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COMMUNION MEDITATION: When the Dead Sea Becomes Fresh

Communion Meditation…


When it empties into the [Dead] Sea, the water there becomes fresh. Swarms of living creatures will live wherever the river flows. – Ezekiel 47:8b-9a

This is a key part of a vision Ezekiel had of a river flowing out of the Temple of God that was deep and wide, so wide a man could not cross it.

It flowed from the Temple, that is from the House of God Himself, through the Arabah, the deep valley South of Jerusalem leading to the Dead Sea.

When the river flowed into the Dead Sea, the water there became fresh and teemed with fish and all manner of sea life. There were fruit trees on the banks of the Sea where there had been nothing.

This was a vision of the streams of living water that Jesus said would flow from within those who would believe in Him. This is the living water He had promised the woman at the well.

By this He meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were later to receive.” –  John 7:39

Ezekiel saw it as the Dead Sea becoming Fresh water. Paul spoke of it as “the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit” (Titus 3:5).

To bring life to me when I had been dead in sins and trespasses is like making the Dead Sea fresh water. It is not something that happens naturally. The Dead Sea does not make itself fresh. It takes God’s power to do that.

In the same way, I do not make myself righteous. It takes God’s power to do that.

Jesus calls to all who are thirsty to come to Him and drink of this water, which forever quenches our thirst. Will I come? Will I drink deeply?


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