To the Hemmed In

     Dear readers in light of our recent topic matter, I thought it might be good to include this example of a gift I was given to share with our church just recently. JE    

     I knew Sunday before service that the Lord had a word to give to the body at Cornerstone. Even as I prayed in my morning devotions I began to feel that familiar stirring. I waited and prayed asking the Lord to confirm that the word was for the church and not for some other time. Then I prayed for an opening during service. It came just before communion and I shared with the church what God had put in my heart.

    After several days of prayer I have felt to share it with you as well.

     Hear this word of the Lord. I have heard the prayers of my servant asking for a habitation among this people. So I have come in response to his prayer to inhabit and manifest among my people.

     As in days of old when I inhabited the place between the wings of the cherubim, now I dwell between the praises of my people.

     Behold I am with you always even to the end of this age.

     I come to speak to those who are hemmed in.

     You say to me “Lord I have an enemy before me.”

     You say to me “Lord I have an enemy behind me.”

     You say to me “Lord I have an enemy to my right side.”

     You say to me “Lord I have an enemy to my left side. I cannot move.”

     I say to you “Your answer will come to you in the midst of your stillness. I counsel you, ‘Be still and know that I am God.’ It is God who is the vindicator of the righteous.”

    I tell you ” Commit your way to the Lord trust in Him and He will do this. He will make the righteousness of your cause to shine like the noon-day sun.”

     You are not the waymaker. I am the Waymaker and I make a highway in the desert and I will make a way where there seems to be no way.

     It is time for you to stand still and let the Lord fight your battle. I have told you before trust no more in the arm of flesh for it will avail you nothing.

     I promise you joy unspeakable and full of glory. In My presence is fullness of joy and at My right hand are pleasures evermore.

     I tell you ” Come into My presence. Put yourself at My right hand and you will have joy and pleasure as you face your situations and afflictions. Let go of the world and seek the arm of flesh no more. I will open the pathway. Let me open the door and when you see the pathway I open walk in it. Stop pushing against the doors I have closed.”

     This word was received on Sunday August  15, 2010.

      I would love to hear your thoughts.


2 thoughts on “To the Hemmed In

  1. Hi Pastor J.
    Guess I am totally behind in the times but I didn’t realize that you blogged. Anyways in coming across your blog today and reading the above post, I am reminded of how easy it is to try to carry the burden ourselves. I so frequently focus on what is wrong with Sammy, and the fear/concerns that I have wondering what is going to happen next with him. So often we feel we are going from one medical crisis to the next, but in the midst of it all when I allow God to carry us (and even when I don’t) He is there with us. It is amazing what just saying “OK God I am giving Sammy to You today (AGAIN) I am not going to be concerned with making him better because only You can. I am not going to be fearful, because You have said don’t be afraid, I am going to be happy becuase You have said be happy in afflication.
    So here we are with this amazingly beautiful big boy now who I know God has tremendous plans for. I am happy to be a part of His plan, and need to be reminded that it is HIS plan and not my own. Thank you for that reminder!:-) I look forward to continueing to read this blog

  2. Danielle,
    Thanks for stopping by. You and Matt (and Sammy) have walked a very difficult road. I am glad to that I was able to bring you a word of encouragement. The prayers of our family continue to be with you that God would open a pathway for yours to walk upon.

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