I had a dream this morning at 2:30...I awoke and wrote it down.
Dr. Young, the pastor of our First Baptist church, invited me to preach. As I was going up to the pulpit, he handed me a letter from Dr. Martin, a foreign missionary who the church sponsored. The church lights were dimmed and a faint light shone on the report..so faint I could barely read it. I asked Dr. Young if he wanted me to read the report and he said yes. The writing was illegible and I could not make sense out of it. I looked up and told the audience to bear with me, this "Doctor" writing was hard to read. The Lord wanted me to go on with the message so I said, "O, well, the Lord's will be done".

Then I began to preach the message the Lord had given me. I said "In the beginning, God created everything. He is the Creator!" Then I said, "God created prayer." As I begin to speak on prayer, the members of the church got up and started walking out by the droves. Dr. Young was embarrassed by this and the look on his face said "Oh, I hope I didn't make them mad by asking you to preach." He looked like he was torn between wanting me to preach about prayer and pleasing the crowd.

I said to the crowd, "Where are y'all going?" They paid no attention to me and kept filing out. Only one man, the Vice President of our local bank, turned to me and said "I don't know what is wrong with these people; they need to hear that message on prayer."

On the stairs outside the sanctuary, several well-dressed influential women of the community were mad at one another, over some wordly things. I passed by them and told them they need to forgive one another and pray for each other.

I went outside the church, and there was my cousin, Wylly, waiting on me. Wylly was 38 when he suddenly took sick at work, the Lord sent me to the hospital where he was, I prayed for him and he was saved about four hours before he died (This was in 1990). Wylly was talking on the phone with someone and told me what a wonderful time he was having. I went to get in my vehicle, and felt peace like the Lord's will was accomplished. I then awoke from this dream.

My thoughts.....Dr Young is seeking a deeper walk with the Lord. He recognized me as a man of God, yet he does still want to please man. The church needs messages on prayer. Most will reject but some will accept the message. The women were at church for social reasons and were not seeking to worship. I recently gave Dr. Young a copy of my book, My Walk with the Lord, and the story I wrote about Wylly touched him in a special way. Wylly is in Heaven and having a wonderful time. The missionary reports were cluttered, unreadable...don't really know what is going on with the missionary or the funds that support this.

Any thoughts or comments would be appreciated.

Irvin at iwcroga@aol.com

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preacher, author of My Walk with the Lord, retired Captain US Army