As promised, herein is the Part 2 segment from my soon to be published book (hopefully) entitled “Conversations With God Using Scripture”. You will recall in Part One, I catalogued my experience while attending a church retreat for women up in the hills of Massanetta Springs, Virginia, approximately 37 years ago. There I met the Lord early Saturday morning as the women gathered around an old rugged cross for prayer. It was there in a supernatural moment, I received a divine directive from My Master. (You are cordially invited to revisit Part One (from last week’s blog) to receive a full account of this encounter.)
Although I had attended this retreat by happenstance, much later I realized it was the Holy Spirit’s way of getting me alone with Him so that I could hear His voice only. The revelations I received that weekend so penetrated my heart that when I returned home, I began to search the Holy Bible for confirmation and clarity. I found the answer in the Book of Isaiah, Chapter 6. Following is an adaptation of how the Holy Spirit spoke to me as I read the prophet Isaiah’s account of his divine calling from the Lord:
An Adaptation of Isaiah 6
|1. In the year that the Mount Calvary Baptist Church Women held their 4th annual retreat, I saw also the Lord sitting upon a hill, high atop Massanetta Springs, and an ole rugged cross depicted his glory. |
2. Around the cross stood the female saints of Mount Calvary, each one holding two hands of two others; and each one having a multitude of prayers on her lips.
3. And one cried out unto each of us and said, Pray, pray, pray to the Lord of Hosts. He has a job out there for you to do in the world; and he is waiting on you to fulfill his will.
4. And a hazy light began to appear above the cross as God opened the door called morning and the atmosphere became full with his glorious dew.
5. Then said I, Woe is me, for I am undone; because I am a women who has been playing church. I have not completely aligned myself with the Saints of God; for this morning my ears have heard and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.
6. Then went I unto one of the Saints whose total being was on fire for the Lord, and as I took hold of her hands in mine, they felt like live coals:
7. And the Holy Spirit laid it upon my heart and said, Lo, ask your sister to pray for thee; and thy iniquity will be taken away and thy sin purged.
8. Also, I heard the voice of the Lord saying, Eat the word least I chew you up and spit you out. Then fell I upon my knees and said, Lord, I will eat the word.
9. And he said, Get up, go, return to Mount Calvary and remember your promise to me; for if you do, I will surely reveal the scriptures to you and you shall have wisdom and understanding and you shall see me at work in your life.
10. You shall have power in teaching my children and they, too, will yearn for the word; and I will open up their ears so they can understand. I will close their eyes to the distractions around them and they shall look beyond the trash and tinfoil of this world and see only me. And their parents will see the changes in them and bring them forth to be baptized.
11. Then said I, Lord, how long must I eat the word and how long must I teach the gospel? And he answered, until the cities become more humanized and god-fearing, and the inhabitants learn the power of prayer and the households are without strife and the land is filled with love.
12. So that no matter where the children relocate to, if they should stray, there will always be someone there to show them the way. Thus, many shall return, even a tenth, and shall be stronger and more faithful in their service than before.
13. And that tenth shall be like the mighty terebinth and oak trees with their leaves shaped like the hearts of men, bearing wing-like fruit in all seasons. And when the inevitable comes and the leaves shall fall and the physical seed shall be planted for the last time; thanks be to God and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. With the glorious forgiveness of every sin, our spiritual seed shall live on
and continue to bear fruit for the Lord until he comes again. Amen.
Scripture Lesson: He has shown you, O mortal what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with our God. Micah 6:8 NIV
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