Monday, November 30, 2015

God Speaks Through a Police Officer

Some years ago my husband was pulled over by a police officer as he made a right hand turn onto the street leading to our house. After the officer took his license and registration, he asked,

 “Do you know why I pulled you over?”

“I really don’t.” my husband answered.

“Well, you didn’t have your turn signal on. But that is not the main reason. Did you know someone is selling drugs out the back of your store?”

“No, I don’t know what you are talking about. I have never seen anyone selling drugs.”

“I have to ask you, do you do drugs?” the officer asked.

“No Sir, I don’t.”

“Our substation has been monitoring the activity going on in the alley behind your store and we believe someone inside your store is selling drugs and the transactions are taking place outside your back door.
My recommendation is that you halt all activity out that door and in the alleyway. Because, the next time we see it happening we will raid your store and take everyone in for questioning.” he said.

The next morning my husband called the three men who worked in the back of the shop, and used the back door frequently, into his office. He told them he was locking and bolting the door, and all activity, smoking or having “friends” drop by to visit them in the back alley was to cease. They were only allowed to use the front door where everything was visible and no one was allowed to visit them during work hours.

He had a strong suspicion as to which man was selling the drugs, but no actual proof, besides the officer’s words. Bolting the door solved the problem or at lease moved the problem somewhere else.

We were grateful to God for sending that police officer to warn us about what was happening in our store. We had no idea, but our God, who sees everything, knew and interceded on our behalf.

Throughout the Bible God used people and circumstances to warn people.

God used a dream to warn Joseph and the king of Egypt of the coming famine in the land.

God used Moses to warn the Egyptian Pharaoh to set the Hebrews free.

He used an angel to warn Mary and Joseph to flee Bethlehem with baby Jesus.

He used Balaam’s donkey to warn him not to curse the Hebrew people.

And He used a police officer to warn us of the illegal activity going on in the back of our store.

The Bible is filled with warnings for us as well:

“These things happened to them as examples for us. They were written down to warn us who live at the end of the age.” 1 Corinthians 10:11


Has God ever used a person or event to warn you of something? We would love to have you share it in the comments below.

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