A Vision

Jesse Birkey's picture

As I was spending some time with the Lord this morning I saw a vision.  I watched it play out and then felt led to tell it in a narrative story-like format.  So here it is.  I hope you enjoy it and I hope it ministers to you in some way. 

 

****

 

The waters poured in on all sides like multiple dams broke at once.  She stood in the middle and watched the water churn like an angry beast through wide eyes.  It was rising and her heart galloped to match her shallow, ragged breaths. 

 

The water was up to her waist and stole air from her lungs.  She threw her hands out in front of her like a mime frantically searching for something solid to grasp.  Something to support her, to keep her from being swept away.  But it was too dark and her hands helplessly fell through the emptiness that surrounded her.  She cried out but choked on a sob. 

 

There was no one to help her.  She was lost in a dark cavern that was terrifying but strangely familiar, like she’d been here before, like she’d always been here.  She could almost hear sneering voices mocking her, welcoming her home.  The walls were suddenly alive with red eyes dawn close together silently cheering her torture.

 

The icy water touched her neck and panic stabbed her heart.  She opened her mouth to scream but the sea rushed in as if it were a monstrous hand waiting to clutch her throat.  She coughed and spat and thrashed her hands.  Her feet were no longer on the floor but suspended, lifted by the circling fluid.

 

The water reached her eyes and mixed with the tears now falling freely.  They surprised her as she didn’t think she had any more to cry.  But then it was impossible to distinguish them from the water as her head was finally submerged.  Her will to fight, will to live burst forth for one last desperate attempt.  She grabbed and punched and watched her screams take the form of bubbles carrying whatever air she had left to the surface.

 

She tried to follow them as her brain screamed for the life it needed but she was being pulled down.  It was slow at first but now faster.  She groaned the rest of her air as she felt invisible claws dig into her thighs and pull even faster.  It was over.  She’d tried her best but failed.  It was inevitable.  She closed her eyes, or maybe she was just blacking out from the lack of oxygen. 

 

But then something shifted.  The cruel water no longer rushed passed her.  She was an unmoving, hanging blob.  She didn’t have the strength to lift her head.  She wondered why she was even still thinking.  She should be dead. 

 

But then something soft brushed against her cheek and her chin was rising as if attached to a crane.

 

“It’s okay.”  The words were liquid heat and energy.  They crashed into her face and penetrated, coursing throughout her entire being.  She felt them spark something deep inside, something like a small flame.  She parted her eyelids to see an image straight out of her dreams. 

 

A man resonated with light close enough to touch.  The skin on his face was pulled over kind and gentle features.  His eyes were deep and intense, like she could reach in and touch the entire world at once.  His dark hair swayed around him in the ocean that was now somehow living and warm. 

 

Then he smiled at her and unleashed a force that sought the despair of her heart with fiery fury.  A storm ensued inside of her as the darkness clutched her, refusing to release the heart it had become so familiar with.  She jerked and convulsed with the ebbs and flows of war. 

 

She could feel bursts of joy and stabs of torment as two the two sides battled.  But then there was a shift and the torment faded.  Then it was gone like a puff of smoke.  Her chest was heavy and ragged. 

 

Then a warm hand was on her cheek and her heart leapt without her minds consent.  She raised her head to the man and stared into his eyes.  But they had changed.  They were now like glass reflecting what hung before them. 

 

She stared at the image and felt her heart begin to come undone.  Her blemished skin was restored.  Lines etched in her face by worry and stress and abuse vanished.  Despair and hopelessness had been removed from her eyes.  A smile adorned her lips.  On her head rested a crown and a bright gown flowed over her body like a shimmering white waterfall.

 

She blinked at her savior and lover as he rested his forehead against hers.  He parted his lips and spoke through the water, “Now breathe.”  

   

Jesse and Kara Birkey

 

www.jessebirkey.com

[email protected]

twitter.com/JesseBirkey

http://www.facebook.com/jesse.birkey

http://www.amazon.com/author/jessebirkey

 

Jesse and Kara Birkey are committed lovers of Jesus who seek to show others the extraordinary life of Jesus is available for everyone.  They have authored two books, been featured in films and seek to serve the Lord in whatever ways they can.  Follow their blog here.    

 

Bring Jesse and Kara to your venue.  Find more information here.

 

Life Resurrected, Extraordinary Miracles through Ordinary People has been endorsed by Sid Roth and Mark Virkler and is a collection of inspiring stories making it clear that the extraordinary life of Jesus is available to all who love Him.  It’s also the testimony of Jesse’s life, the road he travelled bringing him into the arms of Jesus.  Get it on Amazon hereView the trailer here.    

 

Marriage What’s the Point? One couple finds meaning in a crazy mess is the story of their marriage—The tragedy and the restoration.  They bear their hearts in an attempt to get others to bear theirs and finally receive the freedom they’ve longed for.  Get it on Amazon here.

 

Jesse is also featured in the film DeadRaiser, a movie shining the spotlight on resurrection testimonies across the nation.  Find more information here.

 

 

 

 

         

Add new comment

Add new comment

Results

Results 1 - 10 of 417

Pages

4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice

4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 305 Pages

Have you ever wished you could just sit down and have a long talk with the Lord? Wouldn't it be wonderful to move beyond having a theology that states that God loves you to actually hearing Him whisper words of love into your heart? When you're worried or confused, wouldn't you love to see the situation from His perspective and hear how He wants you to respond?


Price: $$12.95

4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice (hard cover)

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 305 Pages

40% off the suggested retail price!

For the first time EVER! Hardcover copies of 4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice. This is a magnificent, beautiful gift to give for any occasion. Retailing at $24.95, you can purchase it through our website at only $15.00! Bless people with the gift of spiritual intimacy with the Lord Jesus Christ. Get a souvenir copy for yourself. Only 600 copies produced, so order while supplies last!

Price: $$15.00
4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice Audio CD Package

4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice Audio CD Package

By Mark Virkler | 4 Keys book | 10 hours of CDs | LEARN notebook

Have you ever wished you could just sit down and have a long talk with the Lord? Wouldn't it be wonderful to move beyond having a theology that states that God loves you to actually hearing Him whisper words of love into your heart? When you're worried or confused, wouldn't you love to see the situation from His perspective and hear how He wants you to respond?

Price: $$77.85
4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice DVD Package

4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice DVD Package

By Mark Virkler | 4 Keys book | 10 hours of DVDs | LEARN notebook

Have you ever wished you could just sit down and have a long talk with the Lord? Wouldn't it be wonderful to move beyond having a theology that states that God loves you to actually hearing Him whisper words of love into your heart? When you're worried or confused, wouldn't you love to see the situation from His perspective and hear how He wants you to respond? When things don't seem to be going your way and your prayers aren't answered the way you had hoped, wouldn't it be great to hear Him tell you where He is in the midst of it, and what He is working out in your life? Are you ever just a little bit jealous of others who say with such confidence, "The Lord said...."?

Price: $$87.85
Hear God's Voice Guaranteed Package

Hear God's Voice Guaranteed Package

9 Books, 10 CDs, 10 DVDs now at a $50+ savings

Have you ever wished you could just sit down and have a long talk with the Lord? Wouldn't it be wonderful to move beyond having a theology that states that God loves you to actually hearing Him whisper words of love into your heart? When you're worried or confused, wouldn't you love to see the situation from His perspective and hear how He wants you to respond? When things don't seem to be going your way and your prayers aren't answered the way you had hoped, wouldn't it be great to hear Him tell you where He is in the midst of it, and what He is working out in your life? Are you ever just a little bit jealous of others who say with such confidence, "The Lord said...."?

Price: $$175.00
Prayers That Heal the Heart

Prayers That Heal the Heart

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 320 Pages

Prayer counseling that breaks every yoke! Everything you need to experience deep healing of your soul and spirit.

Did you know that you don’t need to be continually plagued by negative thoughts, feelings, pictures or memories?

Price: $$14.99
Hear God Through Your Dreams Workbook Cover

Hear God Through Your Dreams Workbook

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 92 Pages

A new book has just been released that accompanies this workbook: Click here for Hearing God Through Your Dreams by Charity Kayembe and Mark Virkler (featured on Sid Roth's "It's Supernatural", with over half a million views just on YouTube).


Do you often wake up feeling there was a significant message in your dream, but you’re just not sure what it is? Like Daniel and Joseph, do you long to be able to help others understand their own dreams and win them to Christ as you explain His night messages to them? Wouldn't it be nice if you could receive mid-course corrections from the Lord while you sleep? Do you wish you could be receiving divine inspiration, creative solutions to problems, and direction from the Lord during that third of your life that you’re “just” sleeping?

Price: $$11.95

Hearing God Through Your Dreams

by Mark Virkler and Charity Virkler Kayembe | 292 Pages

Learn How to Hear God’s Voice, Even When You Are Sleeping

It is always fun to be on the winning team. Well look what God has done with Charity's new dreams teaching. It has taken off like a rocket with a live TV interview on Cornerstone Network and her Sid Roth interview which has over 750,000 views on YouTube already!

Price: $$14.95

Counseled by God

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 146 Pages

Have you ever been defeated by negative emotions such as anger, fear, guilt, inferiority, condemnation or depression? Have you tried to fight them off unsuccessfully? Is there an answer that is deeper than simply trying to mentally reason yourself out of these emotions? Is there a way that Jesus can speak a word of life into the depths of your emotional despair and bring healing on a deep level? Is there a form of Christian counseling that begins and ends with the movement of Christ within your heart, rather than simply with the words of man?

Price: $$9.95

Everyday Angels

by Charity Virkler Kayembe and Joe Brock 289 Pages

You can partner with Heaven’s angelic hosts!

Do you have guardian angels? Does God want you to know them? Find out what Scripture reveals and how YOU can interact with the company of Heaven!

The supernatural realm permeates our natural world! Therefore, experiencing angels should be an everyday occurrence–we simply need to open our spiritual eyes to their reality and role in our lives.

Price: $$16.99

Pages