”The angel showed me a river that was crystal clear, and its waters gave life. The river came from the throne where God and the Lamb were seated. 2 Then it flowed down the middle of the city’s main street. On each side of the river are trees that grow a different kind of fruit each month of the year. The fruit gives life, and the leaves are used as medicine to heal the nations. 3 God’s curse will no longer be on the people of that city. He and the Lamb will be seated there on their thrones, and its people will worship God.”
Rev. 22:1-3, CEV
John has a remarkable thing happen to him; he is given a perspective that others have sought diligently to have. However his is quite extensive without any ’embellishment or elaboration’. He sees, not imagines, the creativeness of God. The things that are happening are quite exceptional, yet cohesive. A river that is mighty, flowing from the throne.
This particular river brings ‘life’. Whatever it touches, it makes it alive. Giving life is a tremendous work of God. We can only stand back and wonder. The river flows down ‘main street’. There has never been anything like this. Living in the bleak shadows, our hearts and minds have been starved of any real beauty.
We look and see trees on the bank of this special river. Leaves are being pulled off. These leaves are bringing healing to the peoples of the the earth. The fruit of each tree brings a comprehensive work of healing deep within. There is nothing but blessing coming from these trees.
This seems like a fanciful dream, but it is reality profound.
I think that most exceptionally, there is a lifting of the wrath of God. The specter of being judged is eradicated. There is no sense of lostness, or damnation. There has been a release from that bitter darkness. Life rolls out without the impediments of sadness, sin or doom.
“There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus’
Some of us have struggled a great deal. The ‘blackness’ has definitely tried to destroy us. We’ve come through, aware of the bleak despair and living in despondency. And yet God comes prepared, bringing His spiritual ‘bulldozer’ to clear the way. It’s funny, but these things at one time seemed permanent, and forever attached to our spirits. But He thinks otherwise. We now have fully become His possession.
- The River of Healing… Going Into Deep Waters of Worship (societyinchrist.com)
- There’s a Boulder in my Stream (revelations22ministries.wordpress.com)
- Trusting God (Part 1) (kendalllyons.com)
- Then the angel … (sacollinsvogan.wordpress.com)