SIMILIES OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
A single river flowed out of Eden, Adam’s paradise, into the garden – irrigating it. That river then parted into four and flowed out from there. This river is literal even as there will be another river in the coming paradise of God. This latter river is symbolic of the Holy Spirit. See for yourself…👇🏼
“And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads. The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone. And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia. And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates. And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.”
Genesis 2:10-15 KJV
“And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.”
Revelation 22:1-2 KJV
When we come in our thirst to Jesus Christ and drink, we receive the Spirit of God. To drink is to believe on Him and as we continue to receive of His fulness the Holy Spirit flows out through vital Christian testimonies through us. Let us carefully examine the scripture below…👇🏼
“In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)”
John 7:37-39 KJV
It is so clear here that Christ is the reservoir of whom we drink and the Holy Spirit is the Rivers by which we flow. In John 3:5 the water of the word comes down, in John 4:14 the water springs up in us, in John 7:38 the river flows out.
In John 4 the thought seems to be of worship unto God but in John 7 we have witness emphasized.
Just as the the waters gushed out of the rock that had been smitten in Exodus 17:5-6, so also the Holy Spirit flowing to us and through us is the result of the death and resurrection of Christ.
How then do you know that God is with you? How do you know that the river of life is flowing through you?
Read this for yourself…👇🏼
“And 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.”
Ezekiel 47:9 KJV
This simply means healing will take place everywhere you go. Remember that your word is you, which means even everywhere you send a word of healing to no matter how distant it may be,there will be healing there. When you get to a place, what was not working before will begin to work.
“And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not. And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.”
Isaiah 58:11-12 KJV
You’ll be led on what to do and where to go. You won’t be moved by natural causes or the destruction in the land.
You’ll become a restorer of hope. You’ll fulfill your destiny as the light and the salt of the world !
Never accept the negative testimonies of your progenitors, never accept the negative testimony of any place you enter. Stand on the assurance of the word of God that anywhere the river flowing through you comes in contact with will be healed and restored !
The river of God flows through me !
He brings healings to families and nations!
He brings restoration to organizations and dreams !
He’s bringing healings to my family and nation today !
He’s restoring dreams and homes and visions !
I work with what is working!
God flows through me!
The Holy Ghost is within me !
The Holy Ghost flows before me !
The Holy Ghost flows around me !
The Holy Ghost surrounds me !
I am an effective witness for Christ !
Healing ! Life ! Hope ! Light ! Restoration! All over me !
I decree and declare that as you have spoken so shall it be !
Go and prosper !