New Walk in Christ
We’re entering a season of a new walk with the Lord. It’s a walk unlike any other in the history of mankind. Why? We’ve been given all authority to conquer the gates of hell and now we are stepping up to the plate in the authority Christ died for. Fearless leaders are emerging wearing their new shoes of authority. They walk not in fear of the enemy but in the awe of God. There is no weapon formed against them that will prosper and they believe it. The enemy has already been crushed under their feet and they believe that also. These are the overcomers that look adversity in the face and laugh as they continue their march through the footsteps of time.
There will be many obstacles along the way but God has prepared us with the shoes peace. It’s these shoes that crush Satan under our feet. Our demonstration of love protects our feet and the enemy has no defense against it.
And having shod your feet in preparation [to face the enemy with the firm-footed stability, the promptness, and the readiness produced by the good news] of the Gospel of peace. (Galations 6:15 Amplified)
Recently I had a four-part dream where I was shown four separate obstacles. In each one the enemy would try to obstruct our walk. But in each one, the church was victorious because she remained steadfast in the Lord and continued walking together in love.
First we were walking on a sidewalk that had become muddy. Due to a recent heavy rainfall soil washed down the bank and onto the sidewalk causing thick mud. I said, “We must be like Jesus and walk on water!” Directly in front of us we saw a set of footprints in the mud. All we needed to do was follow them and keep our eyes fixed on the clear clean pool of water that lay ahead. Although our feet got muddy, they were cleansed in the fresh rainwater puddles just ahead of the mud.
We must keep a clear vision because the enemy is trying to get us off track by losing our focus. Therefore we must keep our eyes on Jesus and follow after Him. There were great men and women who have gone on before us that paved the way. Each one in their own time followed the same set of footprints. These were the forerunners of the end time army of God that followed after Jesus. They have set their shoes aside and now we must pick up where they left off.
The second obstacle was ice and snow, which speaks of troubled times ahead. We had a long distance to walk where there was deep snow and thick ice on the roads. Looking down at our feet I thought we would get frostbite because our footwear was not suitable for these weather conditions. But to my surprise, our feet were fine. They were not frostbitten or even cold because we were shod with the shoes of peace. It looked as though our feet were in/on the feet of Jesus. We were in perfect stride with Him and marched together in perfect unity as one body.
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good tidings, who publishes peace, who brings good tidings of good, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, Your God reigns! (Isaiah 52:7)
In the third part of the dream we were in a building that looked like a hospital corridor. The strange thing about it was the floors were layered with what looked like razor blades that would cut our feet. But in reality they were soft plastic objects that were easy to walk on. Everyone was barefoot and they walked across the objects with ease.
The enemy will always try to deceive us, after all he’s the master of deception. He’s great at luring us into his trap by presenting things that are not the way they appear to be. We must be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. The Lord is sharpening the spiritual senses of the saints as they mature in spiritual wisdom and discernment. Then they’ll better discern the works of the enemy and not fall prey to them.
“Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. (Matthew 10:16)
In the fourth part of the dream we were on a narrow path in a dark and dingy part of town. Small rickety houses were very close in proximity and between them looked like stepping-stones on a path instead of a sidewalk. A man on the path ahead of me became frightened. Then he picked up a rotten potato in front of one of the houses. Looking at this potato ended his fear. There were a lot of big fat maggots crawling out it. You could see how infested the potato was but the man was over joyed. The dream ended.
Tomatoes grow above ground and represent God’s love revealed while potatoes grow underground and therefor represent God’s love concealed. The fact that this potato was badly infested with maggots was an incredible breakthrough. And I believe it refers to evangelism.
Maggots are fly babies or larvae. When flies lay their eggs, they become maggots as they hatch. Old Beelzebub, the lord of the flies, has been hatching a lot of maggots since the beginning of time. Maggots are considered to be a worm in the first stage of their life; in the second stage they become a fly. And the cycle continues. Just like Satan keeps his cycle of lies and deception aimed at us in order to confuse, deceive, distract, divide and dissolution the saints.
An unsanctified mind is considered a worm. The enemy knows his time is short so he must hurl lies and accusations. He’s going to give it his best shot and he’s had lots of practice. But the one thing he can never conquer is love. He has no match for it and can’t duplicate it. Because the army of God is marching in unity one with another and their mind is fixed on Him, they speak to the mountains and expect results.
So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. (Matthew 17:20 NKJ)
One thing about maggots, they only eat dead flesh and rotten food. During the American Civil War and WWII maggots were used to clean wounds. If a soldier had gangrene, maggots were placed on the infected area. They would eat away the dead flesh and the wound would heal quickly. The body of Christ has been fed a lot of rotten food but I believe she’s going to get healed quickly as God’s concealed love is revealed. Therefore I feel the Lord was showing me a breakthrough into evangelism as the army of God goes forth into the harvest field redeeming the unsanctified mind (worm) and renewing it to the mind of Christ. Maggots are great fish bait and we are called to be fish cleaners.
We are in a time of great change. The body of Christ has been crying out for change and it is now upon us. It’s time for us to transition into the army God has called us to be as we pick up our marching orders to proceed into the harvest field of time. We can avoid the enemy’s obstacles by keeping our focus on Christ and walking in unity with Him and our fellow brethren. Know the Word and discern the plan of the enemy. March fearlessly into the harvest field and redeem the lost. So get ready for the harvest to begin!