|| Miracles never die!
When we were in Ethiopia in 1999, Pastor Ayele, pastor
of the biggest church in Addis Ababa, told me this testimony when we
were travelling there, how his uncle had found Jesus Christ.
For many years, his uncle was addicted to alcohol. Nobody wanted to
go near him because he smelt bad and especially stunk of alcohol. It
was so bad that he slept on the streets and in back yards. He spent
the whole day begging, and with this money, he bought more alcohol.
One day, he visited his sister, he reeked of alcohol and was absolutely
filthy; he went into the house, hoping to get some money, His sister
did not give him any money because she knew that he would only get drunk
again on the money. She spoke to him and said: "Don' t you realize
that Jesus loves you and can change your life?" She gave him a
glass of water, immediately after he had drunk it, he left the house,
completely forgetting that he had gone there to beg for money. In that
very same week, he had a dream as he was laying asleep between the garbage
cans. In the dream, he saw an angel who came up to him and said, "Come
with me, I want to show you something." He stood up and followed
the angel. After they had walked for a while, they were suddenly standing
in front of a very high wall, leaning against it was a ladder, which
reached to the top of this wall. The angel said to him, "Climb
up to the top the ladder, then you will be able to see what is on the
He climbed up the ladder, and when he reached the top and looked over
the wall, he was able to see the most beautiful land that he had ever
seen in his life. It was a rich and abundant land. At that point, he
woke up and was wondering about the meaning of the dream. He returned
to his sister and asked her, "Do you believe that Jesus really
loves me and is able to change my life? She replied, "Yes."
He then repented, got baptized in Jesus name, and immediately received
the Holy Ghost.
He never drunk a drop of liqueur in his life again, and went to church
and stayed faithful for 15 years. God wanted to see how serious he meant
it with Him— he ended up passing the test. He died not so long
ago, having the assurance that he would see that land again which he
saw way back then; afterall, miracles never die!