Step Of Faith
This morning God had me talking with another sister in the Lord who got a dream associated with Jefferson City, MO. The Lord had me look up the city and I saw these articles:
Jefferson City, Cole County brace for severe flooding or (Download Article HERE)
Jefferson City businesses deal with rising river levels or (Download Article HERE)
He began to speak through this article and wanted me to pass on what many are needing to hear for this hour. In the article, a business owner discusses how the flooding waters are rising and are about 6” or more from entering into her doorstep of their business. Then she goes on to say this,
The water has gotten so high customers and employees must wade through it to get to the door.
“You have to take your shoes off, you’re gonna get your feet wet if you’re trying to get in there now,” Smith said.
This comment stood out. God is saying, “You need to get your feet wet in order to get through the door, as the floods rise.” To get your feet wet means to start doing something for the first time, to begin gaining experience, to change over, or begin. The Lord is telling people in this hour that the floods will rise, or challenges ARE coming.
(See Spoken Word: The Floods).
Many will now enter into something they will do for the first time. They will need to gain the experience in the Lord, in other words, they’ll have to go through trials in order to gain faith that produces perseverance (James 1:2-3). This will also cause them to gain strength in His Power, according to His Spirit (Zech.4:6) so that they may endure in patience (Col. 1:11). There is also a ‘changeover’ coming. There is a major transition or conversion that will occur. There will be many coming to Christ and God will use the floods to bring them into that place with Him, a deeper place (Isa. 19:22; Isa. 63:17; Amos 9:14; Acts 26:18; 1 Thess. 1:9-10).
There’s also another side to this ‘getting your feet wet’ before entering the door. Many are not seeing the door set before them, the opportunity (John 10:9-16). They continue to go on doing the same things they have always done, or will not let go of what is perishing (the floods, being swept away). God has spoken to them many times to move on, to let it go because He has something new for them, but they continue on in their stubbornness. If you do not repent, and turn away from what God has told you already to let go of then the result will be your fall.
24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
The new is coming. Are you willing to get your feet wet, or are you going to continue on with a stiff neck, only to see your crash in the end? Are you willing to get your feet wet to enter into your Father’s business (Luke 2:49)? See, Jesus’ family were looking for Jesus when He was doing God’s work. They were concerned for where He was at. However, Christ clearly told them this business, God’s business is what’s most important and they need to see that since they were anxiously looking for Him when there was no real reason to be anxious, if they truly understood. Some of you will be sought out by others that won’t understand the call, but it’s now time to get your feet wet , and even though they search for you with anxious hearts as people do when they walk in the flesh, you shall carry on and walk through that Door, Christ Himself.
Hear what the Spirit is saying…