As I waited on the Lord this morning I found myself thinking about all of the amazing outpouring of support that has been shown to those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Rather than merely saying, “Bless you and may God help you,” people have put feet to their words.
“What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,’ but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.”
As I thought upon the “acts of faith” I felt a rush in my spirit of a momentum that this was creating in the spirit realm. I saw a vision of shoes coming down out of Heaven and being put on the faith that sons and daughters were believing for. Stagnation was broken and feet were added to faith.
There has been a “spirit of lethargy” that has been assigned by the enemy upon many that is even now being broken. Feet will once again will be put to faith and this will bring life, and give life, to visions, dreams, and promises.
“Faith without works is dead” will no longer be the theme over lives. As feet are given to faith it will cause a resurrection and forward motion to occur. Stagnant ponds will become rushing rivers that purify and bring refreshing to many. This spirit of lethargy, which brings death to faith, is even now breaking off God’s sons and daughters. Abundant life is being added to your faith as these shoes–or feet–come upon you.
Through the many disasters that we are facing in our here in the United States, the enemy seeks to “kill, steal and destroy” but God will use these things to turn the tables on the enemy to awaken His people to put feet to their faith. Out of the ashes and floods will come acts of faith that revive and give feet to faith.
“Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect? And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, ‘Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.’ And he was called the friend of God. You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only.”
Like Abraham, the Church will once again be found faithful to act on what the Lord asks. Righteousness, justification, and friendship will come upon His people as feet are added to our faith. I am not talking about doing works out of our own need to perform , or out of our own wisdom, but rather works in response to His requests and commands. A better word would for works would be “obedience.”
Far too often people hear the Lord speak and then add their faith to His word, but do nothing in response to their faith. If Abraham had waited to offer Isaac until the provision that would save his son came, then it would not have been counted as faith.
Faith is believing in the unseen or it is not faith. If we see it, faith is not required. We can fully trust in the unseen if it is in response and obedience to what the Lord asks or speaks. When we add feet to our faith we will see the provision for what we believe.
I want also to speak to all of those sons and daughters of God who have experienced great loss. I hear Him saying,
“Trust me in the restoration process!”
Heavenly help is there to assist you and restore you. Though you cannot see how you can go forward, He has already gone ahead of you to make a way. Go forth in faith and know that the stagnant water that has robbed you of home and property will turn into a rushing river of provision and restoration as you believe. Take comfort, hold onto hope, and step forward knowing that just like Abraham, provision and promises fulfilled await you.
“For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.”
I declare life to your faith! I declare feet to your faith and announce increase as you go forward.
“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.”
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