The River

The Bible says today is the accepted time, today is the day of salvation… But there will come a time when it will be too late for you. Billy Graham

The River

Then he brought me back to the door of the temple; and there was water, flowing from under the threshold of the temple toward the east, for the front of the temple faced east; the water was flowing from under the right side of the temple, south of the altar. He brought me out by way of the north gate, and led me around on the outside to the outer gateway that faces east; and there was water, running out on the right side.

Ezekiel 47:1-2

Ezekiel was a prophet who lived in Babylon, near the Chebar River which is the southeast area of modern Iraq. Around 593-571 BC, he was given prophetic revelations from God and had the task of warning the other exiles in Babylon of God’s impending judgement on His people.
The Bible says the word of God is the same yesterday, today and will forever continue to be the same. Throughout the Word, prophecies are made concerning the birth, sacrificial death and miraculous resurrection of Jesus. He is the door through which we can enter in to salvation.

 

Today’s scripture talks about water flowing from under the right side of the temple, towards the east. We can see the symbolism of this when we realise that Jesus was crucified outside the outer gate on the east side of the Temple Mount and after His resurrection, He ascended to heaven to be seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
Jesus is the door through which we must enter to obtain eternal life. He is also the source by which we can live an abundant life here on earth, having given us access to the Holy Spirit when he returned to His Father in heaven. John 7:37-38 says, “On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”
In Revelation 22:1, we see that the apostle John is shown the river of life which is clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb. Let us seek to drink from this river of life, to be immersed in its purity as it rejuvenates our lives and revives our spirits, transforming our hearts and minds to be more like Jesus.

Dear Lord,
Help me to swim freely in Your river, to let go of my selfish desires so that I can enjoy the fullness of Your blessings. Amen.

God bless you,
Theo and Manju

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