Monica Broussard

Left Behind

Left Behind

A young man that is the son-in-law of our neighbor, who lived across the street in San Clemente, came over to tell us that he had been out hiking in the hills back behind our homes.

When he was out hiking a rainbow had appeared. He said that he could see the end of the rainbow on the top of our house.  He was quite animated as he explained that as he had ended up running back and  

as he approached, the rainbow had not only not disappeared but remained in the same exact place on the roof of our house.

So, We shared our Hawaii rainbow story with him-- About when the rainbow had come down in front of us on the little Maui country road while driving a jeep. We had rolled through it slowly and now this was the second time in as many months that we had a rainbow come down on us.

Now I understand, when the Lord does something twice he is making a definite statement.

You see, It all started with the selling of our primary home and then our cabin in the mountains.

Little did I know at the time that the whole journey had been orchestrated by the Lord?

We had owned our home in San Clemente for 26 years.

Since real estate was going so well at that time, we decided to build a cabin in the mountains.  

During construction of the cabin I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Jim slid off the roof while removing snow and broke his back, shoulder and wrist.

He then had to have shoulder and back surgery. Then to top it all off a quadruple heart by-pass surgery. 

The homes were becoming physically, mentally and financially draining. 

We decided it was time to downsize.

We sold the house in San Clemente first and purchased a smaller home in Huntington Beach close to our family business. Then we sold the cabin in the mountains.

After living in the smaller house for just a couple weeks my husband felt we had made a huge mistake.

We had no storage, we couldn’t park both cars in the garage because it was too small and the house needed to be refurbished so we put it back on the market. 

It sold quickly but it would take a little time for the people who purchased the house to sell theirs.

In the meantime we sat waiting through the holidays.  

As the time rolled on I prayed whether we should put the house back on the market or wait for the buyers to sell their house.

The Spirit of the Lord told me it would be after the first of the year before we found our new home. Knowing that my house was waiting for me I stayed patient. 

After the first of the year the buyers closed on their house and we continued with escrow enabling us to start looking for a home. 

The market was tight; there had been a very low inventory.

One morning I decided to take a drive around the local neighborhoods to see if anything had come on the market. 

I drove down a nice clean street and something caught my eye; a home for sale with a side yard with RV access. The RV access could make up for some of the space we needed.

I was able to take a look at the house the same day. It was vacant. The people had already moved out.

Walking in, it was like entering a new home. The house had been remodeled two years prior. The kitchen and bathrooms were brand new. The current owners had just reduced the price.

I called my husband to take a look. We found out that there were people lined up to look at it for the following weekend. It had sat through the holidays and we just happened to come along right before the New Year rush. We put in an offer and it was accepted.

Now that we were back on track, I decided that I needed to get my tax receipts in order so that I would not be looking for files in the process of moving. 

I started gathering all my files which were quite extensive since we had built San Clemente and the mountain house. 

I poured through all the old files to try to find all the relevant tax receipts and to be ready for the 2013 tax season.  During this investigation I came across an old American Express bill.

It was very strange because it had highlights on it for the rental car company from where we had rented the Jeep; and from where we had seen the rainbow on our 2005 trip to Maui.

The highlighted name of island town “Kahului” was on the credit card invoice.

This is the exact same name of the street we were in the process of purchasing our new home on. 

On 08/29/15    A DVD entitled “Left Behind” is left on my door step by an unknown source. The next day on

08/30/15          I have a vision in church. An old man from ancient times appears and says to me, “They are all dead.”

That Sunday afternoon I watched the movie Left Behind.

The old man that appeared to me in church is the same old man speaking Hebrew in the movie: The Hebrew is translated into English as he is speaking,

“Take heed now for the Lord has chosen me to build a house for the sanctuary. God will bring every deed into judgement including every hidden thing whether it is good or evil.

By the deeds of the law no flesh shall be justified in his sight. For by Grace you are saved, through faith this is not for yourselves, it is the gift of God. Not by works- so that no one can boast. We are ambassadors as though God is making his appeal through us. Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. For God so loved the world he gave his one and only son that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life. But God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world but to save the world through Him.

He who believes in the son is not condemned. But he who does not believe is condemned already because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten son of God.

He is the Christ Jesus.”

As you can imagine I was a little blown away.

1 Thess 4:15-17 says: We are all being forewarned that we all need to prepare so we are not left behind.    

For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.


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