In a recent interview on Pureflix, Hollywood actor Kristoffer Polaha shared the amazing experience that turned his life back to God.
He has appeared in several TV shows since he broke into acting in 2001 including CSI Miami, Bones, Hawaii five-0, and Castle and as well several Hallmark Mystery 101 TV movies where he plays the role of Travis Burke.
He has also had several movie roles, including his most recent, “Wonder Woman 1984”. Kristoffer is also co-starring in “Jurassic World Dominion” that is scheduled for release in 2022.
Born in 1977, Kristoffer grew up in a Christian family, but as he entered high school, he decided to take a break from his faith, but God’s miraculous intervention while he was in his second year of college caused him to renew his faith.
He and a friend were walking down a street in New York City. Kristoffer, who was on the side nearest the traffic, suddenly got a strange feeling that he should be walking on the other side.
He switched places, telling her, “I don’t know why… but I feel better on this side of you.’
As they continued down the sidewalk, a grate that they were walking over suddenly exploded, sending a fireball, Kristoffer and his friend flying into the air.
“The next thing I know,” Kristoffer said, “I’m standing in the first lane of traffic … I’ve got blood all on my chest.”.
Though Kristoffer required several stitches to close a cut on his head, both he and his friend survived the explosion.
But this event caused the actor to renew his faith in God, and today he even holds a live program on Instagram, The Polaha Chautauqua, where he often shares his faith.
In this case, I believe the Holy Spirit gave Kristoffer that strange feeling, a word of knowledge (1 Corinthians 12:8), that he needed to switch places with his friend, to possibly save her life and reveal God’s glory to Kristoffer.
The word of knowledge is one of the spiritual gifts provided by the Holy Spirit that gives us supernatural revelation about a situation that we are not aware of. It can come in a variety of ways including a thought, dream, vision or feeling.
The Holy Spirit often uses the spiritual gifts to divinely intervene in people’s lives, but it is not the only method used.
As we read the Bible, we find dozens of example of God’s divine intervention, and many times they start with the simple phrase “But God….”
In Genesis 50:20, Joseph told his brothers that though they intended to do harm by selling Joseph into slavery, “but God intended it for good to accomplish what is being done, the saving of many lives.”
While the King Saul was searching for David in the wilderness, we read, “but God did not give David into his hands” (1 Samuel 23:14).
When King Jehoshaphat heard that three enemies were marching on Judah, a prophetic word declared. “Thus says the Lord to you: ‘Do not be afraid or dismayed because of the great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s” (2 Chronicles 20:15)