#35 The Flow of Life and the Building of God (2)
Brother Ray Fletcher continues our new series on the flow of life and the building of God.
Scripture Reading: Gen. 2:10-14; Psa. 36:8-9; 46:4; Rev. 22:1; Ezek. 47:1-12
II. The Bible describes the experience of the water of life both before and after the building of the house and city of God:
A. Before the building of the house of God, the Bible speaks of the springs of water (Exo. 15:22-27),
the water out of the cleft rock (17:6; Num. 20:11; 1 Cor. 10:4), and the water from the well (Num.
B. After the building of the house of God, the Bible speaks of the river of God’s pleasures (Psa.
36:8b), the river whose streams gladden the city of God (46:4), a fountain going forth from the
house of Jehovah (Joel 3:18), and living waters going forth from Jerusalem (Zech. 14:8).
C. On the one hand, the flow of life produces precious materials for God’s building (Gen.2:9-12,
22); on the other hand, the flow of life depends on God’s building (Ezek. 47:1a).
D. Wherever a group of believers are built up in oneness as described by Ezekiel, there will be the
flowing of the river, the one divine stream of the Lord’s move, out of the building—cf. Acts 1:14.