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Sunday 6/6/21
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 1Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the house; and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward: for the forefront of the house stood toward the east, and the waters came down from under from the right side of the house, at the south side of the altar.
 2Then brought he me out of the way of the gate northward, and led me about the way without unto the utter gate by the way that looketh eastward; and, behold, there ran out waters on the right side.
 3And when the man that had the line in his hand went forth eastward, he measured a thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the waters were to the ankles.
 4Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through the waters; the waters were to the knees. Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through; the waters were to the loins.
 5Afterward 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.
 6And he said unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen this? Then he brought me, and caused me to return to the brink of the river.
 7Now when I had returned, behold, at the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other.
 8Then said he unto me, These waters issue out toward the east country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea: which being brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be healed.
 9And it shall come to pass, that every thing that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live: and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed; and every thing shall live whither the river cometh.
 10And it shall come to pass, that the fishers shall stand upon it from Engedi even unto Eneglaim; they shall be a place to spread forth nets; their fish shall be according to their kinds, as the fish of the great sea, exceeding many.
 11But the miry places thereof and the marishes thereof shall not be healed; they shall be given to salt.
 12And 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.
 13Thus saith the Lord GOD; This shall be the border, whereby ye shall inherit the land according to the twelve tribes of Israel: Joseph shall have two portions.
 14And ye shall inherit it, one as well as another: concerning the which I lifted up mine hand to give it unto your fathers: and this land shall fall unto you for inheritance.
 15And this shall be the border of the land toward the north side, from the great sea, the way of Hethlon, as men go to Zedad;
 16Hamath, Berothah, Sibraim, which is between the border of Damascus and the border of Hamath; Hazarhatticon, which is by the coast of Hauran.
 17And the border from the sea shall be Hazarenan, the border of Damascus, and the north northward, and the border of Hamath. And this is the north side.
 18And the east side ye shall measure from Hauran, and from Damascus, and from Gilead, and from the land of Israel by Jordan, from the border unto the east sea. And this is the east side.
 19And the south side southward, from Tamar even to the waters of strife in Kadesh, the river to the great sea. And this is the south side southward.
 20The west side also shall be the great sea from the border, till a man come over against Hamath. This is the west side.
 21So shall ye divide this land unto you according to the tribes of Israel.
 22And it shall come to pass, that ye shall divide it by lot for an inheritance unto you, and to the strangers that sojourn among you, which shall beget children among you: and they shall be unto you as born in the country among the children of Israel; they shall have inheritance with you among the tribes of Israel.
 23And it shall come to pass, that in what tribe the stranger sojourneth, there shall ye give him his inheritance, saith the Lord GOD.

Today's Scripture Meaning 

Written By: God through Inspiration
Penned By: Ezekiel
Date Penned: BC 571
Overview: Messages of Hope (c 33-48)
Theme: Restoring the Worship of God (c 40-48)
Message: The River of Healing (v 1-23) 
Ezekiel: Chapter 47 Commentary

(47:1-12) This river (or stream) is similar to the river mentioned in Revelation chapter 22. Both rivers are associated with the river in the Garden of Eden in Genesis chapter 2. The river symbolizes life from God and the blessings that follow from His Throne. It is a gentle, safe, deep river, expanding as it flows. 
(47:8-9) The sea that will be "healed" refers to the Dead Sea, a body of water so salty that nothing can live in it. The river will "heal"the Dead Sea's waters so they can support life. This is another picture of the life-giving nature of water that flows from God's Temple. God's power can transform us no matter how lifeless or corrupt we may be. Even when we feel messed up and beyond hope, his power can heal us.

(47:22,23) In the restoration there will be room from foreigners or "strangers' '. The regulations of leviticus chapter 24 and Numbers chapter 15 provided for this. Isiah also taught it in chapter 56 The children of the foreigners will even inherit property like Israelites. Anyone who accepts the standards and is willing to obey may enjoy the blessings of God's rule.
Today's Scripture Application

ο»ΏEach day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today we continue the Book of Ezekiel with Chapter 47. In our text today we see the river of healing flowing from the throne of God symbolizing the Gospel of Jesus-Christ. In making application we see power of the Gospel in our lives and as Saved Individuals the importance and priority of sharing this gift with others. How about you? Do you share the Gospel? Let us learn from our text today and the vision of the new temple that pictures for us the calling of the Lord to go into all the world and share the Gospel, which starts with me, right where the Lord has placed me.
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Today's Prayer Requests

  • Anguilla | Good day | Please pray for my Island Anguilla (people and government), my family who is not united, my children, my financial situation, persons who are unemployed, persons affected by the pandemic, the sick, those behind prison bars, schools and by extension our youths.
  • Mark Sheppard |  Lord God . I pray that you heal your lost souls here on earth of our divisions. Please show us a sign that we have more in common with you than what makes us different. I pray for a powerful Jubilee whereupon all debt is forgiven and your children are free from economic slavery. Free the slaves from Human Trafficking and smite those who have profited from that evil practice.
  • Vijay | Pl pray for me an instant financial miracle
  • Anna | Please pray for family unity. My husband is not talking to me, he left me for no reason and is demanding me to go to his place, not compromising too. He is not willing to discuss and is just remaining very stubborn and is showing too much ego. If I go to his home now because he is demanding, I will have no respect and no one earns there. His dad is manipulating him to bring me there for financial benefits. Please pray that my husband should understand that our lives are important. please pray for me please. I called him like 200 times but he never spoke to me. It has been 10 months since we got married. and his dad kept creating issues. His dad is sick but then he is not good at heart, He doesn't want us to live together. All he wants me to do is pay their loans. I pleaded my husband that we should have a baby. But my husband won't understand. He says come here else stay alone. I am requesting him that we'll stay out but he is not even willing to discuss it. Please pray to God that we have to reunite soon. next month is our first wedding anniversary, June 26 and it is also hs birthday. I dont want to separate from him. Please pray that we have to live together and he has to understand that importance of marriage and our life.