By Pastor Michael Young
On December 30th 2015 I was coming back from a physical therapy appt when something amazing happened. Although, I must first explain that previously that morning I had been in a very rough place after getting back from cancun with an illness that according to the CDC only 23 people in the United States got last year called Leptospirosis which is a bacterial infection that attacks all different systems in the body including the kidneys. Now I had acquired this even though I was careful about not drinking the water. I did know that I had used the sink water to rinse my toothbrush which from what I am told is all it would take to get sick. Before my appt I was upset asking God why has this happened to me. I was feeling like God’s hand was against me. Although, I could not have been more wrong.
After my appt I headed to walmart, a 7 minute drive from where I was, to fill the prescription I had and when I got on the highway I started to sense the presence of the Lord fill the car. When I got off the exit and pulled up to the light I notice that Jesus Christ was sitting in the passenger seat. Now I must explain that I do see in the spirit and we all have spiritual eyes because we all have a spirit. This is an ability that the Lord has developed in me over the last six years. Now I was quite awe struck as I held his hand and pulled into Walmart and when I got there I sat in the car, in the rain, speaking in tongues, as my spirit dwelled on lost souls. I was early because Walmart pharmacy did not open until 9am and it was 8:50am so after a few minutes in the car I went inside to wait and sat down in the waiting area and the Lord spoke to me these words, “ I shall lift you up among the righteous and you shall walk upright in me to fulfill the purpose for which you have been called in Christ Jesus”. The Lord then moved on me to notice that the window was open although the rest of the pharmacy was not. I did figure that I probably could drop off my prescription since I was not concerned with how long it would take to fill because I was preoccupied with what the Lord was doing and still in awe of course. I gave the prescription to the clerk and left. I went to the car and drove out of the parking lot listening to miracle maker by Kim Walker Smith.
I drove a few miles and right as I was entering downtown Cumming I looked up out the front windshield and saw Jesus in His glory hovering above my car. I could see in great detail the holes in His hands and was more in awe at that moment then at any time that I could remember. All of the sudden I heard an angel’s voice say to me, “you are in the presence of Almighty God, bow!! At that moment an angel step on my back and pushed me down towards the steering wheel with my eyes still peaking up at the Lord. Now I must add that the some of the words of the song I was listening to say, “I’m staring in the face of a miracle maker” which makes it even more amazing. Now the light at that moment had just changed and I drove like that for about two blocks and then the Lord allowed me to sit up. The Lord had stated later that it was important for me to experience that so that I would understand the full weight of what it means for the flesh to be obedient and in full subjection to the Lord especially when in the presence of God. After this I drove the rest of the way home in awe with tears in my eyes. I will never forget this experience and what it has done for my spiritual growth and my relationship with Christ. Praise Jesus for His greatness and may the Love of God be with you always.