LET THE RIVER FLOW
When this great River of God begins to flow over us, the focus will not be on the channel it flows through — the movement, denomination, or human vessel — but on the water itself! That is because the flow of this divine river will be so powerful, so unlimited, and so God-directed that no one will be able to take credit for it. It will not be a work of man, but a work of the Holy Spirit! John 4:1-14
In Ezekiel’s vision, he saw five depths of water in the river (Ezekiel 47:2-5). There was a trickle, ankle-deep water, knee-deep water, loin-deep, then it became a river to swim in, so deep it could not be passed over. These various levels have been interpreted in many ways by Bible scholars. Some believe it represents different stages of anyone outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Others believe it to be stages of spiritual maturity.
One thing is for sure if we follow the spiritual analogy of the natural parallel of a river, it takes the deeper water for a river to flow to the sea. In scriptures, the seas are symbolic of the nations — so this means that the river that flows from God is to flow through us — the temple — to the nations of the world.
The direction of the flow of this river is also significant:
…These waters issue out toward the east country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea: which being brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be healed. (Ezekiel 47:8)
Isaiah 14:17 states that Satan caused the world to become a wilderness. Here we see the River of God flowing into the wilderness bringing life. The sea mentioned in this passage refers to the Dead Sea, which symbolizes the Dead Sea of fallen humanity.
The living water from God is being released into the temple of God — the Church, you and me — to flow into the Dead Sea of sinful humanity and into the wilderness of this world and bring life. And …
…whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed; and every thing shall live whither the river cometh. (Ezekiel 47:9)
Everywhere the river flows — everything and everyone it touches — will live! On the banks of the river are fishermen, who are pulling in tremendous catches of fish. These are the souls of men and women.
God wants you to claim your inheritance so you can be a blessing to the nations of the world. God wants the river of His manifested presence to flow through you into the wilderness of this world! Let the river flow!
Make this declaration:
The River of God is being released in me. I will be a blessing to the nations. God’s manifested presence will flow through me into the wilderness of this world.