MY LAST CALL — HOW I OBEYED IT, AND WHAT WAS THE RESULT.
It was the third Sunday in November, 1890. Sister Scott, my
band sister, and myself went to the Fleet street A. M. E. Church,
Brooklyn. It was Communion Sunday. Before I left home I said
to Sister Scott: "I wish I had not promised to go to Brooklyn."
She said "Why?"
"Oh, I feel so dull and stupid."
We went early, and went into the Sabbath School. At the
close of the Sabbath School the children sang a very pretty piece.
I do not remember what it Was, but the spirit of the Lord touched
my heart and I was blessed. My bad feelings had gone for a few
moments, and I thought, "I guess the Lord wanted to bless me
here." But when we went upstairs I began to feel the same bur¬
den and pressure as I had before. And I said, "Oh, Lord, help
me, and teach me what.this means." And just at that point the
Tempter came with this supposition: " Now, if you are wholly
sanctified, why is it that you have these dull feelings? "
I began to examine my work, my life, every day, and I could
see nothing. Then I said, "Lord, help me to understand what
Thou meanest. I want to hear Thee speak."
Brother Gould, then pastor of the Fleet Street Church, took
his text. I was sitting with my eyes closed in silent prayer to
God, and after he had been preaching about ten minutes, as I
opened my eyes, just over his head I seemed to see a beautiful
star, and as I looked at it, it seemed to form into the shape of a
large white tulip; and I said, "Lord, is that what you want me
to see? If so, what else?" And then I leaned back and closed
my eyes. Just then I saw a large letter " G," and I said: "Lord,
do you want me to read in Genesis, or in Galatians? Lord, what
does this mean?"