An Encouraging Word To Forerunners

Are you a forerunner, a pioneer? Are you always out ahead of the pack, even if you don’t want to be? If so, I have an encouraging word for you today.

This morning, in my study time, the Lord had me open to the book of Mark, where He showed me this passage in Mark 1:1-3:

“The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in the Prophets:

‘Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, who will prepare Your way before You.’

‘The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord; make His paths straight.”

And this is the encouraging word the Lord gave me for you:

“You’re always out ahead of the pack. Sometimes you get discouraged. As a matter of fact, many of My forerunners are discouraged right now.

But beloved, I need you to understand that I always send someone to make a way. I always send someone to prepare MY way. And that is what you are doing.

Beloved, I know it’s hard. But I give you grace to be everything I have made you to be, and to do everything I have created you to do.

This is the decision that will keep you: DECIDE to stay in the forerunner position as an act of love toward Me.

I need you where I’ve placed you. It is My desire for My kingdom to come and My will to be done on earth as it is in Heaven. And the first part of that is that I must send messengers to prepare My way.

That is why I have sent you: to prepare My way. This is the beginning of the Gospel. Your ministry of the forerunner is necessary for My kingdom invasion to take place.

So stay where you are. I need you there, beloved. I know it’s hard. I sense your tears deeper than you do. But rely on Me. Depend on Me. Draw closer to Me than you ever have before. For it is in doing so that you will have joy, strength, and a keeping motivation to stay the course–and it will be all as an act of love for Me.”

Thank You, Lord Jesus!

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15 Comments

  1. Yes this absolutely speaks to me today. The message as a whole does, but also because you mention joy and strength, and my Bible verse today is Nehemiah 8:10: The joy of the Lord is my strength! Out God is too awesome!

    1. Ossie copeland says:

      I need that word .Thanks

  2. Antoinette says:

    Yes right to my heart. I’ve been crying asking our Lord for strenght to endure and power for all the responsibilities he set for me on this earth. Strenght to endure where he place me right now.

  3. terry hodges says:

    Jamie, thats me. Encouraging word for me!All the things I been thru/going thru I shared with you. The word in me ,forerunner, see way out there the futuristic, prophetic encouragement,a voice of value, a messenger pray God move in the great awakening of our nation, prepare way of the Holy Spirit, visionary, where I see now the things to come most people look at me with no idea what Im talking about. What I see unbelievable but believable..what the Lord is up to and fixin to do in America, government, the millennial’s, the body of Christ, Gods move with His holy Angels, revival of the bible, reformation in our constitution and all the Lord is doing thru our president. This awakening greater than ACTS, greater than last 3 great awakenings of the past.. The very things I see for nation and church for that God also do in me new encounter/visitation of God! with God Been in me for 20 yrs. Not recognized.. I’m different alright.. never have fit the mold.. SO what isolated?? Hard word to preach to see the power of God returned to the church and our nation revived,,reformation.. sense of urgency. I guess this time God is perfecting me to hear his voice deeper, cultivate patience, trust, confidence against all rejection like Ive never known. The suffering separation form my kids..Financial break thru..The warfare against the enemy… Faith, rest…wait on the Lord..Be still? All my time focus on God and HE will restore all I lost..But to walk in his obedience.. Seem like a strange trial .. IS it that God knows everything and HE is preparing me for the best HE has for me in this end? time?? My call and place/assignment in the body of Christ. Elijah I read a lot about and Jacob, Joseph, Moses all there in perfection but God chooses to reveal himself thru man kind to mankind..The book of ACTS unfolded to day in its power…Woo this is good!Sometimes I declare and preach to my self and grab the shower head like its a micro phone ans speak revival the things coming,, just for that release in me..LOL I speak the things even if no one around..!! Any thoughts to me on this?

  4. Millie Williams says:

    Jamie, I thank you again for the word.
    Be bless today my Angel
    Love Mrs. Millie

  5. Marlene Bond says:

    Thank you Jamie.This is me. Bless you…

  6. Rebecca L Jones says:

    I never considered myself a forerunnerm, bt I see the point. I have put out lot of prayers and posts and it’sstill reaching people all over.

  7. Rebecca L Jones says:

    Forerunner.. but..sorry for spelling.

  8. I have been living this since 2014. No it has not been easy. But I am really learning to trust God. A lot of what has been said before my comment relates to me. I am waiting, still praying, still loving my God, for He is faithful and will do exactly as he says he will do! Would love an encounter with Him! Thank you Jamie for those encouraging words that were spoken! They help more than you know!

  9. Wow that hit home…Thank You Lord for this Word.

    -God bless Jamie

  10. I started tearing up reading this…thank you for that word. Right on time…blessings.

  11. Debra sparks says:

    I need a word I’m praying for me and my family and I’m not herring the lord voice I need a closers walk with Jesus and all our situation were going thru thank you

  12. I see God revival his children back to him. We should all read Genesis 50:20. Stay blessed all

  13. Christina says:

    This speaks to me too!! I’ve been asked by the Lord to remain at my current church. I told him I would as an act of love and dying to self. This confirms what I’ve already heard in prayer. To stay where He’s placed me. I know it’s going to be hard but I receive the line that spoke of joy being found there. Thanks for posting!

  14. Jamie, thank you for putting a name to this ministry! This completely resonates with my soul!

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