THE RIVER IS RISING
This afternoon I was driving in my car and although it was a beautiful sunny day, it was still cold and there were very high winds. I thought about the season changing from winter to spring so I asked “Siri” (Apple’s mobile voice assistant) “Hey Siri when is the first day of spring?” Siri replied: Tomorrow March 20th is the first day of spring. I then remembered the word of the Lord saying that He was going to bring a mighty revival in the coming days so I asked: "Lord what happened to the outpouring that you revealed to many of your prophets and intercessors? You gave us visions, dreams and prophetic words saying that You were getting ready to pour out Your Spirit on all flesh. In the natural it appears to be a dark and gloomy season and the spiritual climate is barren and dead. The darkness in the spirit realm over our country is more evident than the atmosphere of heaven. Most believers could discern the dark clouds more than the presence of angels.
Then the word of the Lord rose up inside of me once again. There is a mighty river of revival that is about to flood the earth. Even though it appears to be a season of darkness, many of you are also sensing that we are right on the brink of that revival. The river is rising and we are about to step into a deeper realm than we've ever known before. Ezekiel had several encounters with God. In Ezekiel chapter 47 the Lord brought him back to the door of the temple and showed him water flowing from under the threshold. The water was gushing out on every side. It goes on to say that there was a man (Who represents Jesus) who was measuring the depth of the waters which went from ankle deep, to knee deep, then waist deep to a massive river that couldn't be crossed in the natural. Verses 8 and 9 says wherever this river goes it will bring healing and life. Verse 12 speaks about the fruit of the trees for food, and their leaves for medicine. In the book of Revelation 22:1-2, the angel of the Lord showed John the river with the tree of life on each side, the trees had twelve ripe fruits according to each month of the year, and the leaves were for the healing of the nations.
There is an abundance of rain that is about to fall and fill the rivers to overflowing. The Holy Spirit is about to bring many streams into one for this great outpouring and we are going to experience His glory in an unprecedented way. There will be breakthroughs of significant proportions and multitudes will be swept into the Kingdom. There will be great miracles that will accompany this outpouring. Everywhere that this river flows will bring healing. Everywhere that this river flows will bring life. What seemed impossible with man will become a natural occurrence.
Those believers who were once strong in faith but have become weary due to their circumstances will be strengthened once again. Those who had their faith shaken to the core will rise up in faith once again. Don’t let the enemy bully you and throw you off course. Who bewitched you from the truth of the Word? The Lord will watch over His word to perform it. Don’t allow anything to sever the flow of this river and don't allow anything to deviate you from this truth. This river shall rise just as He promised.
And when the man went out to the east with the line in his hand, he measured one thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the water came up to my ankles. Again he measured one thousand and brought me through the waters; the water came up to my knees. Again he measured one thousand and brought me through; the water came up to my waist. Again he measured one thousand, and it was a river that I could not cross; for the water was too deep, water in which one must swim, a river that could not be crossed. He said to me, "Son of man, have you seen this?" Then he brought me and returned me to the bank of the river. When I returned, there, along the bank of the river, were very many trees on one side and the other. Then he said to me: "This water flows toward the eastern region, goes down into the valley, and enters the sea. When it reaches the sea, its waters are healed. And it shall be that every living thing that moves, wherever the rivers go, will live. There will be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters go there; for they will be healed, and everything will live wherever the river goes.
Revelation 22:1-2 (TPT)
Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, flowing with water clear as crystal, continuously pouring out from the throne of God and of the Lamb. The river was flowing in the middle of the street of the city, and on either side of the river was the Tree of Life, with its twelve kinds of ripe fruit according to each month of the year. The leaves of the Tree of Life are for the healing of the nations.