MERRY MONDAY BY PARRIS-
“Then the angel showed me a river with the water of life, clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb” Rev. 22:1
I am sure many of us have heard the saying,“clear as crystal” which means transparent or perfectly clear. I believe that Christianity isn’t and shouldn’t be complicated. Christ came in the perfect fulness of time to redeem mankind. It doesn’t take long to figure out man needs redeeming! Man always complicates matters, but Christ comes with simplicity.
As a Christian, we need to be ever aware of the presence of the Holy Spirit which is likened to the river of His presence. So many believers fall way short in thinking our entrance to heaven is just a check mark that we did as a child in some spirited moment. There is a river of life flowing from the throne of heaven and yes it’s clear as crystal for all to see! It’s not the muddy Mississippi my friends or some bayou.
The River of the Holy Spirit keeps us free from all hypocrisy and variation. He keeps us real, sincere and pure as we learn to flow in him. To most of us, the idea of being holy seems so far fetched and it is, but again the pure river of life, clear as crystal keeps us from straying.
Let’s listen in as we read this commentary, “By this river is meant the everlasting love of God, which may be compared to a river for its largeness and abundance, its height and depth, its length and breadth; and for the large displays of it in this state, when its waters will increase, and be a broad river to swim in, and be unpassable; and for the streams of it in election, redemption, calling, justification, pardon, adoption, and eternal life, which make glad the city of God; and for the pleasure it yields, and the fruitfulness it gives to those who drink of it: it may be called a river “of water of life”, because in the present state of things it quickens such who are dead in trespasses and sins; revives the saints when dead and lifeless, supports their spirits, and is a cordial that preserves from fainting; it keeps and secures from dying the second death and is the spring and source of eternal life; and that itself will last and flow for ever, it is ever running water, it is everlasting love:”
Yes, there is a walk in Christ that is as clear as crystal, are you being changed by it?