I Enfold You in My Garment


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“Just then a woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak” (Matthew 9:20 NIV).

“And when the men of that place recognized Jesus, they sent word to all the surrounding country. People brought all their sick to Him and begged Him to let the sick just touch the edge of His cloak, and all who touched Him were healed.” (Matt 14:36 NIV).

Remember When

Remember the woman who touched the hem of My garment as she pressed into the crowd, going against the grain of society to receive what she needed? I liken this to the day you heard Me calling your name. You pressed in to Me, and I parted the crowd and turned around as you touched the hem of My garment, exchanging the issue of your bleeding life for the salvation of your soul. I turned, having eyes for only you. Your voice and your longing captured My heart. I enfolded the very essence of your life in My gaze, pouring forth virtue, power, healing and forgiveness. I did not have to ask who touched Me for I was already there waiting, longing for you to grab hold of My garment, My life.

Eyes For Only You

Even though others are pressing in and life is busy and crowded, I have eyes for only you. Your love has captured My heart. I am ravished for you. The beating of your heart is creating a melody, a song filled with longing for more than just a touch, more than the hem of My garment. I am drawing you in the midst of the everyday pressures and demands that surround you. I am calling you into the folds of My garment. I am no longer satisfied to have you on the fringes of My fullness, experiencing momentary touches of the deeper realms of My presence.

Into the Deeper Places

Come. I am drawing you into the deeper places of My heart, among the folds of My garment. I am enclosing you round and about among the swirling movement of anointing, infusing you with My virtue. I surround you as the mountains surround Jerusalem. You are hemmed in round and about. Though others are pressing in all around and about, My gaze is on you. I am wooing you into intimacy as I draw you deeper and deeper into the folds, touching every portion of your life, emotions, feelings, even to the deep places hidden away in your thoughts and mind.

Virtue Flows

Virtue flows from this habitation, healing of memories from days gone by, severing every hindering tie that binds. They will melt away like wax in a flame for your eyes will be on Me. Wholeness is yours, My beloved, as you touch realms deep within My heart with words of adoration, accepting all I have given and will give to you.

I Am Opening Your HeartKnow that I am stopping, turning around with goodness and mercy, beckoning, opening wide the veil to the place of light and revelation. I am opening your heart to flood it with My presence. I pour into you. See Me, and feel Me brush against you with the soft folds of My glory. Walk among the folds, and delight in the revelations that come with every movement. Each brush of My garment touches the deepest longings of your heart, pulling back all that hides destiny from you.

Get Excited

It is OK to be excited like a child in a toy store. With each toy there is the wonderment of its potential and the promise of excitement and joy for days to come. Great pleasure comes to a child when sharing this toy with a special friend. How much greater are the treasures I have set aside for you. How much more than human experience is My joy? I willingly share these aspects of My nature with you, My beloved. Explore without fear for you are hidden in the secret place, enclosed around and about. You were qualified from the moment your hand reached out and grasped My hem and I entered your heart and life. What a joyous day it was for Me when we first met!

Rise and Come

Rise and come, knowing revelation is yours. Know and understand, be sure the virtue that flowed from My hem is only the beginning. How much better is it to be immersed than to simply touch? Enter the never-ending folds, folds that go deeper than you can imagine. I am gazing at you this very day. All that is required is your response. Remember, the ties that bind fall away when My gaze is returned and you enter in. Swish! In one moment, in the twinkling of My eye – I enfold you, surround you, and encapsulate you for you are ravishing to Me.

Prayer

I come. Oh, how I come. You are my greatest delight. I am not satisfied with only a portion of You. I am not satisfied with touching Your garment. Salvation is not enough. Standing inside the folds of Your garment is not enough. As I move deeper and deeper into Your presence, it will not be enough. I will always want more, for the depths of Your heart are limitless and without end.

Help me to see that I can’t get rid of any hindrances without you. Striving without You will cause me to forever stay outside the fullness and destiny You promise Me, basing what I can receive on my own goodness, which is naught. It is in the coming, in the experiencing, that I find freedom. I return the gaze, and I am ravished for You. Saturate my entire being with wisdom and revelation. Open the eyes of my heart for I am rooted and grounded in Your love (Eph. 1:18; Eph. 3:17). You answer Me far above all expectations, hopes and prayers I could ever express. You are my broken bread and poured out wine, filling the open vessel of My heart. I come. Oh, how I come. I am my Beloved’s and He is mine. Amen


Reflect and Journal

1. Reflect on the day you first touched His garment and laid your life at His feet.

2. In what ways and in what areas do you need to be touched by the Lord?

3. What are some of the deep longings of your heart?

4. Write the words you hear Him speaking to you in response to your questions.



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About the Author

Brenda

Brenda Craig is a published author, prophetic teacher and Seer whose desire is to know the Lord in all His fullness. Her writings and teachings reflect a deep intimacy with the Lord. As a worshiper, Brenda has received revelation on how to take the simple act of ‚ÄúSoaking in His Presence‚ÄĚ to a new level and developed a teaching called Soaking with a Purpose.

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