1745. Occurrence given to Raymond Aguilera on 29 July 2003 at 10:30 AM

About three weeks ago the Lord instructed me to fix up my house. So I began to water my dying grass and to plant some flowers and remove all the weeds around the house.

Then this gopher began to dig holes in the backyard. I tried everything to kill this gopher, but nothing I did could kill it. I tried gopher traps, poison, poison gas and tried to drown him with water. With the two different traps I tried he just walked all over them and buried them. He would not eat the poisoned food and the poison gas would not stop him. Trying to drown him with water was a waste of water. So one morning I got the idea of electrocuting this monster gopher that was making holes in my backyard. I wet the inside of his hole with water and placed live electrical wires inside of his hole and waited to fry him like toast. Well, the next morning the gopher hole was covered up and nothing had happened. So I removed the live electrical wires and tested them to see if they were hot with my Voltage meter. The meter read 120V. Now I was at a lost on what to do. So I reset the wires and waited until the next morning and again the gopher hole was covered up and the wires were still hot with 120V.

This sounds very funny, but I began to believe there was something spiritual about this. For the electrical breakers should have turned off if the gopher shorted the wires, since the ground was soaking wet. But this gopher walked all over them on two different occasions and nothing happened to him.

Then one day while working on this gopher problem a small little bird flew onto a tree near me and then he flew on top of my head and just stood there looking around like I was his friend. (And also, I kept seeing this garter snake in the garden just about every morning.) Anyway, I reset my two gopher traps and the gopher walked over them and covered up his gopher hole again. Since then, I have given up at least temporarily because I am tired of gopher wars.

During this gopher war period I had begun to read the Bible and started from the beginning and ran across this scripture which I don't remember ever seeing before:

Gen 9:5 And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I WILL DEMAND AN ACCOUNTING FROM EVERY ANIMAL. And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man.

Well, to proceed, I was getting worried because I was running out of money and the Lord kept telling me not to worry and to proceed in purchasing these landscaping materials. Then one day I went to the Yardbirds hardware store to buy four jasmine vines and on the way home my prayer language kicked in. I kept hearing the Spanish word "potato" over and over. I might add that the presence of the Lord has been very strong most of these three weeks, but He has been speaking very softly and I was getting upset because at times I thought I was speaking to myself. So while I was driving home with my prayer language saying potato over and over, I finely said, "Lord I really do not know if it is You or I doing this fixing up of the house thing."

Then the Lord said, "It is I, not you!"

Then I said, "I have no idea what this potato, potato, potato thing means. Would you please explain what I am doing spending all of this money on the house and what this potato thing means because I do not want to be spending this money if it is not of You."

Well, when I got home and while I was unloading these jasmine vines I happened to look at the label and noticed that these were not Jasmine vines, but they were potato vines. Then I realized what the Lord was trying to tell me. I had purchased the wrong vines. So I had to return to the store and exchange the vines.

Then today I noticed I was really running out of money, but then the Lord showed me what kind of plants He wanted for the front of the house. For some dumb reason I was thinking of not buying these plants because of this money thing. But then I remembered the scripture:

Prov 9:10 "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding".

So after eating breakfast I went to Yardbirds, then to Home Depot and purchased the ground cover the Lord wanted. But my mind kept thinking where is all of this money going to come from?

Then on the way home the Lord said, "My House is your house. Do not worry about the money, I will supply what you need."

Well, I guess I have not changed much, I still worry too much. God Bless you all.