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Volume 1, Issue 5, September 2008

10/1/2008

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A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY OF PEACE AND LIGHT

David Nix

Wednesday, 10/1/2008

 

 

 

On April 11, 2008, my brother received a message from our Lord Jesus. In this message, Dave was told that he and I would go on a two week journey and that he was sending us forth as he did his disciples and that he would lead and guide us. Then part of the message contained powerful words that I have praised Jesus for so many times. Jesus told us that our lives would be forever changed. When this message was received all we knew was that the journey would begin once I had started into the ministry full time. I was blessed to actually start into the ministry full time on June 20, 2008.  We didn’t know when the journey would begin until the first week of August. Dave told me the dates when we met in Valle Crucis for the ministerial meeting. In fact these were just about the first words out of his mouth when we hugged. We both had great excitement. He informed me that he felt our journey would begin near the first part of September. It actually began on Sunday, August 24, 2008.

Dave received a dream before the journey began that I feel should be shared. Dave dreamed of him and I going down a large hallway. There were many people gathered along the sides of the hall and Dave realized that they were people we knew from our past. He stated he also saw our mom and dad. In his dream he discovered that the people were waiting on a famous country western singer by the name of Thomas Allen Cole. Though the people seemed glad to see Dave and I, their attention was toward the doorway at the end of the hall as they waited for the famous singer.  Dave and I walked to the door and Thomas Allen Cole entered. Dave stated that he and I simply walked past him and the people in the hall gathered to him. Dave stated that we were then at old wooden stairs. He advised we would go up a flight of stairs and have to leap onto the landing and then go on another flight of stairs. Sometimes the stairs went upward and sometimes they proceeded downward. In the dream, when we reached the fourth floor Dave said he looked at me and I was eating a chicken pot pie. He was also hungry and wanted to know where I had gotten it, I pointed him to a cafeteria on the fourth floor. He advised he went into the cafeteria but that they were out of food. When the Almighty God gave him the meaning of the dream, Dave was told that the hall represented part of our journey. He said we would see some people we know in our journey, and in the days ahead, but most will not hear, for they are being deceived by the spirit of antichrist. Thomas Allen Cole represents the antichrist (T.A.C., the antichrist). See I John 2:18. My parents were in the hall, not because they are deceived, but were there trying to convince friends from their past about the times in which we live, but their friends would not hear. The stairs represent four levels or four aspects of the journey. We were told that we would see four things of importance and would learn four main lessons on our journey.  There would be times of uplifting and times of going downward. Some will respond with favor, some will not. The number four is the number for the physical. We were told that if we walk in the physical that we would fail in our journey. The fact that I had food and that Dave also was hungry for food was a desire for the physical. This journey wasn’t to be measured by how many packets we distributed or how many people we convinced of what was happening. This journey was to be a spiritual journey. When God gave Dave the meaning of his dream his final words were, “On your journey you will see my hand. I will give you guidance as will my Son. Pray often and let this be a deep spiritual journey for you and Kenneth.”

I felt the dream was important. It showed us that we were embarking upon a spiritual journey that would forever change our lives. At the time of this section of the article, Dave and I have been on the journey for seven days.  At the time of this writing we have been given the four major lessons. I will share with you each lesson learned as I review the day and circumstances in which we learned it. The journey actually began on Sunday, August 24, 2008. Dave and I left from my home in Woodruff, S.C. at approximately 8:30 A.M. We were advised that we were to go to Chattanooga, TN. Dave and I left with Woodruff full of excitement, we knew that this was to be our first trip of many together, for we had been told that our ministries are linked. We also knew God was going to change our lives but not how. Who wouldn’t be excited about that? When we left Woodruff, what we didn’t know was that we were going to learn the first major lesson that day.

We  received a message that Sunday morning from God prior to our departure, “I am seen in the small and the mighty. If you learn to see my hand each day you will grow in spiritual sight. Go to Chattanooga this day and find a room near the downtown area. I will lead you to a church service this evening. Tomorrow you are to go to a nursing home and a homeless shelter and also look for places where people gather. Monday afternoon you are to drive to Rome and stay. Meet with David Hendrix and go as led. You will spend Tuesday in Rome and Cartersville and be in Atlanta Tuesday night.”

As we approached Chattanooga, Dave and I were considering what exit we may want to take to find a motel that might be near the downtown area. We were starting this trip with no reservations, no idea as to what town we would go to next, or how long we would stay in a particular place. This trip was to be one of total surrender to God.  As we were traveling on the interstate, God spoke into Dave’s mind and told us to exit at exit 181. So we took the exit and found ourselves in an extremely poor section of the town. We immediately passed four men in an open lot sitting on old wooden crates passing around a bottle in a brown bag . We also passed by one prostitute along the side of the street. We passed old dilapidated brick apartments and buildings. The few motels that were there were behind large metal fences. Dave said he felt God wanted us to exit there because we may be back there the next day, so we looked for any homeless shelters. We felt sure that God did not want us to stay in one of the motels there. We didn’t find any homeless shelters and proceeded back onto the interstate. We went pass several more exits before choosing one that had a number of motels to choose from. We checked at several motels for the rate before choosing the one we felt led to for the night. When I went in to check on the price, I told the lady behind the counter that my brother and I were ministers and we looking for a place for the night and desired a non smoking room with two beds. The price was fair and a room was available, so Dave and I stopped for the night. When Dave and I brought our things into the motel, we got into the elevator with one of the ladies that worked there. When we got out on our floor the lady got out with us. Her name is Paulette. She stated that she heard that we were ministers. She tearfully told us that a dear friend of hers, an old boyfriend, had committed suicide. She shared a story of a life of true sadness that her boyfriend, Victor, had lived. She then wanted to know if her friend had gone to hell for committing suicide. Dave and I stood in the hall and Dave gave her words of comfort, telling her that Victor was not being tormented in hell, that he had not committed the unpardonable sin. We both praised God when we got to our room for the opportunity to share words of comfort with Paulette. We praised God that he had led us to that particular motel for the night.

Dave and I were instructed to go to a church that Sunday night. Dave was led to the Chattanooga Community Church. It was a small group and we got there after the singing had already started. We left while the altar call was ongoing per prompting by God. It was an enjoyable service, though different since it was a guest female speaker that night.

The next morning we received words of guidance and correction from our Lord Jesus after the Almighty God had placed words in Dave’s mind that we had failed the first lesson.

These are the words from Jesus, I am the Lord Jesus, your Savior and most tender Shepherd. Be at peace for my love surrounds you, and I am with you. David, you learned from the words of my Father. I hear the prayers of my servants and you are forgiven. I give you the meaning of your dreams. (I skip the first dream as it is not relevant to this article). The second dream is about your journey. It is a journey of peace and light. Pray for the names given and the people seen for they lack peace and light in their lives. The mall represents a place of gathering, visit some malls in your journey for people gather and your peace can be given. Your past friends will purchase the book if they are aware, so update the information and they will be led to see. You told them you are no longer shy but you know that you are still timid and hold back. Be bold my son and proclaim the words given. The message of light is a message of love, peace, and joy. Let your light shine and bring peace unto all that you are led to my son. I have words for you and Kenneth. You both failed in not lifting up those in need. You are messengers of light, love, and peace. Bring peace unto all you meet. Have a smile and kind words for all, be beacons of light and peace. David, update the information as given and type the two songs and send. You can type and send the dream later this week. Send the prayer list and I will lead you to where you are to go. Remember to pray in the heavenly language each day. Kenneth, be bold my son. Lift up the lost and hurting and share my words as you have done previously. Pray from the depth of the spirit and you will hear our voice. Go each day as we lead you. My servants, you are chosen messengers of light and your prayers have great power. Use the gifts given and the power within to bring peace and light. This city is full of darkness. Pray blessings upon it and shed light as you are led. You have learned your First great lesson: Bring peace and light wherever you go and do not fail to offer prayers to bring peace, comfort, love, and light to others.”

Dave and I failed when we went into one of the rough neighborhoods of Chattanooga. We made the assumption that God was going to send us there the next day, so we had our eyes elsewhere. We weren’t seeing with the eyes of the spirit. When we saw the prostitute and the four men seating on wooden crates we didn’t have to get out of the car to speak to them, though there will be times when we will be lead to do so with ones we meet, we should, however, had lifted them in prayer. Our prayers have great power. We failed to pray for that neighborhood. When we met Paulette, Dave gave her words of comfort based on knowledge. Dave and I should have offered to pray with her. We could have prayed God’s peace upon her. We were advised that we also failed at the church due to the fact that we failed to pray for peace and blessings upon them before we left the parking lot.

Dave and I both repented and prayed for forgiveness when we realized our failures, we also prayed for opportunity to rectify some of our error. The Mighty Ones in heaven due to their great mercy allowed me to find Paulette. I had gone to the front desk looking for her on Monday morning and was told she wasn’t working that day. As I went to leave, the phone rang, and the clerk picked up the phone and the call was for Paulette. She discovered that Paulette was there, and I was able to meet with her. I told Paulette of our error and offered to pray with her. She gladly agreed. We went out into the parking area and I placed my hands upon her and prayed for God’s peace and joy to be placed upon her. She thanked me with tears in her eyes. I was also able to give her a packet of the messages. I understood in the message from Jesus when He instructed me to share his words as I had done previously that I shouldn’t miss opportunities to share the beautiful messages from the Almighty God and our Lord Jesus that were contained in the packet which is an excerpt from the book, The Latter Rain. From that point on I did look for opportunities to get to know the people at the motels we stayed at and to share the wonderful things happening in mine and Dave’s lives and to share the messages.

Dave and I also discussed the scriptures in Matthew 10 where Christ sent out his twelve disciples. In verse  13 he states, “And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.” Based on this we did pray for God’s peace to be on the motel we stayed at and thanked God for the lodging we had found. We followed this principle on the rest of the journey. We also would ask for God’s blessing upon the nursing homes that we visited.

We were going back into Chattanooga that Monday to go to a nursing home and a homeless shelter. We learned another lesson, but not one of the major ones. The lesson we learned was to use man’s tools. We found a homeless shelter and a nursing home on the internet. However, we failed to call and do any follow up; this did lead to a couple of closed doors. On our way to the first nursing home, we got lost. We turned onto a side street to turn around but found that the street was blocked by a truck sitting crossways in the street. When we went to turn around at a driveway, I noticed an elderly lady in a car behind us waiting. I told Dave that we must be in her driveway. Dave backed out to go the way we came. The lady rolled down her window and advised she was lost. She apparently was following her son that had a rental car similar in appearance to Dave’s car so somehow she had started following us and had lost her son.  She said she had left her cell phone at home and knew her son would be worried. We couldn’t reach anyone for her by cell phone, so we told her to follow us. So even though we were lost ourselves we were able to lead her back to a major highway and she was able to find her way from there. We praised God that we were able to assist someone.

We did find a nursing home and the receptionist was friendly but they refused to allow us to do any visiting, they advised we would have to fill out a card and we would then have to await an approval process. This was disappointing, but as we walked across the parking lot to our car, I had to wait on a car that pulled in right next to us. I then waited on the lady to get out of her car. She smiled and asked how I was. I smiled back and told her that I was fine but disappointed. I explained about us being unable to visit anyone. She proceeded to give us directions to another nursing home where she felt sure they would welcome visitors. Dave and I praised God for the coincidence of her just happening to park beside us as we came out, along with me deciding to wait on her, and then her just happening to know of another nursing home. At the next nursing home, Dave was able to visit with the receptionist while she attempted to find their chaplain as they wouldn’t allow visitation without first checking with him first. While they searched for him, I was able to visit with a very sweet elderly lady sitting on the front porch. Both of her legs had been amputated but she had a beautiful smile. Her name is Mae Miller and we were able to pray with her, and she gave us the name of her sister, Johnnie May, who needs comfort from the loss of a six year old daughter, and has financial problems. This was to be the first of many that Dave and I were asked to pray for.  After leaving this nursing home we decided to look for the homeless shelter. We found the correct address, but unfortunately the mission building had been torn down, so once again we were unsuccessful in what we had planned. We started driving toward the old neighborhood that we had been in the day before when I noticed a sign, “Real Life Ministries.” Dave and I thought it might be for a homeless shelter so we turned around and went down the street to the building but found it was a small church and not a mission. This turn, however, put us on another street which we would have missed otherwise. On this street we noticed a prostitute; and praises to God, it was the same woman that we had passed by the day before! Dave drove past her and then pulled over and offered up a prayer for her. We praised God and his Son for their tender mercies in allowing us to rectify another error from the day before. Dave and I had many moments of rejoicing as we saw God’s hands many times as we surrendered to the Mighty Ones in heaven.  We drove to the neighborhood from the previous day and asked for light and peace and blessings to come upon the people there. As we were driving, we passed a church building, and on the message board were the words, “God’s peace is with you.” What a coincidence!

We left Chattanooga and headed toward Rome, Georgia on that Monday afternoon. Once in Rome we located a motel room for the night. We were unable to find a mall so we went to Wal-Mart and began a new routine that will stay with us for the rest of our lives. We had learned from God to bring peace and light wherever we go and not to fail in offering prayers to bring peace, comfort, love, and light to others. We had also been instructed previously to go where people gather.  We began to prayer walk. God had previously told Dave and I that we needed to try to walk two miles a day, so we were getting the exercise that God wanted us to have, but we also had our eyes opened to truly see the people around us. We started lifting people up in prayer. It was amazing how many we were led to pray for. We were each saying silent prayers as we walked. I am positive that these prayers made a difference in these people’s lives. I cannot prove it, but I do know it.

On Monday night we went to visit a friend of Dave’s from high school by the name of David Hendrix. We met David and his lovely wife at their home that evening. I sat back and enjoyed the conversation as my brother and David reminisced. I also joined in the conversation as I did find David to be a very fun fellow to talk with. He loved being outdoors and riding his horses. When he began to talk of his sister, Linda, the love and hurt felt by him was very obvious in his eyes and in his voice. He said his sister loved all animals and loved riding horses with him, but that she had been unable to ride for quite awhile due to sickness. His sister was dying from Fibrous Dysphasia and there was no known medical cure. Dave told his friend of our corporate prayer list and let his friend know that Linda was in our prayers. Dave then let me take the lead in the conversation for I felt strongly that we should offer to anoint Linda.  I found that Dave also wanted this and was hoping that his friend would request it. I then let David Hendrix know that we would still be in Rome the next morning, since I also was going to visit a friend, and that if he could get in touch with his sister and arrange for her to meet with us that we would be glad to anoint her and ask for God’s healing. When I offered this, both Dave and I were hoping that David would show the faith in asking for the anointing that night. David did exactly that. He got up and went into another room and called his sister. We then all hopped into his car and he drove us to Alabama to his sister’s home, and Dave and I laid hands on her and prayed for her healing. During our visit with David Hendrix he made a couple of profound statements. In the home he mentioned how he came to meet his wife. He stated that he had gotten in the habit of going to bars and drinking, and one evening he felt he was at the end of his rope and he came home to his empty trailer and fell on his knees on the gravel driveway, and in tears prayed to God heartbroken over his life and the emptiness of it. He stated he met his future wife a couple of weeks later. He stated that God has always answered him when he has called out to him in tears. He shared this with us after Dave had read a couple of songs which mentioned tears. The other statement he made was on the way back to his house from his sister’s. Dave was explaining how God was in all things, and that his ways are not our ways, and stated that at times God may be hard to understand, at which point his friend stated, “You don’t have understand you just have to believe.”  I truly believe that David’s sister, Linda, was healed that night. At the time of this article we haven’t heard from David Hendrix other that the fact that he did tell Dave during a conversation the following week that his sister, for the first time in months, wanted to go horseback riding. Dave and I have both praised God, and still are, even though at this point we don’t know for a fact that God has healed Linda, but we both believe.

The next morning we found that we had been taught our second lesson. This is the message we received, “I am the Lord Jesus, your Savior and King. I am the shepherd that leads. My Father and I are with you and we are guiding your journey. Stay surrendered and we will bless you each day and you shall feel our presence. These are words of guidance for my servants. Go see your friend this day Kenneth, and give him a copy of the book and seek to pray for him. He is sick and needs your prayers and peace. This day you are to go to Marietta and find a place to sleep. Once there you are to organize your day. When you go to Cartersville, eat lunch there and go as led. Take this afternoon and evening to rest and set up your day tomorrow. On Wednesday it is my desire that you visit nursing homes and go as led. Stay tomorrow night again. Tomorrow evening you are to attend a meeting with a church. David, I will lead you my son. On Thursday you are to go to the homeless in the Atlanta area. Seek to visit the missions and go where you are led for there are many homeless ones there. Thursday afternoon you are to go to North Georgia. I will lead you on where to stay the night. Yesterday you learned that you can use the inventions of men to increase the opportunities to help others. You also learned your second lesson and that is the power of love. David loves his sister and he cries for her. I respond to hearts of love and hearts which feel sorrow. You must love and feel the sorrow of others. Man does not have to be full of doctrinal truth to love. Love flows from hearts that believe more than understand. This is the second lesson: Have a heart of love that believes in the power of heaven, for this is more important than knowledge. Bring peace unto all that receive you.

On that Tuesday morning Dave and I did go visit one of my high school friends. He is in very poor health due to diabetes. I had a good visit with him and was able to pray with him and leave him a copy of the book, The Latter Rain. Prior to visiting with my friend, we also stopped at an auto body shop named, “Tommy Smith’s Collision Center.” My father’s best friend in Rome was Herman Smith. We knew he had passed away, but knew his son, Tommy, was in the auto body repair business, and we were curious if this shop was owned by his son. If it was, we wanted the opportunity just to say hello. Any act of friendliness even if it is just to share a smile shouldn’t be over looked. It did turn out to be owned by Herman’s son Tommy so we were able to share a few minutes with him. We also had a moment to share a laugh, which I feel was shared by the Mighty Ones in heaven. While standing talking with Tommy, his little bulldog came up beside me and decided that I was part of his territory that needed to be marked, so he proceeded to hike his leg and pee on me. My brother seemed to get a lot of pleasure from that moment. It was just one of many moments we were able to share, and I praise God for him and the bond we share.

After leaving Rome, we did proceed to Cartersville, Georgia where Dave felt led to stop at a Mexican restaurant for lunch. We both were curious to see if we would meet someone we knew. We both have school friends and old church friends that live in the area. When we went into the restaurant, one thin man with tattoos and a shaved head grabbed two menus. I got the impression that he was a homosexual. But he didn’t wait on us but turned the menus over to a young lady who led us to our seats. During our meal David and I kept looking around us for people we might know. We finished the meal and headed toward Marietta, Georgia, to find a motel room for two nights. While in the car Dave mentioned the fact that Atlanta was a city in darkness with a large homosexual population. It is then that it struck us; we were supposed to have lifted the man at the restaurant up in prayer. Both of us realized that we had felt the man was homosexual and we both realized he needed our prayers. When we checked into the motel we received another message from our Lord Jesus, “I am the Lord Jesus, your Savior and most kind and tender Shepherd. I am with my servants and I lead you this day. You did fail when you did not lift up one lost and alone. David, you are correct in your words, this is a spiritual journey and you both need to see and hear spiritually. You both failed in not lifting up those in need. You are messengers of light, love, and peace. Bring peace unto all you meet. Have a smile and kind words for all, be beacons of light and peace. David, update the information as given and type the two songs and send. You can type and send the dream later this week. Send the prayer list and I will lead you to where you are to go. Remember to pray in the heavenly language each day. Kenneth, be bold my son. Lift up the lost and hurting and share my words as you have done previously. Pray from the depth of the spirit and you will hear our voice. Go each day as we lead you. My servants, you are chosen messengers of light and your prayers have great power. Use the gifts given and the power within to bring peace and light. This city is full of darkness. Pray blessings upon it and shed light as you are led. You have learned your First great lesson: Bring peace and light wherever you go and do not fail to offer prayers to bring peace, comfort, love, and light to others.”

Dave and I failed when we went into one of the rough neighborhoods of Chattanooga. We made the assumption that God was going to send us there the next day, so we had our eyes elsewhere. We weren’t seeing with the eyes of the spirit. When we saw the prostitute and the four men seating on wooden crates we didn’t have to get out of the car to speak to them, though there will be times when we will be lead to do so with ones we meet, we should, however, had lifted them in prayer. Our prayers have great power. We failed to pray for that neighborhood. When we met Paulette, Dave gave her words of comfort based on knowledge. Dave and I should have offered to pray with her. We could have prayed God’s peace upon her. We were advised that we also failed at the church due to the fact that we failed to pray for peace and blessings upon them before we left the parking lot.

Dave and I both repented and prayed for forgiveness when we realized our failures, we also prayed for opportunity to rectify some of our error. The Mighty Ones in heaven due to their great mercy allowed me to find Paulette. I had gone to the front desk looking for her on Monday morning and was told she wasn’t working that day. As I went to leave, the phone rang, and the clerk picked up the phone and the call was for Paulette. She discovered that Paulette was there, and I was able to meet with her. I told Paulette of our error and offered to pray with her. She gladly agreed. We went out into the parking area and I placed my hands upon her and prayed for God’s peace and joy to be placed upon her. She thanked me with tears in her eyes. I was also able to give her a packet of the messages. I understood in the message from Jesus when He instructed me to share his words as I had done previously that I shouldn’t miss opportunities to share the beautiful messages from the Almighty God and our Lord Jesus that were contained in the packet which is an excerpt from the book, The Latter Rain. From that point on I did look for opportunities to get to know the people at the motels we stayed at and to share the wonderful things happening in mine and Dave’s lives and to share the messages.

Dave and I also discussed the scriptures in Matthew 10 where Christ sent out his twelve disciples. In verse  13 he states, “And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.” Based on this we did pray for God’s peace to be on the motel we stayed at and thanked God for the lodging we had found. We followed this principle on the rest of the journey. We also would ask for God’s blessing upon the nursing homes that we visited.

We were going back into Chattanooga that Monday to go to a nursing home and a homeless shelter. We learned another lesson, but not one of the major ones. The lesson we learned was to use man’s tools. We found a homeless shelter and a nursing home on the internet. However, we failed to call and do any follow up; this did lead to a couple of closed doors. On our way to the first nursing home, we got lost. We turned onto a side street to turn around but found that the street was blocked by a truck sitting crossways in the street. When we went to turn around at a driveway, I noticed an elderly lady in a car behind us waiting. I told Dave that we must be in her driveway. Dave backed out to go the way we came. The lady rolled down her window and advised she was lost. She apparently was following her son that had a rental car similar in appearance to Dave’s car so somehow she had started following us and had lost her son.  She said she had left her cell phone at home and knew her son would be worried. We couldn’t reach anyone for her by cell phone, so we told her to follow us. So even though we were lost ourselves we were able to lead her back to a major highway and she was able to find her way from there. We praised God that we were able to assist someone.

We did find a nursing home and the receptionist was friendly but they refused to allow us to do any visiting, they advised we would have to fill out a card and we would then have to await an approval process. This was disappointing, but as we walked across the parking lot to our car, I had to wait on a car that pulled in right next to us. I then waited on the lady to get out of her car. She smiled and asked how I was. I smiled back and told her that I was fine but disappointed. I explained about us being unable to visit anyone. She proceeded to give us directions to another nursing home where she felt sure they would welcome visitors. Dave and I praised God for the coincidence of her just happening to park beside us as we came out, along with me deciding to wait on her, and then her just happening to know of another nursing home. At the next nursing home, Dave was able to visit with the receptionist while she attempted to find their chaplain as they wouldn’t allow visitation without first checking with him first. While they searched for him, I was able to visit with a very sweet elderly lady sitting on the front porch. Both of her legs had been amputated but she had a beautiful smile. Her name is Mae Miller and we were able to pray with her, and she gave us the name of her sister, Johnnie May, who needs comfort from the loss of a six year old daughter, and has financial problems. This was to be the first of many that Dave and I were asked to pray for.  After leaving this nursing home we decided to look for the homeless shelter. We found the correct address, but unfortunately the mission building had been torn down, so once again we were unsuccessful in what we had planned. We started driving toward the old neighborhood that we had been in the day before when I noticed a sign, “Real Life Ministries.” Dave and I thought it might be for a homeless shelter so we turned around and went down the street to the building but found it was a small church and not a mission. This turn, however, put us on another street which we would have missed otherwise. On this street we noticed a prostitute; and praises to God, it was the same woman that we had passed by the day before! Dave drove past her and then pulled over and offered up a prayer for her. We praised God and his Son for their tender mercies in allowing us to rectify another error from the day before. Dave and I had many moments of rejoicing as we saw God’s hands many times as we surrendered to the Mighty Ones in heaven.  We drove to the neighborhood from the previous day and asked for light and peace and blessings to come upon the people there. As we were driving, we passed a church building, and on the message board were the words, “God’s peace is with you.” What a coincidence!

We left Chattanooga and headed toward Rome, Georgia on that Monday afternoon. Once in Rome we located a motel room for the night. We were unable to find a mall so we went to Wal-Mart and began a new routine that will stay with us for the rest of our lives. We had learned from God to bring peace and light wherever we go and not to fail in offering prayers to bring peace, comfort, love, and light to others. We had also been instructed previously to go where people gather.  We began to prayer walk. God had previously told Dave and I that we needed to try to walk two miles a day, so we were getting the exercise that God wanted us to have, but we also had our eyes opened to truly see the people around us. We started lifting people up in prayer. It was amazing how many we were led to pray for. We were each saying silent prayers as we walked. I am positive that these prayers made a difference in these people’s lives. I cannot prove it, but I do know it.

On Monday night we went to visit a friend of Dave’s from high school by the name of David Hendrix. We met David and his lovely wife at their home that evening. I sat back and enjoyed the conversation as my brother and David reminisced. I also joined in the conversation as I did find David to be a very fun fellow to talk with. He loved being outdoors and riding his horses. When he began to talk of his sister, Linda, the love and hurt felt by him was very obvious in his eyes and in his voice. He said his sister loved all animals and loved riding horses with him, but that she had been unable to ride for quite awhile due to sickness. His sister was dying from Fibrous Dysphasia and there was no known medical cure. Dave told his friend of our corporate prayer list and let his friend know that Linda was in our prayers. Dave then let me take the lead in the conversation for I felt strongly that we should offer to anoint Linda.  I found that Dave also wanted this and was hoping that his friend would request it. I then let David Hendrix know that we would still be in Rome the next morning, since I also was going to visit a friend, and that if he could get in touch with his sister and arrange for her to meet with us that we would be glad to anoint her and ask for God’s healing. When I offered this, both Dave and I were hoping that David would show the faith in asking for the anointing that night. David did exactly that. He got up and went into another room and called his sister. We then all hopped into his car and he drove us to Alabama to his sister’s home, and Dave and I laid hands on her and prayed for her healing. During our visit with David Hendrix he made a couple of profound statements. In the home he mentioned how he came to meet his wife. He stated that he had gotten in the habit of going to bars and drinking, and one evening he felt he was at the end of his rope and he came home to his empty trailer and fell on his knees on the gravel driveway, and in tears prayed to God heartbroken over his life and the emptiness of it. He stated he met his future wife a couple of weeks later. He stated that God has always answered him when he has called out to him in tears. He shared this with us after Dave had read a couple of songs which mentioned tears. The other statement he made was on the way back to his house from his sister’s. Dave was explaining how God was in all things, and that his ways are not our ways, and stated that at times God may be hard to understand, at which point his friend stated, “You don’t have understand you just have to believe.”  I truly believe that David’s sister, Linda, was healed that night. At the time of this article we haven’t heard from David Hendrix other that the fact that he did tell Dave during a conversation the following week that his sister, for the first time in months, wanted to go horseback riding. Dave and I have both praised God, and still are, even though at this point we don’t know for a fact that God has healed Linda, but we both believe.

The next morning we found that we had been taught our second lesson. This is the message we received, “I am the Lord Jesus, your Savior and King. I am the shepherd that leads. My Father and I are with you and we are guiding your journey. Stay surrendered and we will bless you each day and you shall feel our presence. These are words of guidance for my servants. Go see your friend this day Kenneth, and give him a copy of the book and seek to pray for him. He is sick and needs your prayers and peace. This day you are to go to Marietta and find a place to sleep. Once there you are to organize your day. When you go to Cartersville, eat lunch there and go as led. Take this afternoon and evening to rest and set up your day tomorrow. On Wednesday it is my desire that you visit nursing homes and go as led. Stay tomorrow night again. Tomorrow evening you are to attend a meeting with a church. David, I will lead you my son. On Thursday you are to go to the homeless in the Atlanta area. Seek to visit the missions and go where you are led for there are many homeless ones there. Thursday afternoon you are to go to North Georgia. I will lead you on where to stay the night. Yesterday you learned that you can use the inventions of men to increase the opportunities to help others. You also learned your second lesson and that is the power of love. David loves his sister and he cries for her. I respond to hearts of love and hearts which feel sorrow. You must love and feel the sorrow of others. Man does not have to be full of doctrinal truth to love. Love flows from hearts that believe more than understand. This is the second lesson: Have a heart of love that believes in the power of heaven, for this is more important than knowledge. Bring peace unto all that receive you.

On that Tuesday morning Dave and I did go visit one of my high school friends. He is in very poor health due to diabetes. I had a good visit with him and was able to pray with him and leave him a copy of the book, The Latter Rain. Prior to visiting with my friend, we also stopped at an auto body shop named, “Tommy Smith’s Collision Center.” My father’s best friend in Rome was Herman Smith. We knew he had passed away, but knew his son, Tommy, was in the auto body repair business, and we were curious if this shop was owned by his son. If it was, we wanted the opportunity just to say hello. Any act of friendliness even if it is just to share a smile shouldn’t be over looked. It did turn out to be owned by Herman’s son Tommy so we were able to share a few minutes with him. We also had a moment to share a laugh, which I feel was shared by the Mighty Ones in heaven. While standing talking with Tommy, his little bulldog came up beside me and decided that I was part of his territory that needed to be marked, so he proceeded to hike his leg and pee on me. My brother seemed to get a lot of pleasure from that moment. It was just one of many moments we were able to share, and I praise God for him and the bond we share.

After leaving Rome, we did proceed to Cartersville, Georgia where Dave felt led to stop at a Mexican restaurant for lunch. We both were curious to see if we would meet someone we knew. We both have school friends and old church friends that live in the area. When we went into the restaurant, one thin man with tattoos and a shaved head grabbed two menus. I got the impression that he was a homosexual. But he didn’t wait on us but turned the menus over to a young lady who led us to our seats. During our meal David and I kept looking around us for people we might know. We finished the meal and headed toward Marietta, Georgia, to find a motel room for two nights. While in the car Dave mentioned the fact that Atlanta was a city in darkness with a large homosexual population. It is then that it struck us; we were supposed to have lifted the man at the restaurant up in prayer. Both of us realized that we had felt the man was homosexual and we both realized he needed our prayers. When we checked into the motel we received another message from our Lord Jesus, “I am the Lord Jesus, your Savior and most kind and tender Shepherd. I am with my servants and I lead you this day. You did fail when you did not lift up one lost and alone. David, you are correct in your words, this is a spiritual journey and you both need to see and hear spiritually. You both sensed in the spirit that he was lost but did not lift him up. You were using your mind and eyes of clay and not being led by the spirit. You must walk in the spiritual realm. This will help you as the journey continues. See with the eyes of love and light and not with the eyes of the flesh. You will learn the four main lessons the first week to help you. You shall also encounter people who respond and those who don’t, but do not be of the flesh. This is a journey of peace and light and this journey will change you, for you will never see the world the same again. You will become bold and will see with the eyes of the spirit and love with hearts rooted in goodness. My love is upon you both.”

On Wednesday, August 27, 2008 we started our day with a message from the Lord Jesus. “I am the Lord Jesus, your Savior and King. I am your Shepherd and I guide you in this journey of peace and light. Be strong in the light, and let the light of heaven continually shine forth. Yesterday was your third lesson. You shall learn many things in your journey, but the four we desire will change your lives and give power to your ministries of light. The third lesson is this: You must see with the eyes of love and light, and you must see with the spirit and not the flesh. You had kindness and love toward Otis (my high school friend) for you know him, but the light of love is to shine forth unto all men. The lost one at the restaurant is in need of love. You failed to lift him up which was your first lesson. The second lesson is the power of love, and the love of heaven sees all that are in need. You also learned to pray for others as you walked. Use your physical senses to see, but let it be the light within that gives understanding. It is good to lift up those you see. Do not walk past those lost and in need without a word or a prayer. Go as you are led. My Father sees all and hears all; he never misses one, for He is love. I walked this earth with the eyes of love and that is my desire for you David and you Kenneth. See with the eyes of love, and feel the sorrow of others, and lift them by the power of light within you. You see how each lesson ties to the other. You are learning the ways to walk each day in the spirit.”

Wednesday was an awesome and powerful day! Dave and I had the blessing to go to two nursing homes and one assisted living facility. In our first visit we were shown around by a very sweet lady, in fact we met many nice employees at the many nursing homes we visited, their job is a very difficult one, and we thanked God for them. Usually it was the director of activities that would assist us by either showing us around or providing us with names of people that receive very few visits. The first two ladies we met were Hazel and Marie. I talked more with Hazel while Dave visited with Marie. I was able to read a parable to them, “Dance for the King.” Also Dave and I had the opportunity to pray with them. Marie did have a bit of a memory problem and forgot that we had said we were ministers. She looked at Dave and asked if he was there to cut her toenails. Dave laughed and said no, but that he would if she wanted him too. We visited with several people there. I did see Dave bring God’s peace upon one of the ladies. She was beside Dave while he was talking to another woman. The lady beside him was in a wheel chair and became very agitated. Another elderly lady started saying she needed help that she needed her medication. I remember Dave leaned over toward the woman who was agitated. Her arms were shaking and she appeared to be disturbed about something. Dave looked into her eyes and placed his hand upon her arm and asked Jesus to calm her and give her peace. She immediately lowered her head and went to sleep.  After leaving the first care facility we went to the second and were blessed by meeting other beautiful people. Many would tell us of their families. At this second home we meet a very alert lady by the name of Fanny Baker, originally from Tennessee. We also met a lady that was very capable of still living at her own home though she was 86 years old, but she was there so she could be near her husband, James, who was in poor health. She stated that she spent most of the day with him, that she could visit him three times a day. She stated that he had been a Baptist minister most of his life.  We also passed many people who were either asleep or totally unaware of their surroundings. Some would lie there with mouths open, some quiet and some softly moaning. Up until this journey, I am ashamed to say that I had never visited a nursing home. Part of me felt uncomfortable around the ones unaware because I didn’t know what to do, another part of me felt sadness and compassion.  The last place we visited on that day was an assisted living facility and God had opened a door for us there to actually conduct a bible study for the residents. Dave read a message about God’s love, I read the parable, “Love Lasts Forever” and Dave also read from I John. We were able to share with these people our journey and the lessons we were learning. Dave ended up giving two books away.  One young lady there received a book and was very curious. At the end of the bible study we offered to pray for, or with, anyone that wanted prayer.  One elderly man spoke up and said that he believed in the power of prayer and asked us to pray for his son, Phillip, who has brain cancer.

Dave and I also believe in the power of prayer. This journey was a spiritual one and much prayer was being offered up. Dave and I were still learning to see around us. We were prayer walking and prayer driving. We started looking around us and praying for people we saw in other cars or on the street. We prayed for ones that operated bars, tattoo parlors, or palm reading places. Dave and I don’t get to see the results of those prayers, but we know that they are heard and answered. All prayer offered up for others do make a difference. You don’t have to understand you just need to believe.

That evening we attended the, “Restoration Life Church and Ministry Center” in Marietta.  We met the pastor, and one of his sons. They had a prayer service that night for our nation and for Atlanta. There were fourteen people there including us. Many prayers were offered including two by Dave and one by me. They had the chairs in a circle, and we began by singing a couple of songs of praise then the prayers began. There was confusion, in that there was no order to the prayers, and we were quick to notice that the prayer session quickly became dominated by a couple of the ladies. Dave and I both feel that we will also be instructed to have prayer services on some Wednesday nights, but they will be conducted in an orderly fashion and the pattern of worship will be followed. Dave’s final prayer was for blessings upon the church and for God’s peace.

On Wednesday night Dave had a powerful dream. He dreamed of leaves being pulled off of branches and spinning in a powerful wind. He then saw them all landing upon a large river of water. He also saw him and me in the prayer meeting. He saw slivers of light coming up from those who prayed. But when he and I prayed he saw large beams of light shoot upward. The leaves picture all the ones that will come to understand and believe and will join with the light. The beams of light showed the power of prayer. Dave and I weren’t better than the others in the room, but the light within us has been strengthened due to fact that the Mighty Ones in heaven have been molding and teaching his small remnant group. The dream strengthened me and gave me even more belief in the power of the prayers we were lifting up.

On Thursday, August 28, 2008, Dave received instructions from the Almighty God along with our fourth lesson. “I AM. I am the Almighty God above all. I am the Eternal Light and I have a word of love and guidance for you this day. You are both learning on this spiritual journey, but there is much to learn. Today you will receive the fourth lesson. Yesterday you were obedient and did as commanded. You were told what to do and I opened doors before you. All that you did yesterday was by my hand. This day you were told to go unto the homeless in Atlanta and Kenneth prepares as he was led. The fourth lesson: is that you must obey, but you must also hear the word within and go as commanded. Satan has sent his workers of darkness to prevent your path. There is danger if you go into Atlanta this day. Today you learn the lesson of trust and obedience. I AM, and I know the end from the beginning. If you go into Atlanta this day you shall suffer physical harm. The lesson for you is to hear and listen, to trust me in all things. Some may question why I asked you to go into the city if I knew that Satan would try to prevent your presence. Did I not already know of this they may ask? I know all events, but events are affected by choice, and by obedience, and by my mercy. Your prayer last night David was a prayer of great light so Satan sent darkness to impede your journey. I know all things but you must trust me. At times doors will open and stay open. At other times doors will open and then close. If Satan closes a door I open another. He can not prevent my will, but I allow him to test the faith of my servants and my people. Kenneth and your father are to come to Atlanta next month and spend two days on the streets. I will tell you when they are to do this. Atlanta is a city of great darkness and I shall allow my wrath to fall. Pray for mercy for this evil city. Today you are to go as was spoken unto you David. Go up 411 and travel the back roads into smaller towns. Go as led. Stop early this afternoon and obtain separate rooms for I desire you to pray to receive the Sabbath message. You can then pray with Kenneth to receive the two messages for the newsletter. He is to go to do laundry and also to begin work on an article about this journey. The entire newsletter will be his words as we give him and four messages from on high. Neil can do his update for the October issue. As you and Kenneth travel you will need to sense the darkness and learn when to push against the darkness and when to look for another door. I will always open doors for you, for you are my chosen and I guide and I direct. Tomorrow you will go as led into the towns and go where I tell you in your mind. Friday and Sabbath you are to have separate rooms for I desire much prayer and my Son shall give you the next parable. Kenneth can join you when this is given. My Son shall give you words tomorrow morning. Be at peace, I am with you.”

Some may ask why Dave and I had to go on a journey to visit the homeless and visit nursing homes. After all, there are homeless people, and nursing homes, both in Fredericksburg and in Spartanburg. Dave and I had to totally surrender on this journey. We laid everything before God and totally surrendered each day. We felt their presence continually and our trust did grow. This wouldn’t have happened as needed if we had both been close to home. We were also told to travel a lot of the back highways instead of the interstates. This also taught us to slow down our pace and truly look around us. We were able to appreciate some beautiful scenery, but we also noticed people and things around us. Dave and I followed the instructions given by the Almighty God and preceded through north Georgia and into Tennessee as we followed Hwy 411. We stopped that afternoon in Maryville, TN.  Dave was able to rest and spend time in prayer. I was able to do our laundry and share a packet of the messages with the desk clerk.

On the morning of Friday, August 29, 2008, we received a message from the Lord Jesus, “I am the Lord Jesus, your Savior and King. I speak my desires unto you this day my son. Today is a day for rest and reflection, and for working on the messages given and on the newsletter. Go back to bed and sleep, then write our words from last night. Travel to Johnson City and stop for the Sabbath. Kenneth, you are to begin writing the article for the newsletter. Do not go to nursing homes, but do not pass any opportunities to bring peace and light. Devote today to the work given. Spend time together in prayer tonight and tomorrow. On the Sabbath you are to go over the message together and go out and find a place of beauty to praise and reflect. Sabbath afternoon I shall give you a parable of great power. Spend time resting and in reflection. Sunday you can sleep more and then travel. I will give you more words of instruction my sons.”

On the way to Johnson City, Dave and I did keep our eyes open for any opportunities to bring peace and light. We had learned to lift others in prayer, but there are times you are to actually get out and help. That day we passed a young man pushing a motorcycle, as we passed him we kind of looked at each other. Dave told me that we had to turn around, that he didn’t want to receive a message of correction that night telling us that we had failed. Once we turned around we did find out that the boy had run out of gas. We traveled back to a gas station purchased a gas can and some gas. We put the gas in the motorcycle and headed back on our way praising God for the opportunity to help someone. Later we also gave the gas can away.  When we checked into the motel the desk clerk was abrupt and bordered on rude. I commented about this to Dave and I loved his response. He simply said we needed to pray for her. That night I was able to share a packet of messages with the night clerk. The next morning Dave and I went down for breakfast and found that the desk clerk was the same one as the day before. But this time she had a huge smile on her face and seemed to be full of joy. Dave and I both praised God.  On the Sabbath we reviewed the Sabbath message together and went to a beautiful park along a river to enjoy the day and a picnic lunch.  We also sat on a park bench and lifted many in prayer. It was a very restful and enjoyable Sabbath.

On Sunday, August 31, 2008, we received another message from our King and Savior, “I am the Lord Jesus, and I am your Shepherd and I guide the steps of my servants. David, you have been led to know that you are to follow the road we have chosen. It is our desire that you and Kenneth practice the lessons learned for the rest of your journey, and as you realize, for each day of your life. Have Kenneth contact nursing homes to visit tomorrow in the area where you are and then travel to High Point. You are to stay there two nights. Visit the lost and alone Tuesday, and Wednesday morning in the surrounding towns. Wednesday afternoon you are to travel to Wilmington and stay there Wednesday night. Visit a church there as led. Thursday morning you are to travel to Myrtle Beach. Spend the afternoon reaching out to the lost and alone and go as led my son. It is our desire that you return to Woodruff Friday afternoon and attend the praise celebration…..”

On Sunday we left Johnson City, TN and traveled to Boone, NC. We had a beautiful drive and were able once more to lift many in prayer. We also received the next parable.

On Monday we left Boone to travel to High Point, NC. I had scheduled for us to stop and visit three nursing homes in a couple of small towns on our way to High Point. What a blessing for both of us! We met some very sweet people and they lifted us as much as we lifted them, light giving power to light. Dave met one man that pushed himself around in a chair constructed of PVC pipe. He wore a helmet strapped to his head. He had very thick glasses. He was unable to speak. He followed Dave into one of the rooms we went into. The man pulled up next to Dave and blocked him and took Dave’s arm. It was a very emotional time for Dave; his heart was already breaking for the man lying in the bed before him. The man in the bed was paralyzed with a broken neck and was only 57 years of age. Dave looked at the man in the chair and saw that he had tears on both checks. The man was making noise but no recognizable speech. He was also pulling at the strap on his chair. Dave told him he didn’t understand him but laid his hand on the man’s shoulder, spoke to him and said a prayer for him. He calmed down and left the room. He might not have understood Dave but God’s peace came upon him.  Dave and I didn’t fully realize it yet but the light was strengthening the light inside. The spirit was responding even if the fleshly temple couldn’t. This hit home to us a little later. We also praised God for we were seeing immediate results to prayer. At another nursing home the director of activities had put together a list of people to visit. But every person was either asleep or were trapped within bodies that could not respond to us and appeared to be totally unaware of their surroundings. This is where Dave and I missed an opportunity and failed. While at this particular nursing home we visited some who weren’t on the list. We walked by one room and I noticed a man in a wheelchair and he seemed to recognize me. But we kept going to a break area to speak to some of the ones gathered there. While standing there we heard a yell, and saw the man we had passed by roll to the other side of the room to cut off our path. When I walked up to him, he stuck out his hand and introduced himself. He advised he was a minister but had Parkinson’s disease. I truly believe he saw the light within me and wanted to talk with me. This type of thing also happened to me on a couple of other occasions before the trip was over. I believe the same thing happened when the man in the chair constructed of PVC pipe followed Dave. Before our visits were over for the day, Dave and I went in one room to visit when I heard a woman’s voice behind a curtain in the same room say, “I want a visit.”  So while Dave visited the first person I went to visit a young 56 year old woman, Kathy, who was flat on her back from muscular sclerosis. I was able to visit with her and pray with her. I also offered up a prayer for her son, Zach, who she said is stationed in Iraq. 

That night Dave and I both realized that we had failed in lesson three, “You must see with the eyes of love and light and you must see with the spirit and not the flesh.”  We both had passed many by at the nursing homes, talking only to the ones that could respond to us. We realized that we should have spoken to the others or at least lifted them up in prayer. Dave and I both prayed with tears for God to forgive us for we had failed in not praying for those whose bodies had failed them. The spirit remains and many of them have the spirit of God and Jesus, and light does give power to light.

On Tuesday, September 2, 2008, we received this message, “I am the Lord Jesus, your Savior and most tender shepherd. I have words of guidance for you this day. We are with you and guide you each step of the journey. Much of what you are learning is not seen by you for this is a spiritual journey, but the power within each of you grows, and the power of your prayers increases. Kenneth, it is my desire that you go out this day unto nursing homes and places where people gather. You are to go alone, for David is to remain at his room to receive our words and complete the messages given. David, you are to type all the messages and the parable. Once you return home you will be very busy with the book, so this needs to be completed. Spend time in prayer my son for we are with you. Kenneth, in the days ahead you will travel with David, but there will be days where you will each go upon individual journeys. I will guide you. Look where the light is seen and hear by the spirit. I am with you my servant.”

That day I had the opportunity and blessing to visit three nursing homes. The first one ended up being a closed door due to unforeseen circumstances, but the other two were open doors and I was able to meet and pray with, and for, many.

On Wednesday, September 3, 2008, Dave and I discussed the remainder of the journey. Hurricane Hanna was heading toward the South Carolina and North Carolina coast and Dave and I did not want to get caught in evacuation traffic. I thought that possibly we might want to go to Salisbury and Charlotte, Dave suggested Asheville. Prior to this discussion Dave and I did seek guidance and this is the message received, “I am the Lord Jesus and I hear my servants as they come before us. David, our spirit is within and moves powerfully. You feel our presence and you are correct to respond to the guidance we provide. Go as you are led my son. We do not always shake you and give you words, but we do lead you when you are in a place of surrender. We control the weather and we hear all prayers. We also have physical and natural laws that occur for our purposes. Hurricanes are normal natural events. We have mercy, but it is man that has foolishly built upon the sand and in swamps. I will bless you as you go my son. Any doors closed will always lead to open doors for the servant surrendered and obedient. I am with you and I guide your steps. Follow the promptings and thoughts within.”

Dave and I knew that God would open doors before us and bless us. We also knew that once a decision was made not to second guess ourselves but to proceed with the direction chosen. We did decide on Asheville, NC and proceeded there for the remainder of the journey. Dave and I continued to lift many in prayer. We had smiles on our faces and joy in our hearts. We rejoiced in the path given to us. There is so much joy in surrender and following the path given by the Mighty Ones in heaven. The lessons we learned are for the rest of our lives and are for the rest of your lives as well.

We received two final messages on Friday morning, September 5, 2008, prior to leaving for Woodruff, South Carolina. The first message was from our heavenly Father, “I am the Almighty God in heaven and I am with you my servants. You have learned during your time together, and the lessons learned are now a part of your thoughts and actions. Do not forget what you have learned, and do not fail to do the things given. Be ministers of light, and bring peace and love unto all you meet each day. Be beacons of light within your homes, and beacons of light when you go out unto those lost and alone in the world…”

The second message was from the Lord Jesus, “I am the Lord Jesus, your Savior and King. I am with you and I have words of guidance and love this day. Kenneth, you have learned to surrender more during this journey. You still need to focus upon the depth of the spirit. Be still more in your prayers and do not be rushed. Learn to listen to the voice within. Your heart was made softer in this journey and your heart of goodness is now also a heart of love. David, you are chosen of me and I am with you. I softened your heart during this journey and you feel the sorrow of others more than before. You have a heart of goodness and now you too have a heart rooted in love. You must continue to pray more in the heavenly language and seek to go deeper into the cloud of glory. Your prayers have great power if you only believe in the power within. My Servants, you are to complete your prayers and reading and you can rest before you leave. Go to Woodruff this morning. Gather with my people tonight and praise us. Do not share details of your journey until Wednesday when all gather to hear. My love, my light, and my peace are with you.”

Amen.  Mine and Dave’s lives have forever been changed just as promised prior to the beginning of this journey. By applying the lessons given your lives will also be forever changed.

                                 Kenneth Nix

 

 

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