Posts Tagged ‘hem me in’

Hem Me In(Through the Valley)

October 30, 2017

A Song:
You go before
You go behind  –Isa 52:12
You hem me inPs 139:5
Through the darkest valley –Ps 23:4
Praise You Lord
Your hand is laid upon me!


Only the Lord can see where to go in the dark
=> For the darkness is as light to HimPs 139:11-12
=> Even there His hand holds fast!Ps 139:10



I can see a light that is coming for the heart that holds on-But until that day comes-Still I will praise U LORD!
Only the Lord can see thru the darkest valley=>The darkness is as light to Him-Even there His hand holds fast!

Hem Me In{prayer}

He is With You!

September 5, 2016

Joshua 1:9 … Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.

Be strong and courageous
Do not be afraid
Do not be dismayed
Jesus – the Lord your God is with you –
Mt 1:23
He goes before and prepares your way –
Ps 85:13
His hand on your life
Your help and stay –
Is 41:10,13
Hemmed in – behind and before –
Ps 139:5
He calls you by name –
Is 43:1
Follow His lead –
Ps 25:10
He is faithful to keep you –
Ps 121:7
He is with you always. –
Mt 28:20


Don’t be afraid, for I am with you! Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. –Is 41:10

From NetBible Is 41:10

To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul –Ps 25:1

I trust in You, my God! Do not let me be disgraced, or let my enemies rejoice in my defeat. –Ps 25:2

No one who trusts in You will ever be disgraced, but disgrace comes to those who try to deceive others. –Ps 25:3

Show me Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths. –Ps 25:4

Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You[Jesus] are God my Saviour, and my hope is in You all day long. –Ps 25:5

Write the Vision

November 28, 2015

Habakkuk 2:1-3 NASB … I will stand on my guard post
And station myself on the rampart;
And I will keep watch to see what He will speak to me,
And how I may reply when I am reproved.

From NetBible Hab 2:1

guard post[04931] = a place to watch, observe
rampart[04692] = strong tower/ fortress, a place hemmed in
keep watch[06822] = wait expectantly, look up

2 Then the Lord answered me and said,
“Record the vision and inscribe it on tablets,
That the one who reads it may run.

From NetBible Hab 2:2

record[03789] = write
inscribe[0874] = make it plain/clear
may run = *run [through it quickly with one’s eyes]
=> so it can be read easily

3 “For the vision is yet for the appointed time;
It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
For it will certainly come, it will not delay.

Need a specific vision or guidance from the Lord?

  1. Set aside a time of prayer/worship each day to meet with the Lord in the secret place
  2. Ask the Lord to hem you in and lay His hand upon you

    Psalm 139:5 NIV … You hem me in—behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me.

    Ezekiel 40:1-2 NASB … In the twenty-fifth year of our exile, at the beginning of the year, on the tenth of the month, in the fourteenth year after the city was taken, on that same day the hand of the LORD was upon me and He brought me there. 2 In the visions of God He brought me into the land of Israel and set me on a very high mountain, and on it to the south there was a structure like a city.

    From NetBible Ezek 40:1

    • *Hand upon in the OT can refer metaphorically to power, authority, or influence. In Ezekiel God’s hand being on the prophet is regularly associated with communication or a vision from God
      =>Ezekiel 1:1-3; 3:12-14, 22; 8:1; 37:1; 40:1
  3. Expectantly wait in worship for the Lord’s answer
    Look up! => Keep thanking the Lord for what He is doing in your life
  4. Write what the Lord shows you so it can be easily read
  5. Keep the vision where you can easily read it
  6. Ask and trust that the Lord will send others to help accomplish the vision – trust His provision for His vision
  7. Be faithful to take the next step in accomplishing the vision when it is presented by the Lord

On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided!

From NetBible Gen 22:14

  • provided[07200] = seen, looked at, perceived, have vision


Write the Vision to SEE His Provision-His Vision comes b4 His Provision! #TrustHim

The Hand of the Lord Came Upon

October 18, 2015

Psalm 139:5 NIV … You hem me in—behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me.

I was thinking about the Lord “hemming me in” and looking at the above image. The image looks like the secret place of Psalm 91 beneath the wings of the Lord. The secret place on high before the Lord’s throne from my previous post (Flying Soaring Wings)

Then I remembered Ezekiel 40:1-2, where the Lord brought Ezekiel to a “very high mountain”! Again this made me think of the secret place on high before the Lord’s throne. Notice below, before the Lord brought Ezekiel to this high mountain – the hand of the Lord was upon him. It’s from this high mountain that Ezekiel receives a vision from the Lord. In Ezekiel God’s hand being on the prophet Ezekiel is regularly associated with communication or a vision from God. Ezekiel 40:1-2 is especially interesting because it shows that this communication from God takes place on Mt Zion, the place where the Most High dwells, the secret place in the shadow of His wings. A place that you can only go to if God’s hand lifts you up and places you there(Ps 40:1-3)!

Ezekiel 40:1-2 NASB … In the twenty-fifth year of our exile, at the beginning of the year, on the tenth of the month, in the fourteenth year after the city was taken, on that same day the hand of the LORD was upon me and He brought me there. 2 In the visions of God He brought me into the land of Israel and set me on a very high mountain, and on it to the south there was a structure like a city.

From NetBible Ezek 40:1

  • *Hand upon in the OT can refer metaphorically to power, authority, or influence. In Ezekiel God’s hand being on the prophet is regularly associated with communication or a vision from God
    =>Ezekiel 1:1-3; 3:12-14, 22; 8:1; 37:1; 40:1

From NetBible Ezek 40:2

  • In the visions of God = By means of divine visions => The expression introduces the three major visions of Ezekiel (Ezekiel 1:1; 8:1,3; 40:1,2)
  • a very high mountain = harmonious with Isa 2:2
    Isaiah 2:2 NASB … Now it will come about that In the last days The mountain of the house of the LORD Will be established as the chief of the mountains, And will be raised above the hills; And all the nations will stream to it.

    • * The image of Mount Zion being elevated above other mountains and hills pictures the prominence it will attain in the future.
    • * Mt Zion = the place where the Lord dwells = the secret place (Ps 132:13-14; Ps 91:1)


Standing on the Rock{article}

Hem Me In!

November 21, 2011

Psalm 139:1,5-6,9-10O LORD, You have searched me and You know me. … You hem me in—behind and before; You have laid Your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. … If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there Your hand will guide me, Your right hand will hold me fast.

You go before, You go behind
You prepare the Way, the path of life
Hem me in LORD, hem me in
Oh the joy in Your hand
Hold me fast LORD, hem me in
By Your hand
Hem me in
By Your hand lead me on
Hold me fast!

Psalm 16:11 You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.

1 Thessalonians 1:4
MSG … It is clear to us, friends, that God not only loves you very much but also has put his hand on you for something special.

Word Study

From NetBible Psalm 139:5

  • hem me in[06696] = to shut in, beseige, enclose
    *the root means to secure a valuable object
    *Here it describes God’s every effort to confront the psalmist on every side leaving no place of escape from His presence

From NetBible Psalm 139:10

  • hold me fast[0270] = take possession, enclose

From NetBible Psalm 32:10
the LORD’s unfailing love surrounds the man who trusts in him.

  • unfailing love[02617] = goodness, kindness, faithfulness, mercy, lovingkindness
  • surrounds[05437] = encompass, encircle, envelop, besiege
  • trusts[0982] = to have confidence, hope, security, refuge

From NetBible Psalm 125:1-2
Those who trust in the LORD are as Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but abides forever. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds His people From this time forth and forever.

  • trusts[0982] = to have confidence, hope, security, refuge
  • surrounds[05439] = round about, from every side

From NetBible Psalm 16:11

  • In Your presence is fullness of joy =
    … “abundance of joy [is] with your face.”
    • fullness[07648] = abundance, satisfaction (of food or (figuratively)joy)
    • joy[08057] = exceeding gladness, mirth, glee, rejoicing
  • In Your right hand there are pleasures forever. =
    … “delight [is] in your right hand forever.”
    • pleasures[05273] = delight, singing, sweetly sounding, musical

Hem Me in LORD!
Hem Me In{prayer}

Hem Me In LORD!

March 19, 2009

Psalm 139:5
You hem me in—behind and before;
You have laid Your hand upon me.


I was desperately seeking the Lord’s guidance yesterday, the Lord’s hand to lead me and show me the way that I should go. So I was praying:

Lord hem me in, thank You that You go before and behind me to prepare the way. Lord lay Your hand upon me, guide me, HEM ME IN!

I was then prompted to look up Psalm 139:5, the verse this prayer comes from. The Lord really encouraged me! Maybe if you need encouragement or hope today this will lift you up also. Here is where I was led. 🙂

To be hemmed in means to be enclosed, encircled, surrounded on all sides.

As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds His people both now and for evermore. –Ps 125:2

Who does the Lord hem in, enclose and surround?
–His people, those who trust and abide in Him. The righteous, the upright.

Those who trust in the LORD are as Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but abides forever. –Ps 125:1

But you will not go out in haste, nor will you go as fugitives; For the LORD will go before you, and the God of Israel will be your rear guard. –Isa 52:12

Then your light will break out like the dawn, and your recovery will speedily spring forth; and your righteousness will go before you; The glory of the LORD will be your rear guard. –Isa 58:8

Righteousness goes before the redeemed
When the Lord moves His people forward
The Lord and His glory follow behind as a rear guard.

It’s Lord’s glory cloud, His presence that separates, distinguishes His people. -Ex 33:16

How do we bring the glory of the Lord in behind us hemming us in?

O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together. … (then) … angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him, and rescues them. –Ps 34:3, 7

Let the righteous rejoice in the LORD and take refuge in him; let all the upright in heart praise him! –Ps 64:10


Psalm 125
1 Those who trust in the LORD
Are like Mount Zion,
Which cannot be moved, but abides forever.
2 As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
So the LORD surrounds His people
From this time forth and forever.

3 For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest
On the land allotted to the righteous,
Lest the righteous reach out their hands to iniquity.

4 Do good, O LORD, to those who are good,
And to those who are upright in their hearts.

5 As for such as turn aside to their crooked ways,
The LORD shall lead them away
With the workers of iniquity.
Peace be upon Israel!


The Lord is moving His people forward
To move forward His people must move with His glory cloud.
It’s His glory, His presence
… that will be the dividing line between the wheat and the tares.
This will be done by His mighty hand,
… for He has laid His mighty hand upon His people
… His praising people
… a dwelling place, a home for His presence.

Isaiah 57:15    For this is what the high and lofty One says—
He who lives forever, whose name is holy:
“I live in a high and holy place, but also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.”






Healing in His Wings

January 7, 2009


Jesus’ Healing Wings

(See by Jonathan Gainey at

Jesus wore two articles of clothing, a halluq (ha-luke) and a talit (ta-leet). The talit is an undergarment. It is usually made of linen and covers the body all the way to the middle of the shin. The talit is a prayer shawl, also known as a prayer closet. The talit is worn over the halluq, and is pulled up over the head during prayer. On the corners of the talit are 4 tassels called tzitziyot (tzitzit – singular). The Jews continue to wear these tassels because of the command to wear them in Numbers 15:37-41 and Deut 22:12. God commanded this for His people as a reminder to obey His commands and not to follow after our own hearts.The English word that is translated “hem” is a translation of the Greek word “krespedon” which means “a tassel of twisted wool.”

The Jews of Jesus’ day believed that the tzitziyot (tassels) that were tied to the corners of the prayer shawl of the Messiah had healing powers. They believed this because of Malachi 4:2, which says, “the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings.” The “sun of righteousness” is a Hebrew figure-of-speech or idiom, which means ”the Messiah,” and the word “wings” is the Hebrew word kanaph (kanaphim – plural), which is the same word that is used to when referring to the edge of a prayer shawl.

It is customary to recite Psalm 36:7 when putting on the Talit. “How precious is Thy lovingkindness, O God! And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Thy wings.” The talit is considered to be symbolic of the covering shelter of God’s wings.

In Ruth 3:9 this Hebrew word kanaph is used as ruth asks to be covered, And he said, “Who are you?” So she answered, “I am Ruth, your maidservant. Take your maidservant under your wing {spread the corner of your garment over me}, for you are a close relative.”

The woman in Luke 8:43-48, understood the power and authority in the word of God when she reached out to take hold of the Tzitzit on Jesus’ talit. There is healing in His wings and by faith she took hold of it. In Matthew 14:36, we see that all who touched His Tzitzit were healed.

Matthew 14:36 NLT
The sick begged him to let them touch even the fringe of his robe, and all who touched it were healed.
Malachi 4:2 NLT
But for you who fear My name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in his wings. And you will go free, leaping with joy like calves let out to pasture.

Malachi 4:2 NASB
But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings; and you will go forth and skip about like calves from the stall.

Malachi 4:2 KJV
But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.

Lord Jesus, how priceless, how precious is Your unfailing love, Your loving-kindness! Thank You that we find refuge beneath Your wings. Help us to press in and seek You as the woman with the issue of the blood – desperate to touch the hem of Your garment. For we know that there is healing in Your wings. Like Ruth, we ask to be covered, hidden beneath Your wings, made whole …
… kept as the apple of Your eye.

Psalm 17:8
Keep me as the apple of Your eye;
… Hide me in the shadow of Your wings.


{Added 1-12-2009}

In Mark 5:35-43 we read: Then Yahshua “took the child by the hand, and said to her, “Tallita kumi.” The text says this Hebrew phrase is to be interpreted, “Damsel, I say to you arise.” It seems this interpreting phrase may have been added to the gospel at a later time in an attempt to interpret “Tallita kumi.” The reason for believing this is that Tallita is not Hebrew for damsel or young girl. A more accurate translation of Tallita kumi is “ Arise to my Tallit or Arise even as my Tallit. A dramatic picture of Yahshua lifting her up with one hand and raising his Tallit heavenward with the other which is a customary way of prayer.

What a beautiful picture of being ‘lifted up’ and placed beneath His wings!


LOOK! More about the Tallit!


In Rev 19:11-16 in the King James we read and as I have said before it is why I believe Yahshua will be wearing a Tallit when he comes at His second coming:
11 I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war.
12 His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself.
13 He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of G-d.
14 The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean.
15 Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.” He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of G-d Almighty.
16 On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS. 

Himation (vesture), used two times in this passage, is the Greek word, which refers to the Hebrew Tallit. He is clothed with this vesture. Clothed here is the Greek word periballo, meaning cast or thrown about, like a shawl is worn which is how a Tallit is put on. A Tallit also rests upon the thighs and there is writing upon it. 

Today it is traditional for Tallit to have stripes on each end. The stripes are usually blue and this is associated with the blue strand of the Tzitzit. Black is for mourning for the temple. The number and meaning of the stripes may vary but to believers the stripes symbolize that we are healed by the Messiah’s stripes.                

One last application we see in the Messianic Scriptures (New Testament) is the spirit of G-d descending on Yahshua as a Dove. Doves have wings or kanfort as does a TALLIT. The dove descended upon him as a Tallit on His shoulders. This began Yahshua’s ministry.


—> Did you see it?!!! This seems to combine the images of the waters breaking out — the white horses coming in a mighty wave with the voice of many waters — with ARISING — being lifted up as the sun of righteousness rises with healing in His wings! 

How awesome to think the King of kings returns wearing the Talllit dipped in blood — and the symbol of the dove descending as a Tallit! 

Revelation 21:5-7 
He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” 

6He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life. 7He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son. 

Lifted from death to life

“Tallita kumi” 

—–>!!!! and more …
Psalm 110 (New King James Version)
–A Psalm of David.
 1 The LORD said to my Lord,
“Sit at My right hand,
Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.”
2 The LORD shall send the rod of Your strength out of Zion. 

          **{from the fortress of Zion! 2 Sam 5}
Rule in the midst of Your enemies! 

3 Your people shall be volunteers
In the day of Your power;
In the beauties of holiness, from the womb of the morning,
You have the dew of Your youth.
4 The LORD has sworn
And will not relent,
“You are a priest forever
According to the order of Melchizedek.” 

5 The Lord is at Your right hand;
He shall execute kings in the day of His wrath.
6 He shall judge among the nations,
He shall fill the places with dead bodies,
He shall execute the heads of many countries.
7 He shall drink of the brook by the wayside;
Therefore He shall lift up the head.

In Mark 5: 41
Then He took the child by the hand, and said to her, “Talitha, cumi,” which is translated, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.”Some scholars believe that word comes from the word “Talith” and that the literal translation of this is, “Little girl who is now in my tallit, arise!” and the power of YHVH caused her to rise.

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