“Behold Zion, the city of our appointed feasts! Your eyes will see Jerusalem, an untroubled habitation, an immovable tent, whose stakes will never be plucked up, nor will any of its cords be broken. But there the Lord in majesty will be for us a place of broad rivers and streams, where no galley with oars can go, nor majestic ship can pass.”
In the Spirit the kingdom heaven are nearer to hand and the table spread before us there to feed us and provide everything for our warfare.
It will not be reached by any man made striving in the river of living water but only upon the wind of the Holy Spirit having freedom to take us where He will.
The rivers flowing from God are without boundaries, unharnessed and unconfined unlike canal waterways prescribed a route. Rivers will go round or through what resist them. Unleashed they are not tamed but energised by both speed and fluidity.
To be in this river of life is now destined to be out of our depth, not safe and shallow.
We are maturing into the time of not being pacified with wanting to know answers first as we ask why. It is the depth of time to do just because He says so. To be instantaneously obedient.
If He says so we do it.
We live by the Spirit.
Out of our depth is a joyous place of true trust.
We must not grieve loss of previous words or anointing going by the way now. Many of the words may now be redundant just because we are in receipt of an upgrade.
God upgrades our covenant changes some responsibilities relative to what His new revelation holds.
Adam was his most fruitful when he was asleep and his rib was removed to create Eve. He rested and God moved. Our greatest fruitfulness will be in having found our rest in God. Submitting to Him working through us.
God’s gift of love is sleep; why the enemy attempts to rob us of it. In sleep the Spirit has His way in our hearts and minds.
Every good and perfect gift comes from this not from our reward for striving.
We rob God when we don’t rest to daydream His inspired thoughts to enlarge our vision, when we prefer business.
God is delaying within the conflicts and chaos the world is stirred by.
Instead we are lured to talk and exhibit kingdom and bring new testimonies to life instead of siting ones of old. It is space to occupy and not squander and waste.
Our obedience is to God irrespective of if it seems the opposite to our preference. In some things he exposes our prejudices. We can discover follies in getting our own preferences. We may have to grow our capacity to do His bidding.
Noah and John the Baptist may have been ridiculed for their extreme determination to prepare what God had them do out of season but when the season came it was revealed as perfect.
We are here for the sake of a King coming into His season.
One we have previously recognised as Father, then friend is in the wings now as King.
A King we grow in capacity to hold.
The illustration shows us deep in the river of life emanating light that pushes back the darkness.
One Scriptures that come to mind:
“Behold Zion, the city of our appointed feasts! Your eyes will see Jerusalem, an untroubled habitation, an immovable tent, whose stakes will never be plucked up, nor will any of its cords be broken. But there the Lord in majesty will be for us a place of broad rivers and streams, where no galley with oars can go, nor majestic ship can pass.” Isaiah 33:20-21 ESV
The song Highlands. Benjamin William Hastings