Stretch out Your hand

IHOP_Alabaster USA
3 min readApr 1, 2019

Psalm 23:5 “Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.”


Breakthrough comes in the breeze and caresses your face wiping away discouragement. He destroys the work of the enemy until it is not seen anymore. It is out of the break through, that love will grow and displace the dark places, even applying new skin to the body where wounds are found. You are found in His presence today, knowing the wisdom of the Holy one. Hear His voice as Jesus speaks with you in your quiet hour, in that secret place. It is not hidden from you, but is revealed in those moments, allowing you to heal and increase in strength. From the crown on your head to the bottom of your feet, there will be new health, a renewed vigor filled with energy and refreshed dreams. The memory of your dreams will be returned to you and anything lost will be restored.

Grow in His love, not letting one opportunity pass you by. For as you are healed, others must be restored as well. It has never been just about you, but others you will meet, that struggle in their lives will cry out for healing. Though you do not have silver or gold or money, you will give them what Christ has accomplished on the Cross. You will lay a hand upon his or her shoulder and healing will flow from your heart where Jesus lives. Like a current of electricity, this river of life will travel through your body and down the arm and hand that is no longer yours, but His. Stretch out your hand and accomplish God’s will, to see the world healed of its sickness, of the injuries inflicted by the darkness restored to wholeness and light.

It is a simple action, to stretch out your hand. In your palm is grace and mercy, applied through His anointing. You are empowered to heal the sick, to cast out demons, to raise the dead to life. It is not a far fetched idea, that the dead will rise. It is in the book. Even after days passed, death fell before Christ and He said, “Remove the stone that covers his grave.” Whether Jesus shouted Lazarus’s name, or whispered, we know this young man that was days dead, walked out in his grave clothes alive. He was seen by many, their testimony is enough. Christ also, was resurrected by the power of the Holy Spirit, and the stone was not just rolled away, it was tossed. There will be opportunity to raise the dead in your time. He or she will not be in the ground. The body will lie before you, on a bed, maybe in a hospital or in a home. This simple task of stretching out your hand seems too much to ask. Just do it.

Thoughts must be taken captive. Alignment must take place. Position Father God, Jesus His son, and Holy Spirit above your anxious fear and take hold of the Holy. God who lives in you will take over at your release of the will inside of you. Give Him your vessel, where hope abounds and it will be poured out like sweet wine into hopeless situations. This trust has to come out of your quiet time spent with Him, where teaching comes from the Rabbi. Holy Spirit will bring wisdom in every meeting and Jesus voice can be heard speaking truths causing entire mountains to fall. Truly, every obstacle will be removed from its place. Go into the environment, let the atmosphere drench you in Heaven’s dew. Worship the King in the midst of despair, of discouragement. He will wipe away every tear and harsh memory. His hand placed on your shoulder will restore you to His child, a son or daughter called to heal.

Stretch out your hand.