Eyewitness Testimony

Written by BG Howard

July 12, 2023

No matter how doubtful or unbelieving many in society want to assert they are when it comes to the concept of life after death, there are times when things happen for which no other logical explanation can be offered. Some occurrences simply can’t be explained away or merely dismissed as foolishness, no matter how hard one might try.

As part of the Kairos Prison Ministry, several volunteers and I had been preparing for an intense weekend of ministry. The undertaking was slated to take place at the maximum security facility (MCI) in Raiford, FL the third weekend of April in 2017. However, that isn’t the focus of this post as something transpired that left me feeling there was no other option except to share the details with anyone who believes in Jesus. I think its purpose would be as well, if not better served, by informing anyone who professes they don’t believe.

A Kairos “brother’s” wife had been undergoing a series of health related challenges for quite some time and we, as a spiritual family, were constantly keeping the matter before the Lord in prayer. No matter how hard or how much people pray, sometimes things simply don’t turn out the way we hope as God’s destiny for a person can’t be circumvented by our “free will.” His “divine will” always supersede man’s as it isn’t for us to know the plans the Lord has laid out for all of mankind; not just our minimal portion of time and space within the scheme of the universe.

On Monday, March 27, 2017 at 6:17p, the relatively close knit “family” of Kairos volunteers received an email from Mr. George Spencer. As opposed to me providing a feeble attempt at explaining I reasoned it better to allow Mr. Freeman, the husband, to detail the situation himself:

“Dear Friends and Neighbors,
This morning at 11:45am, Joanne Freeman passed into eternity at the Freeman home, surrounded by her loving husband Duane and family.”
Duane called a while later and left a message for me, and I went to be with them. The family was both happy for Joanne to be in a better place, and sad to be missing her.

Joanne had been sitting in her high-backed wheelchair enjoying the beautiful day, when she began looking up all around her. When asked what she was doing, Joanne said, “Looking at all the angels.” Then, breathed a couple of more breaths, and away she went, and as Duane said, leaving the “husk” of her body here, while the angels took her home to heaven.

If ever you needed a clear testimony about what’s next for those who believe in God through Jesus Christ, there it is. Eyewitness testimony. Doubt no more.

I can’t think of a more befitting scenario than a host of angels being dispatched from heaven for the purpose of retrieving one of the Lord’s anointed. Whether you’re a devout believer, a babe just embarking up the Christian walk, or a hard-hearted antagonist, there has to be something about this account that moves you. Demonstration of plans laid out by the Supreme Spiritual Presence has to, by default; shake something within each of us.
Hebrews 11:1-4 (KJV) of the bible establishes: Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by the elders obtained a good report.

Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.

A vow of God is a law to God and we, as believers in His son, have the assurance of His eternal blessings. All of nature attests to the limitless power and bears witness to God’s existence. What better conclusion to this life than one that would allow the Lord himself to speak or act on your behalf? In my humble opinion, angels descending from Heaven to escort one’s spirit into the bosom of the Lord are validation enough. That signifies the best relationship an individual can possibly have with our Creator. I could be wrong but it’s just something to consider.

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