Date: Saturday, 28th August 2021
Text: Rev. 22:1-5
The book of Revelation is a super Epistle. This is why an upgrade of sight is needed to be able to really uncover it. This book is divided into three parts: the things which were, the things which are and the things which are to come (Rev. 1:19). “The things which were” refer to the revelation that Apostle John saw at Patmos; “the things which are” refer to the messages sent to the seven churches in the book of Revelation; and “the things which are to come” refer to the things centered around the throne. These three things are the business of the Church.
The essence of the Church is to communicate the ministration of the throne to the people. It is the ministration of the throne that will lead the people to the place of living, because the things that make people live cannot be accessed without the throne. The seven churches in the book of Revelation were not ordinary; they signified churches who were about to sit on the throne.
“And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.  In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.” (Rev. 22:1-2). You cannot access the throne of God without first accessing the throne of the Lamb. The waters that flow from the throne of God and the Lamb are what will make a man pure; for there is a purity you come into when you receive the water from the throne of the Lamb and from the throne of God.
The essence of receiving these waters from the throne of God and the Lamb is to bring healing to the soul and make it living. One cannot be living without being healed. The essence of going through the operation of the throne of God and the Lamb is to make man God’s habitation, whereby God can dwell in man and become our God (2 Cor. 6:16). The essence of the healing of the nations is to bring the nations to a place where they are living; this is so that God will be their God and the nations will be God’s people.
“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?  And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?  And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them ; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” (2 Cor. 6:14-16). The essence of the water from the throne of God and the Lamb coming to us is for us to be healed, so that God will be our God and we would be His people. The first person that came into this order was Abraham.
“I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.” (Matt. 22:32). God was called the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob because these men went through processes that enabled God to be their God. We also must go through these same processes so that God will be our God; and that is the essence of all the dealings that we are going through now as believers.
The essence of this water of everlasting life is for healing and you cannot be living until you are healed. As long as infirmities still exist in our souls, we are not yet living. The agenda of heaven and the reason why God planted churches is to make sure that we are healed; and this is so that we can become living beings.
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ…” (Eph. 1:3). God is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. A man that is not experiencing healing will not be living. You must be living for God to be your God; and this does not come by confession but by going through due processes. When you go through the due process required to achieve a thing, you will come into the experience of that thing. We should learn to obey due process so that we can become living beings.
“Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;  That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.” (1 Pet. 4:1-2). The essence of the processes we are required to go through is to cause us to cease from sin. That is why we should learn to remain under so that we can go through our processes and then become living. If Jesus went through due process, we must also do the same.
We must go beyond the love of God for meeting our natural needs to the point of obeying commandments. If we do not go through these processes, we can keep going to Church and not change. As such, we should be grateful to God for our ministers through whom He has unraveled these words to us.
“Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing ; and I will receive you…” (2 Cor. 6:17). For God to be your God and you to be His people, there are things you must do. When you begin to receive the ministration of the Lamb, the first thing you will come into is the righteousness of the Lamb.
Walking by faith separates a man from this world. When we became born again, we did not hear this call to come out from among them; but as we began to walk by faith, we heard the call and can then separate ourselves. Our ability to separate ourselves is dependent on our ability to walk by faith. A man that is not walking by faith will not come into separation and this separation is healing. The call will make you focus; and then you can come into the realm of the Father, the Son, and God.
The first step is to come out from among them and be separate while the second is to touch not the unclean thing. In the Holy Place, you will come into many sanctifications; but the journey does not end with our separation. We will have to get to a point where we will not touch the unclean thing, then the Father can receive us.
“Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.” (2 Cor. 7:1). There is the perfection of holiness but we will not come into this state without going through processes. There is also the filthiness of the flesh and of the spirit. Filthiness of the flesh are the things we can see with our eyes; and we need the milk of the word to deal with them. If these things are not dealt with, they will defile us; we will not journey as we ought to and we will not see accurately.
Pastors should learn to lead their flock by the Spirit and not by any other means. It takes a priest’s eye to see the filthiness of the spirit. When the Menorah is operational upon you and you begin to eat the shewbread, the filthiness of the spirit will be exposed. We are in a season where the Lord is changing us and healing is taking place. The Lord is going to heal us both spiritually and physically.