September 14, 2018
Ezekiel 47:12 (NASB) By the river on its bank, on one side and on the other, will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not wither and their fruit will not fail. They will bear every month because their water flows from the sanctuary, and their fruit will be for food and THEIR LEAVES FOR HEALING.”
Ezekiel’s vision is a prophecy of what we are experiencing/fulfilling these days. God is raising up a generation of distinct believers who live from the work of the Word & the Spirit. They are believers who have opened themselves to be sown with Kingdom seed & planted in the house of God. They no longer pursue their personal success but start to manifest the ‘corporate life’ that God has built and began through their spiritual father’s life.
This new generation of believers are like ‘trees planted by a river’. Their ‘spiritual roots’ are absorbing the life that comes from the work of the word & Spirit presented by their spiritual father. They don’t only become listeners – having the mentality of merely enjoying the word – but they become doers of the word.
They always condition every word and Spirit revelation to become their new conviction, nature, and standard in their mindset and daily decision-making.
Therefore, when they interact with others, people could feel the difference. The people’s interaction with the believers brings them transformation and breakthrough. In secular term, the believers inspire and raise the power of many people to take their steps towards the better. This is what the Bible mean by “their leaves [will be] for healing.”
1. Many people will adopt the Kingdom values of God’s people
These days, I find that God is carrying us to see many people ‘out there’ to start enjoying ‘the King’s grace’ because they are connected to believers who are firstly connected to the Kingdom (Mat 22:1-14). Because they are used to live under stress, they could truly feel the difference when they enjoy the grace of the King.
That becomes the reason why many people ‘out there’ will adopt our life values as believers who are connected to the kingdom. They will learn how to build accurate families, manage their finances, staying optimistic and solution-oriented, etc (they will learn how to build an accurate life in all aspects). By living accurately, their everyday life will automatically stay far from stress and problems!
2. Many people will learn to have an optimistic and solution-oriented mindset (having the mind of Christ) from us as different believers
Prov 4:23 (ERV) Above all, BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU THINK because YOUR THOUGHTS CONTROL YOUR LIFE
Until now, many people are not observing the thoughts that are crossing their minds – including believers. Meanwhile, what we think has a great influence in our everyday life!
Many people will desire the same life when they see believers who are connected to the reality of the kingdom; for they are always covered with peace and joy!
That’s the time when we could showcase our life as believers. Our daily life keeps being governed by His word, and our life is full of joy and peace by His word alone.
3. Many people will learn to do what’s right from believers who are connected to His Kingdom
The source of this world’s problems is people – many people are living inaccurately, which affects the lives of many others. The only solution is when the righteous starts to consistently do what’s right and influence others to do the same!
It’s true that humans could not escape from mistakes. However, when we want to be aware of our mistakes and fix them, I believe that the world will be a better place.
True, Zacchaeus had fraudulently coerced many people for his personal wealth. However, he took a decisive action to start doing what’s right when he met Jesus! Zacchaeus donated half of his wealth for the poor, and he paid back four times the people he has cheated (Luk 19:8).
I believe, more and more people will be inspired to do what’s right because they witness the righteous deeds of Kingdom-connected believers. And they will enjoy their reward from the King who is pleased to see His children living in truth.
Right now, the world is covered in darkness indeed; but the light of God has come upon His chosen people, and darkness will never prevail! #iLoveGod
Ps. Steven Agustinus