Glory to God!
The Lord is speaking to us about the reality of His Kingdom and how He wants His people to live in response to His presence and His Kingdom. A couple of weeks ago the Lord spoke to us about leaving our comfort zone in order to experience the things that are beyond. The Father has also been revealing how a river flows from His throne into the world to bring healing to the nations (see Ezek 47; Rev 22). This river represents the presence and the realm of God that is penetrating the darkness of this world. God invites us to step into the river of God and to learn to trust Him to such a degree that we will allow Him to carry us along with the river. The river of God is a river of life (Rev 22:1-2a), joy (Ps 46:4), provision, healing and transformation (Ezek 47:8-9,12).
"God is the source of the river. The river of God represents the Holy Spirit and the Kingdom of God - the very life and presence of God Himself - that brings life, joy, transformation, provision and healing."
The Lord then showed us that in order to step into the river, the believer cannot be passive, waiting for God to do it all but s/he must enter in by faith, doing things God's way. He gave us the example of Naaman and how contrary to Naaman's expectations, God humbled Naaman to do things His way in order for Naaman to receive healing (see 2 Ki 5:9-14). The way of the Kingdom is opposite to the way of this world. God's way is for us to forgive and we will be forgiven, to give and we will receive, to serve and we will be exalted, etc. As we follow God's ways we surrender control and begin to lift our feet off the river bed and allow God to carry us. The deeper we enter the river, the more influence the Kingdom will have on us and on those around us.
07.07. - Baptismal service at 15:00 at Haeberlinstr.3, F-Eschersheim
17.08. - Introduction to KLF Discipleship Course from 10:00 - 15:00
07.09. - Introduction to KLF Discipleship Course from 10:00 - 15:00
"'Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.' By this he meant the Spirit." Jn 38-39a