He said to me, “This water flows toward the eastern region and goes down into the Arabah, where it enters the Dead Sea. When it empties into the sea, the salty water there becomes fresh.” Ezekiel 47:8
Water is one of the major necessities of life on this earth. People need it for themselves and it is needed for plants and animals to survive and provide food for humans.
In places where water is not moving or being changed out, it becomes stale and no good. Nothing can live in it and it is not safe for drinking. Without any water things die and cannot survive.
God gives Ezekiel a vision of a river flowing with fresh water. It flows down into the Dead Sea, causing the sea to become fresh water.
Fresh water that is flowing brings about life to where it goes. Rivers always have trees and plants growing alongside of it. Fish are in abundance in flowing, fresh water. There is life in places of fresh water.
Often the Holy Spirit is seen as a liquid that is flowing out. God’s Holy Spirit goes out, flowing among people bringing life. God cleans out the garbage of sin in the hearts and lives of people, bringing about a new and clean life.
The believer who has the Holy Spirit in him will be a part of the flowing river of life that God has placed upon this earth. Wherever he goes, he will be bringing new life to those around him. There will be a growth of peace, joy, forgiveness, love and more on the banks around him, because of the Holy Spirit flowing in and through you.
Just as where the flowing water brings life on its banks, so will the Holy Spirit bring life to the banks of the believer.
Take a look at your life and the lives around you. What is flowing out of you to those around you? Just as it was with Jesus, so it should be with you. Life should be rising up around you. People should be able to see God and the abundant life that He brings to you and is available to them.
This can be seen in the joy, love, mercy, grace and forgiveness that God has shown you and you pour out to others. Allow God’s Holy Spirit to flow through you to others bringing new life, eternal life.
I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know God’s Holy Spirit in your life; that God will flow His life through you; and that those around you will be touched by God’s Holy Spirit coming from you.