From the desk of Steve Shultz:
In Theresa Phillips latest article, the Father asks her a question: "Can you walk My walk?" and "Can you wear My shoes?"
What a question to ponder, and yet He custom-caters each of His children's walks—side-by-side with Him. Yes, the Father is changing our walk and asking us to follow Him, wherever He leads...we just need to be willing.
Here are a couple of resources about the Father:
Steve Shultz, Founder and Publisher
The ElijahList, Breaking Christian News and Prophetic.tv
In My Fathers Shoes: "Can You Walk My walk?" and "Can You Wear My Shoes?"
When I was a child my father would take all our shoes on Saturday night and polish them for church on Sunday morning. I would see him line them up by the front door after he polished them. He told me once that "a man could be judged by his footwear." He said, "If your collar and cuffs are clean and crisp, and if your teeth are cleaned and shoes polished, no one would notice a rumpled suit." I never forgot that.
One day he had his shoes by the door and I did something I never thought I would. It made such an impact on my life. I tried on my father's shoes. I was surprised to find out that the insides were lined with newspaper and one shoe had a hole in it. I stretched my own toes to see if I could possibly fit in those shoes. Obviously not.
I slowly removed them and placed them back.
I kept the memory of how well-worn they were—how those very shoes were molded to his feet. From that day on I began to watch my father when he walked, and I knew I could feel his steps. I had bonded with him in an entirely new way. I never knew it would reflect my Christian walk as I grew in the Lord—watching my Father's steps.
One Sunday morning while in church many years later, the Lord asked me, "Can you walk My walk?" and "Can you wear My shoes?"
Instantly I was keenly aware of my childhood memory and was convicted that I could not walk HIS walk. Obviously not. Silently I started to sob. My heart was breaking in the presence of the Lord. I could not fit those shoes.
The Prophecy of the Shoes of My Father: The Calling to Step Like Him
Recently I have had those memories come for a visit. I heard the Lord breathe on them with a revelation that I did not have. He said again, "Can you walk My walk?" and "Can you wear My shoes?"
This time I waited before I could answer. Then I heard a voice cry deep inside of me: TODAY THE SPIRIT OF REVELATION IS AN OPEN HEAVEN OVER THE BODY.
I am convinced that we are learning to "walk a fresh walk in the Lord." I will say, "Yes, Lord, I will walk Your walk ONLY with You by my side and WITH You helping me."
I was then taken into a vision of a "knight of old" climbing up a flight of ancient stairs. When he reached the top, his face shown, and I saw the brilliance of great grace upon Him. His face shown with such beauty in HIS Presence.
"Teach me to walk as this one did O Lord," I heard my spirit cry. "Teach me."
Then I became fully convinced that the shoes of our forefathers are being made ready to put on us. Some reading this may already have them and need to polish them.
I heard the Lord say, "Your feet have grown and you will learn to walk in the ways of the ancient ones."
Proverbs 22:28, "Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set."
What the Lord said was thought provoking. The Lord is changing our thoughts and He is calling us to think LIKE HIM.
"I am changing the footsteps of many and they will have hinds feet," says the LORD.
Habakkuk 3:19, "The LORD God is my strength, and He will make my feet like hinds' feet, and He will make me to walk upon mine high places..."
Follow the Ways of the King
"Some will bath the feet of their masters with their tears. They will once again see the honor I place upon My people!" says the Lord.
Luke 7:44, "And He turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest Me no water for My feet: but she hath washed My feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head." This was a memorial to the woman. That's unbridled humility and great honor. Immortality in the eternal realm.
"Many will cry, 'I can't unlatch your sandals. Some will be sincere YET some will bear a false humility. Step softly in grace. TEACH them to be willing to be taught," says the Lord of Lords.
John 1:26-27, "'I baptize with water,' John replied, 'but among you stands One you do not know. He is the One who comes after me, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.'" John the Baptist had a Holy Fear of the Lord and recognition of His deity. He was a humble man, yet a man of great influence.
"BUT you, O Church, YOU ARE My everlasting victory! You will now put on a polished armor, an armor of peace and an armor of grace—the Gospel to go forth in My power. The armor is to give you Added strength! I say, 'Added strength,'" says the Lord.
Ephesians 6:15, "And your feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of peace." Our feet will have protection, our feet will be sure, our feet will be like HIS feet—strong and able to step in the places which He is stepping.
"I will dispatch your footsteps. I will command to hear them. I will make them confident. I will be GOD in your steps," says the Lord of the Hosts.
Psalm 119:133, "Direct my footsteps according to Your word; let no sin rule over me." Now that is safe stepping.
"I will make you a mighty sound like in the trees," the Lord declares to you!
2 Samuel 5:24, "As soon as you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the balsam trees, move quickly, because that will mean the LORD has gone out in front of you to strike the Philistine army."
You will not walk alone ever! We will unite in victory!
"I will call for your steps, and you will change," says the GOD of Glory!
Exodus 3:5, "Do not come any closer," God said. "Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground."
I know this—when He speaks He will not change. BUT I also know this—we must all begin to change our shoes. Our footsteps are being heard in the Courts of the Great King.
Ephesians 4:1, "I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called."
Colossians 1:10, "And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please Him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God."
1 Thessalonians 2:11-12, "As you know how we exhorted, and comforted, and charged every one of you, as a father does his own children, that you would walk worthy of God who calls you into His own Kingdom and glory."
Revelation 3:4, "Yet you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes. They will walk with Me, dressed in white, for they are worthy."
"Yes," says the LORD. "Now is time to change your shoes and change your walk. There is time. Yes, there is time to stop and change your shoes. Then run and follow Me as I follow My Father," says the Son of GOD.
Sr. Pastor PMI Glory Institute