BLESSINGS OF THE AGE TO COME 4_UNITED PRAYING IN THE SPIRIT_RIVER OF LIFE
In our last article, we saw how united praying in the Spirit can release an astronomically large measure of the power of God.
This week, we will see how this forms the river of life symbolized in Ezekiel 47 and John 7.38.
John 7:38-39 NKJV: He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
Now, when a company of saints are praying in the spirit in unity: by walking in love and forgiveness, by washing of feet, they will be releasing the power of God in great measure through the prayers of spiritual kings, God will place over them as shown below:
This is an astronomically large magnitude of power compared to the power they are releasing individually, fulfilling
Ephesians 3:20 that says, “God is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above what we (individually) ask or think according to the power that is at work in us (collectively)”.
This is a SPIRITUAL OPERATION which the Holy Spirit performs even without the some of the Christians being used being aware of what is happening: the only requirements are AN ATTITUDE HUMILITY, FORGIVENESS AND MERCY in the heart coupled with praying in the Spirit.
The Holy Spirit then SOVEREIGNLY joins their prayers together in the spirit to release ‘power without measure’.
We have not yet seen this in manifestation because they are not yet any Spiritual Kings of the dynasty of David that God can use and very few saints who pray in the spirit with the attitudes OF HUMILITY, FORGIVENESS, LOVE AND MERCY (1 Cor.13.1).
EVEN FOR THE FEW WHO ARE PRAYING LIKE THIS, THEIR PRAYERS ARE BEING USED TO PAY PART OF THE PRAYER DEBT OF THE CHURCH.
As the power of God coming from the perfect Zion church increases, the church will gradually rise in the heavens UNTIL it is exalted ABOVE ALL hills (symbolic of Satanic powers).
Isaiah 2:2-3 NKJV: Now it shall come to pass in the latter days That the mountain of the LORD’s house Shall be established on the top of the mountains, And shall be exalted above the hills; And all nations shall flow to it. (3) Many people shall come and say, “Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, To the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, And we shall walk in His paths.” For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
As this takes place, the church will be prevailing in the heavens and so tear up the satanic veil of spiritual blindness covering the nations.
Isaiah 25:6-7 NKJV: And in this mountain The LORD of hosts will make for all people A feast of choice pieces, A feast of wines on the lees, Of fat things full of marrow, Of well-refined wines on the lees. (7) And He will destroy on this mountain the surface of the covering cast over all people, and the veil that is spread over all nations.
The power of the Spirit without measure that will be released to effect these things is also typified in
Ezekiel 47:1-5 NKJV: Then he brought me back to the door of the temple; and there was water, flowing from under the threshold of the temple toward the east, for the front of the temple faced east; the water was flowing from under the right side of the temple, south of the altar. (2) He brought me out by way of the north gate, and led me around on the outside to the outer gateway that faces east; and there was water, running out on the right side. (3) 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. (4) 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. (5) 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.
Observe that the ‘water’ flows from the altar inside the temple is symbolic of the life of God flowing to the church from the Lord Jesus Christ through God the Holy Spirit:
John 4:14 NKJV: but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”
John 6:63 NKJV: It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.
As Christians get baptized in the Holy Spirit and begin to pray in tongues and groanings (Rom.8.26, Gal.4.19, Heb.5.7), this water of life is converted to power and the measure of the power of God increases as we are joined together with other saints by united prayer in the spirit.
However, different levels of the power of God symbolized by the level of the water corresponds to the different levels of the spiritual growth of the saints in the church:
Ankle deep—babies (1 Pet. 2.1)— the level of the power of God that is made available to baby Christians when joined to other saints by united prayer in the spirit.
Knee deep—little children or servants (1 Jn. 2.13).
Waist deep—young men or princes (1 Jn. 2.13,14).
Total submersion—Fathers or Kings (1 Jn. 2.13).
Observe that as the level of the river increases, it has greater power to direct us until it totally submerges us at the level of Fathers or Kings channeling us TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY in the will of God fulfilling:
Proverbs 21:1 NKJV: The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes.
This power of God, symbolized by water, coming from the Lord Jesus through the church, prevailing in the heavens, will bring healing to the nations symbolized by trees (Ps. 1. 1-3), fishes (Mt. 4.19) and waters (Rev. 17.15).
Ezekiel 47:6-9 NKJV: He said to me, “Son of man, have you seen this?” Then he brought me and returned me to the bank of the river. (7) When I returned, there, along the bank of the river, were very many trees on one side and the other. (8) 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. (9) 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.
Ezekiel 47:12 NKJV: Along the bank of the river, on this side and that, will grow all kinds of trees used for food; their leaves will not wither, and their fruit will not fail. They will bear fruit every month, because their water flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for medicine.”