One day recently, I was on my tractor cutting my yard. My land is mostly hill. I was in reverse and the brake failed, so I turned the motor off and turned diagonally, because the momentum was picking up. I thought “abandon tractor”! As I jumped off, my weight tipped the tractor so that the side pinned me underneath. I wangled my left foot loose and out of my shoe. I could not push the tractor off of me. (This was only the upper side of the machine – no blade was involved – Thanks, Lord!). The gear shift round knob was pinned against my right calf. The more I pulled away, the deeper in it went and the blood flowed. I yelled, “Jesus” – “Angels help me!” I then yelled at the top of my lungs, “Help, help me, somebody help me” three times (Total of 9 “help me’s”). This all happened in about 7 minutes.
A nice neighbor three yards away, by God’s grace, was home, outside, heard me and helped! “Oh my God!” he exclaimed. I said, “Yes, God is here.” He lifted up the tractor, made a tourniquet with his shirt and we walked up my yard. I laid on the bench on my porch while he called the paramedics. Miraculously, I experienced NO PAIN then or while recovering. To everyone’s amazement, no pain killers were taken because Jesus bore our pains, sorrows, griefs, sicknesses and diseases! And by His stripes we ARE healed.
The paramedic was a brother believer. We prayed. God had everything enveloped in peace. We didn’t even use the siren or lights and didn’t have to speed.
At the Emergency Room, I was put in Room 7 and the nurse’s name was Faith. They took me to an empty operating room and examined and cleaned the wound. No pain or discomfort. No other surgeries were going on. I prayed with the doctors and medical helpers.
They were amazed and very pleased at how clean everything was. They only found one little piece of grass. The next day as I opened my Bible to read, I first saw a prophetic word I received in staff meeting on February 24, 2016. “I would not have you to worry about what is to happen for I am with you and I will see you through.”
I witnessed to everyone I met and there were many believers at the hospital. I also read a prophetic word that Grace Barclay gave to me on March 30, 2001. Part of it reads: “I’m going to give you a special assignment. One that’s going to give much glory to me, says the Lord. And because of your obedience, many new names will be written down in the Lamb’s Book of Life. A gate that has been closed to you is soon to open wide. Know that this is for the advancement of my kingdom in which there is no defeat. I will never leave you nor forsake you. Your every breath has been ordered by me. Be encouraged this day, my son. Know that I am your God and be still. Know that I give you Psalm 63 my son, who walks in the center of My will.”
So I have been on a “special assignment” as an ambassador of our Lord Jesus Christ. This is the grass cutting incident that God used for His glory. So far, I’ve personally witnessed to 37 people, not counting all the doctors who were involved and I’ve given 30 of my “Twentieth Century Adventures in God” book to people.
Psalm 91, which I read or quote every day, says in Verses 14-16, “Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.”
I, Richard J. Kardell, testify that these scriptures are TRUE.