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The Revelation Of Jesus Christ: “a pure river of water of life”

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Revelation 22:1 KJV – “And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.”



In the restored Garden of Eden, John sees the river of water of life flowing from the throne of God and the Lamb.  This river is a picture of Christ’s work on the cross, which brings forgiveness and eternal spiritual life to all who partake of it.


The prophet Jeremiah saw the Lord as the One who supplied this living waters to those who are spiritually thirsty…

Jeremiah 17:13 KJV – “O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living waters.”


This same picture is used by Christ in John 4:14…

John 4:14 KJV – “But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.”

In this verse, the Lord teaches us not only about His work being the source of everlasting life, but also the source of eternal security as well.  He tells us that “whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst”.   This clearly teaches us that once a person partakes of this living water of life, he will never face spiritual need again.

Christ’s work on the cross, in conjunction with continual intercession, guarantees to save men TO THE UTTERMOST (Hebrews 7:25).    Men, when they partake of the work of Christ by faith, will not lose His salvation, nor will he ever experience a spiritual void in their life…

John 6:35 KJV – “And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.”


What a wonderful Savior!  Not only does He forgive us and deliver us from our sins, but then He keeps us secure in Him.  This security is based entirely on what He does for us.  There is nothing we can do to save ourselves, nor keep ourselves saved.  It is all of His grace and intervention in our lives.

May we all serve Him with thankful hearts knowing that “with Him is the fountain of life”… the One that supplies our never-ending salvation to us…

Psalms 36:9 KJV – “For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.”




For an in depth look at these sections of the Revelation:


  1. “What a wonderful Savior! Not only does He forgive us and deliver us from our sins, but then He keeps us secure in Him.”

    We are so blessed that He forgives, delivers, and secures us in Himself. What joy this reminder brought to me this afternoon. Thank you Pastor Rob.

  2. The True Light! says:

    Hi Rob! Always a great bit of work you do to bring home some very good truths from the bible. I look for the “gems” in Revelations, those things which point past all of the numerology and fantastic language and point to truths which the bible points out in the entirety of scripture.

    We can do nothing to save ourselves, and God is always ready to save the penitent soul. Of those two facts, there is no doubt. the tree and water of life is free to any who wish to partake. Thank you for pointing that out to all of us!

    Enjoy your day,

    • Rob Barkman says:

      The wonders of God grace….even our penitent attitude comes from within us but is a gracious gift given to us by our wonderful Lord! Revelation has been a joy for me to teach through. so thankful it has been a blessing to you, brother. Lord bless you.

      • The True Light! says:

        When you are finished with Revelation, my hope is to read some of your views on other books and teachings. I’m sure you have things planned!

        May the Lord love and bless the you, Rob…

        • Rob Barkman says:

          Here is a list of what will be next (Lord willing)…

          Precious Human Life Devotional Series Begins – September 21, 2015
          The Sufficiency Of Christ Devotional Series Begins – September 29, 2015
          Psalm 31 Devotional Series Begins – October 5, 2015
          “The Feast Of Booths” Thanksgiving Devotional Series Begins – November 9, 2015

          Lord bless you my friend.

          • The True Light! says:

            I hope to join in and find some very good “meat of the word” in these, Rob. Again, I love to find the common ground upon which we and all believers can solidly agree regarding the word, will, and love of the Savior!

            May the Lord love and keep you…

  3. SLIMJIM says:

    Thank you for this study

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