One night during my quiet time, I was pouring out my desire to know God’s Word more deeply. I told God that I wanted to be like a wine bottle: when the cork is popped, the contents just flow out. That is what I was wanting, but God so gently whispered, “Think bigger! A wine bottle will soon be empty, but a waterfall is continuously flowing.”
Wow! What an amazing vision. God has always got such a bigger picture. God revealed that the waterfall represented His Never Ending Flowing Word because water is needed for survival, just as we need His Word. Satisfied with such a beautiful thought, I prayed and went to bed.
The next morning I was awakened at 5am. Since I never get up that early, I immediately asked God what He desired of me. God preceded to expand my image of the waterfall. I envisioned the waterfall once again (the water representing God’s Word). He showed me a waterfall that was not flowing; it looked as if a dam had been built.
All I could see was the exposed rock that should have been covered by flowing water. God then revealed an opening in the rock like a cavern. In the opening was a treasure. He said when we are not immersed in His Word, we leave ourselves vulnerable and open to attack. What God was showing me is that we need to cover our treasure in His Word, so that we are protected from the Enemy who wants to steal, kill, and destroy.
God went on to show me a vision of a waterfall that was flowing, but there were breaks in the water where rocks were poking out. He said when believers are covering themselves in the Word; but they have strong holds (e.g. unforgiveness, sin, addictions), they create a break in the flow. And through that break in the water, the Enemy can enter or vulnerable places and steal our treasure.
So from this beautiful vision, I see we must cover ourselves in his Life Giving Word and confess sin, let go of unforgiveness, and cast down strongholds. We must consistently be covered by God’s Word so we do not expose ourselves to the Enemy’s attack. We are in a relationship with God! He has graciously provided the never ending pure life giving flow of His Word! All we have to do is stay in its protection.
“Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb.”
-Revelations 22:1 (NIV)
“Lord, thank You that You have provided us with Your life giving Word that can protect and cover us. I pray, Lord, that if there are any breaks or dams in Your protection around me, that You would reveal them to me right now. I want my waterfall to be overflowing. I want to confess any breaks in the flow, including…”