Comfortable... - Thomas Benson
Three weeks ago the Lord gave me a dream.Â In the dream I was standing outside my house but, as I stepped inside, I immediately felt a deep anxiety.Â I then heard what sounded like running water and I thought, “Oh, no!”
I saw water all over the floor and my anxiety began to really increase.Â Looking up at the ceiling, I saw that all the sheetrock was heavily bowed; I knew there were hundreds of gallons of water just waiting to burst all over the house ruining the wood floors, all of my books, all of our nice things!
I cried out to God, “Please, God, help me! I canâ€™t do anything about this, I canâ€™t fix this, it is way beyond me!” Then I fell on the floor weeping uncontrollably.
At that point I woke up and immediately had the interpretation. It was not my natural house that was in danger. The water represented the Holy Spirit and He was coming to absolutely ruin all of my wrong mind sets, the wrong ways that I have been thinking, the religion of man, everything that was not of Him would have to go, and the harder that I gripped and endeavored to hang on to these things the more anxiety I would feel.
It was at this point that the Lord reminded me of something He had said in early January, “You need to get comfortable with being uncomfortable.”Â I really was not sure exactly what that meant, so He said the definition of uncomfortable was lukewarm.Â In the summer we complain because itâ€™s too hot, in the winter itâ€™s too cold.
I realized that I was not only comfortable but I liked being lukewarm.Â I was living my life trying to make sure it remained comfortable. We gear our lives that way, we tend to vote for political candidates that promise better things for us. We try to put aside money so that when we retire we can stay in our comfortable, lukewarm state. The western church has been comfortably lukewarm for far too long.Â I know a lot of people donâ€™t want to hear this but it is the truth and the Lord is coming to set His house in order. He is not really interested in our comfort level; He is coming to shake everything that can be shaken.
This will be a time of great stretching for many, I want to encourage you to really begin to pray and posture yourselves to allow the Lord to do what only He can do, as a result of this you will find that you will begin to truly walk in the destiny that God has for your life and your heartâ€™s desire will be the end result. So be blessed and set your mind on things above and not on the things of this earth.
Thomas Benson is the Head Intercessor at the Headquarters in Spokane, WA, USA