Are You Comfortable?


Thomas Benson

Several months ago the Lord spoke to me that I would need to be very careful and not allow my theology, my doctrines, even the things that I believed I knew, to get in the way of what He was getting ready to do. I knew that this was not just a personal word but one for the entire Body of Christ. I have given this a lot of thought, especially in the last few weeks as I have waited on the Lord in my quiet time with Him, I am finding that some of my thoughts have to be His thoughts because my mind does not usually question some of my so called beliefs. This word will look different for each and every one of us because we are all unique in Him.

Three weeks ago the Lord gave me a dream to reinforce this. In the dream I was standing outside of my house but as I stepped inside, I immediately felt a very deep fear. I then heard what sounded like running water and I thought, "Oh, No!" I then saw water all over the floor and my anxiety began to really increase. 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 began to cry out to God, "Please, God, help me! I can't do anything about this, I can't fix this, it is way beyond me!" Then I fell on the floor weeping uncontrollably.

At that point I woke up and immediately I 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 that point that the Lord also reminded me of something that He said in early January, "You need to get comfortable with being uncomfortable." I really was not sure exactly what that meant, so when He asked if I would like His definition of comfortable, I said, "Sure." He said that the definition of uncomfortable was lukewarm. In the summer we complain because it's too hot, in the winter it's too cold.

I realized that I was not only comfortable but I liked being lukewarm. I was living my life and trying to make sure that 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. I know a lot of people don't want to hear this but it is the truth and the Lord is coming to set His house in order. He is really not 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, you will find that you will begin to truly walk in the destiny that God has for your life and your heart'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
Spokane Healing Rooms Head Intercessor