The glorious Lord will be unto us a place of broad rivers and streams.

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    • #105033
      Yohanan
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        “The glorious Lord will be unto us a place of broad rivers and streams.” — Isa 33:21

        Broad rivers and streams produce fertility, and abundance in the land. Places near broad rivers are remarkable for the variety of their plants and their plentiful harvests. God is all this to his Church. Having God she has abundance. What can she ask for that he will not give her? What want can she mention which he will not supply? “In this mountain shall the Lord of Hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things.” Want ye the bread of life? It drops like manna from the sky. Want ye refreshing streams? The rock follows you, and that Rock is Christ. If you suffer any want it is your own fault; if you are straitened you are not straitened in him, but in your own bowels. Broad rivers and streams also point to commerce. Our glorious Lord is to us a place of heavenly merchandise. Through our Redeemer we have commerce with the past; the wealth of Calvary, the treasures of the covenant, the riches of the ancient days of election, the stores of eternity, all come to us down the broad stream of our gracious Lord. We have commerce, too, with the future. What galleys, laden to the water’s edge, come to us from the millennium! What visions we have of the days of heaven upon earth! Through our glorious Lord we have commerce with angels; communion with the bright spirits washed in blood, who sing before the throne; nay, better still, we have fellowship with the Infinite One. Broad rivers and streams are specially intended to set forth the idea of security. Rivers were of old a defence. Oh! beloved, what a defence is God to his Church! The devil cannot cross this broad river of God. How he wishes he could turn the current, but fear not, for God abideth immutably the same. Satan may worry, but he cannot destroy us; no galley with oars shall invade our river, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby.

        – Charles Spurgeon

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      • #105035
        churchgal
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          This is just beautiful. It makes me think of the hymn, Shall we gather at the river? and the Lord being our everlasting, consistently renewing and refreshing provision of all that we will ever need :amen:

        • #105036
          Yohanan
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            If we, His children, only understood how much He is our everything we wouldn’t cling so tightly to anything in this world.

          • #105040
            tenderreed
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              True that brother!  In heaven we will cling to only Him and his goodness!  TR

              • #105042
                Geri9
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                  I’ve always wondered how that will be … will Jesus be everywhere and will He be visiting all His children at once or will we need to take a number and wait our turn … since we don’t have to punch a clock the waiting won’t be like down here and we can talk and visit with others in the meantime or do our hobbies, or go for walks and talk with the animals and birds and I reckon the fish … like the dolphins.

              • #105047
                Yohanan
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                  Yes and then have those fish for dinner! 😁

                  • #105053
                    Geri9
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                      So let minnow if I got this right … your dream meal in heaven will be  peanut butter and jellyfish sandwiches? 😉

                      • #105063
                        Tammie
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                          Ok so that is just nasty to even think about —- (we need a green emoji) :mdrmdr: :mdrmdr:

                      • #105070
                        KolleenWStone
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                          :mdrmdr: :mdrmdr:

                           

                      • #105067
                        Yohanan
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                          🤢

                        • #105068
                          Geri9
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                            I agree Tammie, but Yohanan is insisting on REAL fish. :negative:

                            Peanut butter and Jellybean sandwiches (minus the grape jelly) are sooooo much better

                            or

                            Peanut butter and applying some Swedish Gummy Fish in between the bread and leaving out the grape jelly  are the ultimate bomb too! :whistle:

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                          • #105082
                            Tammie
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                              Ok so I am just not a gummy kind of person — have you noticed how many kinds of “gummy” vitamin supplements there are these days?????

                              Peanut butter is a great staple, how about just handing some honey on it, yum!

                              As mana was described as coriander and honey, hopefully we will have honey in heaven, that would be heavenly for sure :mdrmdr:

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