Healing Dead Waters

Ezekiel 47:7-12 (NLT)
He asked me, “Have you been watching, son of man?” Then he led me back along the riverbank. When I returned, I was surprised by the sight of many trees growing on both sides of the river. Then he said to me, “This river flows east through the desert into the valley of the Dead Sea. The waters of this stream will make the salty waters of the Dead Sea fresh and pure. There will be swarms of living things wherever the water of this river flows. Fish will abound in the Dead Sea, for its waters will become fresh. Life will flourish wherever this water flows. Fishermen will stand along the shores of the Dead Sea. All the way from En-gedi to En-eglaim, the shores will be covered with nets drying in the sun. Fish of every kind will fill the Dead Sea, just as they fill the Mediterranean. But the marshes and swamps will not be purified they will still be salty. Fruit trees of all kinds will grow along both sides of the river. The leaves of these trees will never turn brown and fall, and there will always be fruit on their branches. There will be a new crop every month, for they are watered by the river flowing from the Temple. The fruit will be for food and the leaves for healing.”

While in Israel, Ron Cantor, told the team about a prophecy in the Old Testament concerning the Dead Sea. Yesterday, the Spirit led me to the passage detailing the miracle. In the future, healing waters will flow from the temple area in Jerusalem. These waters will flow east and will bring life to wherever it touches. Dry, dead places will suddenly spring to life with new vegetation and aquatic life. The waters will eventually reach the
Dead Sea and bring it back to life. Fish will abound in the once dead body of water.

This prophecy takes on new meaning when you recently floated in the Dead Sea. The water has such a high salt content that no fish can live in it. Imagine the power of the miracle. It shows the ability of God to turn even the deadest body of water on earth into a place where life can flourish.

God is in the business of healing dead waters. He restores things to how they should be. Nothing is too hard for God to accomplish. This prophecy shows the power in living water. Now all we have to do is receive from God – the author and finisher of our faith.

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