Insight – A River of Living Water

Ezekiel 47: 1-12  selected portions…NKJV

“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.  He brought me out by way of the north gate and led me around the outside to the outer gateway that faces east and there was water running out on the right side.  The man went out to the east with the line in his hand, he measured one thousand cubits and the waters measured ankle deep.  Again he measured a thousand cubits and the water came up to my knees, again he measured a thousand cubits and the water came up to my waist.  Again he measured a thousand and it was a river that I could not cross; for the water was too deep, water in which one must swim.  The water flows toward the eastern region, goes down into the valley and enters the sea.  When it reaches the sea, it’s waters are healed.  Every living thing wherever the rivers go, will live.  There will be a very great multitude of fish, but the swamps and marshes will not be healed; they will be given over to salt.  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, their fruit will be for food and their leaves for medicine.”

Water is often likened to the Holy Spirit.  The East is often thought of as the birthplace of civilization, the possible location of the Garden of Eden.  It is also the place where Biblical history takes place.

With that in mind, I share this insight with you:

Water.   [the Holy Spirit outpouring from the throne of God]

It comes from the right and flows East.   [Jesus sits at the right hand of the Father, His legal position after the cross]

Ezekiel was brought out from the North side.  [God’s throne is “on the sides of the north”]  The “man” [angel] then took Ezekiel East.  [Israel is East where life on Earth began and where it will all end.

The “man” measured a thousand cubits and the water was ankle deep. [babes in Messiah] Then it was measured again a thousand cubits and it was knee deep and then waist deep. [children of God] Again a thousand cubits and it was a river.  [the mature sons of God]

Each of these measurings can be considered to be coinciding with moves of the Holy Spirit in the Earth.

The waters flow to the sea.  [The sea is often thought of as mankind]  Wherever the waters go there is healing.  Healing is needed when something is sick or diseased.  Because of war and natural disasters preceding and during the seven year period when God deals with the natural seed of Abraham, there will be much destruction and devastation.

Trees with fruit and leaves is referred to also in the book of Revelation for the healing of the nations.

The First outpouring on the Day of Pentecost came upon the disciples/apostles of Jesus.  The first generation church had only an ankle deep outpouring, in that it only touched a few people in the known world.

The Second outpouring of the Holy Spirit coincided with the first and second great awakenings, which touched many nations and many people and swept many into the Kingdom of God.  These would be the waist deep people and where we still are today, this is often called the “Church Age”.  [having gone through the “Dark Ages” where the adversary stole truth from the Body of Christ, God began to restore what was lost.  Martin Luther was used, as were others to restore Salvation by Faith to the Body of Messiah. then subsequently, the remainder of what was lost to the kingdom of darkness, began to be restored.]

The third and final awakening is imminent and will sweep through the whole world touching every nation and tribe with the truth of the gospel.  There will not be one who will not have an opportunity to choose TRUTH.  [Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life, the only way to the Father God]  There will be a great harvest of souls for the Kingdom of God.

If people do not choose the TRUTH, God will give them up to believe the lie; they will be deceived and enter into the kingdom of darkness which is already judged and headed for destruction.

When Messiah Yeshua, Jesus, comes to set up His Earthly Kingdom, He will deal with rebellion against the Kingdom.  For it is written that He must rule until all things are put under His feet and then He will turn the Kingdom over to His Father, Yahweh, God.

There will be an interim period of 1000 years after the “Church age” ends and the seven year period when God begins to work again with the natural seed of Abraham is over, where Messiah rules from Jerusalem as the absolute ruler of the world.  By the way, It is His by inheritance, His Father gave it to Him.

If this sounds close to another religion, it is.  There is real and there is counterfeit.  I was trained in the banking business to know the difference between the false and the real.  We studied the real, not the counterfeit.  When we got a counterfeit bill we instantly knew it was not real. Selah!

Thank you Father God for your plan for Earth and her inhabitants.  You are good.  Thank you that you are a God of mercy and judgment.  You are the righteous judge of all.  May your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.  Amen!

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