Double Jeopardy

Double Warning

Double Attack

A testimony of how the Lord verbally warned of the threat of a wreck, guided the prayer of protection, and gave revealtion of why it was happening through a prophetic dream.

A Testimony by Jan Meador

“So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west,
and his glory from the rising of the sun.
When the enemy shall come in like a flood,
the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him. ”
Isaiah 59:19 (KJV)


A Double Warning

At 2 A.M., February 17, 1992, the Holy Spirit woke me with this warning being spoken urgently to me.  Immediately, I heard the torrential rain and understood why.  My husband was scheduled to leave for work in another state at 4 A.M. and would be traveling on a tw0-lane major state highway that is hazardous in bad weather.  Large transport trucks travel this highway continuously and have created deep ruts in both lanes.  It doesn’t take excessive rain to create conditions for a lighter vehicle to hydroplane.  My first instinct was to wake him so he could leave earlier than planned, but his rest had already been disturbed by a telephone call from his job at midnight.  Poor road conditions would not be my only concern if he failed to get sufficient sleep.  God gave me peace to wait, and as I lay there thanking the Lord for being so faithful, I drifted back to sleep.

When the clock woke us at four, the rain was still falling heavily.  Freddie dressed and came to my bedside to kiss me goodbye.  I told him that it had been raining hard for over two hours, and I warned him to be very careful since the highway was so prone to cause hydroplaning.  He said he was leaving early enough to take his time and assured me that he would be very careful.  When he walked out the door I knew I had to stand in the gap for him.  I sensed the seriousness of the warning God had given me, and I wondered if I should get up and pray for the next three hours that he would be traveling. Instead, the Lord immediately gave me what to pray.  With a very firm declaration and authority I said, “I plead the blood of Jesus over my husband!”  That was all.  I again had such peace, that within a few minutes I drifted back to sleep.

About thirty minutes later I would be awakened by the ringing of the telephone.  It was Freddie.  His first words to me were spoken with a hint of irony as he said, “Well, I just barely made it out of town.”  I asked, “What do you mean?”  He assured me that he was fine.  He then went on to say that when he crossed a bridge only a couple of miles beyond the city, his small Toyota truck hit water and hydroplaned.  This caused him to lose control of the truck and leave the highway backward down an embankment.  He said that neither he nor the truck had been damaged, and laughed as he said, “Except for slinging a large cup of coffee all over me and the truck.”  He had already called a wrecker from his cell phone and was sitting there waiting.  I laid in bed thanking God for the warning, for showing me how to pray, for protecting Freddie from being injured, and for protecting his truck from any damage.  Hydroplaning on any bridge is very dangerous, but people have hydroplaned on this particular bridge and been killed.

As I laid there meditating on God’s faithfulness, I again was at such peace that I drifted back to sleep.  About half an hour later I awoke from a very strange dream.  Immediately, I understood the symbolism representing all that had happened that morning, but there was something in the dream that eluded me.  I asked the Lord to reveal what it was. As I dressed for work Freddie called to let me know that the wrecker had pulled him from the mud and he was back on the road to Alabama. I warned him again to be very careful and he promised that he would.

I continued to praise God for protecting my husband as I drove to work.  I felt so blessed that the Holy Spirit would not only wake me and warn me, but would give me the words to pray.  I thought of the dream, and again, asked the Lord to let me understand all of it.

The Dream–A Second Double Warning

Freddie and I were standing about knee deep in what looked to be a small pond (about ten feet in diameter).  Freddie was a couple of feet to my left and behind me.  Suddenly, a snake came swimming toward us with its head lifted high.  It was headed straight for Freddie.  Even though, in the natural, I’d always been very fearful of snakes, I stepped in front of Freddie to block it from reaching him.  I had absolutely no fear.  When I blocked the snake, it immediately turned to swim around me on my right.  I knew that I had to be diligent and not allow it to get past me, for it was determined to get to my husband. Freddie never moved.  He just stood there in the water.  Again, I stepped between them.  I knew that if it reached him he would be hurt, or possibly killed, by its bite.  I knew it was totally up to me to protect him.

When I reached my office I joyfully shared the testimony of God’s warning, and Freddie’s deliverance, with some of my coworkers.  They also marveled at God’s awesome provision and protection.  Around 10 A.M., one of the office clerks called me to the phone and said it was my husband.  That really surprised me because he rarely calls my office.  I knew in my spirit that something was wrong.  He should have arrived at his destination in Alabama around seven, and I couldn’t imagine him having a reason to call.  I picked up the phone, and my first words to him were, “Honey, are you okay?”  This time there was no chuckle in his voice as he replied, “Well, I didn’t quite make it to Evergreen.”  In fact, I heard something in his voice that I had almost never heard in our twenty-two years of marriage…fear.  He very solemnly assured me that he was okay, but that his truck was totaled.  He went on to tell me how the accident took place.  It had rained on him the entire trip, but he had taken his time.  Just before daylight, and only a few miles from his destination, he looked up and saw a large luxury car sliding sideways across the highway toward him.  The car had hydroplaned and the woman driving had lost control.  With steep embankments on both sides of the highway, there was no safe escape, but he knew he was doomed if he remained on the road.  As he quickly veered off the highway to his right, the woman’s car barely missed him as it whisked by.  He fought to keep his truck under control on the slope and as he steered it back onto the highway, but was met with more danger as he found himself crossing the same pool of water that caused the woman to hydroplane.  At this, he completely lost control.  For what seemed an eternity, he sat helplessly as his truck whirled repeatedly in circles across the highway, gaining speed with every rotation.  Freddie sensed death awaited him at the end of this ride, and his life passed before his eyes.  He said with complete resolve, “I knew I was a dead man.”  This frightening ordeal ended when his truck was thrust backwards into a large concrete culvert.  The impact was so severe that it broke the back of his seat, causing him to be thrust backward, beyond the extra cab and into the rear window.  The truck was totaled, but Freddie walked away without a scratch.  He had only a headache and a few sore muscles.  At that moment I remembered my dream and understood what I earlier had not.  The part that I could not get peace about was that the snake had tried to get to Freddie twice.  With this, I realized just how prophetic and revelatory the dream had been.  At that point I shared with Freddie all that God had revealed to me that morning.  There was no doubt in his mind that apart from God’s intervention, he would have been killed.

Every time I recall that morning, I can only praise God for His grace and mercy.  Miraculously, the woman driving the car did not wreck, and my husband walked away from disaster.  I marvel when I recall how “exact” the Holy Spirit was in the warnings. Twice, He said the word “Hydroplane!”

At two separate times I was given two different warnings–the spoken words and the dream.  In the dream the snake tried to attack Freddie twice. Freddie hydroplaned twice that morning, and both times God saved him.

The scope of God’s blessings that fateful morning was not restricted to just Freddie’s safety.  There was the matter of the loss of his personal vehicle.  Insurance covered his little Toyota truck, but when his boss saw what Freddie had walked away from, he bought him what he had been needing all along…a big new company truck, and not just any truck.  He told Freddie to go buy whatever he wanted!

Do I fear Satan? Not a chance!
Do I trust God? Without question!

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God,
to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
Romans 8:28 (KJV)

A Personal Word To You

“Whether you turn to the right or to the left,
your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying,
“This is the way; walk in it.”
Isaiah 30:21 (NIV)

Some will read this story and think to themselves, “Boy, he sure was lucky,” but luck had nothing to do with it.  They do not understand the Sovereignty of God, therefore, they do not “listen” when He tries to warn them.  I’ve heard testimonies from people who have sensed danger but ignored the warning.  Then, after something bad happened, they remembered the warning that they failed to respond to.  I wish I could say that this has never happened to me, but I too had to learn my lesson the hard way.  I’ve even heard some say, “What a coincidence.”  I admonish you; do not insult the Spirit of God with such nonsense.  He loves you and longs for fellowship and communion with you.  Draw near to Him and He will draw near to you.  The more you fellowship with Him, the easier it is to recognize His voice.  No longer will you say that some “thing” warned you, but instead, you will know and declare, “GOD told me, I heeded the warning, and He delivered me.”  It could possibly save your life or the lives of those you love.

“They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb
and by the word of their testimony;
they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.”
Rev. 12:11 (NIV)

When I declared, “I plead the blood of Jesus over my husband.”  I was speaking what the Holy Spirit had given me for that situation.  He knew what needed to be spoken, and He gave me the words to speak at the moment I needed them.  Some do not understand such a prayer or declaration because they do not understand the power of the blood of Jesus and the spirit of prophecy.  God knew what the enemy had planned and that His gift of faith had to be implemented.  Nothing more needed to be said, for where the blood of Jesus is applied there is salvation.  It’s not a spiritual catch-phrase that I spout off as some sort of incantation.  It is acknowledging and operating in the blood covenant made on my behalf by the spotless Lamb of God.

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