Posts Tagged ‘cistern’

I AM Watching

January 20, 2009


2 Timothy 1:12   For this reason I also suffer these things, but I
am not ashamed; for I know whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day.

I AM watching
My eye and hand upon My dove
My beautiful one, who trusts in Me.

Prepare your cistern –Jn 2:6-7
Make it ready to hold the pure living water
Water from the throne
Water which reflects the Son and brings life
The Sun of Righteousness rising with healing in His wings.

See this water turned to wine
Reflecting the victory and joy which comes with the dawn
See the light of morning’s triumph piercing thru the clouds
… over the darkness of the night.

The best wine saved till last –Jn 2:10-11
When the Son rises and His glory is revealed.

I AM watching over My word to perform it. –Jer 1:12

Entrust all to Me, My dove
I AM able to guard all you surrender to My care
I AM able, more than able to do immeasurably more
…  than all you could ask or imagine. –Eph 3:20


I AM watching
Trust Me, My dove.


Psalm 121
I lift up my eyes to the hills—
… where does my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD,
… the Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slip—
… He who watches over you will not slumber;
Indeed, He who watches over Israel
… will neither slumber nor sleep.
The LORD watches over you—
… the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
The sun will not harm you by day,
… nor the moon by night.
The LORD will keep you from all harm—
… He will watch over your life;
The LORD will watch over your coming and going
… both now and forevermore.
















2 Kings 3:14-20
14 Elisha said, “As surely as the LORD Almighty lives, whom I serve, if I did not have respect for the presence of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, I would not look at you or even notice you. 15 But now bring me a harpist.”

While the harpist was playing, the hand of the LORD came upon Elisha 16 and he said, “This is what the LORD says: Make this valley full of ditches. 17 For this is what the LORD says: You will see neither wind nor rain, yet this valley will be filled with water, and you, your cattle and your other animals will drink. 18 This is an easy thing in the eyes of the LORD; he will also hand Moab over to you. 19 You will overthrow every fortified city and every major town. You will cut down every good tree, stop up all the springs, and ruin every good field with stones.”

20 The next morning, about the time for offering the sacrifice, there it was—water flowing from the direction of Edom! And the land was filled with water.

Make your valley full of ditches — the hebrew word for ditches means cisterns. Telling them to build cisterns is a dramatic way of leading into the announcement that He{the Lord} would miraculously provide water in the desert.
Isaiah 27:2-5 (The Message)
2-5″At that same time{in that day},
… a fine vineyard will appear. {a vineyard of red wine}
…   There’s something to sing about!
I, God, tend it.
…   I keep it well-watered.
I *keep careful watch over it
…   so that no one can damage it.
I’m not angry. I care.
…   Even if it gives me thistles and thornbushes,
I’ll just pull them out
…   and burn them up.
Let that vine cling to me for safety,
…   let it find a good and whole life with me,
…   let it hold on for a good and whole life.” 
*keep – natsar [05341]
1) to guard, watch, watch over, keep
1a) (Qal)
1a1) to watch, guard, keep
1a2) to preserve, guard from dangers
1a3) to keep, observe, guard with fidelity
1a4) to guard, keep secret
1a5) to be kept close, be blockaded
1a6) watchman (participle)
a primitive root; to guard, in a good sense (to protect,
maintain, obey, etc.) or a bad one (to conceal, etc.):-
besieged, hidden thing, keep(-er, -ing), monument, observe,
preserve(-r), subtil, watcher(-man).