1561. Occurrence given to Raymond Aguilera on 7 November 2000.

My comments on the United States Presidential Election:

I was watching the United States voting returns on television and wondering who was going to win. I had made my mind up NOT to ask the Lord, who was going to win, but as the night went on and on - I could not wait any longer, so I asked the Lord. The Lord at first did not say a thing, but as the night went on, a video clip of George W. Bush came on the television screen. I do not know how to explain it, but somehow I knew deep inside my spirit, that he was going to win the Presidency. The Lord answered my prayer, but not in words.

At times I feel it isn't good to pray for everything you want - unless you are prepared for the answer. For at times it means you will be held accountable for something. Well in my case with the Presidency prayer request, the Lord placed this over bearing burden on me to stop everything, and watch the results of this election. As the hours turned into days then weeks, I was so tired of watching this, I felt like I was going out of my mind. During this time I had wished I had never asked the Lord anything on this Presidential Election.

Well, during this time my friend Doug came over from Florida for a visit. This was when George W. Bush's case was before the U.S. Supreme Court the first time. Just hours before Doug had come over, I had prayed again and asked the Lord if the U.S. Supreme Court was going to settle this election and what was going to be the call from the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Lord said, "George W. Bush is going to win by a call of 7 to 2."

Well, this made me feel better, for now I could stop watching all of these long hours of television news. So when Doug and I began talking about the U.S. Supreme Court, Doug said he thought George W. Bush would win by such and such a number. Since the Lord had just told me the results would be 7 to 2. I said to Doug, I believe Bush is going to win by a high number of 7 to 2. Then later, when ruling came in and Court ruling was 9 to 0, for George W. Bush, and it was thrown back to the Florida Supreme Court. This left me at a total lost! For I had no idea it was going to come back to the U.S. Supreme Court, and that they were going to give their final decision in favor of George W. Bush on a 7 to 2 decision.

Well, I am glad it is all over for I am burned out of television news. So remember when you pray - mean it, because the Lord might hold you accountable to do something because of that prayer. Prayer works, but some times it doesn't work the way you want it too.