Spirit Life Walk

Let's Remove the Rocks from our River of Life

June 07, 2022 Sarah Bachtold Season 2 Episode 20
Spirit Life Walk
Let's Remove the Rocks from our River of Life
Show Notes

When we choose to obey the Holy Spirit, we become a fountain of the Life of the Lord Jesus into the earth. This fountain can turn into a great river if we submit to Him! Jesus said, "He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being [our Spirit man] will flow rivers of living water" (John 7:38). When we choose to believe in Jesus, we are choosing to be in agreement with Jesus, who is the Word . Therefore, agreement with Jesus is agreement with what the Bible says--and vice versa. Most of us focus on the agreement but fail to realize what happens with disagreement. Whenever we permit sin in an area of our life, we have allowed the devil to place an impediment in our river of the Life of God flowing out of us. The more we engage with darkness, the muckier our water gets, and soon we are down to a trickle of the life of God coming out of our walk because we are effectively constipated by the rocks. There should only be one Rock in our river and that's the Lord Jesus, and the water flows from Him and through Him. But when we permit unforgiveness, lying, fornication, and even when we reject areas of the Bible or try to twist it to the world's thinking--which is basically perverting the Truth. Then we come into dangerous waters, as the saying goes. Just look at the Aral Sea in central Asia. It used to be the world's 4th largest inland sea but due to water being rerouted from it, it has nearly dried up completely. Dams work the same way. I saw the effect of this very thing overseas in Nepal. A great river was utterly dried up with only a modest trickle in places, all because of people greedily taking its flow for themselves instead of managing it better for all to enjoy. That's what can happen to us when permit ourselves to make choices without submission to God's Word or the guidance of the Holy Spirit. All sin is based in selfishness and when we demand our own way, we are not heading onward in His Way but in the broad way that leads us into more destruction and hell. We are to go on to life and life more abundantly, as Jesus says in John 10:10, and that comes with choosing His Way of doing things on a day to day basis. Then and only then, with our Helper the Holy Spirit, can we address the rocks in our river---or even better, let a gusher Holy Ghost river bust through all the impediments in our way as we spend time praying in the Spirit. God bless you friend!

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