Biblical Significance of Water on our Planet
(Ver 1.1) One of the primary reasons that we have the capability of life on our planet is because of the created existence of a vast amount of a water supply that makes available this life. Without water there is no possiblity of life on our planet. There are also many other complex factors that position our planet as an ideal place for life to thrive. The sun and the distance of our planet from the sun are additional key factors for the existence of life on this planet. If we were any closer to the sun, it would be too hot, if we were any further from the sun, it would be too cold. It is what I sometimes call the Goldilocks creation principle, God created a place that was exactly just right for us to exist in. I am a firm believer that God created things in our world in a manner that demonstrates God’s hidden qualities. God is called light in the Bible (1 Jn 1:5). God is called the Sun in the Bible (Mal 4:2). God’s word is called seed (Luke 8:11). God’s words is called water (Eph 5:26). All of these are essential ingredients for natural life on our planet. I believe these are parallels to spiritual truths that reveal that spiritual life is essentially tied to God also. Let’s explore some scriptures that speak about water. Let’s start at the end of the book and go backwards to some extent:
Rev 22:17 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.
We can understand that water quenches people’s thirst. Water is essential for our physical well being. The human body is approximately 2/3 water. Without water we would not be here. God calls water an essential ingredient to life. If God calls it “the water of life”. Do you think God is only talking about physical, natural H2O? I do not think that is all that God is talking about.
Rev 22:1 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.
Did you know that water can be undrinkable? It can be contaminated, poisoned or have elements that make it harmful for us. A key quality of good water is pure water. The vast majority of water on our planet is undrinkable. The oceans contain over 98 per cent of the earth’s water supply and they are deadly to drink. That leaves less than 2 percent of the earth’s water as clean enough to drink. What do you think that God is saying to us about water in the way that He created this planet? God declares in Revelation that pure water comes from God’s throne, but what is this pure water that He is referring to? I do not think God is speaking of natural water, but I believe He is referring to spiritual water. After all God is a Spirit. If God, a spiritual being is the source of pure spiritual water, what is this water? How does this water differ from other implied waters that are not pure? You do understand that God is saying there are other waters that are not pure, don’t you?
Rev 14:2 And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:
Rev 1:15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.
Apparently God is giving us a key to the puzzle in these two verses. If the throne of God has a river of pure water flowing from it, what does that water represent symbolically? According to these verses, it is representative of the voice of God. We have one verse that says a voice from heaven sounds like “many waters”. Then in Revelation 1:15 it says Jesus has a voice of “many waters”. Apparently spoken words are waters. Here is a lesson of what Jesus told a woman at a well that came for some natural water to drink:
Joh 4:10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have askedof him, and he would have given thee living water.
Jesus clearly informs the woman at the well that if she knew who she was speaking to, she would ask Him for a drink of living water. What was it that Jesus had, that He could offer her to drink? Jesus had no pitcher, had not draw down in the well to get any natural water, but yet He still offerred her a drink. We know that Jesus was God in the flesh, so we know that whatever he said were the key words of life (John 6:63). These are the pure waters that Jesus was offering the lady at the well. The words of God are the pure water and everyone else’s words are the words that are mixed with other potentially harmful things. You see God is not the only person that speaks in the world or in heaven, is He?
Rev 12:15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
The symbolic serpent is Satan and he has opened his mouth and a flood has proceeded from his mouth to destroy the woman. You do understand these are words from the enemy of God and the church. These words are intended to harm and to deceive. These words are the only offensive weapon your enemy has against you. If he can get you to say what he says, he has you. The words from Satan’s mouth are not pure waters. They are corrupted and poisoned with hurtful and harmful things designed to bring you down. So who else has a mouth and speaks words?
Jas 3:11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?
You do realize that you have a mouth also? You speak words, how do your words differ from God’s words or Satan’s words? Who does your words resemble or sound like? Are your words a model of the pure water from God or from the corruptible poisoned water from Satan? If you study James 3 very carefully you will see that God is talking about the words that come from your mouth. Your mouth is referred to as a fountain that can either put out fresh water or bitter water. God is saying that your mouth can produce both of these, but not at the same time. You are either speaking God’s word or you are confused with some other perverted thing coming out of your mouth.
Joh 7:38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
People in the world who do not know God, cannot do anything, but speak evil things. But, to the people who know God and His word, Jesus Christ, we are told something should be different from what we speak and others speak. Jesus informs us that out of our bellies shall flow rivers of living water. If you recall that Satan spewed out a flood of water designed to destroy the woman in Revelation 12. But, we are informed that our mouths should be different than his. The living water is the same waters of life referred to in Revelation, isn’t it? If God’s words are pure life, we should be speaking and saying what He says. Only by learning what He has spoken can we can become these fountains that produce the pure water. Pure water is what spiritually dead people are thirsty for to quench their spiritual thirst and the draught they have experienced. This is speaking the truth in love so that they can tell there is a difference.
Water is a very powerful analogy of a spiritual truth that God is trying to get us to see and understand. God’s words are the pure waters of life and all other religions and words of philosophy or human reasoning are words designed to corrupt you, deceive you, to bring you down to a level of defeat. Like the earth’s water supply only a very small percentage is drinkable. If we compare all of the available books of the world to the oceans and waters of the world we can see that there are only a very few that contain the actual words of God. The Bible is the only word of God we have. Then there are a few good books that have been written about the Bible. But, the percentage of undrinkable water far outweighs God’s words. We are inundated with books, magazines, TV, movies, the internet and other words that are an overwhelming distraction for most people. This ocen of words are designed to distract you and eventually kill you. These words are designed to keep your attention and your focus off of the pure waters of truth. Wide is the path to destruction and many go that way. Narrow is the path to true life and it seems to me today that there are few that have actually found this path to life. What are you looking for? Are you thirsty for life yet? It is time to speak the pure words for others to drink and that is what I try to do. God Bless and thanks for reading my Bible study. I pray that it was a blessing to you. If you enjoyed it share it with someone else and help me spread the Good News of a better way to live.
Posted on April 17, 2010, in Bible Basics, Bible Study, Understanding and tagged Bible, Christianity, Church, Genesis, God, Jesus, Prophecy, Religion, Revelation, Truth, understanding. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.
I recently discovered about how the firmament in Genesis explains that there must be water engulfing our universe .
I have a doubt though and I’m hoping you’d take out the time to answer. Even if you dont, I understand you must be busy.
Genesis 1:9 speaks of waters under the heaven being gathered at one place and the dry land that appears being called the earth.
If the water gathered at one place is the vast ocean in the earth bed. Then how is there water found in different places in the universe.
Also, if the universe is the firmament. Is there any verse that mentions there’s water in the firmament as well
Thank you for reading and studying the Bible with me. These are challenging thoughts and questions. I have not seen a verse that informs us that there is any water on other planets. I believe the verses you are referring to are where God is informing us of our own planet. There are three different “heavens” named in scripture. The first heaven is our earth’s atmosphere also called the firmament. The second heaven is referring to the expanding universe all around us. And the third heaven is where God’s throne is located. Genesis 1:6 where God says “let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters is speaking of the earth’s atmosphere. There are many waters found in the expanse of our sky. Scientific estimates says that there may be 37.5 million billion gallons of water above and contained within the invisible vapor phase of the earth. That is an amazing fact of life. It is how we get our rain, snow and etc. that causes the life cycles of the earth to continue to grow. Thank for your questions and God Bless.
This was a good study. It complemented the study I just finished on Isaiah 55:10-11. In this passage God compares His words to rain and snow that He sends upon the earth to sustain life- “to water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater.” The same way that rain and snow (water) sustain the cycle of natural life on the earth, His words also sustain spiritual life as they always prosper for which He sent it. It is just one more of many passage in the Bible that confirm that His words are water and that contains seed principles. God bless.
Awesome Scriptures those in Isaiah 55:10-11. I just might update my lesson to include those. Thanks for taking the time to read and for sharing your comments. God Bless.