The River and the Tree

In the eternal city of God, there is a river. In the midst thereof is a tree-the Tree of Life, the old, rugged cross of Calvary. The leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.

The river has a purpose in its application for today. It speaks of the river of the Holy Spirit running through the world and glorifying Jesus Christ. The tree, the cross of Christ, is for the healing of all people.

The one side of the river speaks of the past, the other side refers to the future, and the middle speaks of the present. God is saying that for the past, present, and future there is a river. There in the middle of it is the Tree of Life. The presence of God, represented by that river, is also in His beautiful cloud (1 Kings 8:10-11), and His strength is in the clouds (Psalm 68:34).

Let us dedicate our bodies to him. Let God’s fire and His cloud fill us. Let us dedicate our minds and have them set apart to think only His thoughts. The presence of God will be there for the purpose of these dedications.

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