Come into the Deep
"Why, when I came, was there no man? Why, when I called, was there none to answer? Is My hand shortened at all that it cannot redeem? Or have I no power to deliver?" (Isaiah 50:2).
It is time to believe in the power of God to save to the uttermost, to deliver from the flesh and sin and transform His people into the image of Christ. He is looking for a people of faith through whom He can manifest His glory and bring to completion His plans. He is looking for His glorious church to demonstrate His wonders as living examples of His transforming power. We have been crying out for more of His power and more of His Spirit all the while God is crying our for more of us. He has already given all of His power and all of His Spirit. It is there for the taking to those who will meet the conditions. It is not a matter of God giving more but rather a matter of us repositioning ourselves to receive what He a has already given. He began pouring forth His Holy Spirit 2,000 years ago and He has not stopped since. We just need to get in under the flow. When we align ourselves with Him and His will there is no limit to His presence and power. When we become willing vessels of obedience there is no limit to what He can do through us.
"Then he brought me back to the door of the temple; and there was water, flowing from under the threshold of the temple toward the east, for the front of the temple faced east; the water was flowing from under the right side of the temple, south of the altar. He brought me out by way of the north gate, and led me around on the outside to the outer gateway that faces east; and there was water, running out on the right side. And when the man went out to the east with the line in his hand, he measured one thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the water came up to my ankles. Again he measured one thousand and brought me through the waters; the water came up to my knees. Again he measured one thousand and brought me through; the water came up to my waist. Again he measured one thousand, and it was a river that I could not cross; for the water was too deep, water in which one must swim, a river that could not be crossed. He said to me, ‘Son of man, have you seen this?' Then he brought me and returned me to the bank of the river" (Ezekiel 47:1-5).
Please read this passage again and notice what it is really saying. Ezekiel was brought into the waters. The only reason the water rises upon Ezekiel is because he is constantly moving further out into the river. The farther out he went the deeper the water was until he was consumed by the waters. This is what the Lord is looking for. We have been praying and crying out for an outpouring of His Spirit, but God has already poured out His Spirit. He is waiting for us to launch out into the deep and cast ourselves wholly on Him in absolute trust and confidence, letting Him have His way to do His work. He is waiting for a people who will step out in faith and walk on the waters of His word to set us free and form Christ in us to become the vessels of His habitation and the manifestation of His glory. We are to be the trees of His righteousness bringing healing to the nations and life to the desolate places. He has already spoken. He has already done it. We must leave the shores of complacency and comfort and launch out into the depths of His glory. We must move into the deep and become a part of the river of life that is flowing into the dead places to revitalize and renew.
"He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform" (Romans 4:20,21).