Freedom River Vision (Ezekiel 47)
River Source – temple, sunrise, streams – Jesus shows Ezekiel the flowing water at the temple’s gates: a picture of the Holy Spirit coming from heaven to earth.
Immersion Guide – river, prophet, Jesus – Jesus takes Ezekiel further downstream showing him the river depths: a picture of experiencing more of the Spirit.
Living Streams – river, fish, beast, fruit tree – Life flourishes wherever the river flows: a picture of God’s presence bringing life and purpose to all who enter in.
Healing Nations – woman, fish pole, fruit – Fruit trees line the riverbanks. The fruit feeds, the leaves heal: a picture of God meeting our needs, healing our hearts.
- How is this spiritual river a picture of the Holy Spirit?
- List everything that happens near the flowing river.
- Do you think the guide is Jesus or an angel? Why?
- What do we learn about abundant life in this story?
- Why is the guide showing Ezekiel the river depths?
- How do we experience more of the Spirit over time?
- Compare the living river with the swamps/marshes.
- What’s significant about fresh fruit born every month?
- Compare Ezekiel 47:8-12 to Revelation 22:1-5.
The following activities will help you remember the story, apply wisdom to your own life, and tell the story to others.
- Pray. Listen to the story. Draw the story.
- Tell the story with the drawings.
- Draw your own pictures to illustrate the story.
- Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal wisdom in the story.
- Pray. What is the Holy Spirit asking you to do next?
- Go and tell the story to someone. Discuss the story.
- Disciple others to become Spirit-filled storytellers.
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