1180. Occurrence given to Raymond Aguilera on 15 July 1998 at 2 PM.
Following a phone call with Mark, I e-mailed the following letter concerning Ezekiel Chapter 24 to the people on our e-mail list. I wasn't sure what it meant and later I thought it had to do with my father's illness, but now at this point I am not too sure! I called Carl and told him about the occurrence two days later, and he told me he also had read Ezekiel 24. He said he has scheduled himself to read two chapters a day and was suppose to have read it the same day Mark and I read it, but his bible schedule got messed up so he told me he read it the day after I read it. Then I got an e-mail from Stefan and again another one from Mark.
Question: Why were so many of us in this ministry led to Ezekiel 24 this past week?
Hello Brothers and Sisters,
I was told on Monday 13, that everything went well with my father's surgery. Then on 15 July, during my prayer time about 2 PM, I asked the Lord for instructions for this ministry by opening a closed Bible. The Lord led me to Ezekiel 24:15-27. Later that evening, Mark from Alaska, called and we were talking about our day, and we found out that the Lord led him in the same way and also at about the same time of the day to the book of Ezekiel 24:15-27. We praised the Lord, but were left wondering what it meant.
From NIV Bible:
Ezek 24:15 The word of the LORD came to me:
Ezek 24:16 "Son of man, with one blow I am about to take away from you the delight of your eyes. Yet do not lament or weep or shed any tears.
Ezek 24:17 Groan quietly; do not mourn for the dead. Keep your turban fastened and your sandals on your feet; do not cover the lower part of your face or eat the customary food of mourners."
Ezek 24:18 So I spoke to the people in the morning, and in the evening my wife died. The next morning I did as I had been commanded.
Ezek 24:19 Then the people asked me, "Won't you tell us what these things have to do with us?"
Ezek 24:20 So I said to them, "The word of the LORD came to me:
Ezek 24:21 Say to the house of Israel, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am about to desecrate my sanctuary--the stronghold in which you take pride, the delight of your eyes, the object of your affection. The sons and daughters you left behind will fall by the sword.
Ezek 24:22 And you will do as I have done. You will not cover the lower part of your face or eat the customary food of mourners.
Ezek 24:23 You will keep your turbans on your heads and your sandals on your feet. You will not mourn or weep but will waste away because of your sins and groan among yourselves.
Ezek 24:24 Ezekiel will be a sign to you; you will do just as he has done. When this happens, you will know that I am the Sovereign LORD.'
Ezek 24:25 "And you, son of man, on the day I take away their stronghold, their joy and glory, the delight of their eyes, their heart's desire, and their sons and daughters as well--
Ezek 24:26 on that day a fugitive will come to tell you the news.
Ezek 24:27 At that time your mouth will be opened; you will speak with him and will no longer be silent. So you will be a sign to them, and they will know that I am the LORD."
On 17 July at about 7 AM this morning, my mother called me and informed me that my father has cancer.
On Saturday night I received this email, my 3 year old son and I decided to sleep out in the tent then and I took my Bible out so that if I woke up earlier than him I could continue reading through the Bible. I'm attempting 2 chapters a day and five on Sunday and I've been falling behind the past four months.
I woke up about 7 am and opened to my where my bookmark was in Ezekiel and read the first chapter, the next consecutive chapter for me to read was chapter 24 the odds of that happening are probably very high. The shield of faith works I know, but it is so nice when something like this happens, it just seems to polish up that shield to a real shine.
I'll get back to you more about the progress of the web page when things ease up a bit here, it should be a few days.
Maranatha, Stefan Meyers
It saddened my heart to hear about your father. I will keep him and you in prayer.
May God Bless and Comfort You,
P.S. I asked God for a scripture and opened to Ezekiel 24 at lunch today. Three is a perfect witness.
Sorry to hear about your dad. I read Exekiel 24-28 last night before getting your email about chapter 24 today. I did get confirmation on it as well.
Today I 've read your Ezekiel 24 prophecy at work. but at night time when I open my Chinese bible and ready to read, and it open to Ezekiel 24 I admit I'm abit shock too, so I email u The Lord must really have some implication for this chapter. The Lord is with u always