The Living Water of Life

3 Apr

A Time to Live

Melody Hendrix

 

 

A river is a conveyance of the most primordial element of life—water.
This river of water of life is a symbol of God in Christ as the Spirit flowing Himself into His redeemed people to be their life and life supply.

Jesus answered and said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again; but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.”
John 4:13-14

 

Ancient civilizations sprang up around rivers for good reason. Humans can only survive 3-5 days without water. We need water for basic life functions like circulation, respiration, and converting food to energy. After oxygen (another symbol of the Spirit), water is the body’s most important nutrient.

 

 

A river has three aspects.

Such a flowing river has a source, a course, and a flow.  (Rev. 22:1).
In these three aspects of a river, the persons of the Triune God, the move of God, and the eternal intention of God are all profoundly typified.

The Water Of Life.

 

 

Most Relevant Verses.

He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water. John 7:38-39 

Verse Concepts.

The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters; The fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook. Proverbs 18:4 

 

 

Verse Concepts

He will drink from the brook by the wayside; Therefore He will lift up His head.
Psalm 110:7

Therefore you will joyously draw water From the springs of salvation. Isaiah 12:3

Then the LORD God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might stretch out his hand, and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”– Genesis 3:22-24 

Then he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb. Revelation 22:1-2

 

Verse Concepts.

Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city. Revelation 22:14

It will come about that every living creature which swarms in every place where the river goes, will live. And there will be very many fish, for these waters go there and the others become fresh; so everything will live where the river goes. Ezekiel 47:9

 

 

 

I am retired and enjoying life. My hobbies are my 5 grandchildren, son and daughter, and my loving husband. I am a photographer and extreme nature lover. I love spending time in my garden or in the wilderness connected to God my Creator.
Melody

3 Responses to “The Living Water of Life”

  1. Onisha Ellis April 4, 2018 at 8:01 pm #

    Science says that if we ignore our bodies thirst for water, our body will cease to alert us to our need for water. Do you think when our soul ignores our need for Living water, we cease to thirst for it?

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Jinx April 3, 2018 at 8:34 am #

       

    Like

    • Louise Gibson April 3, 2018 at 8:37 am #

      AMEN AND AMEN!

      Like

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