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Victory in Jesus
This is story number three (out of 50) from my book.
Eccl 9.12 "For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them."
One night about 11:30 PM, I received a phone call from my sister who lived 200 yards from me. She said, "I've been trying to call you for 30 minutes but all I got was a man cussing me out." I immediately felt the presence of evil and sensed that what she was about to tell me was something the devil did not want me to hear. She said, "One of our cousins, 38 years old, suddenly fell sick at work, and he was in intensive care in the local hospital." Well, I knew he had been running from God and was not prepared to meet his maker.
I began to pray for him as I drove over to the hospital. I asked God to save him before He takes him. Outside the doors of the intensive care where the family had gathered, I prayed for my cousin. We were born three days apart and grew up together. As I had no brothers, just four sisters, he was like a brother to me. About 1:30 AM, I went in to see him. His wife spoke his name and said, "Irvin is here." I said, "You know God loves you, and I love you."
Despite his condition, tears began to roll down his face as he lightly squeezed my hand. I felt the powerful, overflowing presence of Jesus Christ. He was alright with the Lord.
The devil did not want me to go to the hospital to pray for my cousin. He thought he had won, but praise God for the victory in Jesus.
My dear brother cousin died within a few hours. All his organs shut down. At work that afternoon, and in the presence of Jesus the next day!
James 4.7 "Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you."
Copyright 2003, Irvin L. Rozier, CPT (Ret) US Army
I am an author, preacher, retired US Army Captain. My recent book is My Walk with the Lord, www.selahbooks.com. I was a single parent to three children for over 13 years and have been preaching for over 17 years. I live in Blackshear, Georgia (south GA).