"An Invitation to Go Deeper"
By Travis Holland
Deep Calls Out to Deep
I saw a Bride in a radiant, white dress standing on the shore. Her crown was made of the purest gold and adorned with emeralds, diamonds,
sapphires, and a large ruby in the middle. The Bride was looking at the sea like she wanted to jump in and be fully immersed. The sea's calm waters moved back and forth as it beckoned the Bride to come deeper. It was the deep calling forth the deep of the
The Bride stuck her toe in the water then brought it back, then put it back again. Although the Bride felt weighed down from being on dry ground, she was comfortable with just soaking her
toes in the water, and still wanted to enjoy the sand she was standing on.
She looked to the right and saw other Brides waste-deep, splashing and playing in the sea. They were so filled with joy to be
waist-deep in the water that they just radiated that joy. They were so saturated with His presence that it caused them to burst forth with holy laughter, psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. As they smiled at one another, words of encouragement, prophetic decrees,
and the living Word flowed from their mouths, bringing encouragement to other Brides that were in that waist-deep area.
"... [B]e filled with the fullness of the Holy Spirit. And your hearts will overflow
with a joyful song to the Lord Jehovah. Keep speaking to each other with words of Scripture, singing the psalms with praises and spontaneous songs given by the Spirit!" (Ephesians 5:18-19 TPT)
a longing within the Bride, who stood on the sand with her toes in the water, to go deeper. As the Bride got both of her feet fully immersed into the sea, she forgot all about the sand she was standing on. The Bride no longer had a longing to be on the shifting
sand, but to go deeper into the sea, deeper into His presence, deeper into His love, deeper into His glory, and deeper into the fresh anointing that was beckoning her to go deeper. The depth of His love for the Bride was calling upon the deep within her. (Photo
"I long to drink of You, O God, drinking deeply from the streams of pleasure flowing from Your presence. My longings overwhelm me for more of You!" (Psalm 42:1 TPT)
When the Bride got waist-deep in the water, she burst forth with uncontainable laughter and joy. She was singing new songs. All the weight she carried while standing on the sand was
washed away. A fresh breath filled her lungs as she began to prophesy, sing, and declare the glory of the Lord. A fresh anointing covered her from the top of her crown to the bottom of her feet. She began to see the immeasurable, uncontrollable love of God
moving around her and through her. The stumbling block of the dry land was broken, and the scales on her eyes were lifted as she could see clearer than she was ever able to.
As she stood there, waist-deep
in His presence, she looked to the left and saw other Brides in the sea with the living water over their heads. She saw the Brides radiant as shining, bright gold. They were in such a state of rest that nothing seemed to phase them; even when the storm winds
blew back and forth, they just remained deep in perfect peace.
The ocean of His presence and love was not phased by the storm winds, and neither were the Brides who were "head-over-heels" in this great
ocean of His love. They could feel these winds, they could see them, yet they were never phased by them. These Brides had a look upon their faces revealing that they were caught up in the greatest love they have ever experienced.
"Then you will understand and be radiant. Your heart will be thrilled and swell with joy. The fullness of the sea will flow to you and the wealth of the nations will be transferred to you!" (Isaiah 60:5 TPT)
"We were witnesses of God's power out in the ocean deep; we saw breathtaking wonders upon the high seas." (Psalm 107:24 TPT)
When the Bride looked upon these Brides who were in the deep waters,
she longed to go deeper herself. She dove into the sea, head-over-heels, without a care or a caution. She did not care what others thought or said, she just longed to go deeper into His presence, His glory, His love, His anointing. Something gripped the Bride's
heart to go further and further until only the sea of His presence and love carried her. (Photo via Piqsels)
Invitation into the Ocean of Unfathomable Depth
Then I heard the Lord say, "This sea represents My love and My presence. It knows no depth...you can go deeper and deeper and there is still an endless, overwhelming depth of My love and presence to GO. I have created a longing to go deeper inside
of each one of you. It is a longing for My love, it is a longing to know more of who I AM. As a son is drawn unto the Father, the Bridegroom longs to have the Bride know Him more. The Bridegroom calls unto the Bride, 'Come!'"
"'Come,' says the Holy Spirit and the Bride in divine duet. Let everyone who hears this duet join them in saying, 'Come.' Let everyone gripped with spiritual thirst say, 'Come.' And let everyone who craves the gift of living water come and drink
it freely. 'It is My gift to you! Come.'" (Revelation 22:17 TPT)
"I run straight for the divine invitation of reaching the heavenly goal and gaining the victory-prize through the anointing of Jesus. So
let all who are fully mature have this same passion, and if anyone is not yet gripped by these desires, God will reveal it to them. And let us all advance together to reach this victory-prize, following one path with one passion." (Philippians 3:14-16 TPT)
"He is the Bridegroom, and the Bride belongs to Him. I am the friend of the Bridegroom who stands nearby and listens with great joy to the Bridegroom's voice. And because of His words my joy is complete and overflows!"
(John 3:29 TPT)
By Travis Holland
Foundations of Revival
528 Ellsworth St.
Albany, OR 97321