Living Water Flowing Out unto Eternity!

John 7:38 records the Lord Jesus telling us, “He who believes into Me, as the Scripture said, out of his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water.” John explains in verse 39a, “But this He said concerning the Spirit, whom those who believed into Him were about to receive.” This promise is fulfilled now in our Christian life; since the resurrection of Jesus Christ, everyone who believes receives the Spirit who flows as living water.

In Revelation 22:1 the apostle John tells us “he [an angel] showed me a river of water of life, bright as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb in the middle of its [New Jerusalem’s] street.” This is the eternal fulfillment of John 7:38-39.

This post is the overflow of a recent morning’s singing of praise to the Triune God as the flowing eternal life. Verses 1 and 6 (below) speak of this flow unto and thru all eternity. This immediately reminded me of New Jerusalem and Revelation 22:1. Verse 7 (also below) speaks of our singing and ever praising the Triune God. This praising, like the flowing, is characteristic of New Jerusalem.

Hymn information: author Witness Lee, composer C. Hutcheson, words and music

New Jerusalem__O God, Thou art the source of life,
____Divine, and rich and free!
__As living water flowing out
____Unto eternity!

__The love of God, the grace of Christ,
____The Spirit’s flowing free,
__Enable us God’s wealth to share
____Thru all eternity.

__The Father, Son, and Spirit-one,
____So richly care for us;
__Thy love with one accord we sing
____And e’er would praise Thee thus.

The love of God, the grace of Christ, and the Spirit’s flowing free are with us to be appreciated by us both today (2 Cor. 13:14) and in New Jerusalem.

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New Jerusalem is the Product of God’s Life

New Jerusalem

“A fountain of water gushing up into eternal life.” (John 4:14)

“I am the bread of life.” (John 6:48)

“And he showed me a river of water of life, bright as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb in the middle of its street. And on this side and on that side of the river was the tree of life, producing twelve fruits, yielding its fruit each month.” (Rev 22:1-2a)

More at New Jerusalem is the Consummation of All the New Testament Blessings

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God’s Fatness, Fountain, River, and Light

New Jerusalem is a city of light and life, we are children of light and life, and we walk in the light and in the fellowship of life. The past four posts have looked at light and life with New Testament verses.

New JerusalemPsalm 36:7-9 says, “How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! Thus the sons of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings. They are saturated with the fatness of Your house, and You cause them to drink of the river of Your pleasures. For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light.

Here we have multiple aspects of the foretaste of life and light in New Jerusalem. “How precious” is God now! And how much more will God be to us then!

Perhaps now we only taste the fatness of His house, but in New Jerusalem certainly we will all be saturated with this fatness.

Today we drink of the river of His pleasures (the Spirit – John 7:37-39). This river will flow eternally from the throne of God and the Lamb (the fountain of life) in New Jerusalem (Rev. 22:1). Both now and in eternity this river is our supply of divine life.

Today we walk in the light (1 John 1:7) and in New Jerusalem God’s light will be the only light! The city will have no need of natural light nor of man-made light. Lord, we thank You that You are our light of life now and in New Jerusalem.

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