The City of Living Waters – The Final Vision of the Church in Revelation

In the final chapter of Revelation, the final vision of the church is shown, emphasizing the life flowing river of God, flowing from her. What this clearly shows is that when the Revelation of Jesus Christ fully happens, and all the self-protective notions and agendas of men’s church identities are removed, then the river of the Holy Spirit flows, and people get fully healed of the curses of sin!

“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.” ~ Revelation 22:1

This agrees perfectly with the prophesy shown us for the church, the spiritual Jerusalem, spoken of in Ezekiel.

“Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the house; and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward: for the forefront of the house stood toward the east, and the waters came down from under from the right side of the house, at the south side of the altar. Then brought he me out of the way of the gate northward, and led me about the way without unto the utter gate by the way that looketh eastward; and, behold, there ran out waters on the right side. And when the man that had the line in his hand went forth eastward, he measured a thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the waters were to the ankles. Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through the waters; the waters were to the knees. Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through; the waters were to the loins. Afterward he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not pass over: for the waters were risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed over. And he said unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen this? Then he brought me, and caused me to return to the brink of the river. Now when I had returned, behold, at the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other. Then said he unto me, These waters issue out toward the east country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea: which being brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be healed. And it shall come to pass, that every thing that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live: and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed; and every thing shall live whither the river cometh. And it shall come to pass, that the fishers shall stand upon it from En-gedi even unto En-eglaim; they shall be a place to spread forth nets; their fish shall be according to their kinds, as the fish of the great sea, exceeding many. But the miry places thereof and the marishes thereof shall not be healed; they shall be given to salt. And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, 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 thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine.” ~ Ezekiel 47:1-12

These same living, healing waters and tree of life, we also see here: in the Revelation vision for the church.

“In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.” ~ Revelation 22:2

And in the Psalms also:

“Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it: thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is full of water: thou preparest them corn, when thou hast so provided for it.” ~ Psalm 65:9

This is all because God’s presence is in the midst of the true church. You can feel and sense it. And along with that, the reality of the healing effects of his Holy Spirit upon your soul and spirit.

“And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.” ~ Revelation 22:3-4

The true church does not have its own identity – its own name in their foreheads. When identity protection becomes the focus of the church, they quickly take their eyes off of his face, and start to focus strongly on “their own unique” identity. But to continue to be the church, they must allow God to be their attention, so that they rather identify with God, the calling to take up his salvation purpose in the Earth, and the cross associated with both. That is why they are shown with: “his name shall be in their foreheads.” Therefore the light they then have, comes directly from God himself.

“And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.” ~ Revelation 22:5

When we clearly see Jesus as he is: King of kings and Lord of lords, we then see clearly how we should stand before him, and how we should serve him: what our true calling in life is. For as it states in Revelation 1:5, Jesus is the faithful witness.

“And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.” ~ Revelation 22:6

Revelation was written around AD 90. So the spiritual revelation of Jesus Christ and the calling off his Church was already shown, especially starting with the day of Pentecost. But the vision for many people during history would be marred by the hypocrisy of men taking control in the church. So in these last days God has completely opened the Revelation for those with a heart to receive it.

God is faithful to reveal himself to every honest hearted soul that will seek him with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength.

Are you one of those?

Note: this diagram below shows where the twenty-second chapter is within the full Revelation message. This final chapter shows the calling of the church, to flow living water out to the rest of the world. To better understand a high level view of Revelation, you can also see the “Roadmap of Revelation.”

Revelation Overview Diagram - chapter 22

Revelation of Jesus Christ