Another Lord's day.
Another chance to worship our Almighty God,
and Saviour Jesus Christ.
We went to a local church this morning,
and a visiting preacher preached a message very similar
to the one my husband preached to the same church,
a few weeks ago.
This morning's message had Fire and Life in it,
but, few in the church seemed to feel it.
It was wonderful to see, and feel God working through,
His God called minister, but, heartbreaking to see the null and void look
on the faces of most of the congregation.
When the service began, rather nonchalantly,
I wanted to shout out. "God deserves better than this!"
The songs were seemingly sung without meaning,
prayer requests, seemed to be spoken in the wind,
I just couldn't wait for the service to be over, and get to leave.
Guess, I felt a little like Elijah, when he said,
"Lord they have killed your prophets,
and torn down your Altars, and I alone, am left."
God told Elijah, He had 7,000 that had never bowed a knee to Baal.
But, when the visiting preacher stood and began to preach,
things took a different turn in the service.
The Holy Spirit passed our way,
confirming the word of the preacher to be true.
Though, most of the church, seemed not to recognize It's presence,
it was reassuring to know,
there are some who still worship God in Spirit and Truth.
I've said before, if you can still feel the Holy Spirit in your church,
guard it with all your heart, keep close to God,
and don't let the Fire die out in the House of God.
But, if you don't know what I am talking about,
when I speak of the Holy Spirit; you can know.
When you feel convicted of your sins, and ask God to forgive you,
when God forgives you, that is when you feel the Holy Spirit,
or Holy Ghost the strongest,
and you will know without a doubt, that it is coming from God.
Then throughout your daily life from then on,
you will feel the Holy Spirit,
as It leads and guides you through all truth.
As Jesus said in, John 4: 14
But, whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him
shall never thirst;
but the water that I shall give him
shall be in him a well of water springing up
into everlasting life.
Jesus said, He lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
No, I am not a preacher, just a sinner, saved by the grace of God.
I want everyone to know that God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son,
and the Holy Ghost are real.
I also want everyone to know if they are not saved,
that they can be saved anywhere,
they don't have to be in a church to be saved.
We have a preaching friend that told us when he prayed to get saved,
he went to the Altar at church and prayed, but,
didn't feel like he'd gotten saved.
So, he went back again and prayed like this:
"Lord if I go to Hell, I'll go believing in you."
At that instant, he said, God saved him.
Our lives here will end, but, we will live forever, somewhere.
Please pray for God's churches all around the world.