Day 137: A Healing River

Day 137: A Healing River
May 19, 2015 Joel Grantham

“Then he said to me; ‘This water flows toward the eastern region, goes down into the valley, and enters the sea.  When it reaches the sea, its waters are healed.  And it shall be that everything that moves, wherever the rivers go, will live.  There will be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters go there; for they will be healed, and everything will live wherever the river goes.”  Ezekiel 47:8-9

Here, Ezekiel is prophetically speaking about how the Dead Sea will live at the second coming of Christ.  In Zechariah 14:4-8 the scripture tells us that Jesus will descend on the Mount of Olives, and that the mountain will be split in two by a great earthquake.  When this happens waters will begin to flow from the Temple mount into the Dead Sea, causing it to come to life.

Like many prophetic scriptures, this passage has a dual meaning.  First, it refers to what will take place at the Second Coming of the Lord.  But secondly it shows us the power of the river of God’s Holy Spirit.  In John 7:38 Jesus refers to the Holy Spirit as a river of living water when He says, “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow RIVERS OF LIVING WATER.”

The Holy Spirit is God’s healing power.  In Acts 10:38 we learn that it was through the power of the Holy Spirit that Jesus healed the sick.  It declares, “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT AND WITH POWER, Who went about doing good AND HEALING ALL who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.”

Jesus is no longer on the earth in physical form healing the sick today.  However, before He went away, He promised to send the Holy Spirit to His church.  (See John 16:7.)  Today, the SAME Holy Spirit that was empowering Jesus to heal the sick during His earthly ministry is living inside of every born again child of God.  (See Romans 8:9.)  You have the RIVER OF LIVING WATER INSIDE OF YOU!

In Romans 8:11 the Bible says, “But if the Spirit of Him Who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He Who raised Christ from the dead will also GIVE LIFE TO YOUR MORTAL BODIES THROUGH HIS SPIRIT WHO DWELLS IN YOU.”  You do not need any “outside” power to bring healing to your body.  You’ve already got the healing river of God living on the inside of you!

At Vacation Bible School we used to sing the old song, “I’ve got a river of life flowing out of me, makes the lame to walk and the blind to see.  Opens prison doors, sets the captives free.  I’ve got a river of life flowing out of me.”

 

Confession: The healing power of God lives in me.  My body is immune to sickness and disease.

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