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On December 12, 2014 my beloved Janis departed for her heavenly home. Just short of 33 years, I have loved and been loved like never before and likely never again. She struggled with a lung disorder for many many years, as it gradually got worse. She had been pretty good but took a sudden turn for the worse. In three days, she was gone.
She made a champion’s effort. She knew her fate and secretly asked others to “take care of Michael” I rushed her in a harrowing 10 hour drive through mountains, a rain storm, a blizzard and then another rain storm to National Institutes of Health in Bethesda Maryland after an attack that rendered her confused and repeating words without control. She had been a research patient there for 8 years. She was desperate to get there.
They thought they could resolve things initially but 3 days later she was not making any progress. She was digressing. Within a few hours she was unresponsive. They made her comfortable. I stayed with her over night stroking her hair, telling her I loved her, kissing her, praying over her, reminding God He has raised people from the dead. In the early hours of the night, a Jewish Cantor we had become friends with played and sang quietly to her, for 5 hours. Two days earlier she had sung with us. He even played “Love me tender” for me as I sang it to her. She died at 7:40 AM on the 12th of December. Her body and disease had killed her. Not God.
A day before she passed, as I was praying for a miracle, God spoke to me “I want her with Me.” That was not what I wanted to hear but my appeal brought no response. I continued to believe for her miracle. Of course, she received it but not as I had hoped. After her passing I was left alone with her. I laid hands on her and commanded her to rise up. I had to try. Did I continue long enough? Evidently not. My peace comes from His advising me of His wishes beforehand and God does not have to wish. What He says goes.
The same is true of His Word. What He says goes. Now I am His servant more than ever, as I no longer have to serve my wife but only honor her memory and investment in me. I know I am an exhorter but also house the challenge of a prophet within. Many will not like what I say.
The Lord has put an urgency in my heart long ago. What I write about is not optional. I told you, you would not like it. It will save you. By that I mean, Janis is now “saved” I am waiting in faith and obedience for the same experience, just as you are if you are reading this. She now has achieved actual salvation “for sure” insured by the testimony of her life and God’s . She lived a forgiving, interceding life. This is a guarantee if we do so from our heart, so that none, either we or they should perish by our unforgiveness. This is the good news of the kingdom. It is eternal wisdom and do or die for anyone who has first asked Jesus to be Lord. We must keep our part of the bargain. He dies for us. His lordship directs as we die to self, as we die that others might survive our unforgiveness, as we turn the key to the kingdom of heaven for ourselves. The key He gave us first.
The coming times will demand our understanding. Preparing now is paramount.
You are loved as He waits for us,
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