Angel in Church
Submitted by Jheanel
This happened in 2005. I was 15 at the time, very religious, and had recently gotten extremely close with God. That summer I became more determined to follow Him. I also went to Vocation Bible Study every day, so I was in church for at least 7 hours per day for the 3 months of summer. I had learned many lessons, and had a lot of revelations in the month of August, alot of spiritual things that I didn't understand were being revealed and I was intrigued and interested in learning more. One Sunday morning, I was sitting in church during the Sunday school discussion. We usually have separate classes based on age group and then we all join together for a big discussion. The adults took up the right side of the church, the little children sat in the choir and the young people sat on the left side. Most of them had slowly disappeared to the back where they usually congregate until service but I stayed and listened to the discussion.
All of a sudden in my right ear a voice said to me, "Are you going to be faithful unto God?" Intially hearing this, I thought that someone across the aisle said something. I look at him and he was reading his sunday school book. I looked to my left and there was no one in the row with me. Then the voice said again, "Are you going to faithful unto God?" I really began to look around seriously wondering if I'm the only one hearing this voice. I look at my pastor who seemed to be giving me a confused look. I guess he sensed my urgency. I was going to respond out of my mouth, but I knew that I would look extremely crazy. So I spoke in my mind, "of course I'm going to be faithful to God, I have no reason to be unfaithful..." I kept yabbing on. And the voice said again, "Are you going to be faithful unto God, or are you going to be like the others?" I responded, "The others, what do you mean the others?" and I looked at every single person in the church. I knew that some things were going on, but I didn't know to what extent. I became angry at the fact that these people come and worship every week and yet, they are not faithful.
The whole day, the question continued to run through my mind. After church I decided to spend the evening at my cousins house and I was scared to tell anyone the experience I had, because I didn't want anyone to think I was crazy. When I went in the bathroom that evening, a million thoughts came through my head about the young people in my church, that we had to gird up our loins because we don't know what was going to happen and we have to stay strong in God. After that, everything stopped, all the questions and thoughts, and I had peace for the evening.
That night we went back to church and had testimony service which is pretty much a combination of worship and in between you stand and give a testimony of a miracle or trial God has brought you through. That night I was determined NOT to say a testimony, for some reason I just didn't want to. I wanted to keep my mouth shut. The service went on until there were 2 people left standing to testify. The first was my best friend who stood and shouted Hallelujuah 3 times at the top of her lungs. I stood up after that because I felt the urge to say something. I was the last to testify and I said my usually greetings and I thanked God for bringing me through the week safely, then I paused and I heard myself exhale and say, "you know saints...". I knew that I was standing and I saw the people in the church and I heard my voice speaking, but I really didn't know what I was saying. I heard a few things like, "the young people need to stand strong for God because we don't know what's going to happen when school starts next week" Thats the only thing I really grasped but it was stressed alot that we need to stand firm for God because we don't know what's going to happen. I sat down and I began playing with my hands and just looking at them. The church was silent and I looked up and everyone was looking at me. I didn't know what was going on but my in-law which sat next to me whispered in my ear, "God just used you". I still didn't understand what went on because I didn't feel any different. I didn't feel weird.
I live in Florida and that was the year Hurricanes Wilma, Ruth, Charlie, and Katrina swept through. I ended up tarrying that night and just praised and worshiped God I know I heard the voice of an angel, it wasn't the first time, and it sure won't be the last.
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