I believe it was about a year and a half to two years ago our church had this prophecy spoken over it –
“The Tide is Rising”
A number of us have kept this in our hearts and our prayers.
I believe this prophecy is to do with the rising up of the Holy Spirit within our midst. As we honour and submit to the Holy Spirit within our lives and within our church He (ie: the Holy Spirit) is going to gloriously rise.
So, I am asking you and asking me this morning, as the Holy Spirit rises like a tide –
How deep are we going to go?
Are we going to get our big toe wet, as you do when you are testing the temperature of the water? Are we going to get our ankle’s wet? Are we going to allow this rising tide of the Holy Spirit to get our knees wet, or maybe our tummies or even up to our chests? Or are we going to allow His Holy Spirit to completely cover us and saturate us and baptise us?
Do you know you cannot breathe under water?
Oh, some people can hold their breath for a very long time and others may struggle and squirm but eventually we will all die if the tide is over our heads. So it is with the cost of true discipleship.
True discipleship will cost you everything!
True discipleship and submission to His Holy Spirit with cost you your time, your resources, your finances, your strength, your life!
Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.