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Heaven’s Last Resort

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Heaven’s Last Resort

The Angel Ariel suddenly appeared in front of Jonathan’s desk. They were both Second Degree Angels laboring under a Level Seven Code Red.

“Michael sent me here to verify that we have everything we need on hand in case we have to go into immediate production,” he said without any formalities.

Jonathan’s nameplate on the desk showed that he was the head of the Immediate Response Team, which was a division of the Prayer Room Construction Unit.

“He also wanted me to get a list of the construction materials that were available this afternoon, if we get the go ahead from higher up, I told him I needed to know the type of cut he was planning to make on the wooden stairs, since that depends on the type of circular saw.

men_women_symbols“We’ve waited on John and Jane Doe to build their own Prayer Room for years. They’ve talked about it a long time, but they’ve never seemed to get around to getting one built.

“Now, they have waited until till the last-minute. If they don’t build their own, we don’t have much choice but to build one for them.

“It’s The Lord’s last resort, to build someone a prayer room. That is not His first choice. His first choice is that all men would have their own Prayer Room.”

Jonathan shook his head with understanding, and said,

“I recently watched some parents fret because their children, that were away at college, got too busy and neglected to call home. I overheard the mother say to her husband, that if we don’t deposit any money in their bank account this week, they’ll call home.”

“You’re right; we’ve all seen it,” said Ariel. “If the parents cut off the money, then the children remember to call and talk to Dad and Mom, all of a sudden. Actually, that is kind of what happens in the Spirit world, as well!”

Jonathan nodded his head in agreement as he pulled the current Prayer Room Construction Materials List closer to him, and began to read aloud.

“Well, pretty much the usual supplies are all in stock. We are pretty well stocked.

“For Class 1 Spiritual Emergency Circumstances, There Are Things Like…

  • Level 7 Temptations
  • Code Red Tribulations
  • Category 4 Storms

“For Class 2 Physical Emergency Circumstances, There’s…

  1. Bad Doctor’s reports
  2. Afflictions
  3. Incurable Syndromes
  4. Permanent Injuries
  5. Long Hospital Stays

“For Class 3 Material Emergencies, We Have

  • Financial loss
  • Loss of Job
  • Loss of housing
  • Loss of transportation
  • Debt overload

“For Class 4 Emotional Circumstances, We’ve Got…

  • Disappointments
  • Failures
  • Heartache
  • Rejection
  • Wayward children
  • Wayward grand children
  • Wayward spouse

“And Under Class 5…,

Jonathan looked up at Ariel to see if he wanted him to continue reading.

Ariel held up his hand as a signal for Jonathan to stop.

“Sounds like everything we might need, is on hand. We are still on standby, hoping against hope that John and Jane Doe will build their own Prayer Room without any help from us.  A Prayer Room is only built by us, as a last resort.

“Jonathan, I certainly hope your services aren’t needed, but if they are, I’ll get back with you! Keep your crew on standby.”

With that, Ariel disappeared. Jonathan waited to see what the day would bring forth.

Later that afternoon, Ariel stuck his head around the corner with a smile on his face.

“Good news,” he announced. “John and Jane Doe started building a Prayer Room on their own. Tell the crew to stand down, all is well.”

Written by Martyn Ballestero

January 22, 2013 at 1:06 am

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  1. Seems as if the last thing we try is always the very same thing that should have been done first.

    Chris Smith

    January 22, 2013 at 9:09 am

  2. Oh my word! That is so true! Everyone needs to read this, and if they haven’t already, start working on their own prayer room. Thank you for writing!!


    January 22, 2013 at 9:28 pm

  3. Great article � thank you for writing!

    C. Anthony Ballestero

    C. Anthony Ballestero

    January 26, 2013 at 2:26 pm

  4. A very needed message. Thanks for reminding us is still takes prayer.

    Barbara Johnson

    January 27, 2013 at 1:01 am

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