A Much Needed Word From the Lord!

This prophetic word recently came to me through the pen of an author …

“O Lord of hosts, how long wilt thou not have mercy upon Jerusalem? … And the Lord answered the angel … with good words and comfortable words.”

Zechariah 1:12,13

What a sweet answer to an anxious enquiry! This night let us rejoice in it. O Zion, there are good things in store for thee; thy time of travail shall soon be over; thy children shall be brought forth; thy captivity shall end. Bear patiently the rod for a season, and under the darkness still trust in God, for his love burneth towards thee. God loves the church with a love too deep for human imagination: he loves her with all his infinite heart. Therefore let her sons be of good courage; she cannot be far from prosperity to whom God speaketh “good words and comfortable words.” What these comfortable words are the prophet goes on to tell us: “I am jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with a great jealousy.” The Lord loves his church so much that he cannot bear that she should go astray to others; and when she has done so, he cannot endure that she should suffer too much or too heavily. He will not have his enemies afflict her: he is displeased with them because they increase her misery. When God seems most to leave his church, his heart is warm towards her. History shows that whenever God uses a rod to chasten his servants, he always breaks it afterwards, as if he loathed the rod which gave his children pain. “Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.” God hath not forgotten us because he smites-his blows are no evidences of want of love. If this is true of his church collectively, it is of necessity true also of each individual member. You may fear that the Lord has passed you by, but it is not so: he who counts the stars, and calls them by their names, is in no danger of forgetting his own children. He knows your case as thoroughly as if you were the only creature he ever made, or the only saint he ever loved. Approach him and be at peace.

I receive it…and anxiously await the day of its fulfillment!

3 Replies to “A Much Needed Word From the Lord!”

  1. I’m with you Rob…..I am anxiously waiting. But, in the meantime we know where to go.

    This is one of Dad’s favorite verses of scripture. Psalm 23
    Dad, I love you.

    The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.
    • The appointed One looking after me. The One that knows what I need or desire.

    He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside still waters.
    • He makes me to retire, to rest, where it is calm, still, peaceful.

    He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
    • He reestablishes His ownership and reveal’s His way.

    Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
    • Even though I am in a dark place in life.
    • I will respect, stand in awe of you, Lord, for you are with me.
    You are there for me!
    Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
    • Your authority and power, they make me secure, safe, and comforted.

    You prepare a table before me, in the presence of my enemies.
    • You make ready my provision.
    • To face the battle
    You anoint my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
    • You appoint me and make it official,
    • My vessel destined to receive.

    Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life;
    • With great assurance His virtue provides relief and promises to
    be with me always.

    When our path is blocked because of a storm we have encountered we frantically look for a way of escape. It is within each of us to try to remove or push our path clear under our own strength. The first thing we look for are tools or methods we can incorporate to set ourselves free from what has us blocked. In the mist of our storm or struggles we realize that He is with us and we have to be reminded that in order for Him to meet our need and intervene in our situation we must first bring Him ourselves. He isn’t looking at our problem or our circumstances He is well aware of that.

    What He is waiting on is us. WHERE COULD WE GO……BUT TO THE LORD.

    Rob thank you for your words of inspiration. I look forward to more.

    I love you, Deb


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