There were times in my life when the Holy Spirit would show me situations before they happened. Usually within three days from the time the Holy Spirit showed me a particular situation, a person's face, or a name, I would see the person or the particular situation would happen. There were times when I would hear the entire conversation with the person in the spirit ahead of time. Once I heard or saw a situation in the spirit, I would just wait expecting it to come to pass.
Most of the time an event would happen within three days, but sometimes it would happen in seconds or minutes. I would run into the person and have the entire conversation just as I had heard it, word for word. Waiting for them to say what I had already heard in my spirit prior to that day, I would just answer them with what I already knew I would say. For years, it was always within three days.
I found these times to be very exciting. Sometimes I would try to tell my mother about an event I was expecting to happen, but most of the time I would just watch and wait. I never knew if anyone else was talking to the Holy Spirit and having these experiences. My mother always seemed to have eyes in the back of her head. Nothing escaped her. Later in life, I found that she knew some things ahead of time or while they were happening too.
One particular day in California when I was in my late 20's, I was driving down Interstate 5 South just past the Coronado Bridge. Back then, I use to drive a yellow '72 Volkswagen Bug. All of a sudden, the Holy Spirit said, "Look in the rear view mirror!"
I looked in the mirror and saw a woman probably in her 40's driving right behind me in my lane. She was screaming and had a terrified look on her face. Her hair was all messy and sticking up in an angle like she was blowing away. Her face was contorted in terror and awful pain.
I turned around and quickly looked over my right shoulder in the lane behind me. There indeed was a woman driving the car, but she looked normal to me. I turned around wondering what it was all about. About 3 to 4 seconds after I turned back around, the Holy Spirit told me very urgently, "Move over!"
I immediately looked to my left to make sure the lane was clear and moved over. In less than 3 seconds, a car sped down the ramp onto the freeway at a very high rate of speed and crossed diagonally over 3 of the lanes of traffic hitting the back end of the woman's car. The impact pushed her forward parallel with my car and then spun her around several times. Cars behind her began hitting her and piling up. As I looked in the rear view mirror, I saw the pile up and the woman screaming just as the Holy Spirit had shown me.
If I had not obeyed the Holy Spirit and had stayed in the lane, I would have been in the middle of the multi-car pile up and certainly would have been seriously injured if not worse.
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.