Day 48 - River Of God

 Flows From the Throne

We have 2 days left until Pentecost. It's day 48; 48 in Hebrew is made up of 40 - mem (water flowing, coming forth) and 8 - Chet (fence, enclosure = inner room; heart; private; separate). It represents dwelling place, tabernacle.

Psalms 61:3-5 For You have been a shelter for me, a strong tower before the enemy. I will dwell in Your tabernacle forever; I will trust in the hiding place of Your wings. Selah. For You, O God, have heard my vows; You have given an inheritance to those who fear Your name.

This week we have seen the multi - faceted aspect of Holy Spirit. Today, we learn about the river. I hear the Spirit say, how deep do you want to go? How much do you want to be used? There's an endless supply of opportunities to release the river of God, jump in!

 LET THE RIVER FLOW

Read, Ponder & Embrace - Ezekiel 47:1-12

 River Flows From the Throne... Then he brought me back to the door of the temple; and there was water, flowing from under the threshold of the temple toward the east, for the front of the temple faced east; the water was flowing from under the right side of the temple, south of the altar. He brought me out by way of the north gate, and led me around on the outside to the outer gateway that faces east; and there was water, running out on the right side.

 How Deep Do You Want to Go?...And when the man went out to the east with the line in his hand, he measured one thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the water came up to my ankles. Again he measured one thousand and brought me through the waters; the water came up to my knees. Again he measured one thousand and brought me through; the water came up to my waist. Again he measured one thousand, and it was a river that I could not cross; for the water was too deep, water in which one must swim, a river that could not be crossed. He said to me, “Son of man, have you seen this?

 Everywhere the River Flows Life Springs Forth...”Then he brought me and returned me to the bank of the river. When I returned, there, along the bank of the river, were very many trees on one side and the other. Then he said to me: “This water flows toward the eastern region, goes down into the valley, and enters the sea. When it reaches the sea, its waters are healed. And it shall be that every living thing that moves, wherever the rivers go, will live.

 Harvest Shall Be Plentiful Wherever the River Flows...There will be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters go there; for they will be healed, and everything will live wherever the river goes.  It shall be that fishermen will stand by it from En Gedi to En Eglaim; they will be places for spreading their nets. Their fish will be of the same kinds as the fish of the Great Sea, exceedingly many.  But its swamps and marshes will not be healed; they will be given over to salt.

 Trees of Healing - Bearing Fruit & Releasing Healing...Along the bank of the river, on this side and that, will grow all kinds of trees used for food; their leaves will not wither, and their fruit will not fail. They will bear fruit every month, because their water flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for healing.”

Adventures await, says the Spirit of the Lord. I invite you to enter into the river, refreshing, strengthening and healing are within. The depth of your experience depends on you ankle, knee, waist or waters to swim in await you, Enter in! Release My river wherever you go cause life, healing, harvest, and manna for others are within the river. Be carriers of My river…Carriers of My Presence! Says the Lord.

In the River,

Sharon