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The Church on the Water

Voice of the Kingfisher speaks out  …from a different perspective
                                                          by Elinor Montgomery

July 01, 2010

     Sailboats on the water, driven by the wind
     Fishermen fishing men out of sin
     The waters are dark, a deep blue in color
     The boat is white, it could be no other

            The church is her name, purity describes her
     Driven by the Spirit, wherever it guides her
     No one knows the direction she will go
     It all depends on where the winds blow

     There is but One Who stands at the helm
     He has the power to overwhelm
     The enemy flees at the sound of His name
     His opponents bow their heads in shame

     Confession is the name of the game
     They will walk, who once were lame
     They shall see, who once were blind
     The last shall be first, to come from behind

     The poor shall be rich in robes of righteousness
     Their light shall shine in blinding brightness
     They shall inherit the kingdom from above
     And dwell within His eternal love

     The trumpet blows, the call is made
     “Come!” cries the bride for the light will fade
     Great darkness is coming to cover the earth
     It signals in Israel a day of birth

     All is not lost if one looks toward heaven
     It is time to depart from the wickedness of leaven
     The Lord is coming and is coming soon
     It’s time for her crown and a walk on the moon

So little is understood about the separation of the waters of Genesis and of the four riverheads, which began as one coming out from Eden. Prophecy for all of history is wrapped up in these waters, which indicate exactly where the Garden of Eden was located. They tell us where we stand today within the full spectrum of history. They are foundational to all prophecy, having been a mystery until this time of the opening of the scrolls by Jesus, as indicated in the book of Revelation.

To you, of the institutional church – does your priesthood understand or tell you about these things? Could it be that it does not know anything about the waters of the Bible? Oh yes, the priests talk about the river of life, but do they tell you about the river that encompasses the whole land of Cush or the river that goes toward the east of Assyria? I doubt very much that they are able to tell you anything about them.

If they do not understand about them, then they will not be able to understand many other things revealed in the Bible. They will not really comprehend what it means to be born again of the water and the Spirit if one is to inherit the kingdom of God (see John 3:5). They will not understand the two sticks of Israel as described in Ezekiel 37, and how the nation will be cleansed to become one kingdom under God as His house of Israel.

They will not be able to understand Isaiah 33, where Zion is described as a place the majestic Lord will be, a place of broad rivers and streams in which no galley with oars will sail nor majestic ships pass by. They will not understand what is meant in Isaiah 54, where it speaks of the waters of Noah no longer covering the earth.

They will not understand how Jesus can say in John 7:38 that he who believes on Him, as the Scripture has said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. Nor will they understand how a pure river can flow from the throne of heaven of which it can be said that, in the middle of its street (of the New Jerusalem) and on either side of the river was the tree of life (see Revelation 22:1-2). And they will never understand about the woman of Revelation 12, clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown or garland of twelve stars.

In fact, if the priesthood does not understand Genesis 1, in which the waters from above were separated from the waters from below and the seas separated from the dry earth, then it is lost in the first chapter of the Bible, and one has to ask if the priests’ understanding comes from men or from God.

Having asked this question, one must then ask whether or not it can be the real church, if the priesthood is unable to witness to the truth in the spirit of prophecy, as did Jesus witness to the two disciples on the road to Emmaus (see Luke 24:13-32).  “For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy (Revelation 19:10).” Did not their hearts burn as He opened the understanding of the Scriptures to them? How can a priesthood of no understanding cause hearts to burn?

Are the institutional churches of Christianity really the church of Jesus Christ, one He sent out with hearts afire to witness to the truth to all nations? Did He ever ask His church to build confining religious walls and congregate behind them in comfortable pews of religion, within buildings built of hand-cut stone? Was His church not made up of living stones found in the market place or wherever people could hear the message of truth?

Jesus set His church upon the water, purified and ready to fish men out of the sea and into the kingdom where there is no more sea. “In all your getting, get understanding (Proverbs 4:7)”, and let that understanding begin by understanding the waters of Genesis, chapters 1 and 2. Only then will you understand why the church is set upon the water.

The first miracle of Jesus was to turn the water into wine, at the wedding feast of Cana of Galilee. However, He witnessed to the fact that His hour had not yet come. It would come with the greatest miracle of all, intended for the entire world, when the blood and water flowed from His pierced side on the cross of Calvary.