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Railroad crossing in Ramal de Cáceres, Portugal.One day, while my wife and I were driving our little Geo Tracker, God was leading me by His spirit. As usual, the Holy Spirit directed us as to what roads to take and which turns to make. Presently, we cam upon a railroad track and the Holy Spirit said, “park on the tracks and get out and pray.”

I drove up onto the tracks and, parking across them, got of out the Geo tracker. Sitting down with my wife against one side of the vehicle and started to pray in other tongues. My wife was not very comfortable doing this (we could only see the tracks in one direction) and, as time passed, became increasingly worried. We sat there and prayed for about a half an hour then the Holy Spirit said, “you can go.” So I got up, got into the tracker, and left.

The next day I was listening to His Spirit again as we drove. I allowed the Spirit to tell us where to go like before and through a different route , this time, ended up at the same set of tracks. This time, however, the Holy Spirit told us to park the normal distance from the rails and wait. In about five minutes a Amtrak passenger train roared pass us at about 70 miles…wow, it was moving fast!

(Amtrak 345, an EMD F40PH pulls a passenger tr...My wife and I just sat there for a while. The previous day, as our little truck was parked across those same rails, we sat praying on the opposite side that the train had just come from. Sitting there, watching the train race by, I realized that, though we probably could have gotten up fast enough to save our lives, the little Geo Tracker would have been history.

What you must understand is that when God moves on you to do anything, even if it is dangerous, it does not feel out of the ordinary at all. I suppose this is why Jesus could sleep on a boat in the middle of a severe storm. Probably due to the anointing of the Holy Ghost, I remained calm while my wife, who did not receive the command or unction, was understandably nervous.  Be that as it may, what I learned from that experience is that God knows the times and seasons and if we listen to Him and do what He says when He says to do it, our heavenly Father can keep us out of harms way.  Divine protection lays in hearing His still small voice.

Lastly, This is a pretty extreme example of being led by the Spirit. I am not suggesting that anyone go out and park a on rail road crossing just to see if God will speak to you. What I am encouraging everyone to do is learn how to listen the voice of God because, even in dangerous situations, He can and will protect you.  There may come a time when Christians start to experience persecution and the ability to allow God to lead and guide us out of harms way could become very important.