Salvation... in his final hours
There is nothing sadder than to hear someone say, ‘well I hope I am saved’ or ‘I think I’m save.’ YHWH sent His Son that we may ‘know’ we are saved. By grace through faith we are saved when we come to Him with a sincere repentant heart; asking for forgiveness; and asking Him to become our Savior and to teach us His ways.
It was in the very words written in 1John 5 that I saw a dying man’s life be transformed. In 2002, we had gone out in visitation groups of three, to witness to members of our congregation. This man was a husband of a member of our Baptist church at the time, but he was Catholic. He was dying of throat cancer.
When we arrived at the home, his wife greeted us and said he was sleeping on the sofa. She asked if we wanted her to wake him up. We looked at one another and pondered, should we? After vacillating, I was moved by the Holy Spirit; I looked sheepishly at her and said, "Yes."
I then sat beside him on the sofa and communicated with him by writing on a yellow legal pad. He was unable to speak. When I asked him if he knew he would be with Jesus one day, he wrote he wasn’t 100% sure.
His answer made the Holy Spirit within me quicken, and I said, "Yes, you can know!" I read to him 1John 5:13.
1Jn 5:13 I have written this to you who believe in the Name of the Son of Elohim, so that you know that you possess everlasting life, and so that you believe in the Name of the Son of Elohim.
I asked him if he wanted to know he was saved and give his life to Jesus. He nodded, yes. We held hands and he prayed along with me in his heart. After praying, he started bouncing up and down while he sat next to me on the sofa. He was so excited! He grabbed the yellow legal pad; and wrote: N.D.O.B followed by the date.
His Word is powerful and living. This man moved from death unto everlasting life in Yahusha (Jesus) that day. He died two weeks later, though he now truly lives! This divine appointment was lead by the Ruach HaKodesh, the Holy Spirit. YHWH used a clay vessel, such as myself, to reach one of his lost sheep. All praise, honor, glory to YHWH!
I kept that note as a beautiful memorial to the power of our Living Elohim and to His divine appointment with a man that YHWH placed in our path at a critical moment in time. It was an appointment to witness of His great love for us! I have no doubt, that man was forever changed and was ‘born anew.’
It was while going through old files for shredding, that I came across the copy of the note from 03/10/2002. I know this must indicate that this message is meant for someone out there for such a time as this. The following is the note that I transcribed for easier reading. You will see his N.D.O.B. in the upper left-hand corner dated March 10, 2002. Though the man could hear, I replied by writing because the other team members were ministering to his wife.
As shared previously, after praying, he started bouncing up and down while he sat next to me on the sofa. He was so excited! He grabbed the yellow legal pad; and wrote: N.D.O.B followed by the date. I asked him what that meant? He wrote, ‘New Date of Birth!’ Praise Yah! I then wrote, ‘I love you!’
How about you? "Do you know without a smidgen of doubt you belong to YHWH our heavenly Father? The Father of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob?" Today, if you hear His still small voice calling to you, do not delay. Bow your head and speak your heart to Him through prayer. He lives and He is waiting patiently for you to receive Him, even if in the final hours of life.
Grace, Peace, and Love, Libby