The other day, as I was in the kitchen cooking, a song rose up in my spirit about the River of Life. This song rang in my spiritual ears and I felt the heart of the Lord. Just like in my recent experience (which I shared in “This Season is a “Destiny Turn’“), I knew the Spirit was saying once again, The river is flowing. The tables are turning. Great change is coming. It is about to overtake you.
There was such an urgency to this feeling. Then I saw in the Spirit the River of Life flowing down a mountain. It was wending its way somewhere in haste. I felt specifically that its desire was to come to me, to come to all God’s people. I felt like some kind of magnet for this great river. But I didn’t know why.
Just imagine it. It’s the “calm before the deliverance/delivery” as the Lord spoke to me recently. It’s that moment when all is quiet. Nothing seems to be happening, yet it is, in fact, a pause that is pregnant with purpose. Although everything is very quiet right now in the natural, something is moving in the heavenly realm. And it’s not just moving, it is plowing its way down the mountain and ready to overtake you!
Deuteronomy 28:1-2 (NKJV) “Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the LORD your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. “And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the LORD your God….
Over the last few days, I have been hearing the Lord say, “I’m falling for you.” This was a mystery to me until I was writing a response on the Quickened Word Network regarding waterfalls. By the Spirit, many believers there had been seeing or drawn to moving water—rivers, streams, tidal waves, and waterfalls. I believe we have all sensed a coming movement of refreshing and revival. It is also an appointed time for long-awaited promises and an outpouring of blessing to come to pass. Every time the Lord revisits this subject with me, His passion for us is wrapped up in it.
When I made this connection with the river and the concept of waterfalls, I saw the Lord’s heart. What He is about to do, He will do out of a fiery love and passion for His people. In the generic sense of “I’m falling for you”, a person will usually say these words when their affections are “stolen” by their beloved and they have come to the point of no return. I sense this is true of the River of Life. It is a reflection of the Lord’s affection for us. He has released the river and it is making its way toward us because the “effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much” (James 5:16). God has been stirred to compassion because His beloved ones have been crying out to Him. His heart has been moved by those who have poured themselves out in passionate abandon to Him.
So, please know that the rain is coming! Revival rains, rains of refreshing are on their way to you. Like Elijah position yourself in humility before the King, for water always flows to the lowest spot. And when it begins to rain, know that it will be raining for you, Beloved One of God. You have the King’s ear and He loves you so very, very much!
1Kings 18:41-44 (NKJV) Then Elijah said to Ahab, “Go up, eat and drink; for here is the sound of abundance of rain.” So Ahab went up to eat and drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; then he bowed down on the ground, and put his face between his knees, and said to his servant, “Go up now, look toward the sea.” So he went up and looked, and said, “There is nothing.” And seven times he said, “Go again.” Then it came to pass the seventh time, that he said, “There is a cloud, as small as a man’s hand, rising out of the sea!” So he said, “Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot, and go down before the rain stops you.’ ”
James 5:16-17 (NKJV) Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months.