And here we are, ready to take on the #2 SIGNIFICANT LIFE EVENT that (in retrospect) had a HUGE IMPACT on my listening-to-God education.
2. Something happened that gave me COMMON GROUND with individuals WORLDWIDE — September 11th, 2001. But it wasn’t until 2012 when the The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn was published that I began mentally assembling THE PUZZLE, which PROVED that I could ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN that GOD WAS actually SPEAKING.
This one has to do with TIME TRAVEL. Not like getting in a time machine and choosing a date you wish to visit.
I’m talking about experiencing A TRAUMATIC EVENT, then having to wait more than a decade … WONDERING ABOUT IT … to find out WHAT GOD WAS SAYING and WHY HE ALLOWED IT!
Most people who were in America at the time of the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers in New York City on 9/11/2001 can remember where they were when they heard about it. That event traumatized our nation, and people in other countries were shaken by what we were told had happened. (There will be more information coming out about this in the near future.)
As the day wore on, I began to think of the what if’s — What if they attack some place close to where I live, like Los Angeles, San Diego, Camp Pendleton Marine Base … or Disneyland? As months and years passed following the destruction, there were “conspiracy theories” that caught my interest. But the (maybe only) great thing that happened, in retrospect, was the feeling that EVERYONE had something in common that they could chat about.
It was like a huge PUZZLE, with many trying to figure out who did it, WHY, and what could be happening next as a result of that horrible, memorable, and for many, LIFE-CHANGING event. War ensued, more lives were lost, and prophecy nerds were trying their best to make connections between ancient mysteries and what we were seeing on the news.
I was still grappling with health challenges, and God was using those infirmities to teach me lessons on many things related to the ministry He had assigned me. It was obvious by mid-2012 that I was being prepared for something still to come. That was when HE GRABBED ME again with a book called THE HARBINGER by Rabbi Jonathan Cahn.
I had been researching God’s prophetic plan for Israel, collecting binders full of clipped news articles, magazine features, and maps. But it never occurred to me that there could be connections between God’s prophetic plan for ISRAEL and that of AMERICA.. The very prose-like examples from real life September 11th occurrences that Jonathan revealed (as they had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit) were obviously “of the Lord” — at least to those who were used to hearing and noticing things highlighted by the Spirit.
When I began connecting bits that stood out to me from Jonathan’s writings to things that I’d been pondering for what seemed like a very long time, I realized that I had things in common with the rabbi from New Jersey. Dates in common, for example, which seemed almost impossible when I became aware of them. His follow-up Bible study book is titled, THE HARBINGER DECODED, and I found it truly DIVINE!
I’m going to repeat what I did in my #2 post in this GOD IS SPEAKING series and stop here. But I will add excerpts from my e-book to fill you in on what followed, BEFORE I goto #3 on my list of LIFE CHANGING EVENTS.