Rev. Wayne Sanders
A Path of Restored Fellowship
May 14, 2021
Exodus 33:3 (KJV)
3 "Unto a land flowing with milk and honey: for I will not go up in the midst of thee; for thou art a stiffnecked people: lest I consume thee in the way."
My heart was filled with joy last night as we reentered one of the prison facilities for the first time since the pandemic hit over a year ago. There were four of us, that at a moment's notice, gathered up in our van and drove for an hour, not knowing what we would expect to see once we arrived there.
The chapel was set for social distancing and, after fourteen months of no services, we were not sure who would still be in that unit. The crowd was small, but, again, God's presence was big. There is nothing like being in the presence of God. When God's presence entered the room last night changes began to happen.
In this scripture found in Exodus, God is fulfilling His promise to give them the land that is filled with milk and honey. But because of their sin, God's presence would not go in with them. You can have all the promises of God, but without His presence they are not worth it to me.
I asked a question of the men in the chapel. I asked if everyone in the room was saved. One man sitting on in front of me hung his head down and shook it saying that he was not. The presence of God touched him when I asked him if he wanted to be saved and he said yes. You could physically see a light come upon his face after he prayed to receive Jesus as Lord and Savior. His fellowship was restored with the Father. Another man came up for prayer to receive healing, as one of our ministers spoke to the hearts of those there last night.
Father, Without You we are nothing, but we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. In Jesus's name we pray, Amen.
Blessings on the journey, and remember that the best is yet to come.