For everything of God’s creation—
there are waters to nourish and refresh.
These waters are Life-bearing.
The Word declares that, by the power of the Spirit,
out of our belly will flow rivers of Living water.
The Spirit gives Life—gives birth—gives understanding
The Spirit gives dreams and visions.
2. The Church
The Lord said to me,
“Walk through the church like the prophet
walked through the Temple.”
Remembering the passages in Ezekiel—
I turned to Chapter 40.
The hand of the Lord came upon Ezekiel
And he was given an open vision of the temple.
After the measuring of the building, he saw the waters of God
were flowing out from the altar.
Israel was in a time of great darkness, exile and loss…
Ezekiel was to return to the people of Israel and
declare what he had seen and experienced.
This would inspire faith and hope in God’s people.
In Ezekiel Chapters 40-47
Ezekiel was taken by the Spirit of the Lord to the temple…
where he met with a bronze angel
who had a measuring rod and a measuring line…
(compare a tape measure and rod)
As Ezekiel followed the angels’ instructions
there were times–
The Glory and brilliance of the Lord came into the temple.
When this happened–
Ezekiel kept finding himself on the floor
because of the glorious presence of God!
The angel measured the temple as Ezekiel watched.
He saw the waters pouring forth from the altar.
Wherever those waters traveled…there was a restoration of Life!
I believe we are in a season of the Lord measuring His House
and weighing His people in the balance.
The Spirit told me that many in the church today are rebellious…
They refuse sound teaching–they argue and debate…
They create chasms of division instead of building bridges of unity.
They make difficulties worse –for their hearts are evil
and their hearts are divided.
BUT God has a strategy–He has a plan!
He said because of these things…
“Go to the simple…go to the poor…go to the hopeless…
Take them water! Wash them–refresh them–
Bring them to Me!”
3.The Parable of the Great Supper—Luke 14: 17-24 (AMPC)
A man was once giving a great supper and invited many;
17 And at the hour for the supper he sent his servant to say
to those who had been invited, Come, for all is now ready.
18 But they all alike began to make excuses and to beg off.
The first said to him, I have bought a piece of land,
and I have to go out and see it; I beg you, have me excused.
(Would a wise man buy land he had not seen?)
19 And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen,
and I am going to examine and put my approval on them;
I beg you, have me excused.
(No man would buy animals without checking them first!
We have our second man making an excuse.)
20 And another said, I have married a wife,
and because of this I am unable to come.
(This is the worse excuse of all–He had the invitation for some time…
after letting the table be fully prepared
he declares his relationship with his wife is more important.
(NO–he did not want to go. It was not important to him.)
These are the attitudes of their hearts…
As Jesus continues with the parable…
we find out the result of their choices.
21 So the servant came and reported these [answers] to his master.
Then the master of the house said in wrath
to his servant, Go quickly into the great streets
and the small streets of the city and bring in here
the poor and the disabled and the blind and the lame.
22 And the servant [returning] said,
Sir, what you have commanded me to do has been done,
and yet there is room.
23 Then the master said to the servant,
Go out into the highways and hedges and urge and constrain [them]
to yield and come in, so that my house may be filled.
24 For I tell you, not one of those who were invited
shall taste my supper.
We live in an hour the Lord’s table will be filled!
He is sending His disciples into the highways and the hedges!
Many will be saved…revival will amaze us!
The revival will move forward on the waters of God.
Flowing onto the parched land!
There is no limit to His Storehouse.
He has rivers underground that man has not tapped into.
The earth and its inhabitants are dry…dried up…
a parched land with a thirsty people.
Declare the waters…Declare the spiritual dams broken open,
so the waters of God can flow freely.
The Lord said to me,
“I do not want to give a shower of blessing
It is not enough to give!
I am an abundant God—
Call forth the downpours..
Call forth the great waves of God
that overwhelm with supply.”
Then He said…
“Evil will be destroyed by the waters of God.
Just as it was in the days of Noah—My people
must be willing to enter the Ark of Safety—
Accept limitations for a season—
Then come forth to my new altar.
It is the same pattern—the same strategy—
it will be done in My timing—My way—the Spirit will hover!”
Store provisions and be led by the Sprit through the storm—
The heavens are opening—the ground will break forth—
A new world will be birthed.
Leave the judgement to Me—leave the warfare to my discretion.
The balances have already been weighed–
This is My world—My people –
As King and Lord—My word shall be fulfilled.
Then, I saw a great seal being stamped on all the Lord
had declared and the angels hastened to obey.