September 17, 2019: SOAP #3575:  Ezekiel 42-44; Revelation 22 Scripture:  Revelation (NIV) 22:1 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 2 down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the […]

September 17, 2019:SOAP #3575:  Ezekiel 42-44; Revelation 22

Scripture: Revelation (NIV) 22:1 Then the angelshowed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from thethrone of God and of the Lamb 2 down the middle of the great street of thecity. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops offruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for thehealing of the nations.

Observation:  One very dominant characteristic of thethrone room in heaven that John noted was this amazing river that flowed fromthe throne of God and the Lamb.   

That it flows from the throne is an indication that this is a major emphasis ofthe government administered from this throne. 

Some governments want to emphasize their dominance and control.  Some want to emphasize their might andauthority over their subjects. 

But this river is not a river of judgment, not a river of dominance, but ariver of life!  It is a river that bringsnourishment and healing. 

Application: When the throne of God is firmlyestablished in my life, a river of life flows out from me.  Not a river of judgment or condemnation, buta river of life!  

Prayer:   HolySpirit, let the river flow.  Words ofjudgment and condemnation that once flowed from my mouth"turn them into wordsof nourishment and healing.  Make me anencourager, bringing your life to those around me.  Amen

Pastor Leon
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