Shocked by High Voltage and Lived.
This is a testimony about how I was accidentally Shocked by High Voltage and lived to tell about it. I believe I need to tell everything that happened the prior day since it all ties together. It was about 1995 and I was mistakenly trying to earn the free gift of God by becoming deserving of it. Like most people, I was more conscious of my defects and my shortcomings instead of how Jesus had qualified me for all the Blessings in the Bible by overcoming sin for me. At that time I didn’t understand how Grace was shown to the undeserving. I had received the free gift of Righteousness but didn’t understand it couldn’t be earned before or after you became a Christian.
Day Before I was Shocked by High Voltage
I am a plumber and I was back at my plumbing shop thinking about issues in life that I was having a hard time overcoming. I started thinking thoughts like: “How could God do for me, a hypocrite, what He promises throughout the Bible”? I didn’t realize these thoughts that were running me down and making me feel lousy were not coming from me or God, but were fiery darts from the Devil (Ephesians 6:16). As soon as I realized that the source of these bad thoughts were the devil, I stood my ground and quoted God’s Word to the devil. I told him I was the head and not the tail and I was above and not beneath (Deuteronomy 28:13). I said I had Psalm 91 protection and nothing by any means would harm me (Psalm 91, Luke 10:19). After I went on for quite some time quoting scriptures to the devil and claiming that I was a Christian and his lies would not work on me. I forgot the incident and continued on with my chores. I didn’t realize the next day I would be Shocked by High Voltage and God’s Word (these scriptures) would save my life.
The Day I was Shocked by High Voltage
It was Saturday and I had work to do at my 87 acres. I had a creek that flowed into a 2 acre lake on my property. To keep the creek from washing out the dam there was a 12 inch overflow pipe installed thru the dam where the creek water could flow out and not affect the dam. The 12 inch pipe had a 90 degree elbow turned up and the water flowed into the top of the elbow. This elbow was installed on the pipe with a rubber gasket. The gasket had slipped and the 90 degree elbow had fallen over on its side and it was draining too much water out of the lake. I decided to place a long pipe beside the elbow and drive it down into the mud with the help of my backhoe. There were some cattails growing next to the elbow, that looked just about like this picture. I placed one end of the pipe on the cattails and leaned the other end up against the bank of the dam. My intentions were to stand the pipe straight up and then pick it up off the cattails and try to drop it down into the mud beside the overflow elbow. Then I was going to reach out with my Backhoe and drive it down in the mud. I had to get a long piece of pipe so my Backhoe could reach it over the dam. I went to the end of the pipe and began to stand it up, just as I had it almost stood all the way up, the pipe touched the High-Voltage power lines that ran over the lake dam. I had totally forgotten they were there, all I was thinking about was how to fix the problem. As soon as the pipe touched the power line the electricity came down the pipe and thru my hands and out my feet. I was looking down at the time and there was blue flames all around my feet and the pipe. That is when I remembered the power lines, like I said I wasn’t thinking about them until I was Shocked by High Voltage. I turned loose of the pipe and stepped back and examined myself. I didn’t have any problems, no burns or anything other than I was shaking like a leaf from fright from being Shocked by High Voltage. My wife and daughter were at our house up the hill from me. The pipe touching the High Voltage wire blew the transformer breaker for my house and all the neighbors. My daughter asked her mom: “Is dad messing with the electricity?” My wife came down to the lake and asked what was going on and I told her how God had just saved my life and how I was Shocked by High Voltage. I believe God’s Word that I had quoted to the devil the previous day protected me. I don’t see any other way that I could be Shocked by High Voltage and be here to write this and tell you about it. God was safely delivering me from the enemy of danger.