Perhaps some of us who pray for His presence, having not yet received His plan for us, wait still because we would not obey. Jesus knows us more than we know ourselves. Which one of us does not yearn and hunger to be with Him! To serve Him. To please Him. He knows this. He knows His own.
It is by His grace that He delays His plan for some of us. If we disobey, there is judgment–and He loves us far too much to expose us to our own corrupt ways. He wants us to succeed. So be encouraged while you wait. Wait on the Lord and while you wait continue to pray, learn the word (the word is God) and keep your walk clean. And get ready to serve Him well.
The Holy Spirit revealed to me a deeper meaning to Jesus’ parable regarding His literal washing of Peter’s feet. It was not just about humility.
10 Jesus said to him, “He who is bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but…”
Our feet are still in contact with this world, even if our souls and vessels are clean. It is impossible to remain spotless in this world–only Jesus achieved this. We are to “wash each other’s feet” too–helping each other without partiality. Do not let the devil whisper in you ear that you are unclean, unworthy and lost. We are STILL clean. We are STILL saved. Even if our feet get dirty, we are COMPLETELY CLEAN! So all you must do is confess and repent often. Presto! your feet clean again.
Obedience is not a suggestion. Remember how Moses was not allowed to cross the Jordan sending Joshua instead? It is the price Moses paid for not commanding the stone to pour out with water; instead, he hit the stone with his rod. How can God manifest His power when we operate in the world? Moses received judgment; but, He is did not lose the Lord’s love, grace or mercy.
The scriptures are replete with believers ignoring the specificity of His commands. We don’t need to understand. His ways are higher than our ways.The Lord’s instructions are specific and no detail is to be ignored. Are you ready to do whatever he tells you?
At this point in time, heaven is operating on earth and in His chosen ones–Jew and Gentile. We are truly no longer of this world. Serving Him is all that matters. Once we come to Him, humble and as little children, we will receive our instructions. The Lord is waiting for your readiness as you also wait eagerly for Him. I am confident He knows that precise moment when we are ready to carry out His plans since He searches our hearts and thoughts. You must ask yourself and seek Him humbly, “What do I have to do to be ready to serve you Lord?”
And He said to them, “You are from beneath; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world.
And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
When you are ready, you will receive His plan for you. You will also know when you hear His voice. He chooses how to manifest in your life. Everyone gets a different manifestation and a different assignment. And perhaps a different messenger–it could be an angel. If there is confusion, wait for confirmation and if only a voice, test the spirit.
1 JOHN 4
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world. …
Never forget, that you are completely clean. For Jesus said so.