The River represents the Sovereign movement of the Spirit of Jesus Christ that flows into our world with the Father's love and brings His Eternal Kingdom into hearts everywhere. The River reveals that it is ALL GOD!
In Scripture we see several places where God uses the illustration of a river or water to teach a spiritual truth. Jesus Himself said, "if anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. Whoever believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him," (John 7:37-38). Another example in Scripture is Ezekiel 47. There we see a picture of a river that flows from the heavenly temple of God growing bigger as it travels into a vast desert wilderness. Wherever this spiritual river travels it brings abundant life, fruit producing trees on both sides of the river, swarms of living creatures that live wherever the river flows. This river brings re-birth, revival restoration, reconciliation, and real life wherever it runs. Truly it is the River of God.
Our passion at The River is to be a part of that river, to drink freely from the grace given to us in Jesus Christ, and to let His sovereign love reign in our hearts in such a way that a thirsty world sees Jesus in us and then drinks. Our deep desire is to see our world filled with the "knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea," (Habakkuk 2:14). We are praying that our lives become rivers that rush into a spiritual ocean that will advance God's glory all over the earth. As you read this we hope and pray you are part of God's Eternal River; and if not, our appeal to you is to jump in and join us in the River of Life!