Word – "From Your Innermost Being"
Re: Rivers of Living Water
December 28, 2009
At 6:42 pm, on December 28, 2009, I heard: “From your innermost being will flow rivers of
living water."
Obviously, this is a clear word from Scripture, so there is no reason whatsoever to question if it
conforms to God’s Word. Jesus spoke these words in reference to the last day of the Feast of
Tabernacles , which is the 22nd day of the seventh month, or the great day or 8th day of the
feast .
(37) Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If
anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. (38) He who believes in Me, as the Scripture
said, ‘ From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water .’” (39) But this He spoke of
the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given,
because Jesus was not yet glorified. (John 7:37-39 NASB)
Jesus spoke these prophetic words on the 8 th day of the feast, pointing to the fulfillment of
Tabernacles when this mortal must put on immortality (1 Corinthians 15:53).
But there is more to the word that came to me. As I read John 7:38, I was caught by the phrase
“as the Scripture said.” I wondered what Scripture Jesus had quoted. As I checked the footnotes
in several translations, I noticed that they noted no specific biblical verses matching Jesus’
referenced quote. These translations offered suggestions of comparable verses, so I checked
each one out; each had some merit, but none matched Jesus’ words to the letter.
It was at this point that I felt led of the spirit to go to Genesis, the book of beginnings, for surely,
God declares the end from the beginning (Isaiah 46:10). It is in the account of Eden, the type of
New Jerusalem , that we discover the genesis of Jesus’ prophetic word.
(10) Now a river flowed out of Eden to water the garden; and from there it divided and became
four rivers. (11) The name of the first is Pishon; it flows around the whole land of Havilah, where
there is gold. (Genesis 2:10-11 NASB)
The antitype of a river flowing out of Eden that becomes many rivers is discovered in New
Jerusalem, the city of pure gold with a river of living water coming forth from the throne
(Revelation 21:18; 22:1). In addition, the word Pishon comes from a primitive root word that
means “to spread,” which means that the river Pishon itself divided into other rivers that flowed
throughout the whole land of gold.
This picture reminded me of Ezekiel’s prophetic word about the sanctuary of God, which, again,
is a typological picture of New Jerusalem.
“By the river on its bank, on one side and on the other, will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their
leaves will not wither and their fruit will not fail. They will bear every month because their water
flows from the sanctuary, and their fruit will be for food and their leaves for healing.” (Ezekiel
47:12 NASB)
The water that Ezekiel saw flowing out from the sanctuary was living water, for everything will
live where the river goes (Ezekiel 47:9 NASB). In the antitypical picture of New Jerusalem, the
water comes from the throne of God and the Lambkin, which is the Temple of God, and this
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water gives life to all through its trees of life, its fruit, and its healing leaves. These things must
not be viewed as independent literal entities but as part of the whole, for, all together, they
signify that New Jerusalem is a people, God’s sons, who are temples of the Holy Spirit and who
have the abundant life of the Son. New Jerusalem signifies the sons of God seated on the
throne of the Lambkin and their abundant life going forth to bring life to all mankind and all
creation, until the grand Jubilee of all at the consummation of the eons, when God the Father is
all in all new. What a glorious gospel!
Now, more words came to me on the 28th. I heard: “From your innermost being will flow
rivers of living water; this is the throne of God and the Lamb. This is New Jerusalem. You
are the new Eden; you are the new Sanctuary; you are the new Creation; you are New
Jerusalem. The living waters flow out of New Jerusalem, out of My people ― My New
Creation, My House, My Sanctuary, My Temple. New Jerusalem is coming.”
Perhaps this was simply my mind confirming my own doctrines, and yet, this does seem to fit all
that the Lord has been teaching me over the last several years. I will leave it for the reader to
At any rate, how are we to interpret all of this?
Simply, I believe that the end of this age is coming soon. For those who believe and who will be
placed as sons in the Kingdom of Christ for the next 1,000 years, the living water speaks of the
fulfillment of the Feast of Tabernacles on the 8th day, which signifies the conquerors’
transfiguration into glory, being full of the Spirit of God and the abundant life of Christ .
The 8th day signifies the completion of God’s house, the holy temple in the Lord, the dwelling of
God in spirit (Ephesians 2:19-22) ― New Jerusalem. We see this in type when Solomon, who,
himself, is a type of Christ, completed the building of the temple.
(9) On the eighth day they held a solemn assembly, for the dedication of the altar they observed
seven days and the feast seven days. (10) Then on the twenty-third day of the seventh month
he sent the people to their tents, rejoicing and happy of heart because of the goodness that the
LORD had shown to David and to Solomon and to His people Israel. (11) Thus Solomon
finished the house of the LORD and the king’s palace, and successfully completed all that he
had planned on doing in the house of the LORD and in his palace. (2 Chronicles 7:9-11 NASB)
The temple was dedicated on the 8th day, and so it will be when the sons of God are presented
to the Father, after which, on the 23rd day, the Kingdom of God and of Christ will begin to
take root among the nations until all things have been subjected to Jesus and His complement,
which is His Body (Ephesians 1:22-23), from whom will flow the rivers of living water.
Be encouraged!