Be not hasty to go from his presence ... for he does whatever he pleases.
I was a young boy when Jesus spoke to my heart. The introduction to the faith began at Kildonan Presbyterian Church (Winnipeg). The Rev. Brian Penny had donated his time for a youth group and invited boys and girls to attend the meeting. The place was the historical Nesbitt Hall school with the old stone walls from the 1850s. This was mostly a well-meaning way of sharing the gospel message and opening the minds of young teenagers.
So it was at the age of 13 that a young lad knew the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and received a wonderful desire to study the Holy Bible, which my grandmother had graciously and lovingly, given to me.
He made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me a polished arrow; in his quiver he hid me away (Isaiah 49:2). And therefore, am blessed to follow in the footsteps of Jesus: nothing less, nothing more, nothing else.
Several years later, I was introduced to the
spirit-filled experience at a non-denominational church. The date of my water baptism is April 2, 1972 at Faith Temple with Pastor Ingrid Bergner, a prophetess.
The ever-present purpose of His calling and vision for the end-times has kept my life in His service: without the heavy expense of property or the domestic duties of family. Overall, my life has been a blend of the good, acceptable and perfect will of God and isn't the measure for everyone. This divine encounter and calling for the last days was received early in my youth and has acted as a continual wake-up call: a resurgence of faith and readiness through the years of His amazing grace.
The final chapter for the church is upon us and would ask for your prayer support. But not necessarily for myself: for there is much despair and anguish in the world today. Things haven't changed too much since Yeshua (Jesus) was here and shared the good news. The audience then and now still have the curious onlookers, the power seekers who come to watch the healing and deliverance ministry, and those who genuinely came and received the message of God's fellowship and loving kindness.
Above all, lets keep our focus on Jesus and don't be compelled to act prematurely before waiting through prayer for His guidance.