Ezekiel 47:12 Fruit trees of all kinds will grow on both banks of the river. Their leaves will not wither, nor will their fruit fail. Every month they will bear, because the water from the sanctuary flows to them. Their fruit will serve for food and their leaves FOR HEALING.

Last week, my husband and I watched a documentary on BBC television about human trafficking…and child labour. The focus was on the cocoa plantations in West African countries. A boy from Burkina Faso was sold off by his uncle ended up in Ghana. Some undercover journalist brought him out of captivity and helped re-unite him with his mother. During the week, I also watched a movie based on the 1994 genocide in Rwanda…where nearly 1 millions lives were lost. Yet again, my heart was reminded how wicked the heart of man is. At the end of the week, I saw another documentary about the drug cartels in South America and how children and young people are abducted and are forced to join the rebel army against their wish. Their families are heartbroken and most have no ransom money to pay for their release.

Where is justice? Where is THE HEALING OF THE NATIONS?

The world is HURTING. The world is LOST. The world has NO ANSWERS. Even with the good and well-meaning world institutions to help protect the welfare of the child; today…at this precise moment, somewhere in the world, a child is being;

– trafficked as a slave,
– forced into prostitution
– forced to abandon school
– forced to go without meals for days
– separated from family and home environment

Families are being separated and alienated from each other. There is a woman who cannot attain her full potential because of her cultural or religious limitations etc. And the more I see and observe this, I remember:

Romans 8:20-22 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God. We know the the WHOLE CREATION HAS BEEN GROANING as in the pains of childbirth right up to the PRESENT TIME.

The nations are longing for healing. Nations are looking for salvation. As the church longs and hopes for His soon return…let us asking and look up for the HEALING OF NATIONS. Jesus is the tree of life which bears fruit for food…and the leaves for medicine.

Today, I pray for those who have not yet tasted of the fruit from the tree of life. I pray for those who are looking for the great physician. Jesus is food for your soul. Jesus is medicine for your wounds. He is longing to save you. He is looking to heal you. He is longing to make nations…great or small whole again!

Come to the THE RIVER OF LIFE!

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the HEALING OF THE NATIONS.

12 thoughts on “THE HEALING OF NATIONS

  1. Praying and longing with you for all to come and be fed and healed by their Lord and Savior. This post made me cry and have goose bumps! God bless you Gladwell as you serve Him faithfully! deb

    • Deb,

      This past week found me in tears as well. I asked questions…which no-one could answer. But…I remember the Living Word and I found comfort, not only for my soul…but those out there who are looking for a way out as well. Let us keep His banner of love raised for all to see and come for healing!

      Love and blessings,


  2. Gladwell, This really jumped out at me in your post: “The world is HURTING. The world is LOST. The world has NO ANSWERS.” But the word that jumped out was the one you did not put in all caps, though you repeated it three times: “the world.” The world cannot provide healing or answers. But God, in His mercy, provides healing to the hurting, finds those who are lost, and has all the answers we need. Thank you for calling out to those who need Him so that they might come and be healed. Peace, Linda

    • Linda,

      He desires that we…the church reach out to them that have no hope…or answers with the very answer we have. JESUS. So…simply yet…too simple for the world to see. May the Lord use each one of us…to shed the light of the Kingdom into our communities, families and everywhere He has placed us…in small and quiet way.

      Love and blessings,


  3. Gladwell,

    Great post…Have you noticed that the World has gone from bad to worse in this past few years…People are wicked..many long for some kind of deliverance…I feel that we are approaching the end time…and the world is rushing towards something…Let us draw more closer to that tree of life and show many others the WAY..

    Gospel is being preached more faster than we think…I pray that God will use you, me and many others in this great purpose of His Kingdom.

    God Bless,

    • Rani,

      You and I…as part of the Church are His hands which the world is longing to be touched by. The hurting…and lost need to be comforted and led to the RIVER OF THE WATER OF LIFE. We have tasted and seen the Lord is God…let us do our part in passing on the cup to them that thirst and hunger for righteousness!

      God bless,


  4. Great post topic and a frustrating one. It is sad to think that this has gone on throughout history–selling children for profit or for other reasons like in Joseph and his brothers.

    • Slamdunk,

      The bible says in Ephesians 6:12-14 For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for it is the light that makes everything visible.

      As the children of the Light…we ought to expose those things…so that the world may see and repent of their sins.

      God bless and keep you!


  5. Amen!

    Real life is only available in Jesus!

    Restored life is only available in Jesus!

    How his heart must weep, how he longs to give us that life and restoration.

    My heart longs to be broken for the things that break his heart!!

    • Mary,

      Yes…like you, I pray that my heart will not remain indifferent to the very things Christ died on the cross for…to release the captive and heal the brokenhearted. I want to be found with a heart of compassion for the lost and dying!

      Keeping in step with the faith…

      Love and blessings,


  6. Gladwell,
    Once again, the spirit has placed a simular message in our hearts. I was reading in Matt 24 yesterday and tuesdays blog is on that. Yes, our nations are hurting, and there is only one balm for their wounds. God Bless

    • Jim,

      I read your last two post…and my heart is deeply stirred. Yes…we are living at the edge of time…and God wants us to keep our eyes open to see the many opportunities we have to minister to the lost, the hungry and needy. I thank God..for the wake-up call. Lets keep up calling many to works of righteousness in Him!



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