Laying Hold of Jesus
I’ve found a verse in Isaiah that is peculiar, to say the least. Here it is:
“In that day seven women will take hold of one man and say, “We will eat our own food and provide our own clothes; only let us be called by your name. Take away our disgrace!”
In Bible College I remember some of the single guys had that verse on their wall, claiming it by faith…they wanted a wife so badly! But it really is not a verse for bachelors, its a verse for laying hold of Jesus, the ONE MAN!
There is coming a day when the church will become so destitute of answers and agendas that she will turn to one Man, the Lord Jesus and take hold of Him. We have taken hold of the world and we have taken hold of clever ideas, but the seven women (seven churches – see Revelation 2&3) are about to lay hold of their Beloved. The longing of the church will be for Him. We will want to be called by His great Name. The shadow of His beauty will remove our disgrace and make us a worthy partner to labor with Him.
There is coming a Magnificent Obsession, to lay hold of Christ and not ever let Him go! Like Mary did in the garden, thinking it was a gardener, until He spoke her name…than she wouldn’t let go! And like the Shulamite in the Song of Songs who when she found her Beloved, she held Him tight.
The unveiling of Christ within us is about to be the most explosive truth ever to hit to hit the church, bigger than purpose driven life! It is not only the timing of His return that must consume us, but how He finds us when He returns. It is not if it is near or far, but rather if we are filled with faith, hope, and love.
It is not the anti-Christ who is about to be revealed, but Jesus Christ! As world governments desperately try to cope with global economic, environmental, safety and health issues we have all felt its tremors but please be encouraged:
- God’s Kingdom is still safe and secure!
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
He will be our Magnificent Obsession as we move into the realm of kisses and thunderbolts! The LORD wants to come to His seeking Bride! He is doing this to remove our fear and our anxiety… for perfect love casts out fear.
The love awakening is here! The Bridegroom is in the land! Trim your lamps of prayer and go outside the realm of familiarity and meet Him!
LAY HOLD OF JESUS CHRIST, He is eternal life! 1 Tim.6:12
“Lay hold on eternal life.” This means to take hold of, to grasp, to seize, to cling to!
In the past we laid hold of ministry, a miracle, a mentor, now it’s only Jesus!
His overshadowing presence, His glory…just to be in His presence changes you and makes you a carrier. They took note of the apostles who had been with Jesus! He makes anyone look good!
LAY HOLD OF PERFECTION, Maturity, Fullness! Phil.3:12
Not our works, or ministry, but His FULL Glory pouring into us. To lay hold of Jesus is to become a mature vessel of honor that He can use.
It’s TIME TO LAY HOLD OF JESUS for the last days GREAT AWAKENING! Cling on!