I ran into someone the other day at KFC believe it or not that I haven’t seen in years. Well, I did see her at a wedding but we didn’t get to talk much. This woman is my actual spiritual mother since I was called into ministry under her husband. Well, I guess you can say that I was already called but denied the calling for years until I attended their church and her husband confirmed that I had a calling on me. I accepted and have been preaching ever since. Mrs. Virginia Cherry is my wonderful and loving spiritual mom. She is one of the originals who knows how to be a lady-like Woman of God. She is real and when she smiles, it’s for real. You don’t get a fake, “just because I’m here” smile from her.
While my daughter and I was getting into our Lincoln I heard a beep. I’ve learned through the years to get over sounds from odd places that don’t pertain to me so I got in the car and started it up. As we were driving away, I saw an older lady standing by a car waving at us. Lex said, “Mom who is that lady waving on the side of the car?” It was Mrs. Cherry. I was barely able to put the car in park before I jumped out of it and ran to hug her. It was instantaneous.
You know folks. We don’t know how much we have until it is gone. I hugged her like I found my real mom on the streets of New York somewhere. As an unwanted, unloved orphan, it has been very hard for me to find, and keep, love in my life. I never added up for anyone. When you have crack addicts and drunks beat on you and talk down to you, you are in trouble. Yea, that was me. The older that I get, I have learned to cherish those whom God puts into my life. Mrs. Cherry lost her beloved husband, Rev. Walter Cherry, Sr. a few years ago. The man just wouldn’t stop. He trusted in the Lord. This man was in his 70’s climbing on roofs to fix holes. He could fix cars, appliances, anything. However, this time, something happened and he slipped off of the roof or ladder, I am not sure, and God took him home. I still remember his sweet, humble smile. I hate to say it but I feel as though I didn’t appreciate him enough while he was still around. I was younger and not as wise then, (trying to say it nicely,) and I didn’t see actual Aged Wisdom the way that I should have.
Folks, the older ones are leaving us. Wisdom is about ready to close it’s doors. Now a days it’s just flesh, flesh, flesh. There is so much flesh anymore that you wouldn’t know that God killed the first animal to clothe man and woman in the Garden. (man was made on the 6th day thus…666.) God does intend for us to be fully and neatly clothed. Beating Jesus and selling His clothes in a lottery is full proof that we are intended to be clothed. Such shame and embarrassment He went through for you and I. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and be made free from what is about to come. It is not going to be a joke. Jesus is there for you. Will you accept Him? He will rapture us (catch us) up to be with Him before the Tribulation (Hell and confusion) really starts. Don’t you wanna be caught up and saved? I do. I can’t wait to see my loved ones in Heaven. I know I am going. You have to know that you know that you know that you are going. Be sure. Got Jesus?
Have a great day,
Rev. Essie Scott
King James Version (KJV)
14 And the Lord stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they came and did work in the house of the Lord of hosts, their God,
Isn’t it wonderful how God can enter our hearts and minds and stir up our dead, dry spirits and make them lively again? God is a loving God who sits high and looks low and sees all of our needs. When you are feeling low and just cannot seem to get back up again, call on Him. He tells us to call on Him and ask Him what we will in many scriptures of the bible.
Jeremiah 33:3 “call on me and I will answer…” Matt 7:7 “Ask and it shall be given you, seek, and ye shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you.” (A.S.K.)
God continuously listens to us. Unlike us at times, God is a good listener. In order to have rivers of living water run out of you and not boring, repetitive puffs of dryness, ask God to stir you up and make you clean and new. It’s okay to ask. Ask everyday if you will. No one gave you a card that only allows you three questions. God is not a Genie. Jesus is our Unlimited Blessings Card, our White Stone as in Revelation 2:17. Don’t worry, Heaven won’t run out of gifts. God has one for you.
37b If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
Stir up your spirit! Stir up your gifts! You are allowed to!
Rev. Essie Scott
The Scott’s …… unbreakable.