River of Life – Ezekiel 47:5
Do you know about the river of God? There is a beautiful picture of it in the book of Ezekiel. It begins its flow from underneath the throne of God. As it runs, it increases in depth until “it was a river that I could not ford, for the water had risen, enough water to swim in, a river that could not be forded.” (Ezekiel 47:5)
Here is the spectacular thing about God’s river: “And it will come about that every living creature which swarms in every place where the river goes, will live.” (Verse 9) This river is alive and it will cause what jumps into it to live. You may think this is a prophecy for the coming age, after Jesus returns. Yes, that’s true too but it is also for now.
Why do I think that? Because Jesus makes reference to living water as something we can each have. He said: “‘He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, “From his innermost being shall flow rivers of livingwater.”‘” (John 7:38) Living water restores life to what has been dead. Living water washes over us when we first believe and our spirit comes to life in God.
Once we have this river of life inside of us, the possibilities are endless. What is dead, dying or diseased in our life? Whether emotional, spiritual or physical, it cannot match the power of the life in God’s river.
Do you have the River of Life flowing inside of you? Do you need something brought back to life? Take advantage — jump in!