And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him. They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads. There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever.
o The River of Life is a real place in heaven.
o It is available to those who die…to cleanse, heal and prepare them for other realms of heaven. The Hebrew “mikveh” (ceremonial cleansing) is the earthly picture of this heavenly reality.
o Because Yeshua (not death) is the door to heaven, I can experience this reality now. My spirit is “seated with Christ in heavenly places” (Ephesians 2:6 ) and has access to this living water.
o As my spirit drinks, this water flows into and through my soul, cleansing and breaking every obstruction. It then flows into my body, releasing wholeness and life (John 7:37-38).
o The blood of Yeshua cleanses me from my sins, and the River of Life cleanses me from the effects of those sins – death (Romans 6:23), replacing death with LIFE!
o Because I am a gate of heaven upon the earth, this living water flows through me and into the earth.
For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll explore the Throne of Grace, the Throneroom of God, the Courts of Heaven, the Court of Accusation, the Fiery Stones in the Father’s Heart and your Seat of Rest. So, stay tuned for some glorious adventures!
This is an excerpt from our training manual, The Ruling and Reigning Manual, by Connie Woods. To order a PDF download, click here: Ruling and Reigning PDF. And to order a hard copy, click here: Ruling and Reigning hard copy
Just remember… it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you His kingdom!
Sean, Virginia, Connie & ATR team