The Long Brick Wall 2004 – Testimony #21


The Long Brick Wall

The Long Brick Wall

JUNE BLOG NEWS – “…This will be the final Testimony post before our summer blog break, but our blog articles will be back on August 10th!…”

One day, not long before I fell seriously ill, I had a vision of me coming to a place where there was a wall blocking my path. And this wall stretched as far as the eye could see with no way over or around. But then I saw the other side and looking at that side of the wall, I could see what it meant and what it taught me. At the other side, there was green grass as far as the eye could see, with me running, totally free. This was quite concerning and I wasn’t too sure what it meant, however, my mother came down to the house and told me that she had a vision and a word from God for me.

She said that she saw me banging my head off a brick wall. Then, a riddling tool, removing all the dirt to leave behind white smooth stones. And the last part of her word, was of me chasing butterflies in a green field. Yes, very similar indeed. But little did we know, that I was about to fall seriously ill and in the end, I certainly experienced that freedom from both visions, but it would be four years before I’d see it. God had given as clear and confirmed word as possible which would help me over those years knowing that at first, I’d experience that feeling of banging my head against a wall. Then, I’d see the other side of that wall and find out exactly what the trial was for. And the final, that he would indeed heal me and give me that freedom in the end.

This event was pretty amazing and it had to be. Bad times, maybe not as extreme as four years of illness, will come and God had laid out a framework of reassurances, which he knew I’d need in a big way if I was going to physically, mentally and emotionally get through that huge trial. Many people asked me why I had hope and of course, my answer was faith in Jesus Christ. But what they couldn’t see, was the reality of what God can do and what he does in a person’s life. Did that faith stand up 100%, no way! I failed far more many times than I succeeded, but success wasn’t the point. It was God ridding me of the dirt and replacing with precious stones.

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About Steven Birnie

Steven Birnie is a former local Church Minister and the author of Christian publications which include non-fiction, fictional and teaching eBooks with audio sermons. From the north-east coast of Scotland, Pastor Steven is married to Sharon and together, they have two young children called Emily and David. After seven years of training, three years of overseeing youth and young adults and, three years of being the Assistant Pastor in his local Church, Pastor Steven moved on to focus on writing Christian Publications. In the future, he hopes to write The Tribulation Soldier, his newest Series of Fictional, Military EBooks on the End Times, the Rapture and the Tribulation Period, as a 2.5 Million Word Series. But despite continuing pastoral work and writing, Steven remains devoted to his children, enjoying his family life with caravan holidays in the Highlands, fishing, canoeing and his favourite pastime, riding his motorbike through the Scottish countryside.