By: Dr. Jacquelyn Simmons
(God’s message delivered with embellishments during His Healing Service) Part 3
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 1:1-7
It is quite interesting to note the prophet Jeremiah’s call by God to enter his ministries. His excuse was that he was a child and could not speak. God touched his lips and he prophesied for over 40 years (Jeremiah 1:4-19).
The prophet Isaiah said, “Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of
hosts.” Then flew one of the seraphim (six winged angelic creature that continually fly in the presence of God declaring His holiness) unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar: And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged. Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not (Isaiah 6:5-9).
Isaiah’s ministry extended from about 740 B.C. to 681 B.C. According to popular Jewish tradition, Isaiah met his death by being sawn in two while hiding in a log during the reign of the evil King Manasseh of Judah (Hebrews11:37).
Sometime, during the earlier stages of the enactment of the Monroe Free Press and the mayoralty of Monroe’s Mayor Bob Powell (April, 1979-July1, 1996), this writer was invited by the founder of the Monroe Free Press, Reverend Roosevelt Wright, to become a columnist for his publication. To me, this offer was preposterous—it went waaaay beyond the joke stage. Me? A columnist for a newspaper, wow—what a community sensation that would be. Me?? No way!!!
This writer evidently attracted Reverend Wright’s attention as a “maybe-would be” writer due to the fact of a one-sided feud I had going on with the mayor, Mayor Bob Powell, during that time.
First, Mayor Powell was asked by me to assist with a legal matter which only could be handled in another state . After he informed me of that, this writer became angry and decided his decision was based on racial prejudices, only. Mayor Powell’s anwer to me was correct. God provided us with all of our needs concerning the case within that state and being God, won it single-handedly in a way that only He could do.
My next unpleasant experience occurred with Mayor Powell after gas fumes began to permeate the home in which God permits me to classify as “my own”. Not knowing that Mayor Powell, as mayor, does not control the operations of the gas company, I called and reported my gas problems to him. In the meantime, my very young grandchild, great-grand baby, puppy, and I had to stand outdoors in order to try and let the gas fumes out by opening doors and windows during the wee hours of cold January. Mayor Powell politely told me to report my problems to the gas company. Again, he was correct.
My friends, God willing, we will continue these revelations next week.
Tune in!!!!Love, Jacquelyn Simmons