I Will Never Forget This Day! (April 2021)
I was recently ministering to our Altar Team at our church. I was sharing with them that the Presence of God was getting ready to break out in waves of glory. I sensed the Holy Ghost come upon me in a mighty way. I said that there would be multitudes of people flow into the church; that there would be signs and wonders that would come in greater ways than what we had seen in the book of Acts. The people began to Amen to the preaching of the Word and wave their arms with great joy.
My daughter, Chaunta, and her husband, Erik were there for the meeting. They brought their son, Micah with them. He is nine years old. I didn’t notice him, but Chaunta said that he was closely listening to every word. I closed the service in prayer. He asked his mom if he could go talk to Mama (that is what he calls me). She said that he could. He came up close to me, and I could tell that he was very emotional. He said, “I will never forget this day the rest of my life; not for 1,000 years.” I placed my arm around him, and asked, “Why, Micah?” His eyes filled up with tears, and he said, “Because you preached God, and I felt Him.” Well, you can imagine what that did for me.
Now, I wouldn’t be right to not tell you the rest of this story. One of our Altar Workers was standing there near us. She had heard what Micah had said. She asked him, “Who do you belong to?” He paused for a minute and said, “To my mommy and daddy.” Just so precious. I was eager to tell her that he was my grandson. 😊
Micah was sensitive to the Presence of God. He has not prayed the sinner’s prayer with anyone or confessed that Jesus is his Lord. Chaunta expressed to him that he needs to ask Jesus to come into his heart. He quickly exclaimed, “Jesus is in my heart, Mommy. I talk to Him every day in my room.” Do I believe that? Absolutely. We do know that we will need to sit him down with the Word and make sure that he understands the Biblical Truths concerning salvation. We will then lead him in a sinner’s prayer, so that he will be able to hold fast to that moment that he was born again. This will be the “anchor of his soul” (Heb. 6:19).
I want to remind you again of Micah’s story. He was born with three heart defects. It wasn’t known if he would live. At one point, days following his birth, he had surgery. Upon completion, they took him back to his room, and he had cardiac arrest. They had to quickly open his chest again and do CPR. Things were touch and go for a while. The Lord had given Scriptures to us to hold on to during months of his hospitalization. We were all so emotionally distraught over the unfolding events that all we could do was read the Word out loud. The Word saved his life.
Micah shared with his mother later in his life that he had seen Jesus. She asked, “You have? What did he look like?” He responded, “Oh, Mommy, He was gold.” Do I believe that he saw the Lord? Absolutely. I have thought a lot about his description of the Lord as gold. I researched Scripture, and this is what I found. Revelation 21:18 tells us that the “city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.” “And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb (Jesus) is the light thereof” (Rev. 21:23). Ezekiel 8:2 says, “Then I beheld, and lo a likeness as the appearance of fire: from the appearance of his loins even downward, fire; and from his loins even upward, as the appearance of brightness, as the color of amber.” “Amber” is the color between yellow and orange; gold. Micah saw the Lord. We will see Him, too. Are you ready? Do you know that you have asked Jesus to come into your heart to be Lord and Savior? Are you living for Him? This is so serious. “FOLLOW peace with all men, and HOLINESS, WITHOUT WHICH NO MAN SHALL SEE THE LORD” (Heb. 12:14). Is your life right with Jesus? Please don’t go to hell. Go to heaven with me.