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How God Sold My House In a Failing Market

Hila J. Esters is a prolific teacher, author, recording artist and minister of the Gospel. She is the host of the In the Moment Christian Radio podcast.  Hila ministers the Word of God in power! Her passion is to teach believers how to live in the NOW of eternal life from the glory of the... Read More

The housing market in California was declining fast in 2005. I owned a home that had been built in the 1950's in an area that was known for crime and gangs. People were not rushing there to purchase the property. My neighborhood, because we lived there, was protected by God. At times, on the weekends we would hear police helicopters and gunfire, but no matter what went on around us, God would not allow it to touch our home or family. We were blessed and our home and property were blessed.

In April of that year, the Holy Spirit told me, 'Fix up the house to sell it'. He had told me through a girlfriend of mine a few years earlier that I would get married again. I had been standing in faith on that word since then with the help of manifestations and specific signs from the Holy Spirit. When He told me to fix up the house to sell it, I knew that the wedding was close and that I would soon find out who the blessed man would be. Years earlier, I had asked the Holy Spirit to let me know for sure who the person was. I was determined to wait until I heard from the Holy Spirit and not to make another mistake by giving up and choosing someone on my own.

I asked my younger brother to help me find a handyman to work on the house. Certain things had to be brought up to code in order for the house to pass inspection. As I was driving home from church on the following Wednesday evening I asked the Holy Spirit to give me the selling price. Sitting out in front of me in the spirit as I drove, I was shown two 6-figure prices at the same time. The first one was large, very clear and close to me. The second 6-figure price was in the distance and not so distinct. It was $10,000.00 less than the first figure. I knew that I was to list the house with the first figure and then after a time, change the asking price to the second figure. This is the one the house would sell for.

As I suspected since I was told to fix up the house, within two months the Holy Spirit let me know who God had chosen to be my husband. He lived in Texas. I had never been to Texas, nor had I ever thought about going there, but God always knows best. Through a series of glorious Holy Spirit manifestations, we were married in my church two weeks later. (That's another story of signs, wonders, and miracles that spans about 6 years.) My new husband and I listed the house in September for the first price the Holy Spirit showed me. People came, looked and left with little interest. The realtor we had at the time did not believe the house would sell. The holiday season came and went. We changed realtors and lowered the list price for the house to the second figure I was shown. Some of my friends tried to get me to rent the house instead of selling it, but I simply told them what God had said, 'Fix up the house to sell it.' Time passed, but I was not concerned about it. I knew that the Holy Spirit would let us know if there was anything more we had to do.

In the middle of March, I asked the Holy Spirit, “When will we leave for Texas?” With no hesitation, He said, 'the middle of April'. Since we had a 30-day escrow, that meant that the buyers were coming the same week. It was Tuesday, so I asked the Holy Spirit what day the buyers were coming? He said, 'Thursday afternoon.' This was a relief to my husband because we had been paying the mortgages and expenses on two homes since our marriage. On Thursday morning, we received a call from the realtor. He would be bringing some people to see the house that afternoon. Even though there seemed to be problems with the people qualifying for the loan, we had no concerns about it because the Holy Spirit said that we would leave for Texas the middle of March.

The sale of the house went through as scheduled and we received the second 6-figure price just as I was shown. Praise God! We left for Texas the middle of April just as I was told by the Holy Spirit. Shortly and I mean very shortly after the sale of the house, the bottom fell out of the housing market. God knows the times and seasons of a person's life. He is good and He is good to those who obey his word.

John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.