Hold Me Father By John Dean

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Jesus resplendent with light from God the Father as the voice of Majestic Glory spoke: “This is my Son, marked by my love, focus of all my delight.” (Peter 1:17 Message Bible)

It’s in the character of our Heavenly Father to show us the same honor and approval as He did His beloved son Jesus.

One day while sitting in a conference during a break—my attention was drawn to a tall striking man who I found out later was an evangelist. This man had such charisma that he was almost intimidating. He was probably 65 years old and looked to be 6’4” tall. There were several people who had gathered around him.

During one of the breaks in the conference the Lord spoke to me and told me to go over and hold this man as a father would hold his son. I thought about this for awhile and wondered how I could possibly do such a thing since I had never met the man.

After wrestling with myself for awhile I reluctantly went over to the man and simply said—stand up. The evangelist looked at me in total amazement for awhile and finely stood up. I walked up to him and put my arms around him and began holding him as a father would his child. While holding him I told the man the Lord told me to say to him that he knew what he was going through and that everything was going to be alright. This giant of a man began to cry while melting in my arms and thanking me for such boldness and obedience. I held him for a long while as he wept. When I let go of him I walked away and never saw the man again.

There are times in our life when going through difficult times that we need the heavenly father to hold us and tell us that everything is going to be alright.

Do we ever get too old to not need for the Father to hold us? I don’t think so—because God is in the holding business and He has created us to be “holders” as well.


I thank you for approving us by showing us your love through holding. I pray I will continue to grow in the ministry of holding and healing as well.


Apostle John Dean Copyright 2009 All Rights Reserved

Alliance International Ministries


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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 “Soaking in His Presence” to a new level and developed a teaching called Soaking with a Purpose.

2 Responses to “Hold Me Father By John Dean”

  1. Dear Bro.John. What an awesome testimony – to be able to hear from the Father so clearly; to be obedient to overcome the social barriers that are engrained in us from (natural) birth; and to be a blessing to a complete stranger. What you did, really, is unheard of among men. We’re taught (naturally) to be strong and macho…never show signs of weakness nor emotion, but those lessons are bondage! Can you imagine approaching the throne of Grace to ask the Father for help when you’re at your lowest point only to hear Him say, “Big boys don’t cry?” No, He’d embrace us and comfort and encourage the pain away and that’s what we are to do with other brothers in the natural. I aspire to hear God as clearly as you did that day and pray that I would be as obedient as you. God bless you for sharing!

  2. Hello

    Thank you so much for your kind response to this Meditation. If there was ever a time for the huggers ministry it is now. Words are wonderful but sometimes the touch is needed more than the words. The Lord said He was going to raise up the fathers in the last days and I am sure one of their gifts will be the hoggers gift.

    Be blessed because your words were a blessing to me.

    John Dean

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