Thousands of years of ago there were people that presumed that they knew it all and started to build their own empire. In the Bible there is a story of the Tower of Babel. (Genesis 11) In researching the Word Babel, it was a city in Shinar where the building of a tower is held.
Babel means a confusion of voices.
Today, nothing remains but a watering hole. The Tower was said to be almost 100 meters tall and was dedicated to Babylon's own God, Marduk. The people assumed that they knew best and that they tried to reach their god with building their own empire. Today there is a confusion of many voices. Some from the enemy, our own thoughts and some from the Lord God. Now today it may look a little different, but many people in the world, including “the church” are building their own empires and are not led by the Holy Spirit. God is real and he will NOT tolerate the worship of false idols or the pride of man to continue.
Eventually they will all fall like the Tower of Babel. We must not presume God wants this or that and move in the flesh, and be prideful, but allow God to direct our paths and have him judge and deal with the hearts of man and to work everything out in his timing.
Pride does come before the fall.
( Proverbs 16:18) Even though things in the world and people that aren’t walking with God around us may appear to be not touched, God does see all and knows all and is giving people an opportunity to repent and turn from their false idols. But take heed, the time will come that every false idol will be toppled down and be crushed to the ground. Another example, the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar suffered from a mental illness, and lived in isolation for seven years, until he acknowledged the power of the one God. He was prideful and God humbled himself. You can read more about Nebuchadnezzar's Story in the in 2 Kings 24, 25; 2 Chronicles 36; Jeremiah 21-52; and Daniel 1-4 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 1Peter 5:6 NIV
Father God, we come to you today and ask for forgiveness for being prideful and presuming we know what is best. We surrender to your ways and ask that you Holy Spirit would help lead us and guide us in directing our path. I humble myself before you Father and pray that you would fill me today with your wisdom and revelation to direct my path in my life and for others. In Jesus name, Amen.
Trees are represented throughout the Word of God and symbolize many things. One night during prayer and Intercession, I began to see a large group of willow trees near the water. I began to research the willow tree and found that they need to be near water to grow and as they grow their roots upward. I saw the willow trees as the Intercessors weeping over the list and dying world. As his daughters and sons we need to be in community and pray, travail and weep over the souls that are lost. We continue to grow as we unite together by the oasis of the water.
They will thrive like watered grass, like willows on a riverbank. Isaiah 44:4
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither-- whatever they do prospers. Psalm 1:3
I was reminded in the psalm that says a person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither, whatever they do prospers. As we are planted near water we begin to grow and flourish. When we trust the Lord and have our confidence in him we will grow in leaps and bounds. “But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit” (Jeremiah 17:7-8).
Prayer: Lord, I want to sit by the banks of your River and be planted by the water and be filled with your presence. I trust in you today, that you are my confidence! Pray through me Holy Spirit and give me a heart of prayer and Intercession for the lost and dying world. Awaken the Intercessors to pray without ceasing and to not give up until we see revival in our cities! In Jesus name we pray.
Water is something we need to survive, without it we become dehydrated and eventually perish. In the Word of God, it says, where there’s no vision, people perish! What does that mean? A person may be living each day and have no hope of anything for tomorrow if they can’t see or dream!
Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish.
God showed me a vision as an example of who he is and to encourage the body of Christ to refresh us with his Living water! Praise the Lord we can turn to the Word of God and get refreshed with the Living water and be filled! Jesus is LIFE! When we drink of him we will never run dry. The water he gives us is like that spring from the well. For out of your belly will flow rivers of living water. John 7:38 But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:14
Recently during a time of cooperate prayer, I began to see in the spirit a stream of water flowing from a high place into a narrow canal, running deep into a root system, as the water flowed it came to a place where the water began to bubble up like a bubbling fountain. Next, I began to see a tall mountain with a large waterfall with flowing water and below there was a pool that was clear and still. The pool was still and calm, like the still waters of Psalm23. The pool was a healing pool where the Lord was inviting his people to jump in and be healed.
John 7:38 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’
When we believe IN HIM, the flowing of his spirit is moving within us and there are no stagnant waters. The Lord is with there, if you are thirsty and call upon his name he will answer you! When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue is parched with thirst, I the Lord will answer them; I the God of Israel will not forsake them. I will open rivers on the bare heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys. I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water. Isaiah 41:17-18
Living in a desert myself, it is a place where it is dry. The Lord is preparing his bride to drink if the water and be filled with HIM so we can fill others! Get ready for he wants to use every available vessel! Pour yourself out to him today and allow the fresh in filling of his spirit to OVERFLOW through you!!
Prayer: Holy Spirit I want to know you in a deeper way. I’m asking for you to pour into the dry places of my heart, flush away all debris and blockages and fill my heart to OVERFLOW with your presence! I want to abide in you and stay by the River of life to drink of your presence. Bubble up within me and refresh me and others with your spirit! I’m going to jump in the calm still waters and be made whole! I thank you for your presence Holy Spirit and your abiding love that is filling me NOW Renew fresh vision and hope to your people Father God, in Jesus name, Amen