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 (Revelation 22:1).
This mystery of God is far beyond human understanding; it is too good for words. Actually the love between the Father and the Son is profound and by nature is supernatural and is perfectly expressed in a distinct Person. That is astounding to me, the love shared between the Father and the Son is actually a Person, the awesome third Person of the Trinity, the precious Holy Spirit. What an incredible truth, the love of God is so awesome, He is God Himself. God’s love is more than an emotion. God’s love is actually a demonstration or manifestation of Himself in the third Person of the Trinity.
This river, in today’s verse, is the Holy Spirit and He is constantly proceeding from the Father and the Son. The river is not just an experience; He is a person. The river is the precious Holy Spirit who has always proceeded from the Father and the Son. Today the Holy Spirit is flowing like a river from the throne of God. He is falling on every tribe and every tongue. He is gathering His children together from every corner of the earth. Today, His presence is calling out to you and to me. He is saying: “Come to Me and drink, all who are thirsty. Come and drink and be satisfied in the depths of your soul.”
And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely (Revelation 22:17).
How is it with your soul today? All of us are thirsty, sometimes we are just not in touch with our thirst or don’t recognize the symptoms as spiritual thirst. If you will look to Jesus and call out to Him He will respond, He always does. He responds to our thirst with effusions of His love that flows like a river. All throughout the earth today, man’s heart is crying out. Restlessness is calling out to rest, thirst is calling out for drink, hunger is crying out for nourishment. Man is wandering in darkness longing to see the light found only in Christ. If you are thirsty, call upon the name of the Lord. He will surely hear your cry and come to you in the person of the Holy Spirit. Even so, come, Lord Jesus (Revelation 22:20).