A man was raised with the knowledge of God in his youth, but when he went to college he got in with a group that lived wild and disobedient lives.
After a few years, the man, like the prodigal son in the book of Luke, had nearly destroyed his own life.
He had several bad and painful relationships. He had a severe drug problem, and he was in tens of thousands of dollars in debt.
Severely depressed for months, he decided to commit suicide.
He climbed out of his apartment window one night and sat still for a moment until he could jump to his death.
God had other plans for his life because his grandmother was one of the Holy Women and interceded for him daily.
On this day she knew something was terribly wrong. After a few hours of fervent prayer, she knew that her grandson was going to kill himself.
She began to walk and pray, “Lord, open his eyes!"
The man says as he sat on the window ledge, he suddenly realized that he was not alone.
To his great astonishment, he saw another man was sitting on the ledge beside him.
It was a terrorizing experience.
He sat uncertain now, gripping the ledge with his fingers.
At first he was afraid to look at the man in the face but finally cut his eyes around and looked.
The man on the ledge beside him had the coldest and cruelest eyes he ever saw.
God allowed him to see the principality of death and suicide.
He hesitated, confused. His fear increased.
Finally after a few moments the man spoke,
“Why are you waiting?
Why are you just sitting here?
Go on and get it over with.
No one loves you anyway.”
He finally turned and looked with fear and alarm into the eyes of the mysterious man on the ledge with him.
The suicide angel realized that the man could see him and vanished!
The man fell backward out of the window screaming for Jesus. He lay on his floor of his apartment sweating and shaking.
His phone rang. It was his grandmother, one of the Holy Women. She was relieved but she was mad, too. She preached him a forty minute sermon of warning, ending by telling him to grow up!
After having that near death experience and the supernatural experience of seeing death,
he was cured of drugs the same night!
He did not have to go to rehab or to a hospital!
He was scared straight, realizing that but for the prayers of the righteous, he would have given his soul away.
The man returned to God and now lives an obedient life, volunteering on a suicide hotline.
Satan has been trying to get people to kill themselves for ages.
Talking to Jesus in Matthew 4:6 The devil saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
4:7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
We say what our Lord says, and that is enough.
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