Once upon a time there was an old pastor who had served the Lord faithfully all of his life. He had an anointed ministry, and his prayers were always effective. Whenever he prayed for the sick, they were healed. But in spite of his powerful ministry, he was extremely poor, and he and his wife struggled daily to get by on almost nothing.
One day, after they had seen yet another person healed, his wife said to him, “God certainly must have prepared a rich reward for all of your years of work when you get to heaven, and he always seems to listens to your prayers. Why don’t you ask the Lord to give us just a tiny bit of your heavenly reward here on earth so that we don’t have to live in such terrible poverty?”
The pastor thought this was a good idea, so right there the two of them asked the Lord to let them have a little something from what God prepared for them early, while they were still alive.
Immediately the sky opened above them, and a table leg made out of gold fell to earth right in front of them! All their financial problems were solved!
The next morning, the pastor looked very troubled. His wife said, “What’s wrong, honey?
The pastor said, “Last night I had a…