I’m pretty excited about this blog post because it comes after not much sleep, tons of things weighing on my mind and yet His Word brings revelation. This morning I am reading about a river in Eden and then I am seeing a prophecy before my eyes, 4 rivers splitting and coming from one river. Now in studying Hebrew we learn a lot by what the names of people mean but also places and strangely enough RIVERS!
And a river went out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it divided and became four riverheads. The name of the first is PISHON, it is the one surrounding the entire land of Ḥawilah, WHERE THERE IS GOLD. And the gold of that land is good. Bdellium is there, and the shoham stone. And the name of the second river is GIHON, it is the one surrounding the entire land of Kush. And the name of the third river is HIDDEQEL, it is the one which goes toward the east of Ashshur. And the fourth river is the EUPHRATES. GENESIS 2:10-
Pishon is a word that means “PUSH” or “spring about”. This river more than likely was a spring and then formed a delta… The next river was called the Gihon, which comes from the word gia which means TO BURST FORTH! I want to repeat that, “BURST FORTH”. World book and other sources refer to it as GUSHING!
Now we come to the third river, the Hiddeqel or the modern name Tigres. This river is very interesting and is derived from the verb “meaning to PRICK, to STING, to SPLIT, to SEPARATE. Other words to describe the meaning of this river are “Swift, sharp, rapid.
Last and as the old adage goes, not least, comes the river that we all need prophetically the most, The Euphrates. According to Abarim publications, PARAT means FRUITFUL!!!!
“The Euphrates is the single most dominant river of the Bible, even more DOMINANT than the Nile…In the book of Genesis it is called Parat. The name Euphrates means The Good Parat; Bountiful. Jones’ Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names translates with Fruitfulness.
DID YOU CATCH THAT? BOUNTIFUL AND FRUITFULNESS!
Now we have to begin with the first river and then put all these definitions together and see what they form? First we had the Pishon, THE PUSH… This journey from flesh to spirit, this journey from dry thirsty land takes effort, a push, a spring that will BURST FORTH and separate. There is GOLD there in that place of birthing and salvation. The Euphrates MEANS TO SPLIT and SEPARATE. We must separate ourselves from the flesh and the world.
Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy. WATER WILL GUSH FORTH IN THE WILDERNESS and streams in the desert. Isaiah 35:6… You say when Bonnie? When will this blessing happen? Well, first we must read the verses before and after…Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way; say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.” Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped.
Yes, we must strengthen our prayer life and intimacy and TRUST YAHWEH, for he will come! THE NEXT VERSE MADE ME SO EXCITED! 8-10 say this, “And a highway will be there; it will be called THE WAY OF HOLINESS. The UNCLEAN will not journey on it; it will be for those who walk in that Way; wicked fools will not go about on it. No lion will be there, nor will any ferocious beast get up on it; they will not be found there. But ONLY THE REDEEMED WILL WALK THERE and the RANSOMED of the LORD will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.
- By the way that word Ransomed means this, “ransomed= obtain THE RELEASE OF A (PRISIONER) by making a payment demanded. Thank you Jesus!
The LORD will surely comfort Zion and will look with compassion on all her ruins; he will make her deserts like Eden, her wastelands like the garden of the LORD. Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the sound of singing. Isaiah 51:3
So my best friend had me thinking about water yesterday. She said that while having bible study a young man asked her WHAT LIVING WATER WAS… You remember the woman at the well who had a zillion husbands (actually 5) and the man she was living with wasn’t her husband… She was walking miles to lug heavy pitchers of water back to her home from the community well. Jesus/ Yeshua said this,” John 4:14 – But whosoever drinks of the water that I shall give him SHALL NEVER THIRST; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water SPRINGING UP into EVERLASTING LIFE!
John 7:38 – He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said,OUT OF HIS BELLY SHALL FLOW RIVERS OF LIVING WATER!
If you have ever tasted this water you never forget it. It’s a refreshing that I have experienced even in a time of great sickness, homelessness and trials. You see when you are living and walking in the spirit nothing can upset you. Nothing bothers you because this joy, this spring of water gushing forth splits and separates you from all the world…THE WORLD MELTS AWAY…THE DEBT, THE JOB, THE RELATIONSHIPS THAT ARE STRAINED, THE LOSS, THE WEARINESS…
The woman at the well began to get religious with Yeshua/ Jesus. She began to tell him about how to worship and where to worship and who has the best doctrine and denominational teaching…she says, “Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.”… Yeah, after he calls her out on having 5 husbands she tells him that she can see he is a prophet but she and her people worshipped on the mountain… she worshipped! Yes indeed she knew about worship and what was the correct form OF WORSHIP and the right mountain to do it on (SARCASM)… Yeshua sets her straight…
YOU WORSHIP WHAT YOU DO NOT KNOW; WE WORSHIP WHAT WE KNOW, FOR SALVATION IS FROM THE JEWS “But an hour is coming, and now is, when the TRUE WORSHIPPER will worship the Father IN SPIRIT and TRUTH; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. HOW WOULD YOU LIKE IT IF YESHUA/ JESUS LOOKED AT YOU AND SAID, “YOU PENTACOSTALS WORSHIP WHAT YOU DO NOT KNOW OR YOU BAPTIST OR YOU CATHOLICS? OUCH…
The Father isn’t seeking just any kind of worshipper, but one who has the truth. Salvation comes from the Jews… Passover begins April 15th…blood red moons and feast of unleaven bread… get rid of the holidays GET RID OF THE YEAST and watch HIS sky, HIS timeline, HIS clock, drink His water, LIVING WATER THAT GUSHES FORTH…PUSH, PRAY, STRENGTHEN FEEBLE HANDS THAT HANG DOWN AND FEEBLE KNEES…Christianity must rethink being a religion without Jewishness… We must split from being on our own mountain we created to worship on like this dry THIRSTY woman at the well. Do Gentiles get their own olive tree? Or are they grafted into the natural branches… PUSH, GUSH FORTH, SEPARATE from the world AND BECOME FRUITFUL!