God's Protection from all Evil
Paul S. Wong
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"The LORD shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore." (Psm. 121:7-8)
There are two people that not only molded my early childhood character but also influenced my Christian thoughts for the rest of my life. They are my maternal grandmother and my father who was also my role model. When I was one year old I had diphtheria and was on the verge of death. My maternal grandmother, the only Christian in our family at that time, prayed for me, and the Lord healed me. This healing resulted in my mother, several relatives and friends believed in the Lord Jesus Christ and were baptized into Him. My grandmother was uneducated therefore could not read the Bible, but she was a "doer of the Word of God." Her heart was pure and she trusted in Jesus.
When I was ten years old my grandmother died. Just before breathing her last breath she prayed out loud in the Spirit and spoke in tongues. Then she looked up as if she had seen a heavenly vision. She smiled and the Lord took her home. Something miraculous happened. A sweet smell filled the room. There were no flowers but it was fragrant. That miracle impacted many relatives that were not Christians.
My father Zacchaeus Wong was a teacher in an
The Pacific War broke out.
The British had prepared to defend
One morning while I was still in the room, suddenly all the women and girls rushed in and quickly hid under their beds. There was horror in their faces. I was ten years old at that time and did not know what was going on, so I looked for them under the beds. They gestured me to get out of the room, and whispered "Shish!" As I tried to leave the room I heard a great noise outside the room. My father was standing on the doorway. I ran and stood next to him on his left. There were many soldiers with guns and bayonets in their hands. There were about ten of them. They were wearing khaki uniforms with camouflage. I saw leaves stuck on their uniforms and helmets. Their faces were painted. They looked ugly. I was terribly frightened.
They were shouting at my father, "Kuniang, kuniang." That means "young women and girls" in Chinese. They knew that my mother, sisters, other women and girls were inside the room. That battalion of sex-starved, blood-thirsty Japanese soldiers were armed to the teeth. My father was unarmed. I saw the Japanese officer drew out his Samurai sword and placed it on my father’s chest. All the other soldiers standing next to the officer had their bayonets thrusting against my father’s chest. I was scared. I looked up at my father. He had his eyes closed and was calling on the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. He had been praying in the Spirit, completely resigned the situation to the Lord.
While my father was praying, the officer and the whole battalion did something that can only be explained as an intervention from God. They retreated and shouted "baka, baka", that means "stupid fool" in Japanese. They just left us and went to the back of the building and started killing the dogs, cats and chickens and ducks. That was how they satisfied the Samurai martial code. Once a Samurai sword or bayonet is unsheathed, it must spill blood before returning to its sheath. It could have been my father’s and my blood had our Lord Jesus Christ not intervened and protected us. Praise and thank our Lord Jesus Christ for His protection. HalleluYah!
This testimony is true. My family had experienced God’s protection and so can you. Here is what the word of God says to all true believers who are in grave danger:
"Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand." (Isa. 41:10)
"Blessed be the LORD, Who has not given us as prey to their teeth. Our soul has escaped as a bird from the snare of the fowlers; The snare is broken, and we have escaped. Our help is in the name of the LORD, Who made heaven and earth." (Psm. 124:6-8)
May God bless you