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"Thy wife shall be as a FRUITFUL VINE by the sides of thy house." Psalm 128:3a

Jesus Wept                                       by J. Kirkpatrick
The Church Crying Out                     
The Plan of the Master Weaver         author unknown

Jesus Wept

The Lord is building Jerusalem! The Lord is building Jerusalem! Gathering together the outcasts of Israel, healing their hurts, binding up their wounds. The Lord is building, The Lord is building up Jerusalem!

Through this study, the Lord repeatedly revealed He is weeping for our modern day church. In Scripture, the woman represents the church. Many times when we see verses concerning the woman we can view their meaning in light of what the Lord is speaking to us about the church. Let's look at the following Scriptures with this viewpoint in mind.

"And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever. And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them." Matthew 8:14-15

When there is infection in the body it is generally accompanied by fever. Today the church is sick of a fever. Infection has set in, and all can see that something must be done to heal her. Jesus has compassion on her, He is weeping today for the infection in the church. Jesus desires to take her hand, the hand of five fold ministry, and cause her to rise from her death bed so she can effectively minister again.

"And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind Him, and touched the hem of His garment: But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, He said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour." Matthew 9:20 & 22

Many in the church are seeing their sickness and disease and are pressing in through the crowds to touch the source of their healing. Many are truly aware that their only hope is to but touch the hem of His garment to be made whole. Jesus has compassion for the multitudes in the church who are seeing their sickness and are truly reaching out for Him. Jesus says to the church, "Daughter, be of good comfort, thy faith hath made thee whole".

This faithless generation has so diseased the church to where, in mnay cases, the people do not know where to turn. Jesus cries out to all who will listen, ". . . shall I find faith on the earth?" Luke 8:16. Again, He cries out, "Who may abide the day of My coming? Who shall stand when I appear?" Malachi 3:2. Daughter, you must recognize your sickness and press in.

"Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise." Luke 7:12-14

Jesus truly has compassion on the mother who is seeing how close her offspring are to death. Jesus' whole desire is to touch the bier and raise up to Himself a people without spot or wrinkle. There are indeed many mother's hearts also crying out for the young men in the church to arise and be healed. The young men are those who are strong in the Lord, and have overcome the wicked one, I John 2:14. The young men are those who who have God's anointed Word abiding in their being. These need to be set free so they can restore the church.

"While he yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying to him, Thy daughter is dead; trouble not the Master. But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole. And when he came into the house, he suffered no man to go in, save Peter, and James, and John, and the father and the mother of the maiden. And all wept, and bewailed her: but he said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth. And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise." Luke 8:49-54

Today many have given up on the daughter, the church. These glibely state, "Trouble not the Master!". But Jesus truly has compassion on the church in this last hour. Jesus desires to remove all who still hold on to fear, doubt and unbelief. Only those who truly are crying out for God's healing touch to bring back the daughter to life will be permitted to remain in the room. Jesus has many fathers and mothers who have left all to follow Him into the Kingdom. To these He says, "You alone may remain to see My glory and My miracle. To these He will show how He will marvously take the daughter, the church, by the hand and cause her to arise. For she is not dead, but sleepeth. The cry is to all who will hear, "Awake! Awake out of your Adam sleep, and He will bring thee life.

Jesus is crying out to the church. To those who will press in and touch Him, there is a great promise in this hour:

"And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity. And he laid His hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God." Luke 13:11-13

Compassionately, Jesus saw her need, and that she had been sick most all her life. He wept because she was bowed together and could in no wise lift herself from her sickness. But, praise the Lord, Jesus desires to speak to her today,

"Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity!"

There is hope for those in the church who will press in to receive their healing. Press in today and begin to walk in your healing. Church, have faith, not doubting, and stand!

"Weeping may endure for the night, but joy cometh in the morning". Psalm 30:5

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Surprisingly I received two phone calls from a woman named Emily. There, were indeed, very unusual conversations, and as I listened, the Lord spoke Emily was the church crying out in this hour. Let me share with you her cry:

"Hello. Jeannie this is Emily. I'm sorry to call you so late. You see I have to daily deal with this sleeping disorder, and I'm not myself. It's hard for me to keep my mind on the Lord because I've been shut up with outward happenings instead of a Spiritual mind. I feel as if I'm being blown by wind. Yet my desire is to kep my senses on the heavenly realm instead of these frantic things surrounding my flesh.

I have these strange head pains and my speech is hindered. Sometimes I can't remember my name and there is something wrong with my whole system. I've been so programmed with the world that my illness is so magnified that I can't see the unlimited, boundless realm of God.

I am as a horse with blinders. I can't read because there are too many bricks in my house. Lord come suddenly to your temple. Restructure the way you want the building to be constructed. Before revival goes through the land the building must be built as the Lord directs. The church has been ill for so long. I am sick of what Kingdom people are attempting to bring forth in the flesh. I wish Kingdom preachers would go on, because I have been so programmed to their programs my head hurts so.

Lord, I cry out to you that I might have your mind in my priorities. I've had the whole kitchen sink thrown to me in this house. But my desire is to rise above this. Yet so often I seem to be so self-absorbed.

Jeannie please pray with me that the Lord show me His will in my health and in this sleeping disorder. I feel so far out in left field.

Oh, I cry out for the Spirit of might for the body of Christ. The Saviour doesn't drop any stitches when he knits us together in love. When we hold the head together, the carnal will crash. We must remain compacted together."

Note: We would ask you to please pray for Emily, the woman, the church.

The Plan of the Master Weaver

Our lives are but fine weavings
That God and we prepare,
Each life becomes a fabric planned
And fashioned in His care.

We may not always see just how
The weavings intertwine,
But we must trust the Master's hand
And follow His design,

For He can view the pattern
Upon the upper side,
While we must look from underneath
And trust in Him to guide...

Sometimes a strand of sorrow
Is added to His plan,
And though it's difficult for us,
We still must understand

That it's He who fills the shuttle,
It's He who knows what's best,
So we must weave in patience
And leave to Him the rest...

Not till the loom is silent
And the shuttles cease to fly
Shall God unroll the canvas
And explain the reason why ---

The dark threads are as needed
In the Weaver's skillful hand
As the threads of gold and silver
In the pattern He has planned.
Author Unknown


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