I have created a new word from an old word. If you noticed in the title heading I used the word Glorymath. That’s what I was encountering since I left Atlanta on Saturday April 27, 2013 after attending the Scribal Advance hosted by Voices of Christ International Literary Ministries (http://www.voicesofchristcom). My word glorymath is derived from the word aftermath. Aftermath is a word that describes the negative effect that follows a very disastrous turn of events. Glorymath, the word that I have created describes the GLORY effect of an encounter with God. When Moses came down off the mountain after being with God for forty days the glory of God shined on his face, altering his very appearance. After Moses came out of the glory he was experiencing glorymath (my word, not Moses). I may not use this word anymore after writing this article so just permit me to call what I have been experiencing glorymath.
I left the Advance to drive back to Atlanta to catch my plane and while waiting for my flight I came upon one of the airports attendant. She was faithfully doing her job of removing the garbage from the section that I was seating in. When she walked by me she mentioned that her back was hurting. I am not sure why she mentioned that to me but I immediately I decreed that her back be healed and she agreed.
I got on the plane and greeted the passenger who was seated next to me. She returned the greeting and I sat down. Before we departed a young man sat down next to me. I greeted him and he returned the greeting. As the plane took off we began to talk. Now I have a confession to make. I don’t normally talk to the passengers that are seated with me. I am usually uncomfortable in my seat assignment and just enduring the flight waiting until I reach my destination. But again the glory from the Advance was moving me to exercise grace. The young man who I was speaking with asked me about my trip to Atlanta and I shared with him the Advance and my teaching assignment. His questions about the Advance and my writing encouraged the lady on my other side to also start asking me about my writings and books.
And then the lady asked me to share a word with her. Earlier before the plane took off she told me about her fright of flying. So I shared with her Romans 8:28 and I resumed talking with the young man. We were talking about religion and the decline of religion in America. When suddenly Holy Spirit said to me that the lady needed prayer and not a verse of Scripture. I excused myself from the young man and asked the lady did she mind if I pray with her. She replied, “That’s what I wanted you to do.” I started to pray and Holy Spirit moved to the point of causing her to overcome her fear for the rest of the flight.
When I was completed praying the young man said something about his missionary journey and when I asked him about that I discovered that he was a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints, known to many of us as the Mormons. He asked me had I read the Book of the Mormons and I informed him that I had read portions of it last fall when I thought we may have a Mormon president. I then saw an opening to share Jesus Christ which I did and to my shock this young’s man testimony was identical to my testimony. His testimony was one of a man who knew the Lord and yet I was not deceived by his words but I heard Holy Spirit in his words. And then I remembered hearing Rick Joyner, president of Morning Star Ministries, say that the Mormons were not the cult that many Christians believed them to be, but they were in fact a part of the Body of Christ who had some bad doctrine and teaching in their church from the eighteenth century.
This flight was one of the best flight that I ever encountered. It was Glorymath.