Another Theophostic moment. I will never leave you or forsake you.
Back in 2008 when I was doing the Theophostic ministry for 3 days there were 2 memories that I remember. One was the death of my son the other was the fire
I remember grabbing my mom’s zippo lighter and going into my closet. I was standing on a shag bed spread. Since this was 1964, you can imagine what this bedspread looked like. As I began to flick the lighter, the lighter fluid on the outside caught fire, and I dropped it on the bed spread, and it immediately flamed up and I begin screaming at the top of my lungs. I was in trouble.
During the session with my pastor, I told him about this memory.
He asked me, “Do you see Jesus in the room?” I said,”I do.”
He asked, “What is he doing?” I said, “He has me in a bear hug, and he is between me and the fire protecting me.”
He said, “Ask Jesus what is the lie that I was believing?”
Immediately, I said, “That my mom doesn’t love me, and she’s not gonna come and save me.” I remember just sitting there and crying. He said, “Ask Jesus, what is the truth?”
So I asked, Jesus said, ” Your mom loves you very much, and she will come and save you.
The pastor then asked me another question. “Ask Jesus, is there anything else he wants to tell you?” I asked, Jesus said, “I love you, and I will never leave you or forsake you.”
The moment I said that last statement, the door to my closet flung open, and my mom grabbed me and took me outside. My room burnt down, and all of my toys and belongings went up in smoke, and I lived.
Deuteronomy 31:8 (ESV) 8 It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”
That day in 2008, there was a lot of healing for me. But in 1964, it was a very traumatic event for me. But for my mom, it scarred her for life. The sad thing is that I don’t think she even realizes. My mom needs freedom, and she doesn’t even know it. It is a very touchy subject when I have brought it up. All I can do is pray for her and be Jesus with skin on when I’m around
There is power when you ask Jesus what is the lie. When you hear the answer then you ask him what is the truth.