April 11, 2021
Thought for Today: Ezekiel 47:9
"And it shall come to pass, that everything that liveth, which moveth whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live; and there shall be a very great multitude of fish because these waters shall come thither; for they shall be healed, and every thing shall live whither the river cometh."
The living waters in the prophet's vision flowed into the Dead Sea and carried life with them, even into that stagnant lake. Where ever the Grace of God touches people's life and they experience the New Birth by becoming a Christian, spiritual life is the immediate and everlasting consequence. Grace proceeds sovereignly according to the will of God, even as a river in all its windings follows its own will; and wherever it comes it does not wait for life to come to it, but it creates life by its own quickening flow.
Our prayer should be, "Lord, let the living water flow through me as the Apostle wrote, 'Out of our innermost being, shall flow rivers of living water." We as Christians should desire to have life more abundantly and ask our Lord to fill us till every part of our nature is vividly energetic and intensely active. As the Apostle Paul states, "Be ye filled with the Holy Spirit." This command is just or more important than all the commands of God.
Therefore, if we allow this one command to be a part of our life, the other great commands will come naturally such as the command to "Go into all the world and preach the Gospel." So the question before us is. are we seeking to fulfill the will of God in our life.? If we obey His will, others will see Christ in us.