The picture in Ezek. 47 is so rich in meaning and so deep in its significance, needing the whole Bible to explain and properly interpret it. From God’s house there’s a river flowing – through the threshold the water flows towards the east, towards God’s glory. The river increases as we are measured by the Lord – the more the Lord measures us, the more He possesses us, and the deeper the river becomes, until we are swimming in it. More measuring – more flow!
four steps in the Lord’s measuring
The man of bronze measured four times, and each time the flow of water increased. The water up to the ankles – we cannot walk as freely as before, and our feet are taken over a little more by God. We begin to be restricted by God’s life and we learn not to walk so freely by ourselves. More measuring – the waters become deeper, and the walking is even more inconvenient. “The more you are measured by God, the more you will find that it is inconvenient for you to engage in your own activities” (W. Nee). Continue reading via,