by Dr. Ed Young

(Transcribed from Actual Tape) October 13, 1985 - PM



Philippians 3:13-14

I'm sorry, the lights came back on. I kinda liked it. It reminded me
of the first revival I ever preached. I was a college student and a
friend of mine was working on a church staff one summer in Belzona,
Mississippi. Belzona, Mississippi is in the heart of the Delta and, uh,
that little, uh, provincial town, the First Baptist Church, massive
church, it'd seat what our new choir loft is going to seat, about 400,
and it was packed that night. They al I ... the young people from the
church had gone door-to-door in the city and they'd worked for three or
four weeks and they had everybody at church. The first time I ever
preached a revival and, uh, the choir was singing the "special", Mr.
Moore, and lightening flashed, KOW, and they were singing "How Great
Thoij ArV' and that part that talks about when the thunders roll, it
literally, it was when the thunders roll, how great Thou art..." KOW,
every light went out and for ... fifty mtles around and there I sa@t, with
all my notes and my Bible. And I said, "Oh, Lord," And I prayed the
lights would come back on but a few minutes a fella came in, said "Hit
the main transformer." They just had one in town and it was gone. And
they'd have to go to Memphis to get another one. And so, uh, they came
in and brought candles, I mean they brought a couple of candles there
and put on the communion table and I came...had came time ... came time
for me to preach, I didn't know what in the world I as going to preach,

but I remembered one scripture. And I quoted the scripture, "Ye are the
light of the world. A city that is set ...

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