God said - "take a flashlight"
WARNING - Photos include a deceased human being
This week out on the streets, we were going to share the Word and some people where handing out donuts and hot dogs to anyone on these cold winter streets of drugs and death.
Before I left my house, the Holy Spirit told me to "take a flashlight". A flashlight - why? Well, I put one in my pocket and left for the city. About 20 minutes into our sharing and serving a man is walking down the street and in his hand is a....... Flashlight!! How strange is this I thought, I'm going to watch him. There was no reason for me to watch him, he walks past everyone and comes directly up to me and says, "do you know where I can get a flashlight, the one I have stopped working." As I looked him right in the eyes to figure out if I was going to enter into a spiritual battle, you see in the streets of the most deadly city in the United States, there are many demonic forces at play. But as I looked I could see he was shaken and cared.
What's up? I inquired. He told me a girl was dead in an "abando". That is an abandoned house that is used by homeless and the drug community as a place to shoot up. It was two doors down, he wanted someone to call for help, but his flashlight was broken. It is amazing how God knew he needed someone to have a flashlight that night, I happen to have one.
I proceeded into an abandon drug den at night in one of the worst sections of west Baltimore. I must admit I had a little apprehension, but faith that God did not have me bring a flashlight so I could be hurt or killed.
The room we entered was filled with trash and human waste in one area. The other corner was the area they "lived". A blanket was on the floor covering something. Not sure what was under it I moved with caution, it was a lady we knew, we will call her Donna. The people in the community told me Donna was alive last night, and when they awake in the cold abandon house, she was dead. Not sure if she froze overnight, died of an overdose laced with fentanyl, or just past away from her lifestyle.
Victory over death is through Christ Jesus (1Co15:57)
We do know this....she had visited the church, the women of the church gave her clothes, food and the message of salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ, and she ACCEPTED CHRIST as her Lord and Savior! So we do know - She is run on the Golden Roads! She is a Saint in Glory.
Oh friend, I know that bothers some of you. How can you say that about this "sinner", do we need to go back to the "casting the first stone story"? She was saved by GRACE! Hallelujah!
I pray her life can be used to Glorify God, Save others and change lives! Glory to God!!
Rest in peace my sister.
We encourage churches to get beyond the walls.