Returning from my teaching job in a different county the other day, I crossed the river. As I drove over the bridge, I entered home turf, and the though came, “Rivers are dividing lines.” Just as this river established differing territories, so does the River of the Spirit.
The LORD deals so often in parallels. And rivers give life, as Ezekiel 47:9 states:
And wherever the double river shall go, every living creature which swarms shall live. And there shall be a very great number of fish, because these waters go there that [the waters of the sea] may be healed and made fresh; and everything shall live wherever the river goes.
The waters nourished it; the deep made it grow tall; its rivers ran round about its planting, sending out its streams to all the trees of the forest [the other nations].
My dad, who was raised on a farm on the river bottoms in south Arkansas, said, “You can see things at the river that you can’t see anywhere else.” I trust that, now that He has been in Heaven for over a year, He has experienced the ultimate River and knows more of the depth of that prophetic statement that still rings in my heart.
He who believes in Me [who cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me] as the Scripture has said, From his innermost being shall flow [continuously] springs and rivers of living water.
My husband and I have been focusing more on Isaiah 48:17 and 18 the past few months. We desire to hear and obey the LORD’s Voice, and enjoy His peace and prosperity flowing through our lives like a river!
You can desire and state this aloud for yourself; allow the River of Life to flow through the banks of your lips, as Apostle Tracy Harris
Oh, that you had hearkened to My commandments! Then your peace and prosperity would have been like a flowing river, and your righteousness [the holiness and purity of the nation] like the [abundant] waves of the sea.
But there the Lord will be for us in majesty and splendor a place of broad rivers and streams, where no oar-propelled boat can go, and no mighty and stately ship can pass.
They feast on the abundance of your house; you give them drink from your river of delights.
For thus says the Lord: Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the nations like an overflowing stream; then you will be nursed, you will be carried on her hip and trotted [lovingly bounced up and down] on her [God’s maternal] knees.
Then he showed me the river whose waters give life, sparkling like crystal, flowing out from the throne of God and of the Lamb.
These quotes found at www.Biblegateway.com, AMPC