I’m a second year BSSM student. In January while I was in first year, I received an email notifying me that I needed $745 that I didn’t have to be able to go on my mission trip. I prayed and trusted that God would provide.
That night I had a dream where I was in a gas station and a crazy person came in who I thought was going to rob me. When he put his hand in my pocket I thought, “He’s stealing my phone.” But instead, he ran off with nothing in his hand. I put my hand in my pocket and there were exactly $745. I woke up knowing that something was going to happen.
The next day in class during Randy Clark’s healing conference, one of his team members was calling out declarations. One of them caught my attention: “God, if we have something that is still bringing shame to us, we break it right now!” So I asked Holy Spirit if there was something still bringing me that shame.
Two hours later, a relative sent me a message saying, “Do you think I can’t go to heaven because of what I did to you?” I was shocked! I forgot the declaration and the dream. This man had molested me twice during my childhood. I had already forgiven him, but I had never felt able to speak about it to anyone, and receiving this message made me very angry.
I asked Holy Spirit what to say and He told me, “Say to him the truth.” I took a deep breath and told him that if he repents from his heart and asks Jesus to forgive him for all of his sins, declaring Him as his Savior, he would be saved. As I obeyed God, Holy Spirit gave me a vision of this man as a four-year-old being molested by a man. God asked me to also say that he needed to forgive the man who molested him.
After a few moments, this relative asked me how much money I needed for my mission trip. I was really angry at first and thought, “God, are you serious? This guy? I will not accept him blessing my mission trip.” But then he reminded me of my dream and the declaration, and I told him what I needed.
In the end, I received a donation from him of $746, one dollar more than I needed. I learned that sometimes redemption comes in ways that we never expect.