A Vision of Jesus Keeping Watch
Beloved, have you been trying to bear burdens that are too heavy for you? Are you desperately in need of rest? If so, the vision of Jesus the Lord gave me is going to encourage your heart today.
First, the Lord wants you to know today that HE is keeping watch over you. He is perfecting all things that concern you, and He will never fail you.
How do I know?
Because once upon a time, I saw a vision of Jesus keeping watch.
In my vision, I saw Jesus pacing up and down in the street in front of my house. He wasn’t worried or afraid. He was there as a sentinel: alert, careful, all-knowing, all-powerful.
In this vision, Jesus was keeping watch. The King of Heaven and Earth, the Lord of Hosts was keeping watch over my house, my life, and over everything that concerns me.
I saw this vision as I was studying Hebrews, chapters 1-3, when I got to this passage (Hebrews 3:1-6):
“Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus, who was faithful to Him who appointed Him, as Moses also was faithful in all His house.
For this One has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as He who built the house has more honor than the house. For every house is built by someone, but He who built all things is God.
And Moses indeed was faithful in all His house as a servant, for a testimony of those things which would be spoken afterward, but Christ as a Son over His own house, whose house we are if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end” (emphasis mine).
This speaks to my heart so much, and I pray it will speak to you today as well.
Remember these things:
- I cannot keep watch over people I love, and neither can you. But, He can and He will. He loves those people even more than we do, and they are more important to Him than they are to us.
- I cannot build the church, and neither can you. It’s His church.
- I cannot physically protect my family, and you can’t protect your family either. They are His people and the sheep of His pasture, and only He can keep them safe.
And honestly, you and I cannot even take care of ourselves.
I cannot number the times when I have collapsed at the feet of Jesus, utterly hopeless or exhausted or burned out or discouraged or burdened or afraid or heartbroken. Have you ever done that? (I’m assuming the answer is yes.) 🙂
But even in those times, there has never been an occasion when I have been able to fix myself. I am simply beyond my own ability to “fix.” However, HE has been able to fix me–every time. And He is ALWAYS ready, willing, able, and eager to heal and “fix” YOU as well–together with fixing everything in your life that’s wrong; everything in your life that doesn’t look just like Heaven.
What a comfort that is!
Father’s faithful watchcare over you is what Hebrews 3:6 is all about.
Jesus Christ is faithful over His own house. You and I are that house if we hold fast our confidence and rejoicing of hope firm to the end, and Jesus is faithful to keep watch over you and me.
That also means He’s watching over the people we love.
Beloved, you may have a loved one who’s away from the Lord. You may have a loved one in jail or on the streets. Maybe you have a loved one who is hooked on drugs. I know your heart hurts for them.
But beloved, when it comes right down to it, you can’t fix them yourself.
These precious ones are His people and His sheep; the sheep of His pasture. They belong to Him. You cannot bear the burden for them; it’s too heavy. We must drop it at His feet. And if we WILL drop that burden at His feet, we will find that He will be faithful to take care of it.
Jesus is the Good Shepherd; the Good Shepherd lays down His life for His sheep.
He already laid down His life for you and me, and we can trust Him with ourselves and with everything that pertains to us.
Jesus is good at His job. But let’s face it: You and I are lousy at His job.
This is why God, in His mercy, gave me a vision of Jesus keeping watch. That’s why I saw Jesus pacing in front of my house. It’s a word of comfort to show us that JESUS, and only Jesus, can perfect the things that concern us.
Friend, Jesus is pacing in front of YOUR house today too. He is keeping watch over YOU too.
Just as Jesus Christ Himself is keeping watch over me, my house, and everything that pertains to me, as one small part of His own house, so He is also keeping watch over YOU.
Jesus is pacing in front of your house too. He is on high alert. He’s not scared, anxious, or nervous; He’s simply keeping watch over your house:
- Busily perfecting all things that concern you;
- Protecting you and the people you love;
- Comforting you and giving you rest while HE does the heavy lifting.
Jesus is pacing in front of your house. Jesus is keeping watch over you. He doesn’t even mind the weeds in your flower bed. He simply knows you and loves you anyway, and He’s taking care of everything.
This word was of great comfort to me, for it helped me see that He doesn’t want me to try to bear a burden that belongs to Him.
And He doesn’t want YOU to bear a burden that belongs to Him either.
The same encouragement the Lord spoke to me above goes for you too. You are His house. He is keeping watch over you and everything that concerns you. He who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it until the day of Christ (Philippians 1:6). Not only that, but He will complete His work in everyone you care about too.
So let your burdens go. Drop them at His feet. Enter into Father’s rest, and let Jesus Christ, the Intercessor, the Burden-Bearer, the Shepherd from on high do the work instead.
We are His house, and Jesus is faithfully keeping watch over His own.
Have you been carrying any burdens you shouldn’t be carrying? If so, does this speak to you too? I’d love to hear about it. Please leave a comment below.
I have a dear friend who will catch when I am trying to do it all myself and remind that God is God and I am not. Blessings to you and yours.
Hopping here from the Wednesday Link Up.
It’s so cool to have friends like that – friends who will tell you the truth when you need to hear it! That’s what my spiritual mother and father do for me. I’m very grateful… I usually need the correction! 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by!
That is awesome. To lift each other up and come along side. Going that second mile and 3rd .. and tenth if we need to. Nice to meet you Jamie!
Thanks for stopping by, Teri!
Thank you so much for this posts. I am 33 years old and it seems that the older I get the constant fear I get about losing the people I love, especially my parents whom are also getting older. I am constantly worried about their health and I am so scared of losing them. I also have the same worrisome over my siblings and my nieces and nephews. I am constantly worried about their health and safety. I think the reason why I might feel this way is because I know this world is full of bad people and diseases, and sometimes I am just frightened for the people I love. But reading your blog is a sign from God, to telling me do let it go, he is taking care of them.
Hi, Corina. Thank you so much for sharing. Yes, we can’t protect the people we love. That’s why Jesus said to cast our cares upon Him; for He does the caring for us! I pray you will be comforted and your mind relieved as you let JESUS keep watch over you and you loved ones! Hugs to you!
Your post popped up this morning and I read the date 2013. I doesn’t matter, I needed it today. It’s me. I guess I’m trying to do His job, thanks for the reminder. You can also link up with Holley Gerth on Wednesday, see holleygerth.com
Thank you so much. I really enjoy your writing. I feel that you are lead by the Holy Spirit.
Hi Chesha, thank you so much for reading, and for your encouragement. I pray that our precious Lord Jesus would continue to bless and encourage you, and help you see Him keeping watch over everything that in your life also! May He perfect all things that concern you, in Jesus’ name. 🙂
I so needed this today. I am struggling with my husband’s addictions and things seem to be getting worse. I pray constantly, but I belive my prayers are being hindered by my “masked unbelief”. I KNOW beyond any shadow of a doubt that God CAN, but because I don’t see it getting better right away, I find myself wondering if He WILL. I am not a new Christian and I read and study His word consistently, so I know my thinking is wrong and displeasing to God. This message today is another example of God’s faithfulness. He is constantly speaking to me through His word and through messages from people like you Jamie, to reassure me that He’s got this. Please pray with me that God will “help my unbelief”.
Thank You so much for that message Jamie! This really helped me. I have been rejected and I carry so much pain. But this morning I left it all at the feet of Jesus. Thank You!
This message blessed me and I was just telling my husband that we must not worry about our son. We must lay our burdens at the feet of Jesus and rest in the Lord. He cares and is watching over us and our children. We must continue to pray and trust God even if the situation appears to not be getting better. Trusting in the Lord!!!
From 2013 -Oct 31st,2021..It is still mine.I carried lots of burdens about my famimy,my friends ,at church,at work,etc.He is ABSOLUTELY ALL KNOWING,ALL POWERFUL,ALL SEEING GOD IS HE.Thank you Sis Jamie for this great message.I felt at PEACE now.Thank you Lord Jesus for your caring heart.I failed you and hurt ,drawn away from you BUT YOU LORD JESUS STILL LOVE ME.
Thank you Abba Father.
I believe and receive. I cast all thr burdens and everything that I don’t have the capacoty to change under your Jesus because you are able to make the impossible become possible. In Jesus name.Amen
Mrs Jamie thank you Abba Father for being his angel and bringing word of prophecy to us that is more than encouraging I receive every word because I honestly know it is word that aligns with his word giving us the assurance of a prayer that I had ask for He had already assured me and I am beginning to see things more clear that it is He who has control of my life and He establish every step I take He is in control and I have to give it to Him for He is not only my Savior but also my Lord I am understanding more of whom He is and I identify who I am in Him a daughter of a King His majesty every word of prophecy you have given me I receive it declare and claim it walking in the spirit I will continue praying for you the Lord confirmed every word through a conference that we had in our church I am going to wait for him to reveal it to me what he is doing in my life after surgery and what I am to do next I pray for your ministry and your family for you to have all the desires of your heart you are an awesome Pastor thank you for your hard work Our God is faithful and He has not fail us He will come through in His timing God Bless
Thanks for another great reminder, Jamie!
Jesus literally protected my property this last week when someone tried to break in to my storage shed but they could not- even when they tried to pry open every lock and even every door hinge!! Thanks and Praise to the Lord!!! Thank you for continuing to protect me and everything that concerns me!!
Thank You JESUS 😊
Dear Jamie this word of God resonates well with me. Am carry a burden of my children. Am over protective. I can’t let go of this burden and lay it completely at the feet of Jesus. Even if I try I don’t trust God enough just because of past experiences where I trusted but got disappointed. The same circumstances kept on repeating themselves for more than a decade. I lived in complete shame, disgrace and daily reproaches but God has recently given me assurance or conviction through the holy spirit that my past is over, that life of chaos . That the son has set me free and I can feel it’s power in my spirit. What is happening is a satanic influence to inflict my soul daily with torture and pain for my loved ones. His grace and mercy will pull me out. In Jesus name