From the Pastor's Desk
OK, this may sound a little unusual, but here goes. Off and on for a while now, the Spirit has been impressing Paul Revere upon me, in multiple ways, through paintings of Revere (how often do you see those), and through a prophetic word someone else shared called the Paul Reveres are Coming. God can speak to us at times from certain events or the lives of individuals, whether they were Christians or not, specific prophetic lessons.
There are many details from his life I could share. We most remember him because of Longfellow's poem, The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere. We recall the famous warning, "The British are Coming!" We should certainly embrace that as an evangelistic spirit to go and tell. It also becomes a prophetic spirit. Revere was aware of what the enemy was doing and gave the colonists early warning that prepared them for the Revolution's first battle. It is also significant that he was a silversmith by trade, representing purity. God wants to raise up people in our day with an evangelistic and prophetic calling, who are pure in motive.
While not all the details of the poem are historically accurate, his ride did take place at night, and it inspired others to do the same. "Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth, and thick darkness is over the peoples, But the Lord rises upon you and His glory appears over you" (Is. 60:1-2). Maybe there are other things God wants to tell me from Paul Revere. But for now, we pray for the Paul Reveres to ride again.
Pastors Mark and Jennifer