It was a warm summer night in 1992. I went to visit a small church in East Los Angeles where a friend of mine is Pastor. I enjoyed going there even though it was a Hispanic congregation and my Spanish was quite limited. The people were always warm and friendly and the music was lively. To top it off It was always a pleasure to spend the evening in the house of God regardless of what language was spoken.
This particular Friday evening the air seemed different. I couldn't say what was different about it but it was not the same as usual. The music was focused on worship and was beautiful as the voices of the people rose to the heavens. after a while, the pastor stepped up to the podium and announced that there would be no sermon. The service was to be entirely devoted to the worship of God. As the praise to God continued It sounded like thousands of voices were joining in song in this small congregation of less then 50 people. Suddenly I realized that the singing was in English and I thought that was very strange since Only a very few of us there spoke English.
As the worship continued, the voices seemed further and further away. I opened my eyes and to my surprise I was no longer in the church but was standing on a grass covered hill overlooking the ocean. I felt a presence next to me and turned to look into the most intense yet gentle eyes I have ever seen. "lord?" I inquired. " Yes" He responded. That was the beginning of the vision. It seemed like we sat on that hill for a long time talking and laughing and even crying together. there was so much love and joy in my heart during this encounter that I wanted to stay there forever. Then I noticed the singing was getting closer and louder. The Lord told me We would spend more time together in my dreams that night. and then he walked down the hill. I felt a hand on my shoulder and blinked my eyes as I turned to see the little woman standing next to me in the pew was praying with tears running down her face. there was a golden light around her and I heard the Lords Voice Saying she has just received the answer to her prayer.
We stayed in that church until well after midnight. no one wanted to leave because we had come into the presence of God that night. The Glory was shining on our faces as we joined in fellowship with each other sharing the visions we had just experienced.
That night as I drifted off to sleep, I found myself back on the grass covered hill and just as He had said, the Lord was there to spend more time with me. We were together talking of all manner of things until I awoke in the morning with a renewed faith and joy in my Heart.
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