By Robert Blackburn
It appeared to be a small deserted town. There were older buildings and they were somewhat dusty and had not been used in a long time.
I saw myself lying crumpled
in the middle of the street. There seemed to be no life in me at all.
I saw Jesus come walking up and He sat down in front of this old store front looking building with His back to the wall.
He reached and pulled me to Him. He took me in His Arms and laid my head on His Chest. His face leaned down against the top of my head. It was very still.
held me that way for a very long time. Finally, life began to enter my body again and I slowly began to stir.
He stood, reached down and lifted me to my feet. We turned and slowly walked away down this
deserted street together. I walked steadily on my own as we walked side by side.
I am reminded of an old song that says,
“And He walks with
me, and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own;
And the joy we share as we tarry there,
None other has ever known.” **
was a Vision. And I received strength from it to go forward through this rough place I had come to in my own road.
It has taken a supernatural experience to navigate the roads so many of us have traveled
these past years.
No ordinary power or state of mind could have brought us through what we have come to pass through.
We’d have never made it
on our own anyway. And it will take an even deeper spiritual place within us to continue on this assignment and to get done what we were brought here to do.
If anyone truly wants to know the will and way
God has for them to go now, it will come by The Spirit. Following what you hear Him say and where He would lead. There is no other direction here for us.
Vision = the act of seeing; a “supernatural
appearance” by which God revealed His Will. The Vision was often in sleep, and sometimes by a temporary trance.
There was a verse that was given to me many years ago now. I wrote it in large letters
and attached it to a wall in my hallway so I would see it every time I passed by there. It has been with me and part of me for over 35 years now.
I knew that The Holy Ghost had given it to me; that’s
why it has never gone away. I want to quote that verse for all of us now.
I get this feeling, that there are others who had this passage quickened to them also.
“For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end, it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” Habakkuk.2:3.
knew that it was for a time somewhere down the road; and I was willing to wait for it. I just had no idea it would be so long.
Because of weariness, the cares of this life and untold sickness and suffering,
I gave up on it. If some of us will confess today, we’ll help someone else struggling.
I simply did not have the strength to hold on to it anymore. My life was gone.
But you see, if it is really of The Spirit, The Vision is not going to die and neither is the one who brought it.
Things were prophesied to many of us; some, a very long time ago. We looked
for it, we even sought after it with all of our hearts, but it did not happen.
It did not come to pass — and it still hasn’t. That’s where many of us are right now; we are holding on
for dear life to the deeper and more powerful things we know are to occur.
The enemy wants to stomp us right now, until there is no hope of this Vision left for us today.
But there are four Words in this promise that speak clearly to me at this very moment: “But at the end….”
Then, it shall speak. Though it tarry, wait for it.
Can I tell you how many years I’ve waited? I’ve seen many Visions of what God is going to do with me in these final hours.
Some have been in more recent
years now. I’ve been right here twenty years, waiting for what I know God showed me I was to do.
I finally gave up. But see, that’s the human part of us.
The vision that has been shown to us, is not of us. It does not give up. And the truth is, you can’t either. You might feel dead, but it, is still alive.
The problem I had with my Vision
and this Word, was the last words of the verse. “It will not tarry.”
But it did tarry, for a very long time and some of it still is. What I’ve missed is that, in the end of all this waiting,
when the appointed time has surely come, there will be no more waiting.
It will happen, just as God showed us it will happen and nothing can stop it. It won’t lie. That’s why hell has been
turned loose on so many of us. It’s time.
What I realized even just today, it could not have happened before now. It will now; it has just begun.
was on his watch. Stay on your watch. Don’t leave it now!
** In the Garden ~ by C. Austin Miles 1868-1946
By Robert Blackburn