Many Waters

I found this on YouTube and was shocked. I simply typed in anointed singing and didn’t expect to find much.

After the three minute mark I began to recognize a very familiar sound. This is a sound I first heard over 40 years ago. I used to crave to be in the center of such an event. It makes me think of the remarks of Jesus in John, chapter 7 when he said “out of your belly shall flow rivers of living water.” The next verse explains it all doesn’t it… when he said “this (the living water) spake he concerning the Holy Ghost which had not yet been given.”

Once we were filled with the Holy Ghost we began to experience these rivers, didn’t we. But can you remember… what a surprise it was when we left the shore where it was ankle-deep and we began to enter into what Ezekiel (chapter 47:5) calls “waters to swim in.” Earlier in chapter 43 Ezekiel even mentions the VOICE OF MANY WATERS. This idea is reiterated again twice in Revelation, chapter 1:15 and chapter 19:6. (Must be important.)

I’m inclined to think that such an occurrence is almost extinct today. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the Jesus rock concert environment of today’s churches as much as the next person, but it doesn’t even come close to the VOICE OF MANY WATERS. Where did those days go? I doubt if there’s a church or congregation within 100 miles of me that knows of this FLOOD of his presence.

It makes me think of Elijah in the wilderness explaining to God, “even I only am left.” But then again I’m reassured when I consider the Lord’s response to Elijah in first Kings 19:18, “Yet have I left me 7000 in Israel, all the knees who have not bowed to Baal.”

So maybe the Lord has reserved a multitude, who like me long for waters to swim in and who long to enter that chorus called the voice of many waters.