instead of flying straight to Walfish Bay we decided to fly due west until we reach the Atlantic Ocean and then follow the coast along the Skeleton Coast up to Walfish Bay. (It would be better to fly in a westerly direction and reach the Atlantic than guess our direction inland over the desert) We reached Walfish Bay the afternoon and landed safely on a deserted airport. We flew over town so my friend's family knew to come and pick us up at the airport. We had barely made it with very little gasoline left in the aircraft.

The next morning we would have to fly to Swakopmund some 25 miles north to get gasoline. We had gasoline worth 15 minutes of flying left in each of the two fuel tanks. It was just a 15 minute flight up the coast to Swakopmund. That night I called home and my wife told me she had a dream of two snakes that wanted to kill me. She had been praying for me. We both prayed Jesus' protection over me.

The west coast is renowned for the coastal fog that settles over the land every night. The fog was dense the next morning. We had to wait until midday for the fog to clear before we could fly out.
We took off and flew along the coast. As soon as we reached the Swakop River mouth we were suddenly in dense fog over the sea. Having flown without a compass (which was about 20 degrees out) we did not know which way the land was. Things immediately turned ugly. My friend, who was an ex-pilot suggested I climb out above the fog. As I lifted the aircraft it spluttered, the fuel tank was empty! I switched over to the other tank and lowered the aircraft flying just above the water. I estimated a direction, taking into account the known compass error, and I headed in that direction. My friend said we were going the wrong direction. I started thinking of swimming in the cold Atlantic, but I would not know in which direction I would have to swim if we came down and survived! I was praying, asking Jesus for help, remembering my wife's dream about the snakes that wanted to kill me. Then we saw flamingos flying in the same direction as we were heading, which indicated that we were heading in the right direction because flamingos always sit on land.
Next we dimly saw land through the fog! We were heading the right direction, BUT the very next thing the satellite dishes on a communications tower loomed right in front of us at 100 m.p.h! I froze, my friend, who had done acrobatic flying, when he used to fly, jerked back the stick and the aircraft shot right up in the air, just missing the tower! We had just escaped ditching in the Atlantic and then headed for a collision with the highest object for hundreds of miles along the Namibian coast!

I landed the aircraft and as we taxied to the parking space the engine spluttered, running out of gasoline. The snakes had tried to kill me a few times in succession but miraculously Jesus kept us alive! The people who met us at the airport saw the aircraft heading for the tower and thought it was going to strike it.

Jesus answers prayer, He is the God of wonders and miracles. He saves, He keeps, He warns and He protects those who trust in Him. There is no other Name in heaven or on earth that has power to save from any situation, even death. Jesus has a purpose with each of us. We must live His purpose. I thank Jesus that He kept me alive so many times so that I can be a witness for His Name and tell others what He has done in my life.

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