In another part of town, Pastor White was re-reading his sermon. It was about Peter’s message on the Day of Pentecost. That is, he was trying to re-read it, but something was bothering him. In his prayer time the past three days he had begun to weep. He was overcome with the feeling that he did not know God. He cried out that he wanted to know Him and asked for guidance. He was a humble soul and acknowledged that anyone could know God better if they desired to. His thoughts would not focus on his message but kept jumping to the words “in Jesus Name.” An angel appeared in the room. Pastor White’s mouth became dry and gaped open. Hair stood up on the back of his neck and goose bumps rose on his arms.
The angel said, “If you want to know Jesus, you must go to Pastor Montague of the First Commandment Apostolic Church, and he will explain the Scripture you are reading.” The angel disappeared. Pastor White was frozen on the spot for a moment. He closed his mouth, lifted his hand, and felt the air where the angel had been. He reached into his pocket, retrieved a handkerchief and mopped his brow. “I better write this down,” he said to himself as he pulled paper and pen to the desk top and jotted down the information the angel had given him.
He came out of his study to tell his wife what just happened and heard her kitchen television reporting, “From 1900 to 1945 there was an average of zero to fifty natural disasters per year on the earth. Since that time, the number has increased substantially. By 1995 there were over 300 per year and by 2015 the number rose to over 500 per year. Natural disasters have increased in number, severity and death toll. Since 1900 there are over 8 million known deaths from natural disasters.
“What is that you are listening to?”
“Oh, this is the end-time program I watch. They are going over the number of people that have died around the world in disasters and things. You know, the Bible tells us one-third will die. I think that’s what they are getting at.”
“It is the last days, my dear,” said Pastor White. “Sit down and let me tell you what just happened.”
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