Prophet Ezekiel, in his vision of the future temple sees water flowing from the entrance of the temple. This flowing water covers him from his ankle to his waist and grows deep. This is God’s love, forgiveness, mercy and grace. His love overflows the temple and His forgiveness reaches out to all.
As the vision continues we see that the water from the temple, where God abides, gushes into the Dead Sea, removing the saltiness of the sea thereby bringing life of all forms. God’s mercy and forgiveness can transform our sinful and corrupt hearts bringing forth spiritual healing. Those who have turned towards God and has acknowledged Him will eat the good things the land produces (Isaiah 1:19).
His grace and forgiveness is overflowing, we just have to let it flow over us and move towards the path that leads to life (Psalm 16:11). If we receive and fail to move forward we will be like salty marshes and ponds (vs 11) settling down our lives with sinful nature.
Zechariah 3:2-4, cites a vision where Prophet Zechariah sees Satan accusing Joshua of his sins. In spite of the accusations pointed, God forgives Joshua and removes his filthiness. We too can gain forgiveness by repenting and turning towards God. He will clothe us with new garments of righteousness and will remove our red stained sins.
” “When the time comes,” says the Lord Almighty, “a fountain will be opened to purify the descendants of David and the people of Jerusalem from their sin and idolatry.” “
Jesus has promised us the life giving water (John 4:10). Lets immerse ourselves into this water of love, forgiveness and grace and become one with Him.