As we were worshipping before the Lord he showed me a vision of a river, a body of water where names were being cast into the water. There were families at the banks and other families coming.
Then the Lord impressed very strongly on our hearts that we needed to call out the names of those families and throw them into the river of life–which was being stirred. Similar to what the Bible speaks of in John 5:4, “At certain times an angel of the Lord would go down into the pool and stir up the water, and whoever stepped in first after the stirring of the water was healed of whatever disease he had.”
As we lifted the names they were thrown into the river that the Lord was stirring. Then God showed that as the names were called the people came to the bank and lined up around the bank. But they did not drink or dive into the water.
Then the Lord brought back to remembrance Gideon and how his men drank the water in Judges 7:5. “When Gideon took his warriors down to the water, the LORD told him, “Divide the men into two groups. In one group put all those who cup water in their hands and lap it up with their tongues like dogs. In the other group put all those who kneel down and drink with their mouths in the stream.”
Interpretation these are names that the Lord is mindful of, that He wants them in His spirit in the flow of his living water. He is calling them to go deeper. He wants them to drink, to put aside those things that look like they are serving him–the formalities, protocols, and the appearance of uprightness, those things that look like they are serving Him. He wants them to get desperate for him that they don’t care how they look or how people will interpet what they do–but they are desperate for the drink from His river. They want the water of God where they are panting after it.
This is a call of God. As he give you the unction call out the names that He shows you or tells you. Throw them into the river of the Lord. For they will come forward. They will show up at the banks–just pray that they will drink from the river of God. That they will not be satisfied with looking prim and proper but that they will get down because they are desperate for the drink of the Lord which can only come from his river/fountain–and they will take it an lap it.