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Arrested for assaulting my wife.

I remember going to bed, and praying, “God, you've got to give me this promise. You've got to show me something.”, because I wanted to divorce him. I wanted out. I was afraid.

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Chris:

Somewhere in the midst of arguing with my wife over keys, we grabbed the keys. I grabbed the keys from my wife, and we both ended up tumbling over a chair. Both of us went over the top of this chair. I landed on top of her. I was mad. I was frustrated. I was screaming and cursing. I grabbed the keys out of her hand, and I could tell in her eyes she was scared. I got in the car and left to go to her mother's house to pick something up. I don’t even remember what it was. I remember walking into her mother's house and all of her family were together because they lived close by. All they said was, “Get out of this house. Go back to your house. The cops will be waiting on you. You’re going jail.”

Davi:

It was physical. We fell over the chair, but it was the verbal threats that made me call the police, not falling over the chair. It was, “I’m going to beat you down.” I can’t remember exactly what he said, but I remember the look in his face and him drawing back his fist. I remember going to bed, and praying, “God, you've got to give me this promise. You've got to show me something.” I wanted to divorce him. I wanted out. I was afraid.

I went to sleep that night after praying, and I woke up the next morning and it was as clear as day. I woke up, my eyes opened, and I saw it. The Lord gave me the most beautiful vision. He gave me the site of my husband carrying a huge cross with hundreds and hundreds of people following behind him. He told me that if I held on that God would make a way. It actually startled me. I called a couple pastors wives that were at our church. I asked them to explain the vision to me, and how I had seen this. They just confirmed to me that God gives visions and dreams, and he's allowing that to happen as a point for you to endure.

Chris:

When I came out of jail it was a while before I could speak to my wife because of a restraining order. She had taken out a restraining order on me. I had left to go to work one morning, and saw her car pull in. I turned around and went back. Her car and a police officer were sitting there. I pulled up behind the police officer, and got out and he got out of the car. He said, “Sir, are you the husband?” I said, “Yes.” He said, “You know you're not supposed to be here.” I remember just bursting out crying, and said, “I've got to see her. I know I'm not supposed to be here, but I've got to say I'm sorry. I've got to apologize.”

Davi:

While I'm at the house a police officer showed up. He said, “I saw that you had a bible on your coffee table. I’m a believer.”

Chris:

He went inside and spoke to my wife. He the came out and grabbed me and said, “Come in.” I came in and the police officer sat down with me in my wife. He said, “I'm not supposed to be doing this, but I want you to know that I believe in God. I believe that God is bigger and he is greater than this situation. He said, I know in the Spirit of the Lord you two are supposed to be together and work this thing out.”

Davi:

The Officer went outside to talk to my husband. He then came back inside and said, “I'm not supposed to do this. I could be fired from my job.” He was a real firm and solid. He said, “The Lord has spoken to me and said that He has great plans for your marriage. He has great plans for the two of you to do things for his Kingdom. Even if repercussions come upon me, the two of you are supposed to sit and talk. The two of you are supposed to work this out.”

Chris:

He walked outside. My wife and I talked. I let her talk and tell me everything she needed to tell me, and I shared everything that I needed to share, and expressed my sorrow, and how remorseful I was. I said, “I want to get this thing straight.” She said, “Okay, we're going to go to the church.” So we called one of the pastors. He immediately came to the church. We were going to go there. They came to the church, sat with us, talked to us and prayed with us.

It was a little while later I had to go in for my court hearing. I remember being in front of the judge, and Davi was in the back of the courtroom. The judge said, “This was your plea. There's a restraining order with you in your wife. You're never allowed to go back.” I broke. I started balling. I said, “Sir, please. My wife and I have reconciled. I’m in church. I'm trying to get this right. Please give me another chance.” The judge says, “Is your wife here?” I said, “Yes Sir. She’s right there.” He said, “Ma’am, would you come up?’ She came out to me. He said, “Are you willing to go back with him and get your relationship straight?” She said, “Yes I am.” He looked at me. I don’t remember really the words that he said, but I do remember him saying, “You're about to get a second chance.”

I'm living proof that a drug headed, alcoholic, a guy that fought all the time, went to jail, fought with his wife, nearly got divorced, is now a pastor that loves God, loves his wife, loves his family, and wants to see marriages and peoples families restored through the love of Christ.

Davi:

My husband was a student pastor West Monroe Louisiana and the Lord was stirring in him great messages of revival. He came to me and said, “The Lord has given me this message. ‘Are you Ready: The Awakening.’ We're going to build a cross, and we are going to carry it from the church to the downtown area of our city, and I’m going deliver this message.” Whenever I was looking through the pictures [of the event], I remember stopping at one. It was a small version of the magnified picture that God gave me five to seven years earlier. I remember just being ecstatic. I ran to my husband, showing the picture to him, saying, “Do you remember the vision? Do you remember all those times I told you the vision? Here’s the tangible picture; the tangible view. God was with us the entire time.”

Chris and Davi - Arrested for assaulting my wife.

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