THE RIVER RISING
There is a river that is rising, flowing swiftly and powerfully through the valley you are in. You may feel overwhelmed by its current rushing past because of its massive size, yet you feel drawn to it. This river is different from anything you have seen before because it is coming from a source you haven’t recognized, a source you did not know existed. Yet it has been flowing all the time. The river is rising higher and higher, coursing through your valley with greater and greater power, slamming against the mountains of your life, ripping out trees by their roots. These trees grew from seeds that were planted in your life that developed into roots of bitterness. These are trees you tried to chop down, but the roots still remained and they grew back again over the years. As the trees are torn out by the raging river, roots are being exposed, and the raging torrent is carrying them to a sea of forgetfulness to be remembered no more.
The Word of the Lord says “I do not put these diseases upon you, for I am the Lord Who heals you. Hereby are you cleansed by the Word I have spoken to you. (John 15:3). My Word will not return to Me empty. It will accomplish the purpose for which I sent it.” (Isa. 55: 11). The Word of the Lord IS the river that is flowing through your valley. It is flowing swiftly and powerfully. It is effectively sharper than any double edged sword. It PENETRATES even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.(Hebrews 4).