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Rivers Are Dividing Lines
by Tonja Taylor
12/10/2019 / Christian Living
The LORD deals so often in parallels. And rivers give life, as Ezekiel 47:9 states: "And wherever the double river shall go, every living creature which swarms shall live. And there shall be a very great number of fish, because these waters go there that [the waters of the sea] may be healed and made fresh; and everything shall live wherever the river goes."
Returning from my teaching job in a different county the other day, I crossed the river. As I drove over the bridge, I entered home turf, and the though came, “Rivers are dividing lines.”
Just as this river established differing territories, so does the River of the Spirit.
My husband and I have been focusing more on Isaiah 48:17 and 18 the past few months. We desire to hear and obey the LORD’s Voice, and enjoy His peace and prosperity flowing through our lives like a river!
Isaiah 48:18: "Oh, that you had hearkened to My commandments! Then your peace and prosperity would have been like a flowing river, and your righteousness [the holiness and purity of the nation] like the [abundant] waves of the sea."
Psalm 36:8 – NIV: "They feast on the abundance of your house; you give them drink from your river of delights."
My dad, who was raised on a farm on the river bottoms in south Arkansas, said, “You can see things at the river that you can’t see anywhere else.”
Revelation 22:1 says, "Then he showed me the river whose waters give life, sparkling like crystal, flowing out from the throne of God and of the Lamb."
I trust that, now that Dad has been in Heaven for over a year, He has experienced the ultimate River and knows more of the depth of that prophetic statement that still rings in my heart.
Tonja K. Taylor is the author of many works, including THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCESS PEARL, P.O.W.E.R.* Girl! series. She and her husband Clayton minister the Word through teaching, preaching, and the arts, through River Rain Creative Arts (You Tube, God Tube), their church, and beyond.
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