The story time: Now
? THE TIME: Today ? THE CALLER: Jesus
THE MAN: A shepard being
NUMBER BEING CALLED: Only
the Father knows?
It was a bright sunfilled day. Sunshine dribbling as shimmering waves upon the
leaves. The man was sitting behind his great white oak desk hurridly scratching
out his next great project of building and erection in the Lord's Name. While
so occupied, the man hastely took notes as three young men on the ministry were
each explaining the known tasks of the day.
rang. The man
reached quickly for his phone and pressed the seventh button which was flashing
red bleeps indicating an active call coming in:
The man said, " Hello, this is
the ( MAN ),
May I help you today?"....
The caller, whom was Jesus said, "
Yes, My friend. This is your Lord. May I talk with you?
if you have an appointment..Oh but, I see you do not..Well if you give me time
between my sixth and ninth apppointment today? I just might be able to fit you
in for five minutes of my precious time so you may explain what you want. You
know how busy I am Lord doing your work and tending the flocks and building the
Jesus: My friend. Hear My voice. I wish
to speak to you
Man: Well let me check and
see if I can jockey my busy
schedule forward to make room for you Lord. After all it's so important I keep
building for the Lord's Work.
Jesus: Why cannot
MAN: These darn new computer generated
phone systems are
nothing but a problem Lord. Its the newest system the WORLD had to offer and was
available, and it cost us over ten million to have it installed this month. It
probably has a couple of bugs in it yet. But.......
you thought about me today?
You are all I ever think
about. I do everything I hear you tell me to do. Why, we dedicated five new buildings just this year to you Lord..Uh!
Excuse me for a
second will ya Lord?
to one of the young men in the
room around the great white oak cluttered desk all covered with pages of quickly scribbled
scriptures and notes. " Say Harry, Make sure
the cameras are set up for that crusade sermon tonight. I think! I am receiving a message from Jesus, and I want to
be sure to share it with the whole WORLD on the
main bradcast tonight. Make it offer number one-forty-nine.
MAN: Back to the phone: Sorry about that Lord. But
I have allot of things going
on right now. With the sermons and prayer groups, and the new cooking with
Christ classes, and even the religious item home teaching bible tapes and our
outreach ministry. Sometimes, it is really confusing.
Now what did you say
Have you prayed to me To-Day?
MAN: Lord! I am in continual prayer. Why every paying member of this ministry
can swear to it on a stack of bibles without flinching. They can tell you..They
all know I am praying continually. They know I have a work load which is so hard
for me to bare. Why! Last week alone they can tell you Lord..I received over ten
thousand hurting letters requesting prayers alone. Each one asking me for help
and advice Lord. What more can they ask me to do? My ministry is under constant
attack all the time. Everyone wants to be paid. I have lots of bills and good
honest obligations which must be met or they will take me off the air.
Have you been feeding My
Yes Lord! Just last month we fed over one
hundred thousand and distributed twenty tons of bread and rice. And, we sent (
the MAN was interruppted by the second young man in the room standing next to
the great white oak desk all cluttered): Uh! Excuse me for a second Lord as
someone needs a question answered, and only I can answer them. MAN to the
second young man in the room: "Thomas, make sure the cameras from the news media
are here tonight for the ribbon cutting ceromony. They promised full six o'clock
prime coverage right on the evening news program as we dedicate this sixty-sixth
wing addition to my ministry. And, remember to have all my satellites carry the
gosple of mine to the WORLD from this new wing building. It is a most glorious
event and should bring in many pledges and seeds. "Uh! Sorry about that
interruption again Lord. But, you know how important it is that we get my
message about the gosple to the WORLD. And, the Gosple shall be preached to
What is the Gosple My
Lord you know! I do not have to tell you
Lord. It is my job just to tell the shepp led to slaughter about the gosple. You
know! The message about all your blessings for servitude to this ministry. You
know what I mean Lord.
My Friend. Do you know what
Well of course I know. That's a silly
question. I know after all I have been anointed by God to tell the message to
the WORLD. It pains me deeply Lord that you apparently know very little about
God's message to me!
My friend. I have no doubt
what messsage you have heard.
"WELL praise the
Lord...Yes.....( THE PHONE CALL WAS CUT OFF BY THE CALLER: BUT, THE MAN KNEW IT
NOT )....as the MAN continued rattling into the phone..............
Praise the Lord. I will proclaim tonight I heard from you Lord on the
perfectness of this most perfect ministry to all the sheep led to slaughter.
And, SAY LORD! Could you call me back at about seven ten tonight. I promise I
will air your call live to the WORLD as my programs is being telecast. What do
you say about that Lord?
SILENCE ON THE LINE:
MAN: Lord! Are you still there
SILENCE ON THE LINE:
SILENCE ON THE LINE
MAN to the third young man standing next to the big white oak desk all
" Judas, Lets announce it this
way tonight about the call from Jesus.....