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Something Within Me – Lucie E Campbell
Shabbat Shalom = A Peaceful Sabbath
Something Within Me
Preachers and teachers have made their appeal,
Fighting as soldiers on dust battlefields;
When I heard their pleadings my poor heart did yield,
Now I can say, oh, thank God, there’s something within.
Have you that something, that burning desire?
Have you that something? It will never make you tired.
And if you have it – it’s the Holy Ghost Fire,
You ought to let the world know you’ve got something within.
I’ve got something within me that is holding the reins,
I’ve got something within me that banishes all my pain.
I’ve got something within me that I cannot explain,
All that I know there is something within.
I met God one morning, my soul feeling bad,
With a heart heavy laden, with a bowed down head.
The Lord lifted my burden, He made me feel so glad,
All that I know there is something within.
Lucie E Campbell (April 30, 1885 – January 3, 1963) was one of nine children born to parents who were slaves in Mississippi. She moved to Memphis with her mother when she was two years old, after her father died. She was the first Music Director of a newly formed educational arm of the National Baptist Convention, formed in Memphis in 1916. In 1919, at an NBC convention in Atlantic City, Campbell introduced a young blind singer, Connie Rosemond, who electrified the delegates with his rendition of Campbell’s first gospel hymn, Something Within Me.
Campbell met Rosemond on the infamous Beale Street in Memphis. She heard a man betting $10 that he could make the blind youngster “get down in the alley,” an expression for singing the blues. The young man refused to sing, saying, “I’m trying to be a Christian in this dark world and I believe I have found a way out of this darkness into light. I can’t explain it, but there’s something within me.” His words inspired Lucie Campbell to write her first song, Something Within Me, which was the first known gospel hymn written by a black woman.
At this same convention (in 1919), Campbell introduced singer Marion Anderson to the world, as she accompanied her. Anderson would go on to become a world-renowned classical contralto singer. Lucie Campbell was also good friends with Thomas A Dorsey, who wrote Peace in the Valley and Precious Lord, Take My Hand, and he was the first African American inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.
I fell into a vision during the very early morning hours of prayer this morning, long before sunrise. I was in the Spirit, speaking in tongues, and I was walking through a church and I saw a black woman sitting in the pew. I put my arms around her from behind and I held her hands in mine, hugging her, and the Holy Ghost fell on both of us; we were both speaking in tongues, as the Spirit of God spoke through us. Then, the Holy Ghost fell on the entire church and everybody started speaking in tongues and moving in the Spirit. It was so profound that the blessed Spirit of Peace stayed on me and remains with me right now.
As I looked this morning for a video for Shabbat, a song came to my mind that I sang as a kid in church, Something Within Me. I asked the Holy Ghost to lead me to the right video, because there were numerous videos including that song. When I saw Lucie Campbell’s photo on the video above, I knew she was the woman in my vision this morning and her song is going to change lives today, perhaps yours. God bless you!
Lucie is singing here about the Holy Ghost and fire, which was poured out on the Apostles and all who gathered in the “Upper Room” in Jerusalem on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2). After they were filled with the Holy Ghost, they demonstrated signs and wonders, prophecy, healing and casting out devils.
The Holy Ghost gives the same power to God’s saints today, but few take Him up on the offer.
Kenneth Hagin was healed, literally raised from the dead three times, after he read Mark 11:23-24 on his deathbed. He was miraculously healed, when doctors said he would surely die, and he went on to be one of the most profound ministers in American history. This man was full of the Holy Ghost and fire. The video below demonstrates the power of God in his church meetings:
Caution: You can laugh at what is happening to the people in this video by the power of God, but whatever you do, don’t make fun of the move of the Holy Ghost. Laughing is fine, because they are being carried away “in the Spirit,” but don’t make fun, because blasphemy of the Holy Ghost is an unforgivable sin, the only unforgiable sin (Luke 12:10):
Did you notice the man who climbed the pulpit? He was no slender, agile man and that feat was accomplished only through the power of the Holy Ghost! I grew up in this atmosphere. These folks are stiff; they have every hair in place, shoes polished and they are generally wearing their “Sunday best,” not wanting to ruffle a sleeve. They sit in pews like they have rods in their backs. There is one exception, when the Holy Ghost and fire moves in the church, nothing is left unshaken!
Do you like partying, getting drunk, loaded? The Holy Ghost is better. You feel better and you won’t end up in jail or dead! Wine is a mocker and strong drink is raging (Proverbs 20:1). What does wine mock? The Holy Ghost and fire! It’s a mockery created by satan, your adversary. The Holy Ghost and fire is what’s real!
This is how God humbles His people; He shakes us loose. By the time He is through, we are ready to give to the poor, help those in need, love the unloveable, forgive and forget, and fully trust in the Lord, not leaning on our own understanding. The power of God is in control! God bless you with the Holy Ghost and fire!
Salvation is offered to everyone who repents of sin and receives Jesus as their Lord and Savior, unless a person crosses a line with God, to the point of becoming reprobate, having no conscience (Romans 1:21-32; Hebrews 6:4-6). Now is the time of salvation for everyone; tomorrow, or even the next hour, could be too late.
Hundreds of Bible prophecies have been fulfilled and those remaining shall surely come to pass. Are you prepared to stand before God and give an account of the life you have lived on this earth (Revelation 20:12-15)? If not, salvation is only a prayer away. Please visit the How Can I Be Saved page – your eternal destiny depends on it. God bless you.
“The Spirit and the bride say, Come; and let him who hears say, Come; and let him that is athirst come, and whosoever will, let him take of the water of life freely” Revelation 22:17
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