The mountains shall drip fresh juice and hills flow milk
Joel 3:18 -
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down new wine [juice], and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth from the house of the LORD, and shall water the valley of Shittim.
Before I come to the message let me expound some words.
New wine - is the Hebrew word 'aciyc' which comes from the root word which means 'pressed' and refers to juice that come from the fruit being pressed. Out of the 5 time it occurs in the Bible 4 times it is associated with grapes and once referred as plain juice. Here it symbolizes extracts of fruits - Fruits of the Holy Spirit means a new way of life (that is why we need to be born again to live a new way of life / to be filled with new wine).
Milk - here refers to the human milk (mother's milk) that is given to an infant - it symbolizes teachings. With the coming of Jesus Christ we started to dwell in the land of milk and honey which means we started receiving the true teachings and understanding of the Kingdom of God.
Rivers of Judah flow with water - Jesus said when we believe in Him, from our bellies will flow rivers of living water. Rivers are fresh water bodies which are essential to sustain life thus symbolizes life. Here it symbolizes life will flow [preaching of the Gospel] from people who praise God [Judah means praise] symbolizing Christians today.
Fountain in Hebrew 'ma'yan' is also translated as well or spring and is essential for day to day provision of water to a family. So here fountain shall come forth from the house of the Lord, means daily provision shall come from the Church / means it will provide for its people's needs.
Shittim was the place near the river Jordan to cross into Canaan land which was the Promised Land. So symbolizes the coming of Jesus Christ when we cross into Heaven - our Promised Land.
So in short in today's message the Lord is telling us soon we will see a change in the people of God. People's lives will change and they will not live like the people of the world. They will have better understanding of scriptures. Also the Churches will not be looked at as institutes that collect money, where the leaders run them like partnership firms given partly to God's work and partly for themselves but will be institutes that will provide help to the weak. It will give unto its people like it has not happened since the time of the Apostles. All this the Lord is saying will happen to prepare the Bride before the coming of the Groom our Lord Jesus Christ.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, since long people are being filled with secular teachings in your name. They are twisting and modifying the Word to as to make it understandable the worldly way. Lord we thank You that You are going to give us Teachers who would teach according to your Heart. We thank You for the change You are going to bring in our lives and we thank You for the revival that is going to come in our Churches. Lord we await these changes for we await our permanent House where we will dwell with and know our Heavenly Father...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference ]
Matthew 9:17 - Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.
John 7:38 - He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
Revelation 7:17 - For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
Jeremiah 11:5 - That I may perform the oath which I have sworn unto your fathers, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey, as it is this day. Then answered I, and said, So be it, O LORD.
14 Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD; for I am married to you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion
15 And I will give you shepherds according to my heart, who shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.
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