Recorded Date 24 /2/22 -
THE RIVER WILL FLOW
In part one of this message I mentioned that there would be more to come.
This morning at around 8.30am the Lord impressed on me the second part of His message concerning the current situation.
The sound of the waters has continued to echo through this last week.
I felt this morning that I should again look into the message that Ezekiel brings. My intention was to begin to read the book from the beginning, but as I sat down I felt led to start from the end.
I opened up at Chapter 47 and guess what? The water continues to flow.
The passage begins:
47 Then he [my guide] brought me back to the door of the house [the temple of the Lord]; and behold, water was flowing from under the threshold of the house (temple) toward the East, for the front of the temple was facing east. And the water was flowing down from under, from the right side of the house, from south of the altar. 2 Then he brought me out by way of the North gate and led me around on the outside to the outer gate by the way of the gate that faces East. And behold, water was spurting out from the South side [of the gate].3 When the man went out toward the East with a measuring line in his hand, he measured a thousand cubits, and he led me through the water, water that was ankle-deep. 4 Again he measured a thousand [cubits] and led me through the water, water that was knee-deep. Again he measured a thousand [cubits] and led me through the water, water reaching the hips. 5 Again he measured a thousand [cubits]; and it was a river that I could not pass through, for the water had risen, enough water to swim in, a river that could not be crossed [by wading]. 6 And he said to me, “Son of man, have you seen this?” Then he brought me back to the bank of the river. 7 Now when I had returned, behold, on the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other. 8 Then he said to me, “These waters go out toward the eastern region and go down into the Arabah (the Jordan Valley); then they go toward the sea, being made to flow into the sea, and the waters of the Dead Sea shall be healed and become fresh. 9 It will come about that every living creature which swarms in every place where the river goes, will live. And there will be a very great number of fish, because these waters go there so that the waters of the sea are healed and become fresh; so everything will live wherever the river goes. 10 And it will come about that fishermen will stand beside it [at the banks of the Dead Sea]; from Engedi to Eneglaim there will be dry places to spread nets. Their fish will be of very many kinds, like the fish of the Great [Mediterranean] Sea. 11 But its swamps and marshes will not become fresh [and wholesome for animal life]; they will [as the river subsides] be left encrusted with salt. 12 By the river on its bank, on one side and on the other, will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not wither and their fruit will not fail. They shall bear every month because their water flows from the sanctuary, and their fruit will be for food and their leaves for healing. AMP
Initially we see that the level of the waters progress until it becomes as deep as a river, and that the crossing can be made only by swimming. Crossing these waters will take endurance and sacrifice.
The remaining part of the chapter deals with the land portions to the tribes.
Every single time I have opened the Bible in the last week, the ‘waters’ are highlighted within the scriptures. It would be easy for me to incorporate additional verses but my intention is only to print those that the Lord has given to me. This week has been an intense period, completely devoted to prayer and fasting for repentance and healing. The world is on the precipice of war again. The world will look out and see a physical war around them but those who are the Lord’s will have access to two wars, one in the physical and one in the spiritual realm. We must be aware of this. The people of God are attacked on two sides, but we have God on our side and we know that the battle is over and victory is won.
Whatever the world conspires to bring against His people, the Lord will bring against them. And so confusion will reign. In other words, what needs to be done to solve the situation will become a problem for it. We have already seen this during the smoke screen of the Covid pandemic.
How do we, as small as we are in number, confuse the enemy? We pray, humble ourselves and repent, declaring ourselves foolish and weak. The world sees God’s people as this, — ‘But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;’ 1 Corinthians 1:27.
The Lord is working among the nations and I believe that the Holy Spirit is bringing a wave of repentance across the body which will heal and revive it.
The waters that flow from the temple travel south toward the dead sea. The prophecy speaks of a time when these waters will contain fresh water and life. It will become a ‘river of life’. Trees for healing, and areas rich and abundance will grow and surround the banks of the river. The river will be busy with fishermen. (Who are the fishermen and what are they fishing for?)
New life will emerge from the fresh water but the pools that run off from them will become retainers of salt.
This is what I felt the Lord say.
‘The heart that is not near to me is like a stagnant pool — the blockage will hold back its flow — there will be no life flow from it, and just as the body becomes sick, so the waters will bring death and become lifeless. The body is the temple and from the body flow the waters of life. There is no life flow, because the hearts of the people are far from me.’
13 The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught.
14 Therefore once more I will astound these people with wonder upon wonder; the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish.”
Waters can flow now — turn your heart to Me and I will open the floodgates – My people shall live beside the streams, the living water, and not in a dry and thirsty land. They are like people who open their mouths to catch the rain to quench their thirst. But wherever the river flows there is life. When the water flows you will be caught up in the stream and you will become as one with the water — you will follow the path that leads from Me to Me.
The sound of the waters is the beginning of flow. The people will flow like the sound of many waters – life will come again to them but repent, turn your heart to Me and I will remove the blockage and heal you. You look around and you see the storms, the winds, the rain, the floods —this is nothing to what I will do. The waters of destruction have been released, but the waters of life shall come thereafter. The waters of destruction are a small sign, but I will hold back its flow from My temple with My mighty hand. I will refrain from the deluge that you deserve. I have planned life for you and life you should have, only turn to me. Pray and turn from your wickedness — repent!
I will remove from the Earth what the deluge has left behind. I shall clear the land for my people. Only turn to me! And you will walk upon the banks of the river once again. The waters of cleansing will come upon you. I, the Lord will cause it. End
The waters of consecration.
YHVH’s people continue on their journey. There have been many obstructions which should have been moved out of the way and dealt with. The people must pass through the waters to enter the land and overcome the obstruction. Entering the land is the way of prophecy.
We can make our way into community and we can build and we can establish. But all of this can only be preparatory as we cannot enter the ‘HOLY’ land and walk upon the Highway of Holiness without being consecrated. God’s people have been marked for consecration. Just as a priest cannot enter the temple unless he is consecrated, so too must the people prepare.
All have been called to this life of separation and holiness so that they can live in the presence of God, and God with them.
Do not fear what has overcome the world. The power of Amelek is strong and joins with Jezebel to build the blockage and strike fear into the people. ‘God will deal with these’, He says.
Do not fear what is about to come upon the earth. ‘The Lord’s people will rejoice in the victory He will give them’, He says.
Deuteronomy 9 “Hear, O Israel! You are crossing the Jordan today to go in to dispossess nations greater and more powerful than you, great cities fortified to heaven, 2 a people great and tall, sons of Anakim, whom you know and of whom you have heard it said, ‘Who can stand before the sons of Anak?’ 3 So know today [with confident assurance] that the Lord your God is crossing [the Jordan] before you, like a devouring fire. He will destroy them and He will subdue them before you, and you shall drive them out and destroy them quickly, just as the Lord has promised you.
Draw near to the Lord friends. Those who draw near to Him, shall have their desires fulfilled. Our desire for our Prince of Peace is near.
Shalom, Grant Marshall.
As you read over this dispatch, I ask that you will pray and discern the content. As I have reread what I felt the Lord had given me over the last two weeks or so, I consider that the two messages bring both the Lord’s desire for us to correct our ways and turn to Him. Events are speeding toward us and I sense that the Lord desires that we also speed up our response. Much is at stake. Where we end up will depend on our responses and our response time. The second part to the message, I feel, brings to us the future restorative hope which we can attain or lose. The Lord wants us to be the flow of life upon a dying world. We too, are allowed to partake of the waters. The pattern of warning and blessing, is therefore highlighted within both messages.