IS GOD R 2 U ?

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Chapter Ninety Eight

Herb looked around the close group of friends. “I’m about to recommend something that people will scoff at. Not just a little scoff, as in that cute facebook thing, ROFLOL, ’cause they won’t have a measure of experience as we do. They won’t understand, so we’ll be at risk for being taken as fools. Fools for Christ that is.”

Ted looked past the group with misty eyes, knowing where pastor was going. “Yes, the Ephesians 6 thing. They won’t know what we know. They didn’t have the visions, the angels standin’ in Glory, an’…”

Herb nodded in appreciation to Ted. “That’s right. Ted’s got it. You see. The next service will be testament, similar to before, but this time, how ‘bout we share our visions, what the angels told us, both as a blessin’ to those who believe, but also as the clear warnin’ that it is. A clear warnin’ for people to stop. To cease from strivin’ and know God. That’s the message an’ I’m game to try it.”

Rita grimaced as image of hideous creatures past through her memory. “I’m not ’fraid, ‘cause it’s simple and true, straight from the heart, for the Glory of God.” She paused, with horror on her face. “They’re real all right, and so, um, can’t think of words to describe how horrid they really are, an’ you’re right, the people won’t know how real it is. The angels and demons thing. They won’t know ’cause they didn’t see what we’ve seen, they won’t know the horror…”

She turned into Ted’ arms and covered her face in his wide shoulder, shaking from the memory.

Herb looked past Ted and Rita into each set of eyes. “See what I mean? You know, an’ I know the realities of Ephesians 6. So I think it’s time, an’…, I guess I’m askin’ each of you to think in your own hearts and minds, ’bout what you’d share, cause it’s time for the nation to know.”

Herb looked at Stephen and Carrie, standing back from the group. “Carrie, you might be most at risk, might be your career on line, for comin’ out in testimony ‘bout what you witnessed an’ experienced, so…, I leave it to you, each of you…”

Stephen gripped his arm around Carrie. “I know in my heart that this is the right thing to do, ’cause it’s the plain and simple truth. You’re right too, that most people won’t understand. Still…, it’s the right stand to take. To not stand would be to deny my Lord and that’s…, that is something I can’t do. I won’t shrink back from it.”

Carrie felt his strength and nodded in echo, looking up into his eyes, locked there by his intensity. “Yes, the same for me. There is strength in the Name of the Lord. An’ know this. Comin’ to know Christ, seein’ and watchin’ all that’s happened in these few weeks. It’s a lifetime of learnin’, all crammed into a few weeks for me. I’m willin’ to lay it all on the line for Jesus.”

Stephen gazed down at the little spitfire he held. “So that’ll be the challenge, won’t it? Will each of us be willin’ to lay it all down at His feet in faith, to show our passion for Christ, not knowing the outcome, just like my Carrie? Or will we choose to stay within conventional wisdom; to take no risk, to show no passion, to not step out in faith, but stay within certain social bounds, so others might not even know our stand for Christ. What is your choice?”

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