Yonder sits my slighted Savior,
With the marks of dying love;
Oh, that I had sought His favor
When I felt His Spirit move!
Golden moments,
When I felt His Spirit move!

I love the Life Work and Sermons of John L. Girardeau.
There are few men left who can deliver the gospel
with such eloquence and splendor.
He belonged to an age of expositors
that we are not privileged to know
for we live in this, the Church of Laodicea,
the last of the seven churches
spoken of by Jesus to John on Patmos.
He described Laodicea as the final
state of apostasy. To find a man of God
who speaks the truth in love and power and
full understanding of the Scriptures in
this age of apostasy is
as scarce as finding hens' teeth.

Jesus said about that seventh church,
"I know thy works,
that thou art neither cold nor hot:
I would thou wert cold or hot.
So then because thou art lukewarm,
and neither cold nor hot,
I will spue thee out of my mouth."

Jesus continues in Revelation 3,
describing us as a generation of
pleasure-centered people.
We've got it all . . .
Just like Bogey and Bacall.
We have need of nothing that
heaven has to offer.
Why should we?
When we have it all right here.

Look around.
The posh house.
The boat.
The cars and trucks.
The motorcycles.
The vacations.
And more food.
Did you ever see so many foodies?
Electronic devices.
Phones and Pods and Pads and Laptops.
The finest of televisions.

Oh, but wait!
What did He say?
"Because thou sayest, I am rich,
and increased with goods, and have need of nothing;
and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable,
and poor, and blind, and naked."

We're standing on the brink of the end of the
age. We know from history, not just of the
Bible, which should be enough for us,
but from ancient history, that we are eating
the last piece of the dispensational pie before
the return of Christ.

Not much time left.
If you know Him,
you can feel it in the air.

If you have a red-letter version
of the King James Bible, you
know that Christ did not speak
again after Chapter 3 when Jesus
said, "He that hath an ear, let him
hear what the Spirit saith unto the

That is, until Chapter 22 when He
said, ". . . behold, I come quickly . . ."

In those twenty-two chapters of
the Revelation, He got it all in.
If you read it in context and chronologically,
you will understand that we who know Him
"in the power of His resurrection and the
fellowship of His suffering" will soon be
in His presence.

For those of you who do not . . .
Well, you have a little more time
here on the earth.
But consider this . . .
The Holy Spirit, who is the
Restrainer, will be gone.
Why? you say.
Because He indwells the believer.
And when all believers are gone,
He will be gone.
Makes good sense, doesn't it?
I wouldn't want to be here without Him,
the Holy Spirit, that is.

But . . .
there will come a time
when, "at the name of Jesus
every knee will bow . . .
and every tongue will confess
that Jesus is Lord,
to the glory of God the father"
(Philippians 2:10-11).

Then will be the recollection
of Golden Moments
that Girardeau wrote about in
the poem.

Golden Moments
When I felt His Spirit move!

Jane Bennett Gaddy, Ph.D.