Posts Tagged ‘water’

In the last two blogs of Revelation, I would like to study the following scripture.

Revelation 22:1-2 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.

This scripture is similar to the following scripture.

John 4:13-14 Jesus replied, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give you will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.

The river of the water of life is referring to the Holy Spirit. The river of water of life / Holy Spirit will fill you so full of his presence that your cup will overflow with peace, joy and love.

Revelation 22:1 also states the river of the water of life is flowing. The Holy Spirit is flowing, moving, refreshing, giving life and love even in the new Jerusalem and new earth.

Next week, what is the Tree of Life mentioned in the second part of Revelation 22:2.

Thank you so much for studying. God bless.

Jeff

God has given us several clues concerning the new heaven and new earth. First, the earth will no longer receive light from the sun or the moon. There will no longer be night time and no need of lamps. The glory of God will give the new earth constant light.

Secondly, Revelation 21:1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.

This scripture says that the new earth will have no sea. By the placement of the comas, this scripture is speaking of the new earth and not the old earth. The new earth will have no sea.

This might be because believers will live in spiritual bodies, not fleshly bodies. There will be no need for water to survive. The example we have of a spiritual body is how Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene and the apostles after his crucifixion.

Also, with no sea, there will be no separation of lands. There will be unfeathered access of people with each other.

Other scholars believe the sea is symbolic of the masses of people.

Revelation 17:15 Then the angel said to me, “The waters where the prostitute is ruling represents the masses of people of every nation and language.

When God says there was no longer any sea, he is telling us that there will be no more masses of sinful people. On the new earth, only believers reside. Only those made righteous by believing in Jesus and receiving the Holy Spirit.

Whichever way God meant, I think both points of view hold true on the new earth.

Thank you so much for studying. God bless.

Jeff

The second angel pours out his bowl filled with the wrath of God.

Revelation 16:3 The second angel poured out his bowl on the sea, and it turned into blood like that of a dead person, and every living thing in the sea died.

This scripture says that the blood in the sea will be like that of a dead person. After death, a persons blood coagulates (thickens), filling with clots. The blood in the sea will become very thick.

Revelation 16:4 The third angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and springs of water, and they became blood.

Revelation 16:5-6 Then I heard the angel in charge of the waters say “You are just in these judgements, O Holy One, you who are and who were; for they have shed the blood of your holy people and prophets and you have given them blood to drink as they deserve.

This scripture says that God has given them blood to drink. The water of the sea, rivers and springs being turned to blood will obviously effect the water people drink. This was justice for the people (nonbelievers) persecuting the saints (believers). People will die because of a lack of good water to drink.

Thank you so much for studying. God bless.

Jeff

Fantastic sun rays striking through clouds. Graphic effects are applied for a more dramatic image

The waters receded.

Genesis 8:1  But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark,
and he sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded.

Genesis 8:13  By the first day of the first month of Noah’s six hundred and first year, the water had dried up 
from the earth.

Genesis 8:15  Then God said to Noah, “Come out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and their wives.
Bring out every living creature that is with you.

Genesis 8:17  Bring out every kind of living creature that is with you- the birds, the animals, and all the 
creatures that move along the ground-  so they can multiply on the earth and be fruitful and increase in num-
ber upon it.

The waters dried up and Noah and the animals came out of the ark.  Noah’s family and the animals were
to multiply and increase in number.

Next week, the covenant God made with Noah and all generations to come.  The sign of this covenant can still
be seen today.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

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Welcome.  No one knows exactly how dinosaurs became extinct but let’s read one possible theory.

The bible tells us the young earth was different from the earth of today.

Genesis 1:6-7  And God said, “Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water.  So God
made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it.  And it was so.

These scriptures describe a wall of water that surrounds the earth above the sky.  As a result, the earth
was protected by a layer of water which produced a greenhouse or tropical effect.  A greenhouse or tropical 
environment over the entire earth.

As the pictures above illustrate, shortwave radiation(more intense) from the sun would pass through the layer of
water and be diffused or scattered in many different directions.  The shortwave radiation would be trapped inside
the layer, creating radiated heat similar to a greenhouse or tropical effect.  A greenhouse or tropical environ- 
ment over the entire earth.

The layer of water that surrounded the earth was useful in filtering harmful shortwave radiation.  Without this 
layer of water, unequal heating of the earth’s surface would take place, causing extreme climate
differences, pressure changes and wind extremes.  This is the condition of the today’s earth.

In today’s earth, exposure to shortwave radiation without being filtered is harmful to life.  It can cause genetic
changes within the chromosomes of the cell and cause the acceleration of the aging process.

With the protection of the water layer surrounding the earth;  plants, animals and people would live healthier, live
longer and become much larger.

Next week, we will read the archeological evidence that the young earth was tropical and that plants and animals
were much bigger than they are in todays earth.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff