In ancient times, almost all of the great cities had rivers and many of the modern cities were built on river banks or near the sea. Rivers and other bodies of water were an integral part of the survival of these cities because water sustains life. Water is not only necessary to quench thirst but without it there is no growth. The crops need water so the harvest can be fruitful and plentiful, therefore it is vital to survival. With this knowledge, imagine the distress Jerusalem must have felt being one of the few major cities without a river! They were the "city of God", yet they were forced to travel far and wide relying on strange waters from foreign places to sustain them. For Jerusalem there seemed to be no hope! Then the Lord spoke to the children of Israel, Psalms 46:4, and assured them that there was a river that would flow through Jerusalem, whose streams would make glad His city. Can you imagine how overjoyed they must have been to hearthis wonderful news?
Amidst a very intimate time with Abba, the Father shared with me His heart concerning what He described as a very powerful prophetic movement. God allowed me to understand that in this city, region, nation and throughout the earth; many of His people were still in a spiritual wilderness and dry desolate places. Places where many spiritual habitations have allowed the sun to dry up their spiritual waters. Places where believers once experienced rivers of living water flowing from their bellies, but now they have dried up wells because of hardship and religiosity. God showed me the land filled with people thirsty, longing, and needing to drink of Him so they may never thirst again. An eternal quenching! He also showed me the many ministries that failed these people, who tried to go and be the source of water for the land but could not maintain their purity consequently failing to perpetuate a steady flow. So God said tell the people:
"I will be the River as I was and have been since the ancient of days and my true remnant will be my streams. Although the River is still, the streams will break off and flow throughout the land, they will flow into the city and those who are to far away from the River to obtain water will have the opportunity to drink when the streams come to where they are. Those of my children whose minds have suffered through the mirages of water, and found themselves discouraged having never found the true and authentic River; [they] will now be able to rejoice because the streams are going to come to them. The streams will infiltrate every opening in the earth and find paths to His people and THE CITY WILL BE MADE GLAD!".
Thus was birthed our mandate to be a prophetic stream sent out on specific assignments: missions! The assignment is biblically based, the navigation is prophetic, the streams are released and the mission is divine!