"On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, "If anyone is thirsty let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me as the scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him." John 7:37
Jesus Christ testified that this living water becomes the spring of water welling up to eternal life (John 4:14)
Without going to Jesus Christ in the age of the Son, people could not receive the water of life, eternal life. However, many people despite knowing this and hearing the words of Christ, denied that he was God in the flesh granting them the gift of the water of life.
In the times of the Old Testament, in the age of the Father, who should the people have gone to for living water? Did they?
"Be appalled at this, O heavens, and shudder with great horror, declares the Lord (Jehovah). "My People have committed two sins: They have forsaken me (God), the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, cisterns that cannot hold water." Jeremiah 2:12-13
In the age of the Father, people forsook God, the spring of the living water and tried following in their own ways.
Notice a pattern yet?
God wrote these things in the Bible to teach us. (Ro 15:4)
Now that we are living in the age of the Holy Spirit, who must we seek to receive the Spring of the Water of life?
"The Spirit and the Bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" Whoever is thirsty let him come; and whoever wishes let him take the free gift of the water of life."
In the age of the Holy Spirit, the final age of the Bible, it is the Spirit and the Bride that we must seek in order to receive the water of life, eternal life. In the past ages, people denied God who gave them the living water, eternal life. Now that we are living in the last days and the final age of the Bible, we can learn from the past mistakes and understand that it is only through God that our spirits are quenched and given the chance to enter eternal life.
As we know the Holy Spirit is God our father, we have to also know who the bride is.
Can we receive the water of life without going to the bride?
"I saw the Holy City, the New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband." Revelation 21:2
The Bride is the Heavenly Jerusalem.
The prophet Zechariah prophesied of Jerusalem in the last days, not the Jerusalem in Palestine, but the Heavenly Jerusalem who is prophesied to come down out of heaven to this earth:
"It will be a unique day , without daytime or nighttime- a day known to the Lord. When evening comes there will be light. On that day (last days) living water will flow out from Jerusalem, half to the eastern sea and half to the western sea, in summer and in winter." Zechariah 14:7-8
In both the age of the Father and the age of the Son, God came to give us the living water, eternal life. God our Father, the Holy Spirit, and the bride are now calling us to give us the same water of life. In the last days the Bible prophesied that the living water will come from Jerusalem, the bride. Then who is the Heavenly Jerusalem, the bride, in relation to us, the children of God the Father?
["But the Jerusalem that is above is free and she is our Mother." Galatians 4:26
In the last days we MUST seek the Spirit and the Bride, Father and Mother, in order to receive the water of life, eternal life, and enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Let us learn from the past and not forsake our God who freely gives the water of life to those who go to them.
["For Everything that was written in the past was written to teach us..." Romans 15:4]
If the bible states that the past scriptures are given to us to teach us, it is because the same events must happen again and it is through understanding the rights and wrongs of the people in that time that we may be sure not to make the same mistakes.
When Christ came he rebuked the people who claimed to know the Bible so well yet denied him:
["You diligently study the scriptures because you think that by them you have eternal life, these are the scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life." John 5:39]
What about nowadays?
The Bible clearly testifies about the Savior who was, is and has come in these last days to give us eternal life. Just as Christ appeared in the flesh 2000 years ago and testified of himself through the scriptures, so now the time has come to learn from these very scriptures of the fulfillment that is taking place in these last days.
["..the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the saints. To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery which is Christ in you, the hope of glory." Colossians 1:26]
["...in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge." Colossians 2:2]
The Bible speaks of Christ being a mystery. Jesus Christ is not a mystery to us, however, apostle Paul spoke of an even greater mystery in Christ that he himself was able to testify to.
Christ = the image of God. (2 Corinthians 4:4)
God has two images - ["Then God said, let Us make man in Our image, in our likeness....male and female he created them." Genesis 1:26-27]
male image of God appeared already....not a mystery.
female image of God?
["Come I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb. And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God." Revelation 21:9]
["But the Jerusalem that is above is free and she is our Mother." Galatians 4:26]
Apostle Paul testified to the Jerusalem above (heaven), the heavenly Jerusalem, who is the bride, the wife of the Lamb(Christ). He was able to see and understand that we have a heavenly Mother at that time, because he was taken up to the third heaven (2 Cor 12:1). In the Apostolic age, Heavenly Mother had not been revealed to the saints, she remained a mystery that was kept hidden. Now that we are living in the age of the Holy Spirit, this mystery has been revealed to us. She has to come to this earth in the last days as prophesied, "I saw the Holy City, the New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.." (Rev 21:2).
["Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory, for the wedding of the Lamb has come and his bride has made herself ready.." Revelation 19"7]
Let us not make the same mistake the Saducees and Pharisees did in the time of Jesus Christ, though they studied the scriptures so diligently, they still denied his existence, because they didnt truly believe in what the scriptures said. Through their mistakes we can be taught to have hope for heaven through which we are given the promise of in Christ. The bible clearly testifies of our Mother who is the source of eternal life in these last days. Just as Christ called the people 2000 years ago, so now it is the Spirit and the Bride (Rev 22:17) who are calling us to give us the free gift of the water of life (eternal life).
The Spirit and the Bride are true God Almighty, from Genesis to Revelation, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
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"How can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent?
What is the way in which we as human beings can truly know God?
We cannot fathom Almighty, All powerful God, this is why the world consists of so many religions and other gods. However, the vast universe and this earth were created by the one and only God, then what is the way for us to know who God is?
["Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity..." Hebrews 2:14]
God our Father came in the flesh 2000 years ago, because we, as the children are in the flesh on this earth. In order for him to reveal to us that he is our father in heaven, He came down to this earth in human likeness so that he may help us to understand that we too shall share in the glory of heaven.
["But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there.." Philippians 3:20]
["Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness." Philippians 2:5-7]
God came in the flesh to show us the way to receive eternal life and go back to the Kingdom of heaven. He came as the example for us. If God did not come, we would not even have the slightest idea that heaven exists. For, who would have told us? Who would have shown us if God himself did not come from heaven to reveal the reality of it.
What about now?
2000 years ago was a long time ago and many people today have lost faith in the idea that heaven truly exists. That is why God promised that he would appear a second time.
["So christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him." Hebrews 9:28]
How can we testify and preach his second coming, without being sent by second coming Christ himself? It wouldn't make sense to be preaching of something we know nothing about.
Today we are living in a very important time period of prophetical fulfillment. We are living in the age of the Holy Spirit in which Christ must appear again and this time, he will reveal to us his bride.
["One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, "Come I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb. And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God." Revelation 21:9-10]
In Revelation, the prophecies pertain to the last days in which all of the spiritual creation work will be completed. Here apostle John is testifying to the bride, the wife of the Lamb (Christ), who is coming down out of heaven from God. Just as Christ came from heaven in AD 30-33, so now, Christ is appearing again along with his bride, the new Jerusalem.
How will God, give his children, the gift of eternal life?
["The Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" Whoever is thirsty let him come, and whoever wishes let him take the free gift of the water of life." Revelation 22:17]
God will call us to come to Him. But he won't be alone. As we know God is our Father and eternal life-giver, so the bride, his wife, is our heavenly Mother, the true source of eternal life.
["But the Jerusalem that is above is free and she is our Mother." Galatians 4:26]
Jerusalem has come to this earth in the last days, our Heavenly Mother, to give us the children the chance to go back to the kingdom of heaven. Our citizenship is in heaven and is where we belong. Then, to show us the way back God the Father and God the Mother have appeared on this earth, in human likeness, so that we may have no excuse in understanding the one and only way to go back to the kingdom of heaven.
How else could we preach the ones we have not believed in had they not come themselves to call us.
"THE SPIRIT AND THE BRIDE SAY "COME!"
["The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding." Proverbs 9:10]
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom......
As I read this I wondered why it is wise to fear the Lord. Growing up I can't say I had fear of God in me, rather only the thoughts that God is love, God is mercy, but that may be because I had never learned the other prophecies that are written throughout the Bible.
God put everything in the Bible for our own good, so that we may seek God and also understand what is going to take place in days to come. If we disregard the prophecies pertaining to destruction, we may find ourselves to be a part of that prophecy. However, to fear God and trust that these will take place, seems to be a much better path to take.
In accordance with that, we must also have knowledge of the Holy One. The Holy One, is God, yet there is prophecy to be understood through this as well. As we are living in the fulfillment age of Revelation, there is more knowledge to be gained. Without fearing the Holy One, we have no where to turn but to our own ways. It is God who shows us the way to heaven.
["I saw the Holy City, the New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband." Revelation 21:2]
This bride coming down out of heaven is Holy. Then according to the Bible we ought to know who she is. When we know the Holy One, we gain understanding. Then who is this bride, the new Jerusalem, that is coming down out of heaven to this earth?
["But the Jerusalem that is above is free and she is our Mother.......Now you brothers like Isaac are children of promise." Galatians 4:26]
Who can only be called Holy?
To know God is to gain understanding.
What must we understand from this?
["This then is how you are to pray, Our FATHER in heaven..." Matthew 6:9]
Our understanding of God cannot be done with our own minds. God gives us every bit of understanding through the Bible, we just have to be sure to have the fear of God inside of us and to know who the Holy One truly is. Just as we know that God is our Father in heaven, so with the wisdom we have gained, we can clearly understand that a Father is a Father because of his children, but the children of the Bible are called children of promise... through Mother.
Heavenly Mother, Holy City Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven in the last days, is the Holy One, God Almighty, female image of God who gives the children the promise of eternal life in these last days.
God has given us a precious promise of eternal life and through the words of the Bible we can understand that there is prophecy to be a part of in these last days and that is to go to heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother to receive the gift of eternal life.
["The Spirit and the Bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" Whoever is thirsty let him come; and whoever wishes let him take the free gift of the water of life." Revelation 22:17]
Let us be the ones who run to the Spirit and the Bride, Father and Mother, who are calling the children to give freely their gift of eternal life!
["Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who heart it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near."]
Before Apostle John wrote down the words of Revelation, he gave a message to the readers stating that those who read the words of prophecy and hear the words are greatly blessed.
At the time these prophecies are beginning to be fulfilled we can understand that the time is near, meaning, the last days are rapidly approaching.
As we are not living 2000 years ago any longer, we are no longer living in the age of the son. Now we are living in the final age of the Bible, the age of the Holy Spirit. Then there are two very important things we must understand
(1) What does it mean to hear the words of prophecy
(2) What prophecy is being fulfilled at this time that we must open our ears to?
["He who belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God."] John 8:47
If we belong to God, we hear the words that God tells us. God speaks to us through the words of the Bible. Then what is the message in the last days that God is giving us?
["The Spirit and the Bride says "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" Whoever is thirsty let him come; and whoever wishes let him take the free gift of the water of life."] Revelation 22:17
It is the Spirit and the Bride that are calling us now. 2000 years ago Jesus Christ called to the people "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink." (Jn 7:37) The living water he spoke of was the gift of eternal life (Jn 4:14)
Now that we are living in the age of the Holy Spirit it is the Spirit and the Bride who are calling us to give us the free gift of the water of life (eternal life).
Can you hear God's voice? There's more than one calling.
Who is the bride?
["I saw the Holy City, the New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband."]
Here we see the bride is coming down out of heaven and she is seen as the heavenly Jerusalem, the Holy City. When Apostle John saw the new Jerusalem, the bride, coming down out of heaven to this earth, who was he really seeing?
["But the Jerusalem that is above (heaven) is free and she is our Mother."]
If we truly hear the Spirit and the Bride calling, we know that we belong to God. Then those who belong to God, what title are they given?
["How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God."] 1 John 3:1
As we are blessed to be called the children of God, we called God our Father in heaven. As God is the one who created a family system, we know that if there is a father and there is children, who is missing in the picture?
Who gives life?
Without a Mother there is no life, both physically AND Spiritually. Blessed are those who hear the words of this prophecy. It is our heavenly Father in the age of the Holy Spirit and our Heavenly Mother, the bride, new Jerusalem, calling us to give us eternal life in these last days.
Then if God, Father and Mother are calling us, their children, where must they be?
["Now the dwelling of God is with men...."] Rev. 21:3