How are you? I’m well.
In the class, “Hearing the Voice of God” back in Singapore, in 2016, I think Sister Margaret Seaward, the teacher taught we can hear the voice of God through emotions or feelings. She shared her testimony. To my recollection, it was the first anniversary of the late Pastor Fred Seaward and her in LA in California. Pastor Fred made a reservation for a dinner in a nice restaurant for the anniversary. But on that day, Sister Margaret didn’t want to go to the restaurant, though she was not able to pinpoint what it was. Pastor Fred was upset, but they ended up canceling the plan in the restaurant. And the very next day, they were stunned to read the newspaper and find out burglars broke in the restaurant, robbing it with guns, in the previous evening. It was the warning of the Holy Spirit to Pastor Fred and Sister Margaret through her feeling, though she was not able to know what it was.
A Christian friend of mine in Seoul shared her testimony. A couple of years ago, she used to walk her youngest girl to her music class near her apartment. Then, one afternoon, somehow she felt she wanted to leave for the class with her girl ten minutes earlier than usual. She was not able to understand why, but she just felt she wanted to. So, they left for the music class ten minutes earlier than usual and my friend came back home, after walking her girl to the class. Then, her oldest daughter at home said to her that she heard from their neighbors about a girl’s committing suicide by falling from the high floor of the apartment. The spot where the girl fell was where my friend and her girl always walked by for the class. And the accident happened at the hour when my friend usually walked her girl. My friend and I agreed that the Holy Spirit prompted her to leave for the class sooner than usual, to avoid potential trauma to my friend and her little girl, unless otherwise.
In early 2018 when I lived in the outskirt of Seoul for a while, I drove to a grocery store. It was a day before Lunar New Year holidays, one of the biggest family holidays in Korea. When I was driving back home, a car was suddenly running from my right side on a crossroad near my house. And it didn’t stop on the crossroad, but kept running. In Korea, we don’t have STOP sign on every crossroad, and people don’t really stop even when there is one. I tried to stop my car with all my strength, but it was too late. The car from my right side ran into my car, ending up with crash. I saw from my seat my car bonnet on the right side crushed. I said to the Lord, right at the moment, “Lord, I’m fasting now! What is this? Why do you add more pains, while I’m fasting?” In the middle of the tremendous trial due to mom’s delusion and insane behaviors at that time, I felt the Lord want me to fast and I was on 40 day of fasting. I was so upset with the car accident and especially with the crushed bonnet. When I got out of my car, I saw the face of the middle-aged female driver frown, looking at her crushed car, but not even saying apology to me. I was angry and said to her, “Who taught you driving? You should have stopped.” I was unkind to her. She didn’t say apology at all, but she was angry at my words. Then, I felt I should bite my tongue, as the devil could use it to destroy me. So, I got back into my car and prayed in tongue, while I was waiting for my car insurance company’s employee. I was so upset, saying to myself, “Why? The hardship from mom is enough, but why this car accident?” But immediately, I was reminded that there was a still small voice, “Slow down!” when driving up near the crossroad, which I ignored. I tended to speed up around the crossroad on my way home, as there were few cars most of the time when I drove. I got to realize the Lord wanted me to slow down, as there was a risk that I might hit someone, like kids. And He actually warned me right before the accident. After I got home, I knelt down and I repented of my unkind words to the driver and I thanked Him for warning me through the minor accident so that I would be careful from then on. Despite the car accident, I wasn’t injured, but only had a little bit of muscle ache. I went to clinic for some therapy for a week and it turned out to be a short good break from mom for about two hours a day. And I had a time to read a book while getting some therapy on the bed in the clinic. And it cost me nothing, as the other party’s insurance company paid it all including repairing my car. And later, unexpectedly, I got around US$700 from the insurance company of the other party. I ignored the Lord’s still small voice and I was unkind, yet He made everything beautiful by His mercy at the end of the day. After the accident, I thought that if it were a serious car accident, His Angels would have protected me. But instead the Holy Spirit whispered me to slow down.
Since we live in the last days, I believe hearing the Voice of God and being sensitive to the Holy Spirit is more critical than ever. We would see more shakings come such as natural disasters, persecution and so forth. Yet I trust that the Holy Spirit would speak to us through feelings, His still small voice, dreams, visions and so on, to protect us and to help us fulfill our destiny. I pray that you and I always seek to hear our Shepherd and we obey Him, when prompted by the Holy Spirit, in Jesus’ name.
Have a bliss!
“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you. (John 16:12~15)