Psa. 46:4 ¶  There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High.
There is a River!!! This is the River of Life that Jesus prophesied about in the temple in Jerusalem. He interrupted the services in the temple during the Feast of Tabernacles crying out with a loud voice, ‘If anyone is thirsty let him come to me and drink’. He was so overcome with passion His appeal burst out into pleas compelling people to come and drink. David sang about this river, Ezekiel prophesied about it as he waded in over his head, and John declared that this river was flowing out from the Father and the Son. Spurgeon describes it as smoothly flowing divine grace.
“Divine grace like a smoothly flowing, fertilising, full, and never failing river, yields refreshment and consolation to believers. This is the river of the water of life, of which the church above as well as the church below partakes evermore. It is no boisterous ocean, but a placid stream, it is not stayed in its course by earthquakes or crumbling mountains, it follows its serene course without disturbance. Happy are they who know from their own experience that there is such a river of God.”
The Fire Bible says that this river is a continuous flow of inspiration and power.
“God’s ‘river’ is the continual flow of his grace (undeserved favor, mercy and help), inspiration and power working through and among his faithful people. This pure, life-giving river flows from God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. It is described as flowing from God’s throne and constantly refreshing his people on earth and those in heaven. The most important benefit of this river is that it brings evidence of God’s presence among his people: ‘The LORD Almighty is with us’.”
This River is not an experience or even the power of God, the River is a person. It is the third person of the blessed Trinity, the precious Holy Spirit. Have you found your way to the River of God? You see, it is not good enough to believe that there is a River; you must get into the River. The River is a place of refreshing to those who drink it, it is a place of cleansing for those who bath in it, it is the source of power to those who will swim and live in it. I have to agree with David,  ‘There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God”.

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  2. I had a “first time” experience Monday evening after the service. I had a young minister stand in front of me and tell me he had watched me “worship” in the service and wanted me to PRAY that he would receive “that” kind of JOY. I was stunned because to my knowledge the JOY I have came thru the experience of receiving the Holy Spirit at age eleven and continued Praise and Worship and FAITH during HARD HARD TIMES thru my life !!! I only knew to tell him since he said he was saved and had received the Holy Spirit to just PRACTICE USING his prayer language and GROW thru Tests and Trials!! I am continuing to pray for him that his faith does not fail!!

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