This year is not the end but a bend.
Uni-verse 286-10,000 - For better through verse
Eze 47:12 And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine.
While spending time in the Lord’s presence two nights ago in our home, the Tabernacle, the Lord said that this is His gift for the new year. The Holy Spirit is the river of life that irrigates the two banks on either side of human souls that believe in Jesus. He will cause us to flourish in the new year with new fruits for every month of the year.
Our thoughts will not perish as mere thoughts or good intentions but will grow into words of hope, healing and comfort. Our words will not perish as mere words but will grow into good deeds that are motivated by the love of God. Our good deeds will not remain mere deeds but will produce lasting results for the glory of God. We are a branch of His planting to declare His glory forever. We are grafted onto the true Vine Jesus. His thoughts, words and life will flow through our veins. Nothing we do will be in vain.
The fruit of our lives and our ministry will meet human needs. It will satisfy the hunger and thirst for righteousness. It will be a balm of Gilead for the healing of many hurts and wounds, the curing of many diseases. Either side of the river will be so blessed, meaning both the spiritual and the physical, the intellectual and the emotional, the personal and the professional. We are nourished by the water that issues from the sanctuary- the presence of God. While the rest of the world are restless like a monkey on a fruit tree waiting to jump to the next, we will remain calm as we are ourselves a branch of the tree of everlasting and abundant life. While the rest of the world rush to falling banks, we rest on the banks of the Lord.
Dr. Prateep V Philip