It has been said that as born again believers, we are tuned to recognize supernatural events, differentiating between occurrences of luck or coincidence and those of God-stirred happenings to alert us or awaken us to something God wants us to know. It is literally a supernatural intervention on God's part that affects all our lives and should as believers cause us to stop and wonder why it happened. Surprisingly enough, some born again believers are unaware that such things happen and when they do, especially to them, they just chalk it up to fluke coincidence or shockingly, say that "something" or "someone" caused the occurrence.
How about giving God the recognition he is due! He is the ultimate reason for the event taking place at all, but how about this little stunner: the devil is a worker of supernatural events as well! Just look at Job 1 and 2. But what the devil works for evil, God works for good. In the case of Job, God actually used Satan, just like he uses him to this day! Satan also schemes on his own with his fallen angels (evil spirits).
Now, you're wondering where I am going with all this, I just know it. Well, I will explain where this is going.
I firmly believe a supernatural event occurred this morning (June 2, 2008) in my apartment. I have an alarm clock that I use to get myself up in the morning (which even with this thing, it is still easy to oversleep) and I have a radio that I leave on during the night because I can't sleep with dead silence around me, so I have to have some kind of noise in the background. It is tuned to the local Christian station 91.7 where I listen to the Praise through the Night show until I eventually go to sleep. In the morning (and every morning) I leave the radio on and half hardly listen to it while I'm getting ready to leave for work.
Well, this morning, I got up and the radio is still on, washed my face and got things together like I usually do. After I showered I could still hear the radio, though scarcely with the AC running. After a few minutes, the AC clicked off and at first I didn't notice it but it quickly dawned on me that there was dead silence now. I could not hear anything coming from my radio. Now, every once and a while, for some reason the station goes out for a second or two then comes back, maybe because of some glitch or connection or whatever. But I listened intently and there was nothing.
So I walked out of the bathroom that connects to the bedroom and went over to the little table I have the radio on. I have a little flashlight on that table so I grabbed it and turned it on, aiming the beam of light at the radio. As I looked in amazement at the radio, I could see that the switch had been put in the off position. Now, I know what you're thinking, "Oh Chris you just forgot you turned it off or something." NO! I am sure that I did NOT touch the radio at all! I leave it on until I leave the apartment to go to work.
So, after chills ran all over me, I believe the Holy Ghost told me not to worry and to just turn the radio back on, which I did. Well, you will never guess what the theme of the morning show (hosted by Tom Dooley) was. It was holiness! From that second on, I felt as though this was a message I was to hear, and as I listened to it, it really spoke to me. I paid more attention to this message than I usually do any other morning. This is why I am convinced this was a supernatural event. I believe in angels, (holy and unholy) because scripture tells us that they exist and God created them. They are with us in our daily lives, serving as messengers and even safeguarding us in times of danger. I have talked to enough born again believers about events in their lives where they feel like angels kept them from perishing in car accidents and so on.
There are two occurrences I can think of where I was in car accidents that should have caused me to not be here right now and there is ONLY one reason I am here...God! In fact, everything that has happened in my life led me to the point in my life where I had to decide to repent and trust in Jesus as my Saviour or not. I can tell you right here and now, I am glad I did get saved and received Jesus as my Saviour.
Anyway, whether you believe in such occurrences or not (hopefully you do) I believe an angel turned off my radio, so that I would take notice of the silence and have to go over and turn it back on, where I would then hear Tom's message, one that really spoke to me! When God wants to get our attention, he will do things like this. The devil may come along to try to stop it or intervene in some way to prevent you from listening to what God has to say, or God will even use Satan to get your attention.
Whether it was Satan or one of his devils or a holy angel or God, I gave God the glory and recognition for the result of the supernatural event, because as I said earlier, what the devil works for evil, God uses for good! It was suggested to me to turn this event into an article for this web site in the likelihood that it might help anyone who has had a supernatural event take place in their life to understand it's meaning for them.
And I do hope it helps any and all believers around the world! Remember, if something happens that seems out of the ordinary...it might just be the Lord trying to get your attention!
"God is NOT a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? Or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?"
P.S. Never shrug off the thought that angels are around you at any time of the day...who knows, one or more may be sitting or standing right next to you as you read this article!
Thanks, Chris, for sharing this. Let's not give satan credit for this....it had to be one of your angels. Satan comes to kill, steal and destroy... Your angel turned off the radio so you could be encouraged. Thanks for sharing your experience.