Beware of blessings without his presence. Exodus 33 1 – 3 It’s possible to be blessed with land, milk, and honey (miraculous provision) without His Presence.

Leaders need skills and strategy especially in a public meeting to discern and release the river.

King David asked how does the ark (river) come to me? I Chronicles 13:12

1: Take intentional time personally to let the river flow in your life.

2: As the leader of the meeting ask the Lord to make you a thermometer.
That is how to measure the level of the river in the meeting:
In Your spirit
In your soul
In your body

3: Humility
The river and its manifestations will break the spirit of careerism and professionalism in Christian leadership. (Bob Jones)

4: Be willing to be spontaneous not predictable

5: Recognize the source of the river for that particular meeting or day. Will He come through:
Testimonies
Worship
The lightning rod in the congregation
Preaching
General prayer
Altar call
Laying on of hands
NOT laying on of hands
Separate meetings designated for the river to flow ??????

6: Broaden your definition of the river – it’s not just manifestations. Don’t let carnal people define the river for you.

7: Understand that the river works with JOY. Joy is a breakthrough force. Work with worship leaders so that there is a spirit of joy in a river meeting.

8: Don’t be idealistic in the river. An experience in the river doesn’t guarantee righteousness or spirituality. River people can still fall (and sadly do).

9: Educate your people in the River. Explain that “this is that ” as Peter did out of the Scriptures in Acts 2:14-21

10: Know the three primary responses of people watching the river move (Acts 2: 12-13):
WOW response – Amazed
HUH response – Perplexed
YUK response – Mocking

In Acts 17:31-34 we see the same 3 fold pattern of responses.

11: The River DOES have banks:
The Scriptures
A willingness to be corrected
A balance with teaching sound doctrine

12: The River has turns. Acts 13:45-46 Paul said we will now TURN to the Gentiles.

IT SEEMS THAT IF ONE GROUP DOES NOT RECEIVE THE RIVER THE LORD WILL GO TO OTHERS

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