Hope and Healing Are on the Horizon
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.' Ezekiel 47:8-9
When God spoke, the world was created, so you might think that what He says about us is important. Here are a few things He says about us:
In John 10, He says that He came to give us life and life abundantly. In John 7, Jesus says, If anyone thirsts, let him come to me. And he who believes, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.
Then in Matthew 28 and Acts 1, Jesus says, Go, therefore, and, You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. That word, Upon, gives us the picture of the Lord overflowing in your life, filling you up with His Holy Spirit and flowing out of you, pressed down, shaken together, and flowing out of you like a mighty, rushing river.
This life is no longer you living, but Christ who lives in you. The river flowing out of you picked you up and carried you right to the cross where you found hope and healing for every need. It then kept moving you, carrying you, compelling you by the Spirit of God flowing out of you to carry your hope and healing with you wherever you go.
Now you are the great river of God mentioned in our verses for today, flowing directly to the sea, which, the sea in the Bible is very often a picture of the world. This one is especially that picture for us, because the sea it's talking about is the Dead Sea.
But what happens when the river hits the sea? The waters of the sea are healed and filled with life, because wherever the rivers go will live.
Does this describe your life? If not, then maybe you haven't committed to let the river flow out of you and carry you where it is needed most. Maybe you haven't realized that your life is a desert until that river brings life. Maybe you have a little pond and you think that's enough for you.
I'm telling you today, you need the river, and so does a dead, desert world.
Prayer Lord Jesus,
Thank You for what You say about me! Now please let Your words come to pass in my life. Make me a river that is flowing with life! And when I have been filled with life, hope, and healing, let me bring it to others who need it, too.