January Prayer and Fasting Day 2
STREAMS OF HEALING
Scripture For Meditation — Ezekiel 47:8-12; Rev 22:1-5; 2 Chronicles 7:14
Our scripture for meditation today is a key integral part of a prophetic word that God gave to us as we waited on Him in fasting and prayers at the end of last year.
He said that He would cause Streams of Healing to flow into our homes.
In retrospect, especially having experienced a few particular incidences since the turn of the New Year, I realise that maybe we did not quite pay as much attention to that prophetic word as we should have; maybe we missed a subtle message in that prophecy that we should have been particularly aware of.
Just think about it… If God has said He will cause “Streams of Healing” to flow into our homes, would that not also suggest that there will be incidences of sicknesses that would be prevalent all around that we would need His healing power to keep away from our homes?
Indeed, as we think about that, I’m sure a few of us will notice how that has been a thing in our lives, in our families or in the lives of people that we know or are acquainted with. There seems to have been a persistent attack on people’s health since the turn of the New Year, both physically and mentally.
And even in many nations especially in the UK, the scourge of the Covid-19 pandemic seems to have taken a new lease of life, infecting many at an alarming rate, and taking lives with daily death tolls in the last few weeks rising to unprecedented levels.
But friends, God gave us a word of assurance before all this began to happen!
He said He will cause Streams of Healing / Healing Streams to flow into our homes and lives.
As the NLT translated verse 12 of Ezekiel 47:
“Fruit trees of all kinds will grow along both sides of the river. The leaves of these trees will never turn brown and fall, and there will always be fruit on their branches. There will be a new crop every month, for they are watered by the river flowing from the Temple. The fruit will be for food and the leaves for healing.”
There will be healing wherever the river flows…
While the world awaits a vaccine, we already have an antidote to the scourge; a sure defence against the spirit of infirmity that is plaguing the nations of the world.
Whatever the sickness, whatever the ailments, the River of God; the Living waters, the River of life; the life-flow from the blood that Jesus shed for us on Calvary’s Cross — The power in the blood that flows from the Marcy seat, from the Throne of Grace is indeed a veritable defence against all the storms of the enemy. Hallelujah!
Pastor Wale Ola
• Let’s stand as priests on behalf of our nations and the Church and let’s cry out to God for mercy and an outpouring of His grace.
• Pray for God to bring healing and deliverance to the nations, into our communities, our households and everywhere the River flows.
• Let’s pray for Streams of Healing to flow from the Throne of Grace into our homes and into our lives to bring restoration and refreshing, and establish the Shalom peace of God in every area of our lives in Jesus’s Name.
• Let’s stand in the gap for the sick, the unwell or oppressed, and let’s rebuke the spirit of infirmity in Jesus’s Name and let’s petition God to heal them and deliver them from their affliction and pains and make them whole in Jesus’s Name. Amen.