When Jesus said, ‘I have come that you might have life, and have it in abundance’, I always thought he was talking about living life to the full, taking hold of every opportunity. I’m still pretty sure that’s what he meant, but I’m beginning to have a different ‘take’ on it in addition to that interpretation.
Last night, in ‘Casa Berea’, in Yumbo, right near the end, we prayed for a man – Micais, I think is how you spell his name – (Micah in English?). After Pete and I had both prayed for him, he prophesied over both of us: well, mine was just a few words, but they’re taking on increasing significance as this year races on. Sandy, our translator , told us afterwards, that he is recognised as a prophet in that church.
The few words he had for me, and THREE exactly the same already this year, from totally unconnected people, have an even greater significance baring in mind the pulmonary embolisms the enemy tried to ‘take me out’ with last August…. I said in a recent blog that I don’t think it’s time to slow down, retire, and take it easy: rather, God saved my life when I should have died, so I regard last August as the beginning of a new lease of life.
So, last night, Micais said to me, ‘You’re going to live another 60 years’…. someone else said exactly the same to me a few weeks’ back, another person said’ You will live to the age of Moses’, and yet another referring to my age being the same as Moses when he died….
Deuteronomy 34:7 says:
- New International Version
Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died, yet his eyes were not weak nor his strength gone.
Soooo….. I’m going to be able to ditch my reading glasses soon, AND my knees are going to be healed…. yes, please, Lord!!! I still want to be doing what I’m doing in 60 years time!! The enemy must be SO hacked off…. 🙂