The beginning of the River of Life! God reveals the beginning symbolically, pure life-giving water from solid rock.
A vision of the top!
The Beginning of the River of Life!
Pure life-giving water!
The Lord showed me, symbolically, what is at the top of the river. In a scene I was walking on top of a mountain towards a stone object (Pictured as viewed from above). I suddenly found myself inside it and walking around, trying to figure out what it was. The walls were stone blocks, all fitted perfectly together and I could see over them. Stone dividers were inside the walls but they were not as tall as the walls, probably about 8-10 inches shorter. I walked around in the dividers and was headed out the open side, which I later discovered was the outlet.
Suddenly, pure life-giving water started flowing out of the solid rock floor beneath me. Im talking about water from within the stone itself, not from cracks or anything like that. It was coming out of solid stone! It was clear, beautiful, life-giving water beyond what anyone could possibly imagine. It was covering the floor and was churning in every section. I was raised enough to see the immense amount of water fill the whole thing and start to pour from the outlet. It was now going down the side of the mountain. It was breath-taking, and I was in awe of what I was seeing. End of scene.
Symbolically, the solid rock is Jesus. The water is life-giving and flows down the River of Life to us. The Bible says we know in part, so when we get one thing of the Spirit from the River, we have a part. God showed us to treat the one part as a piece of a puzzle that eventually forms a picture. A Corporate Flow Chart collects all these parts from everyone and forms a picture. The important points from this scene are that Jesus is the source and everything that comes down the River is life-giving in some way.
A Picture Presented of Our End of the River of Life!
Years ago God gave me the scene to the right. I didn't understand much of it but the general message was,"This is how you stay under baptism."
In the scene I was watching a woman in a well holding herself under water by using a pipe that was across the well. I was amazed at how long she could hold herself under. I saw her come up for air but wasted no time getting back under! I thought it strange that she wanted to do this. Then right before the scene ended, I was told, "If she holds herself under long enough she will become disease free!"
It is important to understand that "disease free" includes everything not of God. Satan's lies are a disease to us in the spiritual and the natural. False doctrines are a disease to us. They eat away at our very lives in the spirit realm. God wants us to understand that we must hold ourselves under the Water of the River of Life that extends from His throne, and this takes great physical effort. It is a conscious choice a person must make. One cannot do it "half way" and come out "disease free!"
When God was teaching me about Salvation, Protections, and the correct way to Tithe, I had to hold myself under the "things of the Spirit," which the Lord had given me even though I didn't understand. Had I not continually held myself under the River I would not have understood. (Holding yourself under the River means to keep your focus on what God has shown you until it cleanses away your thoughts that were contrary to His thoughts. Isaiah 55:8) My soul was being physically affected, partially because "man" was saying I was wrong. My own beliefs were saying I was wrong! God showed me that I was swimming up the River, going to the source of those life-giving waters (song). He even gave us a song about this. In the natural swimming against the current is very hard, but the same is true spiritually. We must face the current, we must face (focus on) the information that comes down the River. Some people turn away because of their own flesh or because of spiritual influences in their lives. Often these "influences" have become "pets," (false doctrines or mind sets) they won't let go of. To better understand this read Death of a Pet!
The diagram to the right illustrates what is under the River where the woman was holding herself under. There are many (probably innumerable) pictures that come down the River of Life, through various individuals. The pictures or information will pertain to individuals and the Corporate Body, as well as guidance and revelation. You will also get pictures or information showing God's plans. All of this is coming simultaneously and must be rightly divided and put together, line upon line and precept upon precept, in order for our lives to fulfill God's purpose.
The picture at the bottom of the River, the six people with the boxes below them, is very important to understand. How you hold yourself under is also important and I will share some of what God has shown me about this. To begin with, when you receive a "thing of the Spirit" from the River, the parable of the sower automatically comes into play. The "things of the Spirit" that come down the River are Rhema to us that produce life to us, both personally and corporately. Here is one account of Jesus explaining the parable:
Mark 4:14-20 The sower sows the word. And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan comes immediately, and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts. And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution arises for the word's sake, immediately they are offended. And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.
Jesus is sowing His Rhema word down the River into our hearts and souls. Satan comes to steal the word. Why immediately? Because they are life to us and to God's purposes! Another account of this parable indicates Satan achieves this because of our lack of understanding. In every case that I have seen, whenever someone rejects a "thing of the Spirit" it is because of "lack of understanding." The reason for each rejection can be found in Jesus' explanation of the parable. Here is a scene God gave me showing the importance of being good ground and receiving all the water or rain that comes down the River of Life. The land represents our minds and hearts.
You will notice that the loam land is at a higher level than the clay land. Loam absorbs much more water than clay. In this picture the clay ground produces one crop a year and the loam ground produces 3-5 crops. Which would we want? God compares the loam ground to the good ground in the parable, so the soul that absorbs all the water coming down the River of Life is at a higher level than the soul that does not. Which would we rather be?
Absorbing the water means to accept the word or information into your flow chart and meditate on it. Seek the Lord for its meaning and, if the meaning is illuminated in the Flow Chart, accept the message. Don't turn your back on it; deal with it, face the current of God's truth. True deliverance that renews our minds to the ways of God is not easy, especially when it is something that has become a part of our personality.
Years ago there was a person in this group who was not accepting what was easily seen in the Corporate Flow Chart. God gave me a scene in the night of this person getting off the Bride train and another person who was going to replace that person. You see, God will have His Spotless Bride and He has told us, "You can either be on the sidelines watching (that close) or you can be in it."
Here are some dos and do-nots that are important with respect to the things that come down the River of Life.
Do not try to get into the Flow Chart (for example; by saying something you think will put you in it). He will put you into the chart whenever He wants. By trying to get into the Flow Chart, you are in danger of picking up something that belongs to God!
Do not try to manipulate the Flow Chart. God will expose you, and it won't be pleasant! I have only seen this once and I'm pretty sure the person was unaware of what they were doing. Give only the "things of the Spirit" that come down the River. The Flow Chart can reveal the difference between our spirit and the Holy Spirit that is within us. I'm not trying to scare anyone, but there are people who love the Lord and have wrong motives (what they think or want). The Corporate Flow Chart reveals God's thoughts and plans that we do not know.
Do record everything on tape. We have a scribe but she cannot get everything down. God works with truth and when it's recorded He can work with it. This is a key thing to understand. You will be putting things that you do not understand in a Flow Chart. Some people don't want to be recorded. Spirits don't like to be recorded! If we are walking through life openly and honestly before all men (people), why would we mind being recorded?
God said to me. "You are to be open and honest before all men!"
(We were commanded to record everything! There have been times we've missed doing this and we have in almost every instance regretted not having the information on tape!)
Do make sure you record the dates. This site and the materials we send out are a testament of this. Because of the dates we can see the "flow of God" and the information becomes a witness of God's activities.
Do not be worried or overly concerned about whether or not something came from God. If you put something in the Flow Chart that wasn't of God it amounts to nothing unless God wants to expose it. Knowing this makes it easier for the Flow Chart keepers. One time I had a prophet, operating out of a python spirit, give me a word. I recognized the spirit and wondered what kind of word it would give. The spirit was very aware of my situation and most certainly was trying to lead me away from where God was taking me. That word just faded away because I understood the flow charting of God's word.
Do not make fun of the symbols or what God might have you do. I have chuckled and even laughed at some myself, but about a week ago God gave me a serious scene in the night where I was telling people not to make light of symbols that God gives by laughing and especially making remarks about them. You may want to chuckle to yourself but you must realize that the symbol was given to you on a level you can understand. It was given for a purpose of the Lord and it does affect someone's life! Making a smart remark detracts from the meaning and I'm also sure the Holy Spirit pulls back. I know God has a sense of humor, but this scene indicates that it is not the proper time.
Do not be afraid of giving what you get. When God told us to record everything, I didn't like it. I thought, "What if I'm not hearing God correctly? I don't want to make a fool of myself." I learned that if we are not hearing God correctly, it is best to find it out! Why would anyone want to remain deceived? God can use the Corporate Flow Chart to emphasize the truth for our own well being as well as the cause of Christ.
God needs cleansed vessels. The Corporate Flow Chart is a great tool for God to perform the unknown deliverance that needs to take place. I have seen spiritual influences in people that cause problems with what God is doing. It is imperative that we get cleaned up for the Spotless Bride so that God's work gets done properly and on time. The question is, "Are we really willing to hold ourself under the water of the River of Life, under baptism, until we are disease free?"
Continuing in the Booklet
Flow Chart Mechanics
I Saw the River of Life Coming Across the Land
Boot Camp for the Bride index.