Walking through the valley of the shadow of death

I write these words to those on the lonely journey– my brothers and sisters in Christ, fellow pilgrims walking on through “the valley of the shadow of death” (Psm. 23).

We are called and chosen by Yahweh to tread through death’s shadow. Who are the dead that casts such ominous shade? Christ said it, “Let the dead bury the dead.” They did not have the Spirit, so they were the dead walking around the earth.

And we, the children of light, intersect with their shadows daily when we come in contact with them. We are kind to them, even merciful, for we were once them. We once cast shadows of death and doubt, but now we, according to his great mercy, are rays of His brilliance called to burn brighter and brighter as we wait on the day to dawn.

But we usually wait alone, it seems. Most around us do not comprehend who it is that we serve. We are not alone, for Yah has a few scattered throughout the earth. It feels like we are alone, but we are not.

Elijah found that out. He walked alone as he stood against the evil of King Ahab and Jezebel of the northern Kingdom of Israel (ten tribes). He walked without an entourage as he waited on Yahweh to communicate with him (I Kings 17: 1- 4). They of the court of Ahab, no doubt described Elijah as a “one lone nut.” First, Elijah prophesied a dire drought on Ahab’s kingdom. He slaughtered 450 prophets of Baal, and defied Ahab at every turn. So Elijah was running. Exhausted, he was being chased by Ahab into the desert. You talking about a trial. You and I have not gone through trials like this!

Then “the word of Yahweh came to Elijah. Leave here, turn eastward and hide in the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan river. You will drink from the brook, and I have ordered the ravens to feed you there.”  Elijah was walking with God, waiting on Him, renewing his strength each day. Our takeaway is this: Though the going gets tough and lonely, if we stay in our Captain’s ship, He will guide us through the rough waters into a calm and serene bay. We may not realize it, but we will have learned that the trials and experiences on the rough seas are necessary for our spiritual growth. And now, as we rest on the beach’s comforting sands, we look around and see other sailors resting along side us. And then we realize that we are not alone in Yahweh’s work.   Kenneth Wayne Hancock

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14 responses to “Walking through the valley of the shadow of death

  1. Chilumba Fortune Mulumba

    This is very true. No matter how lonely we may think we are. We are not really lonely we have an unseen companion. I love this message

  2. Doug Mc Clintock

    Such a timely subject !
    Matt 7 :14 – Enter through the narrow gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction and many find it.
    So how can we know beyond a shadow of a doubt, we will enter through the narrow gate ?
    All we need is the Faith of a mustard seed , the smallest of all seeds !
    God is not making this a difficult road to travel on, only you must know the Author who made the road !
    Faith without works is dead, is God’s working in your life ?
    For me to live is Christ, to die is gain !
    The proof is in the pudding, if Christ is not in the mix, you work in vain !
    His work will not return void, it will grow and produce much fruit.
    We are only the willing chosen vehicle to carry on His work !
    A life in Christ is always the antidote of life’s problems !
    Thankyou Wayneman for spreading the Word !
    Love conquers all !

  3. ralph king

    GREETINGS TO YOU KENNETH WAYNE HANCOCK. HAPPY NEW YEAR! THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR LATEST EMAIL WITH ME (the enclosed information is ‘DELICIOUS’ to me and for me). The ‘news’ that you share with me through your books and emails is ‘GOOD NEWS – GREAT NEWS’! The ‘news’ of this world that I read about EVERY SINGLE DAY is that thousands of peoples living everywhere in the world have again lost their lives. Your books and emails are available to millions of peoples who are living from day to day. Many thousands of peoples who are dying and will be dying each day WILL NEVER READ YOUR BOOKS AND EMAILS. I am encouraged that you have made the decision to write another book – THE ADDITIONS TO THE FAITH. I remember when you sent me an email in which you said that you would not be writing any more books. I am overjoyed that YAHWEH is having HIS WAY with you. If you can believe that YAHWEH will allow you to publish your next book next year – THEN I CAN BELIEVE THAT I WILL BE RECEIVING ‘THAT’ BOOK WHEN IT IS AVAILABLE FOR ME TO OWN AND READ/STUDY, I spent a 3-day weekend in a local hospital last July. Having only Medicare A as insurance, most of the bills were paid for me; lesser thousands of dollars of bills were not paid for me. I became very anxious about how I was going to pay for those medical bills. During the month of October, YAHWEH encouraged me to apply for work at a local Walmart store. I have been working full-time since then on third shift (great job; great hours; great income). On October 1, I was notified that my rent would be DOUBLED (from $435 to $840). My medical bills will be fully paid off this month. I have made the decision to pay rent (after 12 years of leases) on a month to month basis, believing that YAHWEH will allow me to discover soon a most favorable living situation. AGAIN I say to you – many thousands of peoples living everywhere in the world are losing their lives – EVERY SINGLE DAY! PLEASE CONTINUE TO WRITE AND PUBLISH AS YAHWEH LEADS YOU TO SO. Many of ‘us’ who will be alive WHEN your latest book is published will be blessed and favored to read the very WORDS OF YAHWEH. Respectfully, Ralph King.

    On Thu, Jan 27, 2022 at 2:00 PM Immortality Road wrote:

    > wayneman posted: ” I write these words to those on the lonely journey– my > brothers and sisters in Christ, fellow pilgrims walking on through “the > valley of the shadow of death” (Psm. 23). We are called and chosen by > Yahweh to tread through death’s shadow. Who are the d” >

    • Thank you, Ralph, for your faith and belief of what the Spirit is saying to us and through us. Belief is what the people of the world need. I am definitely working on my next book, and you will be receiving a copy in the first week. Like I was telling another sister in Yahshua, the world is growing darker and darker.

      My 75 years on the planet gives me a bit of perspective. I have seen the denigration of most everything in our societies. Take music. Love songs 50-60 years ago were pains and joys of the heart. Now they are of the loins. Our dollar is worthless compared to the paperboy who had at least precious metal in his pocket and an American dream in his heart. I could go on and on, and maybe I will write more on it…But we must march on, knowing of the gracious reward that is coming, for it is the world that will receive it, and it is the government of heaven come down literally to this earth. In the end, that is all there is; that is all that will withstand the evil day. That is why we His children keep walking through the present valley.

      I know how you can evangelize, Ralph. Send the Immortality Road link to Christian bloggers. I was that paperboy…Wayne

  4. ralph king

    PLEASE CONTINUE TO WRITE AND PUBLISH AS YAHWEH LEADS TO *DO* SO! It is amazing to me how one word that is added to or missing in a ‘writing’ can interrupt the thought process contained in each sentence. R.K.

  5. Annette Prins

    Brilliantly said. Our daily experience.

    • Thank you, Annette, for commenting. My 75 years on the planet gives me a bit of perspective. I have seen the denigration of most everything in our societies. Take music. Love songs 50-60 years ago were pains and joys of the heart. Now they are of the loins. Our dollar is worthless compared to the paperboy who had at least precious metal in his pocket and an American dream in his heart. I could go on and on, and maybe I will write more on it…But we must march on, knowing of the gracious reward that is coming, for it is the world that will receive it, and it is the government of heaven come down literally to this earth. In the end, that is all there is; that is all that will withstand the evil day. That is why we His children keep walking through the present valley. Spread word, Annette. Use my articles. Send them to any and all. Sow the seed, He told us. Use these words from Him…I was that paperboy…Wayne

  6. Hen C

    Well, there are very few standing here on earth who have become increasingly uncomfortable on their death bed of humanity (See Isaiah 28: 20) because they see no victory in going to the grave (See 1 Corinthians 15: 55 where Paul quotes Hosea 13: 14). These ) are rousing from their slumber and are burdened to remain and be further clothed “UPON”, not “unclothed” and naked by shedding the body (See 2 Corinthians 5: 1-4), but rather by disannulling their covenant with death (See Isaiah 28: 18) by canceling that appointment with the grave via righteous judgment (See Hebrews 9: 27) and by not participating in the oxymoron of mortally dying to the grave by the last enemy that they are supposed to put under their feet–all of which swallows up mortality into LIFE Eternal here on earth; thus, extending your life here forever. Jesus did say if you believe My Word, you shall not perish but shall keep your life unto LIFE Eternal! This WAY to LIFE is straight and narrow, more correctly translated, it is narrow and pressure. Narrow because they are only loosed a little time on earth (A vapor of 120 years) in order to repent (turn from old belief) and convert. Pressure because it’s a heavy great tribulation, a separation by pressing. It is Glorious!

    It’s an absolutely amazing strategy and plan once it is revealed. I understand it may raise a lot of questions and obviously, there is much, much more that we could say and expound upon. Many, many details are being revealed regarding the Kingdom and immortality–all of which is already here, just awaiting recognition/revelation/illumination! This is “radical” I suppose but then again, a radical shift or quake in your earth is necessary for radical results! Awake and hear what the Spirit is saying!
    Continued abundant blessings!
    Ken C.

    • That our mortal shells be swallowed up by our immortal spiritual bodies! Indeed, “few there be to find this way of truth.” Please expound more concerning the “vapor of 120 years.” Also, share with me your testimony either here or my email: wayneman5@hotmail.com Thanks for your comment. kwh

  7. Ken C

    WayneMan ,
    Yes, for sure. Well, there’s a lot to this. In brief, in James 4: 14, he calls this little Adam life a vapor that only appears for a little while then vanishes away. In the Light of Eternity, it is surely just that–a very short appearance! Genesis 3 says that as a result of the “fall of man” to earth (a whole allegory in itself) the body of man will disintegrate/consume/vaporize back to the nothingness of dust from where it came. Genesis 6 states that man’s life was cut down to 120 years. Otherwise, man would live forever in this death state of evil and Hell forever without ever knowing True LIFE or perfection. Could you imagine that? Living in this world the way it is now, in a permanent state of death with all the heart aches and sorrows, etc.? Well, just by the nature of how man descended and was created, it can’t happen and that’s why we see it depicted as this life being cut down to a maximum of 120 years. We see Jesus confirm it this way by saying if you try to save your life (through self-preservation) you will lose it, thus you naturally and automatically cause and ensure your own failure, which you have to do in order to survive in this world of appearances! It’s the serious intentional snare of man (See Luke 21: 35) which He came to undo through the Mystery hidden from the foundation of the world! So we are alloted this short “time” in this realm of space and time in order to convert and extend the life forever known as Eternal LIFE. It is wonderful!

    I’ll send you an e-mail at some point soon.

    Blessings.
    Ken C.

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