Contributed by Scott R. Laney JR.
I used to work on the drilling rigs making over $100,000 a year, working 2 weeks on, 1 week off. On February 6th, 2014, I got ready for work. When I was ready, I took a shower, prayed, and went to bed. My mother was at work and felt the Holy Spirit telling her to pray for her son. So, when she was off work, that's what she did. She prayed that God would forgive her of her sins and she as well prayed that God would send his son down to hold and protect me from death. She was unsure if I was ready to meet the Lord.
I woke up in the morning around 3:30 AM, got dressed and went outside to my car. I packed all of my bags in and started my car. I noticed how low I was running on gas, so I started to drive down to the gas station on KGB Rd. By the time I reached mile 8.4 I ran out of gas!
I could see the gas station, so I called my neighbor, turned on my hazard lights, hopped out of my car and started to walk down towards the gas station. By the time I was 7 car lengths in head of my car, I noticed some headlights coming.
My neighbor and his girlfriend could both see me and said I was standing off the road on the other side of the white line waving my arms. The driver was blind in his left eye and had his cellphone out and swerved around my car, over the white line and hit me going 60 mph. I broke both legs, my left shoulder, fractured my skull, and I started to bleed inside my head.
I guess I called my girlfriend and my really good friend after I was hit and told them. My neighbor ran up beside me and said my mouth was full of blood, so he tipped me over and just held on to me and talked to me for 23 minutes until the ambulance arrived. I sustained multiple breaks in both legs, my left shoulder, skull and I had an out of body experience.
I remember walking on clouds and seeing Heaven’s gates! I was so happy, I thought I was going to go in! Then, I was back in my body. I saw an ambulance there, but only Jesus Christ! He smiled at me and took me into the ambulance, and I remember feeling something weird on my chest, so I looked down and could see Jesus' hand above my chest and a gold crown circulating on my chest! Jesus was healing me and protecting me.
Sometime later, my physical therapist said that I could not walk for 3-5 years, and the doctors all said how I could never learn easily again, because of my brain injury. But with the power of prayer, I was walking in 11 months, received my GED 2 years later and 7 months after that, I graduated from college!
One day, my mother was wondering when the Sabbath was, the 4th Commandment of the Bible. So, she asked me if I knew it and I didn't, so we YouTubed it. On YouTube we learned the history of the Sabbath and how the Roman Catholics changed it from Friday and Saturday sundown to sundown, to Sunday.
God never changes and my mother and I started to try and find a church to go to that observed the Sabbath, but we couldn't find one that we thought was good enough to go to. In the Bible it says, “If ye love Me, keep my Commandments." - John 14:15
So, my mother and I started going to my grandmother’s home for the Sabbath and just praising God and reading the living Word of God, the Bible! Before we knew about the Sabbath, we always felt like we were running behind. Now that we observe the Sabbath, we feel so blessed and never feel like we are behind!
My mother and I also found out in the Bible, Matthew 5:19: “Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”
And Genesis 2:2-3 - “(2) And on the seventh day, God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.” “(3) And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.”
James 2:10 - “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.”
Malachi 3:6 - “For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore, ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.”
Hebrews 13:8 - “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever.”
Malachi 3:10 - “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.”
If you would like to watch a couple of my videos on YouTube, just look up Scott Laney and Scott Laney 2!
Then my mother and I noticed how the churches weren’t teaching the truth, so we were praying for 7 years, for a truth teaching church, and we finally found an amazing church! They will help you understand the living Word of our Great God, so much better and there is life in his words! Make sure to have paper and writing utensil. Search YouTube for IOG or The Israel Of God, they are an amazing church that will help your mind grow on our God’s Word!
The Israel Of God
A Christian Church
2808 E. Tudor Rd. Suite #3
Anchorage, AK 99507
Every Saturday at 9am
Call 1-800-962-4253 for any questions