Scriptures are from the King James Holy Bible.
I’m known in my community…for being on fire for our Lord. That deeply disturbs some folks. I'm in the best company, though, with Jesus who was hated for His holiness.
If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
Today I got confirmation from the devil that I abide in GOD. I went on a lengthy walk and as soon as I reached precisely in front of a particular house’s front yard, the devil’s messenger came out of the house and turned on the yard’s water sprinkler. It wasn’t in the messenger’s hand but situated on the ground in the yard. The messenger waited for me to get right there and then bent over and turned the sprinkler on to wet me.
What did I do? I refused to even look at the messenger - likely that was the messenger's desire. I stopped, stood there, turned around and, out loud, in certain ear shot of the messenger, praised our Lord for the water that He gave the devil to wet me with. I praised the Lord and proclaimed, “Lord, thank You for the rain from Your heaven where the devil ain’t going.” I stood there a few minutes and deliberately got wet some more as I praised most High GOD for His water, etc.
I had left home today in my army camouflage hat and pants. Dressed for war - yes indeed. And the devil brought war to me - but he didn’t get the victory. The Holy Ghost within me prevailed.
The sprinkle praise dance resulted in my pants getting pretty wet. I had numerous more blocks to walk. By the time that I got home our Lord’s SON/sun had dried my pants.
P.S. And when I finished my praise in front of that yard, I closed the gate there and loudly proclaimed, “The gates of hell shall not prevail.”
I seize this opportunity to go on public record to thank the devil for inspiring me to write this watery piece.
Written Saturday August 31, 2013