Deuteronomy 29:5, For forty years I led you through the wilderness, yet your clothes and sandals
did not wear out.
The shoes that were upon the Israelites feet were representative of the those spoken of in Ephesians 6:15, For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared.
I’ve studied and meditated on this passage often in recent days.
Tonight in church, we were having a great discussion about prophesy and how every spoken word of prophesy over our lives is tested by the written Word of God.
One scripture in the teaching that really hit home for so many of us was Psalm 105:17-19, He sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was sold for a servant: Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in iron: Until the time that his word came: the word of the LORD tried him.
Another words, every word must bear witness with the Word of God. Just like our paper money is (or at least should be) backed by gold. Otherwise, it holds no value and will profit us nothing. It’s the same with a spoken prayer or word of prophesy. Unless it’s backed by the Word of God, it will produce nothing in our lives.
This question arose in the midst of conversation. What about those words that God spoke years ago? Words that we haven’t seen come to pass yet? Is it too late? Will they ever come or did we miss it?
Those are valid questions and as we were praying, a word of edification emerged in my heart and I wanted to share it for your encouragement.
The spoken word of prophesy, when backed by the Word of God, does not wear out! Just like the children of Israel, with the shoes that did not wear out, we can walk for many, many years and it will not fail us. We can trust it to bring us to the promise.
In fact, we must remember, just as Ephesian 6:15 tells us, to put on those shoes, the written Word of God, again and again. There is a peace that can only come from the Good News. If we go shoeless, we are unprepared. Without these shoes, we are not ready.
So, if God has spoken something to us, either directly or through another, we must go to the Word and research. Find out what the Word says about it and keep those Words on our feet, so that we are ready to tread on the promised land when we get to it!! Praise God!
The Word of God concerning you has a lifetime warranty. It never wears out! Put it on.