Friday, December 9, 2016

There is a RIVER and you are it

I have come to understand the river of God.  We talk about jumping IN the river.  Or the river flows in a certain Church or ministry.  That we want to go deeper in the river.  

There is a deeper revelation of the River of God.  We are not IN the river, we are the river.  If flows into us by the Infilling of the Holy Ghost and Flows out from us by the Gifts of the Spirit.  You are the river..

The reality is you can't experience the fullness of the River of God in your life and extended to others if you aren't pouring out.  God can only pour in as you pour thru.

Some people are transparently the river.  Some are not.  Some are an impediment.  Filled to fullness but not overflow.  Like the Hoover Dam to Lake Mead.  At some point the rain stops falling and the filling stops.  That's the picture I see of many.  And like Hoover Dam.. the pouring out is a source of income for some.  Not free flow, but we will harvest that flow to generate something we can sell just as the Dam generates electricity for sale to the public.  You gotta pay to stay hooked up.

This was never God's plan.  I have been convinced for some time that the gifts of God can only be exercised as we experience the continual infilling.  Paul the Apostle wrote... Be ye CONSTANTLY and CONTINUALLY filled with the Holy Ghost.   Ephesians 5:18  If you read greek you will see I am not stretching the true meaning of the words.

This principle applies to every aspect of our walk in the Spirit.  Mercy, Love, Friendship, Prosperity, Joy and favor.  As you pour out into others you will receive back more of what you just flowed in and out of your to others.  Generosity is that.

I no longer accept the idea of SOWING to reap what you sow. That is doing something that involves expectation of return.  EVEN if no one ever loves you back, Love anyway.  If people cheat you in money, give anyway.

Jimmy Swaggart's Great Song..

There is a river, and it flows from deep within
There is a fountain, that frees the soul from sin
Come to this water; there is a vast supply
There is a river, that never shall run dry.

THERE IS A RIVER AND IT FLOWS THRU YOU... let it flow and let it rain.

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