This past weekend, I encountered the Lord at Central Arkansas Worship Center (aka The Hub) during worship. For the past few weeks, the Lord had been talking to me out of the book of Matthew. First, it was through the show The Chosen. Matthew’s character in the show really stood out to me. The book of Matthew isn’t my favorite Gospel, but the show’s portrayal of him piqued my interest. He enlightened the eyes to my heart, if you will. Then, the Lord encouraged me further when I watched a sermon online about Matthew 14:24-30 about water walkers. But the real message Holy Spirit wanted me to land on was about wind walkers, which led to the word below.
Let’s take a look at the scripture first.
“and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it. Shortly before dawn, Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water, and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
In Matthew 14:24-30, Jesus had the disciples get into the boat and go ahead of him across the lake (Sea of Galilee). When the boat was far from shore, a storm rose, battering it by the waves. In their distress, Jesus came toward them, walking on water. Jesus was walking on the very thing that caused the disciples panic and fear. That’s when Peeter did what no one else would. He asked Jesus to tell him to come to him on the water.
Peter was the only one to climb out of the boat onto the raging waters in the swirling wind when Jesus invited him to come. At that moment, Peter became a water walker, but he lost his nerve and began to sink when he looked down at the effect of the wind on the waters.
We can’t see the wind, but we can see its effects. To become a wind walker, we have to keep our eyes on the Wind of the Spirit, not the wind of the world. The wind of the world will cause us to sink. The wind of the spirit will cause us to rise and ride the wind like wind captains.
Come Forth, My Wind Walkers
All of this led to this word the Lord dropped on me.
“Come forth, water walkers. I’ve called you to step from the places of safety or hiding. What’s possible for others is not for My Bride as you trust Me. Step down and out onto the thrashing waves. Out into the wind of My Spirit. Keep your eyes locked on Mine and you won’t fear the waves and the winds. You’ll feel them, but they won’t sink you. I will teach you to be wind walkers. You are water walkers, but I call you to the greater to be wind walkers. My wind walkers take no notice of the strength of the storm that swirls and rages all around them. Their eyes are locked on Me.
My wind walkers, the wind doesn’t draw their eyes or attention to how the wind of the world kisses the waves causing them to lurch, swell, and rise. My wind walkers pay no mind to the pull of the current threatening to drive them to the depths.
My wind walkers keep their eyes on the One who walks toward them in the turbulence. The One to whom the seas bow. They do not fight the wind. They lean into it with confidence, knowing who they are. They are My wind walkers!
Windwalkers ride on the wind like wind captains. The keys of authority are fastened to their shoulders. My Bride, My wind walkers are mantled with the authority and glory of My Spirit. Set out your sails, My wind walkers. Catch the wind of My Spirit. Thunder and lightning surround Me, but I will teach you to ride the winds of My Spirit in a greater way. I would shift you into the greater, My wind walkers.”
There’s still an anointing on this word for anyone ready to receive and be the Lord’s wind walkers. Come forth, wind walkers, come forth! Pick up your anointing and declare, “I am a wind walker!”
Psalm 104:3 He lays beams of His upper chambers in the waters; He makes clouds His chariot; He walks upon the wings of the wind.”
I Am Releasing My Flying Army
Then the Lord showed me the Epaulet, the ornamental shoulder piece of His Bride’s rank in the Lord’s Army, His captain of the wind. His wind walkers. I heard the Lord say,
“I am releasing My flying artillery, My flying army. You’ll move in the spirit lightly and rapidly and be a devastating blow to the enemy.”
The anointing for the flying army is still resonating in my spirit. Declare and decree over yourself, “I am the Lord’s flying artillery, His flying army. I will move lightly and rapidly in the spirit and bring devastating blows to the enemy’s camp.”
I also believe the Lord is saying that He is releasing new, devastating strategies to the Bride that will bring victory for the Kingdom of God.
What is Flying Artillery?
Flying artillery is a term used to describe the strategy during the war with Mexico (1846-1848) over the annexation of the Republic of Texas. The strategy used canons pulled by teams of horses to increase mobility and effectiveness. It was a new strategy in the American army and was used to devastating effects in battle.
Here’s what the Collaborative International Dictionary says:
- Flying \Fly”ing\. Moving in the air with wings, moving lightly or rapidly; intended for rapid movement.
- Flying army (Mil.). A body of cavalry and infantry, kept in motion, to cover its own garrisons and keep the enemy in continual alarm.
- Flying artillery (Mil.). Artillery trained to rapid evolutions.
- Flying colors. Flags unfurled and waving in the air; hence, to come off with flying colors, be victorious; to succeed thoroughly in an undertaking.
The Lord’s “flying artillery/army” moves lightly and rapidly at the command of Jesus. They are an army kept in motion, trained to rapid evolutions or changes. They follow the wind of the Spirit and come off with flying colors into victory. The Lord’s flying army will bring a devastating effect to battle strategy for the Kingdom of God to defeat the enemy’s plans.
From Water Walker to Wind Walker
Peter didn’t want just to be protected from the trouble. He wanted to experience something with Jesus. He became a water walker! But He missed the opportunity to become a wind walker there when he allowed fear of the storm’s effects to shift his focus off Jesus and onto the world. We can learn from Peter’s mistake. We can become wind walkers!
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