Comment by Adamantine:
One sunny October day years ago I stood at the edge of a lake waiting to be immersed by a pastor I did not know who asked me to tell the crowd what God was doing in my life.
I responded that God was not really doing anything in my life but that I had waited for such an opportunity as this to be baptized.
Wrong Answer. ( Later I learned.)
That night at home away from home attending college I called and told my parents of my baptism.
My parents claimed I had been baptized as an infant quite satisfactorily,thank you very much.
(Besides they argued why would you risk your career running around with fanatical Christians ?)
That night in tears and prayer I told God that while I would not give up my career plans for anyone else for Him I would do so.
That night I had a dream in which God (apparently) spoke and told me I would have my career choice because He wanted it so and He would see to it.
The next Sunday in a small group I told the dream to the pastor who had baptized me.
I later learned that he thought I must be an immature Christian thinking I had heard from God.
My career choice was confirmed and now fast forward many years to 2007 when I heard about the ENPI. I was impressed.
In a small group of prayer partners we prayed for insight and wisdom and in a tale I have told elsewhere I saw Gold at 666.00 on July 14,2007 and felt it was an answer. Among other interpretations I put to it I considered that gold would soar while the dollar would some day be subsumed by a new world or European currency. Gold did triple in price since that date.
In 2008 while quite concerned about the end times I prayed for insight about the scientifically expected upcoming earthquake on the west coast of the US. The tale is told elsewhere on this blog. It is the weakest of all these three possible leading’s from God.
I have shared this with the readers of this blog not because I am sure of any fulfillment but rather because in the outlandish chance it did occur you would not give credence to it if it did happen unless you had heard of it first.
If this lacks fulfillment it will be the end of my attempt to speak to the world in such an individual way at least as initiated by me.
My point is this:
I believe God answers prayer today and speaks to people. I think this has happened to me and others in my life who I know.
I also think all Christians are quite fallible and we must be very careful in our interpretations. I also assume all Christians are mature enough and required by God to think for themselves.
My question to the reader:
DO YOU THINK GOD SPEAKS TO PEOPLE TODAY ?
HAVE YOU ASKED FOR INSIGHT FROM GOD TO ADDRESS THE MOMENTOUS BUT QUESTIONABLE THINGS WE SPEAK OF ON THIS SITE ?
IF NOT WHY NOT ?
DOES GOD EVER SPEAK TO YOU ?
SHOULD YOU BE ASKING GOD TO SPEAK TO YOU ? ( IN THE MANNER OF GOD’S CHOOSING AND TIMING )
IF NOT WHY NOT ?
IS IT POSSIBLE YOU HAVE NOT BECAUSE YOU ASK NOT ?
IT IS NOT A SIN TO BE WRONG IN PUTTING FORWARD WHAT ONE PONDERS THEY MAY HAVE HEARD FROM GOD EVEN IF THEY PROVE WRONG.
How is this different from others who do bring themselves into a position deserving possible severe criticism ?
1) We have never asked for donations. We do not want donations.
2) There are no diffuse unclear aspects to any of this.The “prophecy” will easily be seen as incorrect unless it were front page news.
3) No one is asking anyone to do anything
4) Almost to the point of nausea I have stated this is highly questionable
5) There is no fame to be gained for anyone personally
6) There is no effect on scripture in anyway. It does not affect any other interpretation of scripture.
7) When proven incorrect there will not be another attempt by me to ask God for such guidance for others.
8) There! I am done speaking to this issue and will not speak of it again until I say it was wrong on November, 12,2011.
Thank You for your patience.