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The Night The Glory Came Down

  • it happened, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking Yahweh; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised Yahweh, saying, For he is good; for his loving kindness endures forever; that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of Yahweh, so that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of Yahweh filled the house of God. 2 Chronicles 5:13 WEB

    I looked around me and it was hard to believe what was happening inside our church. People all over the building had crumpled to the floor and were crying tears of joy. Some were laughing so hard, that it was like they were being tickled. Even the elders and highly-respected people in their eighties were on the carpet.

    My own brother that I had brought with me, who did not even attend church, was now laying on the floor holding his ribs and laughing the hardest that I had ever seen him. Most of the congregation had now fallen to the floor and were laughing, filled with joy. What had started out as a normal Sunday night church service, had certainly been kicked up a notch.

    Our church had been mourning and was somber for a long time after the pastors lost their young son in a car accident. That night, after some intense praise and worship, suddenly people started crumpling to the floor all over the church, filled with the joy of the Lord. It was the end of a long dry season.

    In twenty years I had never seen such a thing and I have not seen it since. Yet, that one night will always remain in my memory. It was the night that the Glory came down and God removed deep sadness from His people. There was such an atmosphere of love, acceptance, understanding, forgiveness that it just made you weep. People that had been somber for years were bent double with laughter.

    A touch of His presence is absolutely the greatest thing on earth. There are no pharmaceutical products that can give you the joy that He can. He is more understanding than we can comprehend, more loving than we can grasp, and He only wants more of you. Let us want more of Him in return. I now understand the meaning of more precious than gold.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I want more of Your presence in my life. Lord I want to laugh again. Fill me with Your joy and remove all sadness from me. Heal me Lord completely, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I want more of Your presence in my life. Lord I want to laugh again. Fill me with Your joy and remove all sadness from me. Heal me Lord completely, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen

December 16, 2016
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Marilyn DeJongh
Marilyn DeJongh

Amen! 

 

December 16, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

hallelujah  amen

 

December 16, 2016
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

December 16, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

December 16, 2016
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

December 16, 2016
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank you pastor for that beautiful story. I love it! May the glory of the Lord shine on all and heal us!! Amen!!

December 16, 2016
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander

Thank you a much needed Word to hear today, have a Blessed Awesome weekend

December 16, 2016
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

December 16, 2016
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

Amen! God is wonderful!!

December 16, 2016
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I want more of Your presence in my life. Lord I want to laugh again. Fill me with Your joy and remove all sadness from me. Heal me Lord completely, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

AMEN!!!  Yes Lord, I need more of You...the joy of the Lord is my strength!!!

December 16, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen 

December 16, 2016
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Liza Mena
Liza Mena

Amen.

December 16, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

AMEN AMEN.I just want to say I LOVE You LORD, and give YOU THanKS FOR EVERYTHING.Thank you Pastor Todd.

December 16, 2016
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Colleen Paquet
Colleen Paquet

Thank you for sharing God's grace and love with us. I have learned so much from your daily missives. Sometimes your words speak directly to my heart; today is such a time.

 

December 17, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, I want more of Your presence in my life. Lord I want to laugh again. Fill me with Your joy and remove all sadness from me. Heal me Lord completely, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

December 17, 2016
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Terryl Nichols
Terryl Nichols

This is truly beautiful and inspiring

December 17, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

December 18, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father, I want more of your presence in my life. Lord I want to laugh again. Fill me with your joy and remove all sadness from me. Heal Me Lord completely, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray amen!! Hallelujah praise the Lord

December 18, 2016