A man paddled a canoe up river against the current. He struggled with the force of the flow against his canoe and strained into each stroke of the paddle. In front of him under the surface of the water was a flash of silver, as he looked closer he could make out thousands upon thousands of salmon par, moving down the river towards him. They swam all around his canoe, under it, all he could see was a river of fish. As they passed him and his canoe, he watched them continue downstream, towards the mouth of the river each one darting forward hungry for the freedom of the open sea.
The salmon had travelled from the source of the river as one body of fish, searching for that which filled every part of their being, the call of the open sea. When they arrived at the mouth of the river the salmon par began to separate from the shoal as they entered the open water of the sea and moved off into freedom, they travelled paths built into their generational lines from the very beginning of time.
My Sons and Daughters are you going through such a time, as you sense you are trying to row upriver against the flow, understand that there are those surrounding you who do not see, My chosen plan and purpose for you, as the salmon have a built in knowledge to return to the sea from the river of their birth. I have built into you the knowledge and imprinted it on your soul for you to flow in, my spirit and find your freedom in Me.
(NIV) Ephesians 4: 12-14
To equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.
(NIV) Revelation 22: 1
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
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