An event occured some two days back which broke a lot of our hearts.Something did not seem right.It stunned me first and then I confronted some of the people involved for a first hand account.
Our church had been going through the series on Holy spirit and our pastor had just completed the series on the pentecostal sunday.Some people in the campus had been praying for a spiritual breakthrough .....He had given an alter call and I got up which is very unlike me.I was blessed.
It was the day after that all these events seemed to have occured.
Burdened by it all,I went into a time of worship till past the midnight the next day but on Wednesday morning I was having my quiet time as usual and while I was praying,I saw this vision of a huge golden snake sitting on the throne.It was so clear.I sat still for a moment thanked the Lord for the vision but did not know what to do with it-I prayed that the serpent might be dethroned and the Lord be given the rightful place,I made some time out to run to senior man of God's place and while they were still in their beds,shared the vision with them.I was at peace the whole morning busy at work but when I came back for lunch,I was on the floor praying andd crying burdened by the vision.
I was still not clear about the vision,did not know how to interpret it and my fervent prayer was Lord let me not misinterpret it ,till it becomes clear I will just pray that the serpent be dethroned and the Lord be throned in the situation.
I had been alloted the chapel turn today.Yesterday while praying with a friend I shared with her that whenever I prepared a sermon,at the last moment the Holy spirit would lead me to a new clarity and the sermon would completely change.
I was doing a last minute touch up to the sermon when suddenly I received a phone-call from my sister who has no idea that I am speaking today asking me if I had tried calling her the previous day-when I said naught she told me to read psalm 133 in the passing.
As I read it I got the breakthrough........my vision became clear,convicted by the Holy spirit..It is the song of Ascent of David.....a song of pilgrim ascending to Jerusalem....
"How beautiful it is when brothers live together in harmony..
It is like the dew of Hermon falling down Aaron's beard...".
It's commentary runs something like this.
As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion. From the loftier mountains the moisture appears to be wafted to the lesser hills: the dews of Hermon fall on Zion. The Alpine Lebanon ministers to the minor elevation of the city of David; and so does brotherly love descend from higher to the lower, refreshing and enlivening in its course. Holy concord is as dew, mysteriously blessed, full of life and growth for all plants of grace. It brings with it so much benediction that it is as no common dew, but as that of Hermon which is specially copious, and far-reaching. The proper rendering is, "As the dew of Hermon that descended upon the mountains of Zion," and this tallies with the figure which has been already used; and sets forth by a second simile the sweet descending diffusiveness of brotherly unity. "For there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore." That is, in Zion, or better still, in the place where brotherly love abounds. Where love reigns God reigns. Where love wishes blessing, there God commands the blessing. God has but to command, and it is done. He is so pleased to see his dear children happy in one another that he fails not to make them happy in himself. He gives especially his best blessing of eternal life, for love is life; dwelling together in love we have begun the enjoyments of eternity, and these shall not be taken from us. Let us love for evermore, and we shall live for evermore. This makes Christian brotherhood so good and pleasant; it has Jehovah's blessing resting upon it, and it cannot be otherwise than sacred like "the precious ointment," and heavenly like "the dew of Hermon."
O for more of this rare virtue! Not the love which comes and goes, but that which dwells; not that spirit which separates and secludes, but that which dwells together; not that mind which is all for debate and difference, but that which dwells together in unity. Never shall we know the full power of the anointing till we are of one heart and of one spirit; never will the sacred dew of the spirit descend in all its fulness till we are perfectly joined together in the same mind; never will the covenanted and commanded blessing come forth from the Lord our God till once again we shall have "one Lord, one faith, one baptism." Lord, lead us into this most precious spiritual unity, for thy Son's sake. Amen.
I suddenly understood my vision ...anointing of the pentecost ,that precious oil of anointing we had gone to the church for on the day of the pentecost would come,the dew of Hermon would fall when true brotherly love prevailed..... I was suddenly clear about what I needed to pray for....I shared it in the chapel....sans the vision part.