THE "HEALING" OF THE NATIONS
Notice what this "river of life" is for. Through the tree's it's for "healing" if the nations. In other words for the healing of the ills of the nations which cannot happen unless the nations are morally changed.
Revelation 22:1 And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. 2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bore twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
Psalm 46:4 There is a river, the streams from it shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. 5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early. 6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted. 7 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah. 8 Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he has made in the earth. 9 He makes wars to cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow, and cuts the spear in half; he burns the chariot in the fire. 10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. 11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
Ezekiel 4712 And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for food, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit from them shall be for food, and the leaves for medicine.
Again, in case it wasn't noticed in the previous hyperlink. Where does this river that heals the nations proceed from?
John 7 37. In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come to me, and drink. 38. He that believes on me, as the scripture has said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 39. (But this spoke he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive:.....
John 4:13. Jesus answered and said to her, Whosoever drinks of this water shall thirst again: 14. But who ever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
Joel 3 17. So shall you know that I am the Lord your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more. 18. And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the Lord,.....
Remember who the city, the house, the tabernacle, the sanctuary of the Lord is.
Hebrews 8:2 (Jesus the high
priest) A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true
tabernacle, which the Lord erected, and not man.......9: 11 But Christ
being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more
perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this
building (The temple or tabernacle built with hands)
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