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The man said, “Ezekiel, son of man, pay attention to what you've seen.”We walked to the riverbank, where I saw dozens of trees on each side. The man said:This water flows eastward to the Jordan River valley and empties into the Dead Sea, where it turns the salt water into fresh water. Wherever this water flows, there will be all kinds of animals and fish, because it will bring life and fresh water to the Dead Sea. From En-Gedi to Eneglaim, people will fish in the sea and dry their nets along the coast. There will be as many kinds of fish in the Dead Sea as there are in the Mediterranean Sea. But the marshes along the shore will remain salty, so that people can use the salt from them. Fruit trees will grow all along this river and produce fresh fruit every month. The leaves will never dry out, because they will always have water from the stream that flows from the temple, and they will be used for healing people.
The name of the Dead Sea says it all. There is no life in the Dead Sea. Nothing can live in those waters. But when the stream that flows from the Temple of God flows into that sea it will come alive. The sea that was dead will live! That is what the stream that flows from out from God will do to your life through the power of the Blood of Jesus!
Because of sin you were as dead as the Dead Sea. Nothing good could grow in you. You were without hope and your only expectation was to spend Eternity in the fires of Hell. But when the life giving waters began to pour into your life everything changed. You were no longer hopeless. Jesus touched you and your new life in Him began.
If someone who knew the Dead Sea well, came to it's shores and found that the Dead Sea was alive, what would they do? Of course, they would ask: How did this happen? How could that which was dead come to life? So, after Jesus touches you and brings a dead man to life those who knew you before the power of Jesus came to you life will ask: How could this man who was dead come to life?
That is when you tell them about Jesus!
"Lord Jesus, I was dead in my sins, but You brought me to life through the power of Your Cross. And so I praise Your Holy Name today and tomorrow and forever. Amen."