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"The River is a Most Holy Place"
I have been hearing the word "RIVER" in my spirit a lot lately! In fact, to make sure I didn't miss it, God had someone recently prophesy over me that I would soon have an Ezekiel 47 moment. Looking up Ezekiel 47, I found out that it is about a river – the one that Ezekiel walked through!
Since I'd been hearing this so many times in my spirit, recently while driving, I decided to ask, "What is it about the river, Lord?" He responded immediately, saying, "The river is a most holy place."
Sometimes God speaks to me and I don't get it right away, because it's a riddle! When He said this to me, I actually thought I heard Him wrong. How could a river – which is not just one place, but a multitude of places that can stretch for miles – be a "most holy place"? I could not understand it.
"What?" I asked Him. Again, He gently repeated, "A most holy place."
Pondering this phrase, it reverberated in my spirit, rolling around inside of me. I knew this phrase was a Scripture, or part of one; however, since I had just read Leviticus, I also thought I remembered it had to do with the burnt offering sacrifice. I felt in my spirit that what He was saying is that somehow the river is related to Aaron and the priests' portion of the sacrifices. These were designated as "most holy" by God, to be partaken of in a "sacred place."
"And the bread shall be for Aaron and his sons, and they shall eat it in a sacred place, for it is for [Aaron] a most holy portion of the offerings to the Lord made by fire, a perpetual due [to the high priest]." (Leviticus 24:9 AMPC)
Thinking that, as kings and priests, the river must be OUR "sacred place" in this season, "a most holy portion," I was going to leave it at that. Yet, still hungry and desiring more revelation, I asked the Lord again, "Tell me about the river, Lord!" Immediately He responded, but this time visually. As I drove He took me high above the highway, showing me a vision of rivers from the air...many rivers, tributaries and convergences. He reminded me that rivers have banks, and that the river flows in between those banks.
Our Words Are the River and Our Lips Are Its Banks
When I got home, I started to study the river of Ezekiel 47 in Hebrew. I found that the word for "banks" means "lips" (Strong's 8193)! Suddenly, I understood. Remember, the Lord had reminded me while I was driving that every river has banks. Since the banks of the river are our lips, then the Lord was saying that our words are the river!
"The river is a most holy place," He said, so the banks (our lips) must also be holy, as are the words that flow from them – a holy portion from a sacred place! This makes them and us holy, because He is holy! "But as He which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; because it is written, 'Be ye holy; for I am holy'" (1 Peter 1:15-16 KJV).
His words have creative power, so our words must be HIS words. Incredibly, this is something we already know; however, the Lord is emphasizing how super important it is in this hour.
It's a Double River Season!
The river in Ezekiel 47 becomes a DOUBLE RIVER, so the river of our words has a "double river" power in this season! Look at this: "And wherever the double river shall go, every living creature which swarms shall live. And there shall be a very great number of fish, because these waters go there that [the waters of the sea] may be healed and made fresh; and everything shall live wherever the river goes" (Ezekiel 47:9).
WOW! Most of us already know that we frame our world with our words – that we speak and create our circumstances. But in a double river season our words produce results that are so much greater than our thoughts or intentions.
Our mouths are superbly creative forces in the earth realm, but much, much more so in this season! In this double river season, our words have even more creative power! This means that when we speak in agreement with the Word of God, which is holy, we will create more of what He says, because everything that we say will LIVE. When we speak in agreement with the Word of God in this double river season, our words will release more from Heaven's banks – more life, more health, more abundance, more joy, more peace; more of everything!
"A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof." (Proverbs 18:20-21 KJV)
We Are Already in It!
Going back to when I was driving, I asked Him again one last time, "Tell me about the river, Lord!" He responded immediately with, "You're IN IT!"
You see, since God's voice is the voice of many waters (see Revelation 14:2), He says many things at the same time using the same words. The "Double River" is not just what we are creating according to the Word of God. We are creating revival simply by speaking it into existence! The river flows from the temple into the Dead Sea – into the lifeless water, healing it (see Ezekiel 47:8). The river comes, bringing life, forcing it to overflow its banks, becoming a double portion! This is the water that brings life to everything in it. This sounds like revival to me – and the Lord says that we're IN IT.
"And there shall be a very great number of fish, because these waters go there that [the waters of the sea] may be healed and made fresh; and everything shall live wherever the river goes." (Ezekiel 47:9)
I cannot over-emphasize the power of what the Lord has released through this word! We MUST pray the Word, speak the Word, sing the Word, prophesy the Word and use the Word in all that we do in this hour. We have an opportunity unlike any other moment in history to create what it is that God is speaking. We are already in revival, in a DOUBLE RIVER SEASON, bringing life to all!
Speak Life! Hallelujah! Be blessed as you swim in the life-giving waters of this new season of revival. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Edie Bayer is co-founder of Kingdom Promoters along with her husband Darryl Bayer. Edie Bayer ministers as a prophetic preacher and is an author, a speaker, and traveling minister. Edie's primary call is to promote others that are ministering in the Kingdom of God, creating unity instead of a spirit of competition. Edie believes that we are to "complete and not compete!" Edie works diligently to create public and private events and invite other ministers to speak at them, helping to promote them and gain public exposure both for them and their ministries. Edie and Darryl reside on a small homestead north of the Houston area. They raise chickens, ducks, rabbits, and have two cats. Edie has two children and three grandchildren.