RHEMA 7/25/11 MORE ABOUT THE
BURDEN OF THE LORD
I have been pondering this week
about "the burden" of the Lord. The phrase is mentioned
several times in the OT regarding the burden of the Word
of the Lord concerning an issue. It is also mentioned
as simply a burden against something, as well as just a
I think that this has been
stirring in my heart since I listened last week to Jesse
Duplantis' testimony of when he went to heaven.
The Lord told Jesse how He dreaded
the day that He would have to tell people that He loved
and died for to depart from them, He never knew them.
His eyes were filled with tears. Jesus mentioned that
when tears would be wiped away, they were His tears. It
touched me that Jesse wanted to reach out and comfort
the Lord in His pain.
And God shall wipe away all
tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death,
neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any
more pain: for the former things are passed away.
Then as I was listening to Anna
Roundtree's book, The Heaven's Opened, she mentions how
the Lord said, "Before the cock crows, Anna, three
stages of betrayal will have been accomplished against
Me in the world. Betrayal is multiplying, and many will
be deluded by their own fear and need for survival. They
will betray to save themselves."
I could feel the Lord's heart as I
heard this, knowing the pain He suffers already knowing
who will betray Him, especially in the tribulation where
men must deny Him in order to worship the beast and
receive his mark to buy and sell. Such a thought is so
sobering when Judas was called to be an intimate part of
His disciples and experience all that they did; even
given authority over the finances. And yet there came a
time when the devil entered Judas and he set in motion
the Lord's betrayal. (Luke 22:3) He was lost as the
son of perdition. How painful to have loved and lived
with one who eventually betrays! Even still, the pain
of love is much deeper than the pain of betrayal. It is
the pain of losing a loved one, and knowing they are
headed for destruction.
Matt 10:33 NKJV
But whoever denies Me before
men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in
Rev 20:4-5 NKJV
And I saw thrones, and they sat
on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw
the souls of those who had been beheaded for their
witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not
worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received
his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they
lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.
John 17:12-13 NKJV
While I was with them in the
world, I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave Me
I have kept; and none of them is lost except the son of
perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.
As I have been pondering these
thoughts along with Words I have heard the Lord say to
me, I understand on a deeper level that the phrase, "the
burden" of the Lord is literally a burden; it is what He
literally feels in His emotions, upon His heart, soul,
We have all suffered pain where
our heart feels like it is breaking, and we all have
suffered levels of grief which feels like the life is
being squeezed out of us with such a heavy heart. Jesus
experiences this daily as He always lives to make
intercession for us.
Heb 7:25 NKJV
Therefore He is also able to
save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him,
since He always lives to make intercession for them.
Heb 4:15 AMP
For we do not have a High
Priest Who is unable to understand and sympathize and
have a shared feeling with our weaknesses and
infirmities and liability to the assaults of temptation,
but One Who has been tempted in every respect as we are,
yet without sinning.
To be the Lord's friend and help
carry His burden is not only an honor, but something too
amazing to communicate. Our Lord God has chosen to make
Himself vulnerable, to share His heart with His
friends. When He does this, He reveals to us Who He
really is and why He says and does the things He does.
He is so miserably misrepresented on earth and perverted
through the enemy's wicked demise. And when He shares a
portion of Who He really is with us, He takes the veil
away and we see His goodness and love like we have never
known before. Love simply does not control or demand
anything. Love is vulnerable to both giving and
receiving on a completely volunteer basis. Oh Lord
bring us to the place where we can become Your friend
and comfort You!
John 15:13-16 NKJV
Greater love has no one than
this, than to lay down one's life for his friends. 14
You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. 15
No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not
know what his master is doing; but I have called you
friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I
have made known to you.
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