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Bill Yount: "Shaking the Gates of Hell with a Basin of Water and a Towel"

Bill Yount, Hagerstown, Maryland
Mar 14, 2024

It's Time for a Good Old-Fashioned Foot Washing

Recently, before getting up, I had a dream. In this dream, I was standing in a bathroom with several inches of water. As I looked down, I could see that I was barefoot. I then woke up, wondering what it had been about.

I wanted to call someone for an interpretation, but it was too early. A little later, brushing my teeth, the interpretation came. The bathroom prophetically represented a place of cleansing; my bare feet gave away the interpretation. I sensed the Lord saying, "It's time for an old-fashioned foot washing. For the feet of My people have walked through desert places the last several years, kicking up dust, mud, and mire [a stretch of swampy or boggy ground], affecting their walk with Me and one another."

For the grand finale of servanthood before the Cross, Jesus chose a towel and a basin of water, for He knew the journey ahead for His disciples would be a long road to walk. (Photo via Picryl)

Many today are experiencing "throwing in the towel" syndrome. Maybe we should use it first and see what happens. We may be surprised whose feet we are washing!

This short dream reminded me of a vision I received many years ago, which I believe is a "now" word for the Body of Christ:

Shaking the Gates of Hell with a Basin of Water and a Towel

(This word is for all "weary feet.")

In the spirit, I saw God's foot stepping down into cities and regions of the earth. I knew His foot represented great authority coming to the earth. When I saw His foot, I knew He had come to take back territory the enemy had stolen from His Kingdom. As I began rejoicing at this revelation, He interrupted my praise service with a strong command: "Wash My feet!"

I was dumbfounded. I said, "Lord, how could I ever wash Your feet?"

The Lord spoke: "When you see pastors and leaders coming together and washing one another's feet, you will see My foot come down with great power, releasing whole regions and territories back into My Kingdom!"

I then saw a vision of pastors and leaders humbly kneeling before each other with basins of water and towels. As they began washing one another's feet, titles, positions, and even names of churches started drowning in that small basin of water. Pride, jealousy, and envy were being drowned in just ten inches of water. Weary, blistered feet that had lost their way in the dusty, soiled road of life were being healed by water and two hands of a pastor who lived down the street. Help had never been far away.

Eyes Washed with Tears

Tears began filling these basins to overflowing – tears of repentance from judging and misunderstanding one another. Even their eyes were being washed with tears so they could see that they were not each other's enemy but were on the same team.

It was such a beautiful, moving sight... pastors of huge churches and leaders of small churches, humbled and bowing before one another, confessing their total inability to advance God's Kingdom alone. Revelation began breaking forth upon them, revealing how much they needed each other. Many were held in each other's grip. Holy kisses were given out upon the faces and the feet, and a presence came as though they had kissed the face of God (2 Corinthians 13:11–14; Luke 7:45). (Photo via Unsplash)

I Saw Divine Authority Flow

At that moment, I saw divine authority flow from the feet of One who was also in our midst. Divine authority and power were being unleashed upon regions and territories. They were shaking the very gates of Hell with a basin of water and a towel. It seemed the smaller (more humble) they became in one another's sight, the bigger God became in the sight of the enemy. God began exalting Himself in the earth and among the heathens.

Then I heard the Lord speak to the angels that were present during the foot washing: "Take the tears from those basins and put them in bottles. They will bring forth a great move of My Spirit to bring in the harvest!

"Wash My feet."


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Bill Yount
Blowing the Shofar Ministry

Bill Yount has been a member of Bridge of Life Church in Hagerstown, Maryland for the past 40 years where he is in leadership. He faithfully served in Prison Ministry at Mount Hope Inc. for 23 years and now travels full-time, ministering in churches and Aglow circles. Bill's calling is to encourage the Body of Christ to move forward into God's destiny as they are sent into the harvest field. "Humility and Humor" characterize his ministry as he brings forth a fresh word that is "in season" proclaiming the Word of the Lord! The shofar or (ram's horn) is at times used in his meetings, breaking the powers of darkness over regions, churches and households. Many of God's messages which Bill ministers prophetically, come out of every day life with his family and friends.


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