When we paused in this discussion last week, we were talking about the presence of the Lord as it manifested in the cloud. This is a discussion that could take us way off track if we followed the rabbit trail, but I'm really just wanting to draw some illustrations for you to help in understanding what Jesus means when He speaks of "the pure in heart."
Let's get right to our discussion today. This concept of being "naturally supernatural, and supernaturally natural" is rooted and grounded in the following truths.
Need to share a personal story with you as a lead-in to today's Coffee Break. It was December 5, 1960 that I joined the Army. Not long after completing Basic Training at Fort Ord, I was standing out on the tarmac, duffle bag in hand, awaiting being boarded on an aircraft with orders that would send me to Ramstein, Germany, with ultimate deployment to Laos.
For those of you with children who are running from God or who simply ignore the call of Holy Spirit in their lives, let me share a quick story of encouragement before we begin today's sharing.
Good Morning. WHAAATT a GOOOOOOODDDD week! Uhhhh, Huhhh! Della and I decided that we needed to just get away for awhile this week and be alone with the Lord
Starting the day with my best Minnie Pearl imitation: HaowdeeEE!!! Hmmmm...... Guess that worked, OK. Anyway, how're y'all doin' this fine and wonderful day? Gotcher coffee yet? Ayyup! Reckon we need to get on with things.
And solutions to you this post-Thanksgiving day! OK. Sure. Salutations, too. Ummm....Hi, there! Case you hadn't noticed, the coffee is filling up the room with that wonderful aroma. Better pour yourself a cup before we start.
If ever there has been a day for the manifestation of the Bride of Christ -- the Sons of God, THIS IS IT!
Blessings upon you this first day of the rest of your life! This may sound like a really strange way to say things, but FINALLY! I'm whole again.
Felicitations! It was in the spring of 1963.I was at First Assembly in San Jose, California.James Merwin was the senior pastor.Occasionally, when he preached he would come out with some one-liners, some zingers that made you turn your head and sit up straight.