The Lord was so pleased to see
me. He told me to come with Him, that there was someone going to
meet me. We went up the grassy hill. It was a beautiful sunny day.
I seemed to recall a stream and rocks and a butterfly. We sat down.
Jesus was happy and smiling. A man came up, laughing and greeting
us. He knew Jesus well, but I couldn't work out who it was. I asked
if He was from the New or the Old Testament and discovered it was
Daniel. What a wonderful man, gentle but humourous, laughing and
kind. He said that he sympathised with me, he remembered the tough
times he had been through, like when they put him in the lion's
den. He pointed to Jesus in a loving, but humourous way and said.
See Him!!! He will never never let you down. He didn't let me down
and He'll never let you down. He loved Jesus very much
He told me that I was going on a new journey and He had come to
tell me two important things.
The first was that the Lord had not wasted any of this experience
with the church at Haigh, no not one little thing. He told me that
there was a lesson that I must learn. That there was a time for
being humble and submitting, but when you are in charge of the sheep
you have to stand against the wolves and be bold. Like Peter when
he defended against circumcistion in Acts 15. Slowly my authority
had been eroded away but I needed to be bold at the beginning. I
was to bring the fault to Jesus to correct. Twice I had allowed
this but it would not happen again, because I would know next time.
It seems I have a way of trying to melt into the background when
people are strong and that Jesus will deal with this as I confess
it to Him.
Secondly that on the new journey I would meet many people and that
the Lord would give me the ability to help them to have one mind
in the Spirit.
Daniel wanted to tell me something about his life when he was on
the earth. He told me he had to face Nebuchadnezzar with some tough
words, but he did it by the power of God in signs and wonders. Nevertheless,
Nebuchadnezzar was a very important man. Daniel told me not to worry
about how important the man is. When God is on your side, no one
can hurt you.
Jesus stood up and they embraced, there was a wonderful fellowship
between them and they said goodbye.