When Iron Swims


“As one of them was cutting down a tree, the ax head fell into the water.  He cried out, “Oh no, master! It was borrowed!”
The man of God asked, “Where did it fall?”  When he showed Elisha the place, Elisha cut off a piece of wood.  He threw it into the water at that place and made the ax head float.  Elisha said, “Pick it up.”  The disciple reached for it and picked it up,”   2 Kings 6:5-7.


There are many times when it looks totally impossible; there’s just no way.

It’s going to take a lot of admission, in the times we are in now.  We’re going to have to lean on one another once more, and confess.

Oh, I know, the opposition already pushes back.  Yes, we’ve all had some really bad experiences in trusting others.  Even the church.

We’re going to have to get over this.  The true order of the House of the LORD will return, or we will all be at waste.

There is a cry that is going out from many, that God has heard, and is hearing now.

The enemy has implanted some things into the hearts of our people, that must be discovered and then removed.

It seems we are hindered, in what we try to do.  We have become very schooled at hiding what’s really going on.

We don’t want to see that, over time, we likely have relied, less and less, on God.  It’s hard to say it, but too often the only way we’ve turned back to Him, is because there is nothing left to trust.

Many of us have become so down, so lost, so sick, so cast out, so broken and dismayed, He’s all we have left.

I think we need to deal with the voice that speaks against this.  

To be truly like Christ, to be greatly used and truly anointed of Him, there is a sacrifice.  There always was.

If you are doing all you can to follow the leading of the Spirit, you may have no idea of what He is about to say.

Does anyone remember that He interrupts us?

Were we not taught to abandon our program or what we are doing and go the direction He wants to go?

LORD help us!  Is this not the time when the Holy Ghost can move in the strongest way?

We must we be reminded, that He can do more in moments than we could possibly do in a lifetime.  Have we lost this kind of awareness?

Speaking lightly, we are up against forces and people we have never encountered in such strength.  It was Christ who said it would become worse than it ever had been known to man.

Stop and ask yourself, is this not exactly what He said was the real beginning of sorrows?

Yes, the world has been this evil before.  Remember, God has actually destroyed the whole works one time, except for a few selected people and some animals.

We were asked once during a large conference, where are all of the Elijahs and Elishas.  We were told, they were sitting among us.  We literally believed that.

All of the authentic apostles and the mighty works and wonders they all did, we were told that they also were among us.  Are they?  Was that true?

I believe that it was.  So, if it was true then, is it not also true now?

The Holy Ghost did not stop working, equipping and choosing people, just because others opposed His works.

I need a miracle in my life today.  There are things I cannot solve, things I do not have the faith to hang on to.

There are promises that were made to me long ago that seem utterly impossible now.  Even yet, I am told things through the Spirit and God’s holy angels, that I don’t see any way at all, that it can come to pass.

It often seems hopeless.  That’s where our brothers and sisters in the faith should come in; those who are spiritual enough, to help lift us up, and help us swim.


~ Robert Blackburn

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