“Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city…” Revelation 22:1
Sadly, many people picture this (see below) as the promised scene in Revelation twenty-two, and sadly more so, it is due directly to what they have experienced in their life. Debris and decay, sin and shame, faults and failures have too often plagued the lives of a great many professing believers. So many people have grabbed onto a mere ideology of American Christendom but have never truly experienced the powerful life-changing truths of Christ's propitiation, His grace, His mercy, and His incredible love. They have been left to wander around in a seemingly powerless church from powerless messages given by powerless preachers who promote the flesh and despise conviction. They have been left with the garbage and debris scattered all around.
But but let me assure you, there is true hope, there is true biblical power to break the bonds of sin, there is a true and active and loving and holy God. For the river of God is pure and holy without blemish. And although we cannot obtain to sinless perfection this side of heaven, like the river that flows from God's throne, we are to live a life holy and acceptable, pleasing and powerful unto the One who has saved us. And this is not of our own doing or power, but done merely by the powerful and true grace of God alone. He is perfect, holy, righteous and all powerful.
If you are in need of true hope and true peace, then set out to know the one true God, seek to know Him as never before. If your life is full of garbage and deceit, sin and failure, admit the fact it is true and set out to get alone with God in humility, repentance, and prayer. Get into His entire word.
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Peace and blessings,
Christian. Husband. Father.