We heard the call to arms — the call to gather again — and we did so last week — after many Pandemic months and enforced self-isolation. So, having heard we obeyed, and a beautiful re-gathering it was too. Much sharing of experiences, prayers and songs of worship — even if some our voices were a little rusty or prone to croak. Well, mine anyway.
Gill was given a strong leading that He was giving us a ‘call to arms’ — all who were able to bear arms and older were gathered; and they stood at the border. [2 Kings 3:21b NKJV]
We talked of many things — no shoes, ships or sealing wax; no cabbages, but maybe a few kings. We flew from Isaiah 40 to Hebrews 4; from John 4 to Genesis 15, visiting ‘fields already white for harvest’; the Ark three months ‘in the house of Obed-Edom’, and the nature of His grace — but underpinning was our Lord saying that we were ‘standing on Holy ground’.
Gill’s vision of a clear, glistening, sparkling pool with a cascading fountain seemed to speak of the clarity of The Word and an outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
“Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.” [Revelation 22:7 NKJV]
The greatest demand God makes of us is to believe that He is righteous when everything that happens goes against that faith.
[from ‘God’s Workmanship’ by Oswald Chambers]
“We Bow Down” — Robin Mark
MEDITATE ON THESE THINGS…
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.
GEORGE and GILL STEWART