Sunday, November 6, 2011

Psalm 19:7 and Romans 13:8

The law of the LORD [is] perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD [is] sure, making wise the simple.

Romans 13:8
Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Trains...The Journey!

For the past three and a half years, I have been having dreams of me in train stations in strange lands.  My journey usually starts in an unknown city in the united States.  In Rail YARDS, I am usually walking along the rail line to get to my starting off point.  I travel light, I usually have a small bag with me...very easy to carry, and I have books.  I travel alone always...I never have a companion.

Sometimes the Journey is the train yard, there I will meet all manner of people, but they don't seem to see me.  My task seems to be to observe my surroundings.  My task is to pay attention to that which I encounter on the way to the station.  Trains pass me by in the rail yards and the spirit of the Lord tells me to be still, and to fear not.  And then I can pay attention.

It seems as though the purpose of the trains are to destroy me...not to transport me.  Not always, but mostly.  and when I enter each train, I experience a turbulent ride...The spirit of the Lord tells me not to be weary, because sometimes I just want to let go of the hand rails and allow the train to toss me about because I get tired of the calamity.  The spirit of the lord strengthens my arms to hold on, and comforts my heart to be at peace.

Throughout each journey, I pay attention to the people in attendance, the conversations...the colors, sounds and mannerisms of the passengers are all things that I am charged to pay attention to.  Sometimes the trains take me to this one spot in the North West area of Africa,  Tunisia...there is a great waterfall and a natural dam.  My task is to stand in the waters….There are families and children playing around a great divide….

When I first started having the dreams  years I arrived at my destination...I was like everyone else there, just standing in the water, being taken by the waves, and returned to the shores.

But with each passing dream, the Spirit of the Lord tells me that he is going to cleans the land….He will do a new work. The people in attendance are usually troubled In their  mind, impoverished in their spirit, and sick in their bodies.  The waters rise and they fall, and people are set free…

With each passing year and with each dream...I am recognized more and more by the vacationers, people step into the waters after they have been stirred...and as I stand in the water, The tides rise , but they don't overtake me...and the water is troubled, and all who enter are set free.  When the waters recede  and settle, the people once again can not see me.  I become invisible.

I believe the invisibility to mean that it is not me, but CHRIST in me.  And when I am walking by the train tracks being taught by the spirit of the Lord….He hides me from my enemies;  when the trains try to run me down, He is an ever-present help in times of trouble. When I enter the trains as a passenger, and experience turbulent journeys, it is because in this life we shall suffer tribulations and persecutions, and how can I be used to help someone overcome a situation...if I have been through nothing myself.  It is important for us to pay attention to our surroundings, learn something from our journey...Help someone else up and out.   Jesus has overcome the World, and  God will deliver us from the hand of our enemies.

He sent me to heal the broken hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, and to set at liberty them that are bruised, TO PREACH THE ACCEPTABLE YEAR OF THE LORD.

All of my dreams have the same underlying theme...Deliverance!

Holy...Worthy is the Lamb

Come Back to God...He Delivers!

Come Back to God...He Delivers!
Illustration by Michelle Carter