Apostolic move – Getting a ministry out of the Ditch!
I had a crazy, prophetic, apostolic thing happen this weekend. I was working on my computer at my dining room table. Out of the corner of my eye, in the window, I caught movement. It was a person walking down my driveway, a thin, young lady. She waved at me, and groaning, thinking she was a solicitor, I went outside.
She said she worked with the Postal Service, and went to turn around in my neighbors drive, but went off into the ditch, front end first. She asked if there was anything that we could use to help pull her out. Well, since I have a pickup, I really didn’t think twice. I started looking for our tow straps, which I knew were around somewhere. I searched high and low and couldn’t find them. I was searching for anything – tow straps, a chain, a rope, ANYTHING – to help this girl pull her car out of the ditch. All I could come up with was jumper cables.
Finally, she suggested the pieces of wood stacked against the side of our carport. I asked if her car was front wheel drive, since she had gone into the ditch front end first. She didn’t know. I said, we’ll put these pieces of wood into the truck, and drive down there to see what we could do. I told her we would do our best!
So, we did. I jammed the wood plank under her car wheel, and it didn’t help, her front wheel drive just spun and burned rubber. I figured out that her car was sitting on the cement, with one tire off in the ditch. We would have to lift it up off the concrete. I told her I would do it, I would lift up the front end of her car while she hit the gas. She gave me a look, but I said, “Hey! It’s a little tiny car! We can do this.” She got in her car, and I called on the angels of the Lord to help me lift the front end of the car up.
The first time, nothing happened. The second time, I told her GO, and lifted and pushed. Lo and behold, the car started moving backward down the driveway. She got out and came over to hug me. I told her, this couldn’t have happened without the angels of the Lord. She said she knew that God had sent his angels to help pull her out of the ditch.
Well, the story doesn’t end there. As I reflected on this odd chain of events, in particular lifting up the front end of the car to help her get out of the ditch, it occurred to me – this might be a message from God! I was thinking that He was showing me some apostolic things prophetically, from the gal stuck in a ditch to me lifting up the front end of the car, with angelic assistance, of course.
An apostolic move, lifting someone’s ministry out of the ditch; and finding no tools in the natural to pull her out. The only thing I found was jumper cables, to move power from one “battery” to another, spiritually speaking. Counting on Angels to help, knowing we cannot do it in the natural. It wasn’t a coincidence that she worked for the Postal Service…don’t prophets always say we are reading somebody’s mail? And the fact that I had a pickup at the ready…we are always ready to do the Father’s work. Lastly, using wooden planking under her tires…wood can mean a lot of things, but it is “dead-wood” under her tires. Tires can be interpreted as her Holy Spirit inflation level, or more accurately, her Holy Spirit containers. Her tire was spinning, just “spinning her wheels” on this dead wood. She was going nowhere fast. It took the Apostle to look at the situation and to fix it, by lifting up her front end, the end that had gone right off into a ditch. It’s not like she backed into it, and just didn’t see it. She drove right into it, in plain sight.
I really felt like God was speaking. What do you think?