The River of Life

 

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The life of God flows like a river.

Revelation 22:1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

 

Ezekiel was shown a river.

Ezekiel 47:1 Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the house; and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward: for the forefront of the house stood toward the east, and the waters came down from under from the right side of the house, at the south side of the altar.

2 Then brought he me out of the way of the gate northward, and led me about the way without unto the utter gate by the way that looketh eastward; and, behold, there ran out waters on the right side.

3 And when the man that had the line in his hand went forth eastward, he measured a thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the waters were to the ankles.

4 Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through the waters; the waters were to the knees. Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through; the waters were to the loins.

5 Afterward he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not pass over: for the waters were risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed over.

6 And he said unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen this? Then he brought me, and caused me to return to the brink of the river.

 

What causes a river to stop flowing?

It is a blockage of some kind. And the blockage creates a backup of water, which eventually stagnates.

We are created in the image of God.

We are meant to flow in our purpose.

When we individual flow in that unique purpose, whatever that is, different for everyone, that is when the river of life flows.

Provision is in flow, not in stagnation.

Reality is flowing in the river of life.

If things get stuck, it is good to see if there needs to be some sort of giving to break through the blockage to get the river flowing.  If we need God’s wisdom on that, we can ask for it.

James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

 

The little boy had the loaves and fishes multiplied after he gave them to Jesus. What would have happened if he did not give?

Proverbs 11:24 There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.

25 The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.


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