Isle of Palms, SC January 2011
- No cooking
- Catered – no distractions
- Meditating on the Word (3 hours)
- Praise and Worship
- Walking and Exploring YAH’s creation and the wonders of HIS hands. The Heavens display HIS Glory!
- Ministering to one another
In the third row from the bottom and the eight picture is the cook giving her testimony of what she experienced when she came to cook for us that weekend. This was her first catering job. She worked for a company, but never had anyone to ask her to do a private job.
She said that it was so peaceful in the house when she came to cook that she did not want to leave. She was meeting with someone on one of the days of the retreat and was late for her appointment. The worship music played continuously and the Presence and Peace of YAH was so overwhelming throughout the house and in the kitchen as she prepared the meals, she did not want to leave when she finished, she wanted to stay awhile longer. It’s like Shemi Aretz (stay a little longer) – YAH during Sukkot(Feast of Tabernacles) gives us that extra day to stay with HIM and rest from the seven days of rejoicing during the Feast.
The HOLY SPIRIT not only touched her but everyone there. The Fire from Heaven fell on us and we begin to dance, proclaim, play tamborine and flute, wave banners, cry out as the HOLY SPIRIT begin to free some of us, and weeping and hugging occurred as the FIRE of YAH begin to heal wounds. It was a very special time. All of us who were present will never forget it. Four days of Glory! Sisters came from Charleston,SC, Palentine Bridge, New York, Washington, DC, Goose Creek, SC, and Mt. Pleasant, SC.
The Fire of YAH
D’varim [Words (Deuteronomy)] 4:24;Ivrim (Hebrews) 12:29 “For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.
M’lachim Alef (1 Kings) 18:24,38,39 Then you call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the LORD. The GOD who answers by fire–he is God.” Then all the people said, “What you say is good.”Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt offering and the wood and the stones and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, “The LORD, He is God; the LORD, He is God.”
Vayikra [He called (Leviticus)] 9:24 Fire came out from the presence of the LORD and consumed the burnt offering and the fat portions on the altar. And when all the people saw it, they shouted for joy and fell facedown.
M’lachim Bet (2 Kings) 1:12 “If I am a man of God,” Elijah replied, “may fire come down from heaven…
Divrei-HaYamim Alef (1 Chronicles) 21:26 David built an altar to the LORD there and sacrificed burnt offerings and fellowship offerings. He called on the LORD, and the LORD answered him with fire from heaven on the altar of burnt offering.
D’varim [Words (Deuteronomy)] 4:33 “Has any people heard the voice of God speaking from the midst of the fire, as you have heard it, and survived?
D’varim [Words (Deuteronomy)] 9:3 “Know therefore today that it is the LORD your God who is crossing over before you as a consuming fire. He will destroy them and He will subdue them before you, so that you may drive them out and destroy them quickly, just as the LORD has spoken to you.
M’lachim Bet (2 Kings) 1:10 And Elijah answered and said to the captain of fifty, “If I am a man of God, let fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty.” Then fire came down from heaven and consumed him and his fifty.
Iyov (Job) 1:16 While he was still speaking, another also came and said, “The fire of God fell from heaven and burned up the sheep and the servants and consumed them, and I alone have escaped to tell you.”
Tehillim (Psalm) 50:3 May our God come and not keep silence; Fire devours before Him, And it is very tempestuous around Him.
Shemot (Exodus) 9:23 And Moses stretched out his staff toward the sky, and the LORD sent thunder and hail, and fire ran down to the earth. And the LORD rained hail on the land of Egypt.
Shemot (Exodus) 13:21 And the LORD was going before them in a pillar of cloud by day to lead them on the way, and in a pillar of fire by night to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night
Shemot (Exodus) 19:18 Now Mount Sinai was all in smoke because the LORD descended upon it in fire; and its smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked violently.
Vayikra [He called (Leviticus)] 9:24 Then fire came out from before the LORD and consumed the burnt offering and the portions of fat on the altar; and when all the people saw it, they shouted and fell on their faces.
B’midbar [The Wilderness (Numbers) 11:1 ¶ Now the people became like those who complain of adversity in the hearing of the LORD; and when the LORD heard it, His anger was kindled, and the fire of the LORD burned among them and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp. 2 The people therefore cried out to Moses, and Moses prayed to the LORD, and the fire died out.
B’midbar [The Wilderness (Numbers)] 16:35 ¶ Fire also came forth from the LORD and consumed the two hundred and fifty men who were offering the incense.
Divrei-HaYamim Bet (2 Chronicles) 7:1 ¶ Now when Solomon had finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the LORD filled the house. 2 And the priests could not enter into the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD filled the LORD’S house. 3 And all the sons of Israel, seeing the fire come down and the glory of the LORD upon the house, bowed down on the pavement with their faces to the ground, and they worshiped and gave praise to the LORD, saying, “Truly He is good, truly His lovingkindness is everlasting.”