Friday, May 22, 2015

EmmDev 2015-05-22 [Pentecost 2015] The River

The River

(Ezekiel is seeing a vision of a stream of water flowing from the temple....) As the man went eastward with a measuring line in his hand, he measured off a thousand cubits and then led me through water that was ankle-deep. 4 He measured off another thousand cubits and led me through water that was knee-deep. He measured off another thousand and led me through water that was up to the waist. 5 He measured off another thousand, but now it was a river that I could not cross, because the water had risen and was deep enough to swim in--a river that no one could cross. 6 He asked me, "Son of man, do you see this?" (Ezekiel47:3-6)
This beautiful image is also picked up by Jesus in the New Testament:

To the broken Samaritan woman at the well: "whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." (John4:14)

Then at the Feast of Tabernacles: On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him." By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. (John7:37-39)

  • Thirst quenched.
  • Dry land watered.
  • Paddling in the shallows and then swimming in the deep.
  • Streams flowing and bringing life.

Could this be what our lives look like?
Not by ourselves - but by His Spirit!
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"All Who Are Thirsty" (Brenton Brown)

All who are thirsty
All who are weak
Just come to the fountain
Dip your heart in the stream of life
Let the pain and the sorrow
Be washed away
In the waves of His mercy
As the deep cries out to deep, we sing...

Come, Lord Jesus come
Come, Lord Jesus come
Come, Lord Jesus come
Come, Lord Jesus come

All who are thirsty
All who are weak
Just come to the fountain
Dip your heart in the stream of life
Let the pain and the sorrow
Be washed away
In the waves of His mercy
As the deep cries out to deep, we sing...

Come, Lord Jesus come
Come, Lord Jesus come
Come, Lord Jesus come
Come, Lord Jesus come

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coWRDjX02pU
Brenton Brown is an international worship leader and song-writer originally from Cape Town.

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Theo Groeneveld
Emmanuel Presby Church
theo@emmanuel.org.za Cell: 082-5510752

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