After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. Rev. 7:9
We have an unwritten rule while praying with people during outreach, only the person praying is allowed to close their eyes. Everyone else in the van is to keep their eyes open and watch what is happening around the van. The same is true when we are standing outside the van praying with people. Well this week there was a group of us standing in a circle holding hands and praying, my mind started straying and I counted the feet of the people in the circle. There were 19 pairs of feet and when it really hit me that we had such a large group I kept thinking of all the scriptures where the Lord had His people count the tribes, the followers, etc., etc. Then I remembered in Revelation where the crowd was so great they couldn’t be counted and my heart really started to rejoice. Lord, how many of these feet will be walking with you in heaven? How many of these precious feet represent different nations, tribes, people, and languages?
Our next stop took us to the abandominium of some of our cross-dresser friends. Cindy got out of the van to pray with our friends and the rest of us stayed in the van and kept watch. Next door a man was mowing his lawn, going back and forth, back and forth, until he noticed the prayer circle. He turned off his mower and leaned against his car, folded his hands and bowed his head. He looked up once and I caught his eye and beckoned him to come closer. He proceeded to tell us that we were an answer to prayer. In the last few weeks he felt he needed to seek God and go to church. This past Sunday he stepped out in faith and went to an LDS church. He told us that somehow that church didn’t feel right and he came home and asked God to show him the right path. Monday night we showed up at his neighbors and thus were an answer to prayer. We asked him to try another church in the area and trust the Holy Spirit to guide his feet to the right church. We have a feeling that we will be seeing a lot of this man.
If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened; but God has surely listened and has heard my prayer. Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me! Psalm 66:18-20
The Lord wasn’t done showing us feet walking a new path. The last person we saw was a homeless man we have known for quite a few years. This man always claimed a faith in God but did not believe that Christ was God. He faithfully read the New World Translation Bible and when he would talk about it we would challenge him and then ask him to read the Bible we gave him. Well about 2 weeks him picked up the NIV and started reading it. When we saw him we saw and heard a new man! He was talking non-stop about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. He had accepted Him as his Lord and Savior and he was so excited to tell us. This man’s feet were now walking in the light! Thank you Jesus!
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Cor. 5:17
“Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out.” Deut.28:6