Before it started, I knew that once again God’s about to reveal to me something.
Last Saturday, we were invited to attend a worship activity that our church organized, and called it “Deep End”. It was my first time to attend such activity and I didn’t really know what to expect, though when it was announced a few weeks before, I was already having that feeling of another God’s revelation coming up.
It started with our pastor and worship leader Neli Atiga discussing and giving pointers about ‘prophetic worship’. We were also asked to read some Bible verses, but one that struck me the most was when Pastor Neli mentioned about ‘The Prayer of Jehoshaphat’ (2 Chronicles 20:5-13) as earlier that same day, the mom of a fellow worship team member mentioned and shared a devotional reading about that particular subject as well thru Facebook.
We were then divided into groups, and then after that we started praying and singing worship songs.
I tell you, the presence of the Holy Spirit was so powerful that time as tears began to flow from my eyes. I was raising my arms and hands as I worship and praise Him, and then I also knelt down to my knees as I was giving thanks for the many blessings and asking forgiveness for my sins.
All of a sudden I started to have visions in my mind, which was so vivid and clear it’s as if I was watching clips from a movie or something:
I saw myself in a desert-like place. It was scorchingly hot and dry, I could even see the cracks in the land I was stepping in. What’s weird about it was, I didn’t see my 30-year old self. I was a little, innocent-looking kid, 3-5 years old perhaps. I was looking at every direction, and there was no one in sight. I was all alone. I was trying to be strong and all despite that sense of isolation, but then the tears started to fall down to my cheeks.
Suddenly, someone took my hand. I looked up, and there He was. JESUS! I instantly recognized Him. He has a handsome face, and was wearing a white robe. He was smiling at me. From the moment He held my hand, all my fears disappeared.
Then we started walking as if on a journey, His hand still holding onto mine.
I was still a kid, and God was embracing me tight. I never felt so comforted and secured. He then whispered to me, “You are both my children, and I love you both.”
Then I noticed another kid beside us. It was a friend of mine and a fellow worship team member, Ranly.
I saw the three of us walking through this desert-like place, side by side. Ranly was at the left side of Jesus, and I on the right. He was holding both our hands as we walk.
Then I began to notice from behind that people from different directions started to follow us. They were growing in numbers as time passed by.
Finally we reached this beautiful place, with colorful flowers, grasses and trees. Everyone started rejoicing. You can see the joy in everyone’s faces.
It’s just amazing how God speaks to us in many ways. I’m still in awe. I thank Him for that wonderful experience last Saturday, and that very meaningful revelation that He showed me.
Deep End Worship, truly a blessing.
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10, NIV