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"Thy wife shall be as a FRUITFUL VINE by the sides of thy house." Psalm 128:3a

There is A River Flowing                              A prophecy given to J. Perron
Temporal Blessings                                       Submitted by M. McDonall
Thoughts                                                      From J. Whitten
Quote                                                          From  E. Oberly

There Is A River Flowing From the Throne of God

A Prophecy Given to Jim Perron, May 3, 1996

I will sprinkle you with clean water and you shall be clean. I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all idols. This sprinkling shall turn into a shower and there shall be showers of blessings. The showers shall turn into a rain, and it will be the former and latter rain in the same season.

Ezekiel said he saw water flowing from under the throne of God: first to the ankles, then to the knees, then to the waist. It was a river that no man could cross, water deep enough that you must swim in, but that no man could cross under his own strength. Every living thing that moves, wherever this river goes will live, and everything will live wherever the river goes.

You have heard it said: GIVE and it shall be given to you, pressed down, shaken together, running over, shall men give into your bosom. My God shall supply all of your needs according to His riches in glory, by Christ Jesus. For it is Christ in you the hope of glory. I say GIVE out of this glory, the gifts of God, the Fruit of the Spirit. GIVE out of God's storehouse with you and men will give into your bosom. GIVE prophecy, working of miracles, words of wisdom, words of knowledge, messages in tongues, discerning of spirits, gifts of healing, and whatever gifts God has given unto you, and men shall surely give into your bosom.

As the washing of the water of the Word of God washes from the outside, He also said, "I have placed living waters within you." These living waters will spring up to eternal life, now!

Spring Up O Well Within My Soul

Spring Up O Well And Make Me Whole

Rivers of life will flow out of your innermost being. As the water washes from the outside and the inside, you shall be cleansed from all your uncleanness and all your idols. You shall become transparent before Me, as clear and shining glass. I will see all of your parts inside and out, and you shall be clean before Me, and you shall see Me more clearly, bright and shining as the sun.

So Let the Word Come and Wash
So Let the River Flow From Within
So Let the Water's Rise

And Let the knowledge of the glory of the Lord
Cover the earth as the waters cover the sea.
Bubble up, Bubble up, O Gifts of God
Spring up, Spring up, O Well, Unto eternal life

The Lord Is My Shepherd Psalm 23
Temporal Blessings

Submitted by M. McDonall

The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. Shepherds are those who have the care of flocks of sheep; and who make it their business to direct them to good pasture, lead them to wholesome water, gather them to a fold at a proper time, and protect them from all harm.

Jesus Christ is the Lord's Shepherd, because His Father gave Him His flock of men, who are called sheep; and appointed Him to die for, call, feed, and gather them. Although the Lord cares and provides for all; none but a believer can truly say, "The Lord is my Shepherd".

Reader, are you a real believer? If so, the Lord is your Shepherd, and you have a right to call Him such. It is your duty and privilege to encourage yourself in Him; not only from the relation in which He stands to you, but also from what you have already experienced of His goodness.

David here expresses his present confidence, "The Lord is my Shepherd". You may do the same; for you have the same privilege, seeing He is the Shepherd of every particular believer. Not one escapes His notice, no not even the meanest of the flock will be neglected. He has them all in His fold, and performs well the part of a Good Shepherd.

Unlike the hireling, He never leaves, but is constantly watching them:  and will suffer no one to harm them. All are well kept whom the Lord keeps. He not only provides food, but whatever will add to their comfort. Thus David knew from experience; hence, he declares his future hope, "I shall not want".

Trust in the Lord at all times; and depend upon it, He will never suffer you to want any good thing. You shall have food convenient, raiment to put on, and such a supply of all good things as shall leave you no cause to complain the want of anything. Bread is not always given to those who trust in themselves; but those who trust in the Lord shall be fed. If the Lord is so good a Shepherd, surely we ought to be guided by Him, obey His voice, follow His steps; and like harmless sheep, lie at His feet.

I found these words written in an old book published

March, 1889 by B. T. Pierson

Thoughts From J. Whitten:

When God's people enter the 3rd realm, the Most Holy Place, this is where your body is consumed. Malachi 3:3 says, "...that He will sit as a refiner's fire and purge them as silver and gold...".

As I was studying this scripture, the word sit aroused my curiosity as to why He sat. I went to a friend of mine who is in the jewelry making business, and he explained to me why you sit. He said because it is necessary to be right there, less the fire be to long and mess up the silver.

I asked the jeweler how he knew when it was finished, and he said it is finished when the silver clearly and perfectly reflects the image of my face. Isn't that beautiful! He will keep you in the fire, and He will watch it carefully. But the very moment He can see His own image in perfect clarity, then He will know that He has purified the sons of God and purged them as silver and gold that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness.

Quote From E. Oberly

I love to hear the Spirit Word in whatever way the Lord gives it to me. One night I dreamed the word "OCCUPY". It was short and to the point, "Occupy till I come". So I went to the Bible and found it in Leviticus 19:13. One thing for sure Jesus is coming again. We praise Him and say, "Come on". But the church needs to be about the Father's business until He comes. So much is contained in that one word "occupy".  

The Lord said to me this word is not just for "I", but for the body of Christ. So where given the opportunity I am sharing it."

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