“The Lord has need of him…..”


I keep hearing these words over and over in my spirit.

“The Lord has need of him.”

This is a scripture from the 19th chapter of Luke….

“When He had said this, He went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.  And it came to pass when He drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mountain called Olivet, that He sent two of His disciples, saying, “Go into the village opposite you, where as you enter you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat.  Loose it and bring it here.  And if anyone asks you, “why are you loosing it?’ thus you shall say to him, ‘Because the Lord has need of it.”  Luke 19:28-31

Jesus needed a colt in order for the parade to begin.

“So those who were sent went on their way and found it just as He had said to them.  But as they were loosing the colt, the owners of it said to them, “Why are you loosing the colt?”  And they said, “The Lord has need of him.”  Luke 19:32-34

The Lord has need of him.

The Lord has need of him.

The Lord has need of him.

That colt was precious to someone.  He was a reliable source of transportation in Jesus’ time.  Someone had to let the colt go.  Without a hesitation.

Someone was surrendered to the King.

Are you?

I heard this message from Dr. Mark Rutland the other week.  It has been like a post-it note upon my spirit.

You see, there comes a time when the Lord Jesus calls upon us.

“I have need of you.”

At that moment, we have to immediately decide…

“Yes, I will go.”

A hesitation is unacceptable.

A partial yes is not okay.

There comes a time in our lives when every worship song, every sermon, every teaching, every trial, every test, every tear….

Every filling of our souls is called upon.

Its as if the Lord Himself taps us unexpectedly on our shoulder and says,

“I have need of you.”

Are you ready?

You can say ‘no’.

But the King and the parade will just go on without you.

When the Lord called me to Uganda,

He said, “I have need of you.”

I could have said…

“Wait until my children grow up.”

“I’m not sure I want to go.”

“Who me?  I don’t think so…”

But I didn’t.

I have had to table every fear, every insecurity, every attack from the enemy and say,

“Yes.  I am all Yours, Jesus.”

Everything poured into my life has now met its purpose….

To usher in the King.

This summer, my team and I will usher the King into Uganda, Africa as we minister to women and their children.  Please pray for us we desire for Jesus to be known, and not ourselves.  Pray for a triumphal procession as we bring knowledge of a living Savior into lives crying out for hope and healing.


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