Practical Christionics
Good Water

We have talked a bit about water being the container of evil spirits(demons) in previous discussions (DEMONs in the house and DEMONs in the water). Today we will discuss Good Water. In the New Jerusalem, we find that there is a RIVER (Revelation 22:1). Compared to the Euphrates River, this isn't just any physical river. It is THE WATER of LIFE that flows in it. Even though we now are in the new Jerusalem, during Jesus' earthly ministry, He talked about this LIVING WATER (John 4:7-26). It is clear that Jesus was referring to ETERNAL LIFE.

Throughout the Revelation, much is said about God, the Father, and the Lamb, Jesus Christ the Son.  We haven't seen the eternal form of the Holy Spirit since Their blazing descriptions in the beginning (Revelation 1:4 and Revelation 4:5). But the Holy Trinity remains in tact forever and ever too. Here we most likely see the Holy Spirit in the form of this RIVER of THE WATER of LIFE. This may seem strange at first, but John in another letter he wrote, says that there are three entities who bear witness: the Spirit, the Water, and the Blood (1 John 5:6-8-12). Good WATER like this WATER of LIFE contains good Spirit(s). Bad water contains evil spirit(s) (e.g. Revelation 9:13-14-21, Revelation 12:10-15-17, and Revelation 16:4-7,12-16).

Jesus makes a point about 'living WATER' flowing from the innermost being of the Holy Spirit in John 7:37-38-39-52. From Old Testament Levitical writings (Leviticus 17:10-16), we understand the relationship between blood and LIFE physically. In the New Jerusalem, the physical red blood of Jesus Christ is replaced by the purity of the spirit form, and is denoted as "clear as crystal". This indicates a purity of the water unknown here on this earth. This is true for both the physical arena with all our chemical pollutants, and the spiritual arena with all our sins. Even as Christ washes our bodies with pure water(Hebrews 10:19-22-25), we, in turn, must purify ourselves now if we expect to see Him as He is in the new Jerusalem, too - 1 John 3:1-3-10.

The source of this RIVER is the Throne of God the Father and Jesus the Son. We are not told to where this RIVER flows. We do know that there is no sea (Revelation 21:1). Thus one concludes this good water is all used up by the residents of the new Jerusalem and by the nations (Revelation 21:22-24-26-27) outside the gates of the new Jerusalem. We don't even know if physical laws such as gravity exist in the new earth. Perhaps this RIVER just emanates from the THRONE much like the lightning and sounds do in Revelation 4. This RIVER may not flow in the traditional sense as we know it on this earth.

In conclusion, drinking from the LIVING WATER is the essence of Practical Christionics.