I heard, “I have made you a Water Walker.”
There is a strong heat right now. The reason for this heat is to subdue many who have begun to follow after the urgings of the Spirit in the fulfillment of their destinies.
Look beyond the heat, follow through — no matter the resistance, God is showing up for you!
Everything begins with The Word. God makes the promises, reveals them to us, most times just by godly desires filled with peace, sometimes by prophecies, and other times His Will is communicated to us as we study The Word, scriptures are illuminated by The Holy Spirit to give us direction.
But all are seeds and the seed is the target of the enemy. A godly dream, a godly vision, a godly desire, a godly plan, all these are seeds and they are the target of the enemy.
“… for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended,” Mathew 13:21 emphasis added.
Observe carefully the reason for tribulation, it comes for The Word. That godly seed is the target of the enemy and not you directly.
But there is something peculiar about this verse that is worthy of notice, a lot of us view tribulation as something that must be material or a physical attack. But the Word used above for tribulation is from the Greek word thilipsis* which means pressure.
As you embark on your God given dream, vision, purpose, all what the enemy does from the outside is targeted at putting pressure upon your heart for you to let go.
The delay, the rejection, the mockery, the disappointments, all these are brought upon you to make you depressed so you can let go.
One difficult trick in this pressure move of the enemy is, when you begin to move in what you believe God wants you to accomplish, that moment you begin, he will come to you like he came to Jesus;
“Do you really think this thing you are doing is God inspired?”
“If it’s God’s will, why doesn’t he give His Angels charge to help you at this moment of difficulty?”
All these are pressures aiming at the vision. God will never abandon you for attempting to fulfill His Purpose.
Even if you go on without accurately understanding the timing and fail, you have fallen forward, you will gain experience at the end.
Look at what The Word says when you have begun and are tempted to pull back;
“Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him,” Hebrews 10:38.
There is no armour for our backs. The entire armory mentioned in the sixth chapter of Ephesians has nothing to offer for our backs!
Yes, do it afraid, as long as you still have that godly desire on your inside, keep pursuing. Slide against the current for we a different breed;
“But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul,” Hebrews 10:39.
God is faithful, He comes to fulfill His Word despite your fear. Hold fast at this moment regardless of the pressure.
“Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised),” Hebrews 10:23.
In an encounter with The Word during a time of meditation, The Holy Spirit spoke through this scripture for many right now;
“And he said, ‘Come’. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, ‘Lord, save me’,” Mathew 14:29-30.
The LORD Said; “Believe in the simplicity of My Word. It carries within it the fullness of power to fulfill all My Counsel.
Do not be afraid, where I bid I provide. I have made provision for every desire I have put on the inside of you.
My Power, Grace, Mercy, all I AM I have reserved for you.
Set your eyes on me, disregard the wind for I have made you a water walker.”
*θλίψις, thlipsis, thlip’-sis, from Strong’s G2346; pressure (literally or figuratively): – afflicted, (-tion), anguish, burdened, persecution, tribulation, trouble.
“11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,” Ephesians 6:11-17 KJV.
Blessings in Christ,
~ Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua
Living Hill Christian Church.
Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua is the founder and lead pastor of Living Hill Christian Church headquartered in Nigeria, which has a vision to restore the earth with the gospel of God’s grace. Called to be a pastor, he functions in the Healing/ Prophetic/ Teaching/ Music and Writing Ministries. He releases Prophetic Words to encourage the body of Christ on the Church’s blog.