Carried By The River Of His Spirit

 

 

 

 

 

Then on the most important day of the feast, the last day, Jesus stood and shouted out to the crowds—All you thirsty ones, come to Me! Come to Me and drink! Believe in Me so that rivers of living water will burst out from within you, flowing from your innermost being, just like the Scripture says!” Jesus was prophesying about The Holy Spirit that believers were being prepared to receive. But The Holy Spirit had not yet been poured out upon them, because Jesus had not yet been unveiled in His full splendor. (John 7:37-39 TPT)

As I was spending some quiet time in The Presence of God, I had a vision that I feel strongly The Lord has impressed upon my heart to share with you all.

I had just finished praying and was sitting in stillness waiting and listening for The Lord to speak. I closed my eyes and I saw two incredibly large double doors made of gold. The doors were so massive that it would have been impossible for me to reach the doorknobs to open them and even if I could’ve reached them I don’t believe that I would’ve had the strength to pull the doors open on my own, but to my surprise the doors swung open by themselves. And when they did, I saw this beautiful, blue river that was crystal clear come powerfully rushing out.

I can’t explain how I knew this, but just within myself, I knew that this river represented The Spirit of God. I then heard The Lord say, “With Me you don’t have to test the waters. Dive in and allow My Spirit to carry you. With Me you will not sink nor do you have to swim. Simply rest in the ebb and flow of My Spirit.” Again, just within myself, my heart’s response was, “I’m diving in, Abba.”

Today’s focal verses say, “All you thirsty ones, come to Me! Come to Me and drink! Believe in Me so that rivers of living water will burst out from within you, flowing from your innermost being, just like the Scripture says!” Jesus was prophesying about The Holy Spirit that believers were being prepared to receive.

I believe today’s focal verses are a beautiful depiction of two things.

  1. ) It shows us what’s available to us as we believe in the words of Jesus, intimately come to Him and drink, and then dive into or submerse ourselves in The River that is His Spirit.
  2. ) As we are carried by this river that is His Spirit and we stay in it’s current meaning we stay in life-union, constant connection with The Holy Spirit, we then have the ability to become an overflow of that river for those around us.

I believe the river that I saw in that vision is the very living water that Jesus offers to us through The Holy Spirit. I also believe that same living water is what bursts out from within us flowing from our innermost being for others to dive into and be able to come to intimately know and become intricately connected to Him.

With all that is happening in the world today, “The River” HAS to be an essential part of our lives. Even as I’m writing you guys right now, The Lord has reminded me of another vision that I had in March of 2019 about “This River” that our God says is Living Water.

I was just lying on the sofa, reading my Bible, and contemplating some things that Papa God had put on my heart to accomplish creatively. So, I just simply closed my eyes to rest in Him— to dream with Him. And as soon as I closed my eyes, I saw this incredible waterfall pouring into this endless, beautiful body of water that was just powerfully rushing about. And in my heart, I just asked The Lord why He was showing me this. I then heard Him say, “There’s a cleansing taking place. Always remember The River.”

In that moment, for me personally, as a creative heart that cleansing looked like Him cleansing my heart of fear, me allowing myself to dream bigger with Him, and then taking that leap of faith to actually allow my hands to bring to fruition what He had already placed in my heart to create. But also for me to keep in mind that when fear starts to rise up, to always remember to come back to The River. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, of love, and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7)

This cleansing will look and be very different from person to person. It will simply be The Lord cleansing our hearts of anything that doesn’t align with His heart and His word.

My heart’s prayer is that we get to such an intimate place in our relationship or walk with God, that we don’t have to remember to come back to the The River because we never leave it in the first place. “But if anyone drinks the living water I give them, they will NEVER thirst again and will be FOREVER satisfied! For when you drink the water I give you it becomes a gushing fountain of The Holy Spirit, springing up and flooding you with ENDLESS life!” (John 4:14 TPT)

In closing, I would just like to say that we must do more than simply remember The River. We must dive into it. Drink of it. Submerse ourselves in it. Rest in it and allow this perfect river that is His Spirit to carry us.

To know You is to experience a flowing fountain, drinking in Your life, springing up to satisfy. In Your light we receive the light of revelation. (Psalms 36:9 TPT)

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48 thoughts on “Carried By The River Of His Spirit

  1. Wonderful article, as they always are! I missed reading the amazing visions that you are so blessed with, visions that help us know God in a deeper light. They always inspire me! True, the Holy Spirit is essential to our walk with our Lord

    “If we [claim to] live by the [Holy] Spirit, we must also walk by the Spirit [with personal integrity, godly character, and moral courage—our conduct empowered by the Holy Spirit].”
    ‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:25‬ ‭AMP‬‬
    “Do not quench [subdue, or be unresponsive to the working and guidance of] the [Holy] Spirit.”
    ‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:19‬ ‭AMP‬‬

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    • You are most welcome! It was a blessing to visit with you. I’m so happy to hear that you were blessed by your visit here as well. I hope you have a happy, blessed, and prosperous week! God bless you! And thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

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  2. I love this – the Holy Spirit River. I’ve had those dreams, too – that He calls us closer, deeper, to be washed over by His spirit! This reminder is so good: “My heart’s prayer is that we get to such an intimate place in our relationship or walk with God, that we don’t have to remember to come back to the The River because we never leave it in the first place.” So often the HS is the unspoken, ignored “elephant in the room” – but The Holy Spirit is empowers us to draw closer and be who God designed us to be! I love your heart and your word!!! Shalom, friend~ Marleigh

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  3. Amen!🌻 Thank you for the encouragement. Blessings, Melanie

    On Sun, Jun 21, 2020 at 1:21 PM A SPIRIT-Kissed Soul by Tai East wrote:

    > Tai East posted: ” Then on the most important day of the feast, > the last day, Jesus stood and shouted out to the crowds—“All you thirsty > ones, come to Me! Come to Me and drink! Believe in Me so that rivers of > living wate” >

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    • You are most welcome, Sister! It’s the sitting with Him that keeps me sane. I think I’d be a crazy person without Him. LOL!

      All joking aside, I don’t think I’ve mastered anything. I think it really just has to be a daily choice and from there it sort becomes a daily need. I feel like there is a drastic difference in the days that I’m intentional about spending time with vs the days that I’m not. And sometimes, He just gives us those little gentle nudges of the heart saying, “Come away with Me”. 🙂

      Anyway, thank you so much for visiting with me! Big hugs and many blessings to you! 🙂

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  4. I love the many ways God speaks to us, offering us encouragement and giving us precious glimpses of who He is. Thank you for sharing this inspiring vision with us and for the reminder to dive in. Blessings to you!

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  5. I love those moments when you can just relax into Him & close those eyes like you said – & feel what He’s showing you. Let it flow Lord- let it flow1

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    • Oh, me too, Pam! I am always amazed by how The Lord speaks to us and shows us things!

      THANK YOU SO MUCH for the best wishes and encouragement and thank you so much for stopping by! God bless you! 🙂

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  6. I feel like I was sitting with you when God spoke to you through dreams and visions. What a beautiful experience. In this season, God is speaking. We must be still and let listen. Keep sharing with us, please.

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    • Calvonia, you are spot on, Sis! It is essential that we get into His Presence and listen for His voice. And let me just say that I am super blessed by your beautiful encouragement. Thank you so very much for stopping by! God bless you! 🙂

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  7. Hi Tai, It’s so interesting when God does this, but the Living Water has been a constant theme in my time with the Lord this week, whether it be Bible reading, Bible study homework, random blog posts, they are all speaking of Jesus, the Living Water. So it was no surprise when I was providentially placed as your neighbor at Tune In Thursday. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing.

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    • Hi, Karen!

      You are most welcome! Don’t you just love all of the beautiful ways The Lord confirms what He’s speaking to us?!

      Thank you so much for swinging by to visit with me today! Hugs and blessings to you! 😊

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