TODAY WE BEGIN THE FINAL CHAPTER OF REVELATION, AND SINCE OUR EXCITING JOURNEY HAS TAKEN US SIX MONTHS, WE NEED TO BE REMINDED THAT WHILE REVELATION IS USUALLY SEEN AS A BOOK THAT IS ALL ABOUT ENDINGS, IN FACT IT IS A BOOK ABOUT NEW BEGINNINGS. WE UNDERSTAND THAT A NEW UNIVERSE AND EARTH WILL BE CREATED BY YAHUSHA, RIGHT AFTER THE OLD UNIVERSE AND EARTH IS FRACKLED UP BY THE SHEER COSMIC MAGNITUDE OF HIS PERFECT PRESENCE. AND LAST SESSION WE SAW THE NEW JERUSALEM (CITY OF PEACE) DESCENDING ONTO THIS NEW CREATION AS IT’S CAPITAL CITY, MARRIAGE HOME AND BRIDE. TODAY WE GO EVEN CLOSER INSIDE THIS MAGNIFICENT ROYAL CITY, BEHIND THE CURTAIN (SO TO SPEAK) AND REALLY SEE HOW THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF THIS NEW DIVINE ETERNAL COMMONWEALTH WILL EXIST AND OPERATE.
1Then the Angel showed me the River of Living Water, clear as crystal that flows from the throne of YAHUSHA the Lamb.
WHAT'S THE MEANING OF THIS RIVER FLOWING FROM YAHUSHA?
YAHUSHA'S RIVER IS THE ULTIMATE OF ALL RIVER SHADOWS:
1. The river in Eden that parted into four other rivers to water the entire earth.
2. The River flowing from the Altar of Yahuah in Ezekiel's vision.
3. The river flowing from Yahuah in David's Psalm :
(To the Music Director: here's a song the Korah family wrote. Use the alamoth strings (ANCIENT INSTRUMENT) for this beautiful song:
"YAHUAH is our protection and source of all strength. He's always ready to help us in times of trouble. 2So we are not afraid when the earth gives way and the mountains fall into the depths of the sea. 3We're not afraid when the seas rage and foam and the mountains tremble from the turbulence. Selah (INSTRUMENTAL BREAK) 4There is a river whose streams bring happiness to YAHUAH'S city, to the set-apart city of YAHUAH Most High. 5YAHUAH is in that city, so it will never be moved or destroyed. He is there to help even before sunrise. 6Nations will shake with fear and kingdoms will fall when YAHUAH'S voice thunders forth and the earth melts away. 7YAHUAH OF HOSTS is with us, our fortress. The Alahim of Jacob is our place of safety. Selah (ALAMOTH STRING SOLO) 8Look at the powerful things YAHUAH as done. See the awesome things He's done on earth. 9He stops wars all over the world. He breaks the soldier's bows, shatters their spears, and burns their shields. 10YAHUAH says, “Stop fighting and know that I'm Alahim! I'm the One who defeats the nations - Look! I'm the One Who controls the whole world.” 11YAHUAH OF HOSTS is All-Powerful and He's with us. YES! The Alahim of Jacob is our refuge, our strength and place of safety". Selah (END)
THE EARTH FRACKLES AWAY - MOUNTAINS DISAPPEAR INTO THE OCEANS - A RIVER FLOWS FROM THE CITY OF YAHUSHA WHERE HE LIVES - THE EARTH MELTS. YAHUSHA BRINGS AN END TO WARS, AND YAHUSHA-IS-WITH-US. SO WE CAN SEE (JUST FROM THIS PSALM) THAT WHAT HAPPENS IN THE ETERNAL ERA WAS LONG EXPECTED IN HEBREW CULTURE, THEY WERE EXPECTING SOMETHING NEW - WHY CAN'T WE ??
4. In John 7 the River is a symbol of Yahusha's set-apart Spirit : “Whoever is thirsty may come to Me and drink.38If anyone believes in Me, rivers of living water will gush out from their heart. Yahusha was talking about His Spirit which had not yet been given to people, because He hadn't yet been raised to esteem. But later, those who believed in Yahusha would receive His divine Spirit within them".
5. In Zech 14 the redeemed eternally drink of the spiritual, eternal and life-giving waters of His Spirit.
6. The river in Ezekiel's Temple measured 4000 cubits, bringing Ezekiel to a river which could not be passed over, but a river to swim in. From the first Hebrew Abram to the coming of Yahusha there is around 4000 years of human history, where His river is working and increasing in flow, maturing the Bride for the ultimate River of Yahusha's Love.
7. In John 4 Yahusha tells Nicodemus that unless a person is born of this life-giving water and spiritual seed they will never see or understand the Kingdom of Yahuah. Water is the symbol of life — It is living water, life-giving water, moving and ever-fresh. There is nothing stale or stagnant about the Spirit of Yahusha!
Note again that it is, like the city, "Crystal Clear". The city, the street, the gold, the river and the delivered redeemed Bride — are all crystal clear before Yahusha!
LIVING WATER IS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PURIFICATION AND IN REALITY ONLY YAHUSHA CAN PURIFY SOMEONE UNCLEAN. IN OLD BLOOD-COVENANT TIMES (AND EVEN EARLY INTO THE NEW - PRIOR TO THE DESTRUCTION OF THE TEMPLE), LIVING WATER WAS ESSENTIAL IN DAILY RITUAL. IT WAS WHAT MIKVAHS (WASHING LAVERS) HAD TO BE FILLED WITH. IT WAS WHAT PRIESTS HAD TO WASH WITH BEFORE THEY COULD SERVE AT THE TEMPLE. LIVING WATER WAS WATER THAT CAME FROM A MOVING SOURCE LIKE AN ARTESIAN WELL, OR A RIVER, OR A FRESH WATER SEA THAT HAD AN INLET AND AN OUTLET OR WAS SPRING FED, OR EVEN THE OCEAN.
HOWEVER THIS USE OF WATER AS A CLEANSING AGENT WAS SYMBOLIC OF A WORK THAT YAHUSHA HAS TO DO SPIRITUALLY UPON AND WITHIN A PERSON OR AN OBJECT. THE WATER ITSELF HAD NO MAGICAL POWER TO REMOVE DEFILEMENT; RATHER IT WAS SINCERE REPENTANCE AND OBEDIENCE TO YAHUSHA'S WORDS REGARDING THE MEANS HE PROVIDED TO CLEANSE. THEREFORE THE WATER FLOWING FROM YAHUSHA'S THRONE REPRESENTS THE ETERNALLY CONTINUING FLOW OF PURIFICATION THAT EMITS FROM THE DIVINE THRONE. BUT IT WILL NOT BE USED IN A RITUAL WAY TO PURIFY ANYONE OR ANYTHING, BECAUSE THE NEW CREATION WILL BE IN AN ETERNALLY PURE STATE AND DEFILEMENT ONLY A THING OF THE PAST.
1Then the Angel showed me the River of Living Water, clear as crystal that flows from the throne of YAHUSHA the Lamb. 2This River flows down the middle of the street of the city and the Tree of Life is on each side of the River, producing fruit every month (twelve times a year). And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.
HEALING IN HEBREW: REMEDY, ALLEVIATION, DELIVERANCE, SERVICE, UPKEEP, YIELDING !
THE TREE OF LIFE THAT FIRST MADE ITS APPEARANCE IN THE GENESIS CREATION STORY IS BACK. THE TREE OF LIFE HAD THE PROPERTY OF GIVING ANYONE WHO ATE ITS FRUIT ETERNAL LIFE. BECAUSE ADAM AND EVE SINNED BY BELIEVING THE SERPENT OVER YAHUSHA, AND THEN EATING FROM THE TREE OF UNDERSTANDING GOOD AND EVIL, YAHUSHA BANNED THEM FROM EATING FROM THE TREE OF LIFE. SO THE POTENTIAL FOR NEVER DYING GAVE WAY TO THE CERTAINTY THAT ADAM AND EVE WOULD PERISH. AND THAT HAS BEEN THE CONDITION OF MANKIND EVER SINCE.
BUT UPON THE NEW EARTH, THE TREE OF LIFE WILL RETURN, BE MADE ACCESSIBLE, AND ALL MAY EAT FREELY FROM IT BECAUSE ETERNAL LIFE IS THEIRS WITHOUT ANY FURTHER QUALIFICATION.
LOOK HOW THE NUMBER 12 AGAIN MAKES ITS APPEARANCE, FOR THIS SAME TREE WILL PRODUCE 12 DIFFERENT KINDS OF FRUIT, EACH AVAILABLE FOR 1 MONTH, AND SO REPEATING IN A YEARLY CYCLE FOREVER. IF ETERNITY IS ESSENTIALLY THE ABSENCE OF TIME, WILL MONTHS AND YEARS STILL EXIST? AND IS THIS ONE SINGLE TREE GOING TO PRODUCE ENOUGH FRUIT TO FEED ALL THE RESIDENTS OF THE 2200km CUBE CALLED NEW JERUSALEM .... OR EVEN THE WHOLE WORLD? EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE TO ALLOW THAT THE NEW EARTH AND HEAVENS WILL OPERATE ON AN ENTIRELY NEW SET OF PHYSICAL LAWS, THIS SCENARIO IS DIFFICULT TO IMAGINE. THEREFORE WE MUST UNDERSTAND THAT THIS TREE OF LIFE AND THE 12 FRUITS SYMBOLISE YAHUSHA AND HIS BRIDE.
12 USUALLY REPRESENTS YAHUSHA'S PERFECT GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATION. BUT WITHOUT DOUBT THE MOST SIGNIFICANT USE OF THE NUMBER 12 IN THE SCRIPTURE HAS TO DO WITH THE 12 TRIBES, WHO WERE ONCE LITERALLY, BUT NOW MERELY A SHADOW SYMBOL OF YAHUSHA’S BRIDE. AND ALL THROUGHOUT REVELATION WE FIND SCATTERED USES OF THE NUMBER 12 AND THEY INVARIABLY HAVE SOME CONNECTION TO THESE 12 TRIBES.
This tree of life proves that there's a complete restoration (CREATING ANEW) of all that was lost in Eden's Paradise through Adam and Eve.
The Tree of Life in Eden's Garden was forfeited by sin, but the Tree of Life in the city of Yahusha is for the overcomer. The Tree of Life is always connected with the River of living water. Our Master Yahusha >>THE WORD<< is the TREE OF LIFE and the healing power of His loving Spirit in the RIVER OF LIFE. Feeding on Him, and His precious fruit provides that Eternal Life. He invites all to eat and drink of Him and find Eternal Life. He Himself (physically and spiritually) is the Tree of Life and the River of Life. In this New Creation there is no flaming sword or cherubim to guard the way to the Tree of Life or the River of Life.
So Paradise was both experienced and lost in Genesis (Gen 2-3), then Paradise was Promised to the thief on the torture stake next to Yahusha (Lk 23), then Paradise was envisioned by Paul (2Cor 12), and now we finally see Paradise created anew.
It is because Yahusha has been (as it were) through "the cherubim and sword" that He has made the way back to Eden's Paradise, and made possible the Tree of Eternal Life for all who trust Him. YAHUSHA IS THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE, FOR ALL ACCESS & LIFE THAT WAS LOST IN ADAM. Mankind lost "the way" to the Tree of Life, they lost "the truth" and believed the lie, and they lost "the life" when they lost access to the Tree and Water of Life. Yahusha came to be all that we lost in Adam. We also notice in THE BOOK OF ACTS that Yahusha's people were called `followers of the way.'
WHY WOULD THE LEAVES OF THE TREES BE FOR HEALING THE NATIONS, IF THERE IS NO MORE SIN OR DEATH OR DISEASE (OR UNBELIEVING NATIONS)? AS WE SAW, THE WORD 'HEALING' ALSO MEANS REMEDY, ALLEVIATION, DELIVERANCE, SERVICE, UPKEEP, YIELDING ! SO THE LEAVES OF THE TREE OF LIFE SYMBOLISE COMPLETE DEPENDENCE ON YAHUSHA THE LAMB FOR ETERNAL LIFE. FOR ADAM AND HIS WIFE IT MEANT EATING OF THE TREE OF LIFE, WHICH MAINTAINED THEIR PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL HEALTH AND LIFE. THIS IS THE TRUTH HERE ALSO. YAHUSHA ATE AFTER HIS RESURRECTION, YET HE HAD A FIRSTFRUIT, ESTEEMED AND RESURRECTED BODY. HE WAS LIVING IN THE POWER OF AN ENDLESS LIFE AND SO IT WILL BE WITH HIS BRIDE ... FOREVER !
When Does This Endless Life Begin ?
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE LIVING ?
H E B R E W U N D E R S T A N D I N G :
Search results for "LIFE" :
1870 DARAK - a road (as trodden), a course of life or mode of action, conversation, custom, journey, manner, passenger, through, toward, behaviour.
2332 KUAH (OR EVE) - life-giver, the first woman:--Eve.
2416 KAY - alive; hence, raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong- age, alive, appetite, (wild) beast, company, congregation, life(-time), live(-ly), living (creature, thing), maintenance, + merry, multitude.
2421 KAYAH - to live, to revive:--keep alive, give (promise) life, (let, suffer to) live, nourish up, preserve (alive), quicken, recover, repair, restore (to life), revive, deliver, to be whole.
2465 KALAD - to glide swiftly, life (as a fleeting portion of time), the world (as transient age and short time).
3117 YOM - to be hot; a day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb):--age, + always, + chronicles, continually, daily, each, process of time.
4241 MIKYAH - preservation of life, sustenance; also the live flesh, i.e. the quick:--preserve life, quick, recover selves, reviving, sustenance, victuals.
4294 MATTAH - a branch (as extending), a tribe; also a rod, whether for chastising (figuratively, correction), ruling (a sceptre), throwing (a lance), or walking (a staff; figuratively, a support of life, e.g. bread):--rod, staff, tribe.
4646 MAPPAK - a breathing out (of life), i.e. expiring:--giving up.
5301 NAPPAK - to puff, to inflate, blow hard, scatter, kindle, expire, to disesteem.
5315 NAFASH - a breathing creature, i.e. animal of vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental):--any, appetite, beast, body, breath, creature, deadly, desire, (dis-)contented, mortality.
6106 ATSAM - a bone (as strong), the body, the substance.
7307 RUACH - wind; by resemblance breath, i.e. a sensible (or even violent) exhalation; figuratively, life, anger, unsubstantiality; by extension, a region of the sky; by resemblance spirit, but only of a rational being (including its expression and functions):--air, anger, blast, breath, cool, courage, mind.
S C R I P T U R E U N D E R S T A N D I N G :
"Yahusha answered, “I’m telling you that everyone must be born anew from water and the Spirit, and anyone who isn’t can’t enter Yahuah’s Kingdom. Anything born in the flesh is just flesh (the only LIFE people get from their human parents is physical). But anything born anew in the Spirit is Spirit (the new LIFE that the Spirit gives a person is spiritual (PLANTED IN INCORRUPTIBLE SEED FORM) Don’t be surprised that I told you, ‘You must be born anew from above.’ THE WIND BLOWS WHEREVER IT WANTS TOO. You hear it, but you don’t know where it’s coming from or where it’s going. It is the same with everyone who is born anew from the Spirit.... YAHUAH loved the world so much that he gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him would not be lost and perish but have Eternal LIFE.”JOHN 3
THE MOMENT WE REPENT AND CALL ON THE NAME OF YAHUSHA THROUGH IMMERSION WE ARE BORN ANEW, GIVEN A NEW HEART AND SPIRIT AND THE INCORRUPTIBLE SEED OF ETERNAL LIFE IS SOWN INTO US, OPENING A PORTAL OF DIRECT ACCESS TO THE THRONEROOM OF YAHUSHA HIMSELF. AT THIS POINT (WHETHER WE REALISED IT FULLY OR NOT) OUR PROCESS OF DELIVERANCE AND TRANSFORMATION BEGINS - PLACING US ONTO A NARROW PATHWAY FOR ETERNAL LIFE ... AND YAHUSHA PROMISES TO FINISH THE WORK HE STARTED, BUT WE MUST BE CO-OPERATIVE TO WILLINGLY, ZEALOUSLY BE TRANSFORMED AND CHANGE ALL ASPECTS OF OUR OLD-LIFE HABITS AND BEHAVIOURS WHEN PROMPTED BY YAHUSHA.
ARE YOU LIVING AND BEHAVING LIKE A NEW CREATURE WITH ETERNAL LIFE SOWN INSIDE ? WAITING WITH ALL EXPECTATION AND EXCITEMENT FOR THE ROYAL NEW CITY THAT'S COMING?
HOW IMPORTANT ARE THE TRENDS, CULTURES, OPINIONS AND LATEST HAPPENINGS IN SOCIETY TO YOU? ... DOES IS IT MEAN MORE TO YOU THAN PARTAKING OF YAHUSHA'S LIVING WORDS ... THE ONLY TREE, RIVER, LIGHT AND BREAD OF ETERNAL LIFE ???
ARE YOU HUNGERING AN THIRSTING FOR YAHUSHA'S SUPERNATURAL IN EVERY THOUGHT & BEHAVIOUR? IF YOU DO YOU WILL EXPERIENCE A PEACE, A HEALING (NOT ONLY OF PHYSICAL SICKNESSES BUT OF HURTS, REJECTIONS, BITTERNESS AND THE SCARS OF HEART AND MIND, FORMED FROM CONSTANT DEMON ACTIVITY AND EARTHLY PRESSURE) WE WILL TASTE THE `CUP OVERFLOWING' OF YAHUSHA'S REAL, ACTUAL, LITERAL (YET SPIRITUAL), INTOXICATING
LOVE... WILL YOU DIVE IN?
THIS IS WHAT LIVING REALLY IS !
SO HAVE YOU BEEN ALIVE ??