What is the flow of life

What is the flow of life?

The precise term “flow of life” is not in the Bible. However, Revelation 22: 1-2 refers to “a river of living water, clear as crystal, that goes out from the throne of God and the Lamb”. In his vision of the New Jerusalem, the apostle John described the river that flows in the middle of the city's great street.

Water is a common symbol of eternal life in the scriptures. Isaiah refers to “draw water from the wells of salvation with joy”. (Isaiah 12: 3). The prophet Jeremiah from the Old Testament rebukes the Israelites for having "abandoned the living spring" from God and made their own cisterns that were cracked and could not hold water (Jeremiah 2:13). The Israelites abandoned God, who alone offers eternal life, to pursue false gods, worldliness, and work-based religions. People are doing exactly the same thing today, rejecting the water of life of Christ, which purifies the dusty life of materialism and masturbation.

Jesus encouraged the Samaritan woman to take water from him at the well, the water of (eternal) life, so that she would never be spiritually thirsty again (John 4: 13-14). He continues in John 7:38 that those who believe in him will have rivers of living water. Water is a suitable and easily understandable symbol for life. Just as the physical water is necessary to sustain physical life on earth, the living water of the Savior is necessary to sustain eternal life with him. Jesus is the bread of life (John 6:35) and the source of the living water that provides for his people forever.

The stream of living water in Revelation 22 is likely a symbol of eternal life, which God offers free and freely to all who believe in Christ.


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