The Daily Word of Righteousness

Waters to Swim In

Afterward he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not pass over: for the waters were risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed over. (Ezekiel 47:5)

After we have been saved, filled with the Spirit, and have bowed before God in the surrender of our self-will, what remains? There is a judgment, and then a fourth area. What is it?

The fourth area is the fullness of God.

When Paul speaks of the fullness of God he mentions the love of Christ that passes understanding. The fourth area is the fullness of God.

Prior to the fourth level we are intent on attaining the fullness of redemption. When we have died to worldliness, bodily lust, and self-will, we have been redeemed from the hand of the enemy.

What remains after we have been redeemed from the hand of the enemy? Two main things. First to be the chariot of God. Second to be a tree of life. The first is for God's use. The second is for the use of other people.

God has decided to leave Heaven and govern His creation from within human beings. We are being made the throne of God. God doesn't like the idea of being confined to a temple in Heaven when His children are on the earth. So He has decided to live among His offspring in a temple made from people. The temple made from people is called the church because it has been selected from mankind for God's holy purposes.

But the nations are made up of people who are spiritually dead. Therefore the Church is being transformed from living souls to life-giving spirits. After the members of the Church have been redeemed they are planted along the banks of the River of Life so they continually can bear the fruit that brings eternal life to those who eat. Also their leaves bring healing to the nations.

It is as simple and straightforward as this.

How would you like to find your life in God and in other people? You will be more than happy to make this transition when you are filled with all the fullness of God, because you will feel within yourself the love of Christ that passes understanding.

The love of Christ grows in us until it is an all-consuming passion. All other aspects of our religion are seen as scaffolding. We would gladly lay down in the street and be run over if it would bring the Presence of God to those to whom the Lord is directing us. You will see what I mean when it touches you.

The Song of Solomon gives us a faint glimmer of the love of Christ. It is the flame of God's Being. Everything else is seen as of little value when compared with the love of Christ for people, especially for Israel.

You will have to experience it for yourself. I can only tell you it exists.

Water to the ankles, to the knees, to the hips. Redemption. And then the fullness of God. Waters to swim in.

O to lose our life in the fullness of God!