On Saturday September 11th, I had a discussion with my family at the dinner table, in which I mentioned that it may just be best for Andrew to go home be with the Lord at this time, because of the present circumstances in our world. I think I mentioned to them, “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” This comes from the passage in Revelation that says:
"Then I heard a voice from heaven say, 'Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.'"
“'Yes,' says the Spirit, 'they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.'” (Rev 14:13)
We knew that he was ill, but did not know for sure that this would be the time when the Lord would take him home.
The passage of Scripture that my daughters read the following morning of Sunday, September 12th seemed to confirm our discussion the previous night at dinner. It was the following passage from Isaiah that they read:
“The righteous perish, and no one takes it to heart; the devout are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil. Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death.” (Isa 57:1-2)
Although they all read that passage individually and separately during their own quiet time with the Lord, as part of the portion of Scripture they had all agreed in advance to read that week, at least two of them sensed when they read those verses that it confirmed what we had been discussing the previous night at dinner about the Lord taking Andrew home to be with Him.
September 14, 2021
Andrew's daughter called me at 8:33 PM and let me speak very briefly to Andrew, who was in his hospital bed having a “cognitive moment”. I told him that we are believing God for a miraculous healing, if it is the Lord’s will to do so, but that this may be the time when he must soon go to be with the Lord. After she took the phone back, she said that he said, “Thank you.” I responded “That’s great.” And she told him what I said.
Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus. Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?
“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15). He preached that we must repent and believe.
Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International. He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.