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Rejoicing in the River!

Scripture reading for September 18th:  Ezekiel 43-47

Key scriptures: Ezekiel 47:1, 12  “The man brought me back to the entrance of the temple, and I saw water coming out from under the threshold of the temple toward the east (for the temple faced east).  The water was coming down from under the south side of the temple, south of the altar.”  . . . . “Fruit trees of all kinds will grow on both banks of the river.  Their leaves will not wither, nor will their fruit fail.  Every month they will bear, because the water from the sanctuary flows to them.  Their fruit will serve for food and their leaves for healing.”

Ezekiel saw a vision of water flowing from the temple of God in heaven.  It flowed south of the altar and flowed deeper and deeper the farther it went.  He saw that everywhere the “River” went, it brought life and fruitfulness–even to the Dead Sea!  His attention was brought to fruit trees growing on the banks of this “River”.  Their fruit came new each month and their leaves were for healing!  John the Revelator saw this as well!

Rejoicing in the “River of Life”:  “Then the angel showed me the river of the water of Life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city.  On each side of the river stood the tree of Life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month.  And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.”  (Revelation 22:1-2)

 

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