The thousand years of the waters
3 And when the man that had the line in his hand went forth eastward, he measured a thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the waters were to the ankles.
4 Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through the waters; the waters were to the knees. Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through; the waters were to the loins.
5 Afterward he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not pass over: for the waters had risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed over.
This message is spiritually very deep and strong food if one understands it depth they will understand the purpose of God's creation.
Frist the word waters in the Old Testament has other meanings like waste water of washing of feet and even piss (urine). But in the New Testament the word comes from its origin which is either rain or river. Waters in principle symbolized understanding, stagnant water symbolizes sin, fresh following water like spring, fountain or river symbolizes understanding that gives life, little rain symbolizes mercy (former rain), sufficient rain symbolizes grace (later rain) but very heavy rain that kills symbolizes God's wrath (like Noah' floods).
In the Old Testament even though people had close encounter with the Lord in the natural, yet they were far from the understanding of the Kingdom of God. Even a person like Solomon who was blessing in great wisdom was also far from the true understanding of the Kingdom of God (understanding of the truth came through Jesus Christ - Spirit of Truth which He gave us). Having knowledge, having wisdom and having understanding are not the same thing but are different even though they are closely related to each other.
The Hebrew word 'ephec' translated as ankle actually means 'nothing'. The word 'mothen' translated as loin means slender (that why translated sometimes as hip for woman and loin for man). The words 'ets' translated as trees also means wood and comes from the root word which means shut, so more refers to a fence. The word 'berek' translated as knee come from the word 'barak' which means blessing or curse. The Hebrew word translated as sea also means west and west or right symbolizes righteousness and east or left side symbolizes away from righteousness. That is why earth and hell are to the east of Heaven (Eden) that is why God put a flaming sword and Cherubs to the east to prevent man and fallen angle from entering it.
In today message the waters speaks of evil and the stages of evil. In the start there was no evil, then evil came into existence and became a curse, over a long time evil grew and grew but yet was slender but near the end evil grows to a stage it becomes impossible for man to survive in this evil. Even though this evil grows God has set a limit to it flourishing. The Lord is telling us then a stage come where He cause evil to move towards righteousness and when it comes in contact with righteousness evil ceases to exist. Later we see the waters change and cause life to blossom.
The Lord is telling us to look around and we will see evil flourishing. He telling us not to be disheartened He is God and has set a limit to it. He tells us if we need to do away with evil we need to get people to follow His righteousness (abide by His Word) and the moment righteousness comes into the picture, evil will cease to exist.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, when people see evil flourish they get disheartened, but You Lord have always said do not fear. Lord we know You are Almighty God and everything is under your control. You have set limits to this evil and You will not allow it to consume your people for each and everyone's name You have already written in Book of Life. Lord we pray your people instead of fearing evil counter it with righteousness and thus overcome evil...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference ]
6 And he said to me, Son of man, hast thou seen this? Then he brought me, and caused me to return to the brink of the river.
7 Now when I had returned, behold, at the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other.
8 Then said he to me, These waters issue out toward the east country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea: which being brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be healed.
9 And it shall come to pass, that every thing that liveth, which moveth, wherever the rivers shall come, shall live: and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come there: for they shall be healed; and every thing shall live where the river cometh.
10 And it shall come to pass, that the fishermen shall stand upon it from Engedi even to Eneglaim; they shall be a place to spread forth nets; their fish shall be according to their kinds, as the fish of the great sea, very many.
Isaiah 17:13 - The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.
9 Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art thou not it that hath cut Rahab, and wounded the dragon?
10 Art thou not it which hath dried the sea, the waters of the great deep; that hath made the depths of the sea a way for the ransomed to pass over?
11 Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.
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