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The Spring of the Water of Life

Now the salvation of Jerusalem Mother is being preached to the whole world, and many souls on every continent of the world are coming to God. In whatever place, the truth about "Mother" is the spiritual master key that opens the minds of all people. How amazing!

Even the people, who have not listened to the gospel we've preached for years, open their minds and come to the truth within a very short period of time. This is impossible without the truth about God our Mother. The Bible prophesies that living water will flow out from Jerusalem and that swarms of living creatures will live wherever the water of life flows.

Let's take some time to realize the love of God again, who leads all mankind to the spring of the water of life, by studying about the fountain of living water.


Those who suffer from spiritual famine

Today, Christianity is gradually declining in the world. In Korea, the number of Christians has decreased every year since 1990. Even in Europe and America, which boast a long tradition of Christianity, many Christians do not attend church even though they are enrolled in the church register. In the chapel of each church, only a few people attend worship service. This shows how far they've become diverted from worshiping God.

Although they have believed in God, their souls still feel empty and thirsty. Now the whole world is suffering from a spiritual famine.

Am 8:11-13  『"The days are coming," declares the Sovereign Lord, "when I will send a famine through the land—not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the Lord. Men will stagger from sea to sea and wander from north to east, searching for the word of the Lord, but they will not find it. In that day ‘the lovely young women and strong young men will faint because of thirst.' "』

If a traveler finds a spring in a desert, even if it is a mirage, he will run towards it. What if he finds a real spring, not a mirage? His joy will be beyond words.

There are many thirsty souls who have been suffering from spiritual thirst and longing for the water of life, staggering and wandering here and there. Now, when the people of Zion deliver the water of life to Samaria and to the ends of the earth, so many people around the world open wide their hearts and receive the truth. Here we come to realize again what the world is thirsty for—what is the core truth that relieves the thirst.

The people, who have shown little interest in other truths even though we have eagerly preached the gospel to them many times, open wide their minds when they hear the truth about Mother. As they receive Mother, they automatically receive God the Father and easily understand God's commands. Ultimately, the key that opens the doors of their minds is in God the Mother.


The work of God who leads us to the spring of the water of life

God leads the thirsty souls to the spring of the water of life. The Apostle John saw in a vision the spring of the water of life and wrote:

Rev 7:15-17  『". . . Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat upon them, nor any scorching heat. For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."』

Rev 21:2-4  『I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God . . . "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes . . ."』

In Revelation 7 it is written that the Lamb will be our Shepherd, lead us to springs of living water and wipe away every tear from our eyes. In Revelation 21 it is stated that the dwelling of God is with men, and that He will live with us and wipe every tear from our eyes. Here, we need to know who the God that lives with us, as the spring of the water of life, is.

Zec 14:8  『On that day living water will flow out from Jerusalem, half to the eastern sea and half to the western sea, in summer and in winter.』

Gal 4:26  『But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother.』

Since the Bible says that living water will flow out from Jerusalem, the source of the water of life is Jerusalem. And the Jerusalem is our Mother. God our Father has led all the thirsty souls to Jerusalem Mother, who is the spring of the water of life, so that they will never hunger or thirst again and will enter the eternal kingdom of heaven where nothing will harm us, neither the sun nor any burning heat.

It is written that the Lamb is our shepherd and guides us beside the spring of the water of life, so there will be no more tears. For God washes away all our tears we have shed—tears of pain and sorrow, tears of repentance, tears of thanksgiving, etc., and grants us eternal heavenly salvation. In the desert of faith toward the kingdom of heaven, the Lamb has led us beside the spring of living water, and the spring of living water gives us the water of life that wells up continually, so that we will gain spiritual strength and won't get exhausted.


Jerusalem Mother who gives us the water of life

The Bible teaches us that the spring of the water of life is the heavenly Jerusalem, our Mother. Still, there are people who refuse to come to Jerusalem. To such people, the Bible gives a warning as follows:

Zec 14:16-19  『Then the survivors from all the nations that have attacked Jerusalem will go up year after year to worship the King, the Lord Almighty, and to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles. If any of the peoples of the earth do not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord Almighty, they will have no rain . . . The Lord will bring on them the plague he inflicts on the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles . . .』

The Bible says that those who do not go up to Jerusalem will have no rain. This means that those who do not believe in Jerusalem Mother and do not come into Her arms will never quench their spiritual thirst.

The water of life quenches our thirst, and it also becomes a spring of water welling up to eternal life (Jn 4:14). In order to go back to heaven, we must get eternal life. Christ eagerly wanted to give us this living water so that we might have life, at His first coming.

Jn 7:2, 14, 37-39  『But when the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles was near . . . Not until halfway through the Feast . . . On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him." By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive . . .』

Jesus presents a definite condition to receive the living water by saying, "Whoever believes in me . . ." Whoever does not believe will never be able to drink the water of life. We should first have faith in the One who gives us the water of life so that streams of living water will flow from within us. Just as Jesus Christ shouted out 2,000 years ago, the Spirit and the Bride are now shouting aloud, "Whoever is thirsty, let him come and take the water of life."

Rev 22:17  『The Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.』

Streams of living water will flow from within those who believe in the Spirit and the Bride, the Second Coming Jesus and His spiritual Bride—the heavenly Mother, as Jesus said, "Whoever believes in me, streams of living water will flow from within him." No one can drink the water of life unless he receives Mother and comes to Zion where Mother dwells.

We should be proud of the fact that Jerusalem our Mother, who is the spring of the water of life, lives with us. The Bible clearly prophesies that Babylon will fall in the end, no matter how great it is. Farmers are never pleased with weeds no matter how prosperous they are. Even the prosperous weeds cannot but wither and die without water. Here, we need to think of why God made every living creature unable to live without water.

In Zion, however, a little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation (Isa 60:22). For God the Father, our Shepherd, and Jerusalem Mother, the spring of the water of life, are with us and grant us such great blessing. Even though we are a "little flock," who have entered through the narrow gate, our future will be so prosperous because Jerusalem our Mother, who is the source of life—the spring of the water of life, dwells with us.


The water of life flows from the throne of God

The river of the water of life, which God showed the Apostle John, was flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb. The throne of God refers to Jerusalem our Mother.

Rev 22:1-6  『Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse . . . And they will reign for ever and ever . . .』

Jer 3:17  『At that time they will call Jerusalem The Throne of the Lord, and all nations will gather in Jerusalem to honor the name of the Lord. No longer will they follow the stubbornness of their evil hearts.』

The Bible describes Heavenly Mother by using various expressions such as the bride, the wife of the Lamb, Jerusalem, the throne of God and the spring of the water of life. So, sometimes the Bible states that living water flows out from Jerusalem, and sometimes it says that the water of life flows from the throne of God.

Those who are not led by the Lamb are unable to discern spiritual things in a spiritual way, and they lean towards the literal city of Jerusalem in Palestine. In that place, however, eternal life and any other blessings have not been prepared.

All nations are now gathering in heavenly Jerusalem since God has made known to them the source of living water that quenches all the thirsty souls. When we see them receiving Jerusalem Mother with joy as soon as they realize Her, we can feel how thirsty they have been for the water of life.

The Bible says that all nations will gather in Jerusalem and they will no longer follow the stubbornness of their evil hearts. Thus, if people gather to Jerusalem Mother and are taught by Her, they come to eradicate all their evil disposition and stubbornness. Think of how the "Teachings of Mother" make us feel. With them we feel so comfortable, generous, kind and affectionate. There is no better teaching that enables us to be born again as the children of heaven full of love than the Teachings of Mother.

If we are still harsh and angular in disposition or character, we should change ourselves from now on. As Abraham conceded better things to his nephew Lot, we should do the same for our brothers and sisters. As the sea receives all the dirt and purifies it, we should have a broad mind like the sea. Then we can say that we believe in Mother. If anyone says that he believes in God but disobeys God's teachings and commands, he is the one who claims to know God but by his actions denies Him. In other words, his faith is in vain.


The water of life for the healing of the nations

The world thirsts for the water of life. The prophet Ezekiel describes the scene where this water of life flows into the whole world as follows:

Eze 47:1-12  『The man brought me back to the entrance of the temple, and I saw water coming out from under the threshold of the temple toward the east (for the temple faced east) . . . He then brought me out through the north gate and led me around the outside to the outer gate facing east, and the water was flowing from the south side. As the man went eastward with a measuring line in his hand, he measured off a thousand cubits and then led me through water that was ankle-deep. He measured off another thousand cubits . . . He measured off another thousand . . . He measured off another thousand, but now it was a river that I could not cross, because the water had risen and was deep enough to swim in—a river that no one could cross . . . When it empties into the Sea, the water there becomes fresh. Swarms of living creatures will live wherever the river flows. There will be large numbers of fish, because this water flows there and makes the salt water fresh; so where the river flows everything will live . . . Fruit trees of all kinds will grow on both banks of the river. Their leaves will not wither, nor will their fruit fail. Every month they will bear, because the water from the sanctuary flows to them. Their fruit will serve for food and their leaves for healing.』

In Ezekiel it is written that the water comes out from the temple. In Revelation, it is stated that the water flows from the throne of God and of the Lamb. Where is the throne of God located? It is the Most Holy Place of the temple. The water flowing from the Most Holy Place has become the river of the water of life, and where the river flows everything lives.

In the Bible, the Most Holy Place means the heavenly Jerusalem our Mother (2 Ch 3:8; 1 Ki 6:19-20; Rev 21:9-16). According to the prophecies, wherever the truth about God the Mother is proclaimed, all the nations of the world are being revived by God's grace. Longing for life and teachings of love from Mother, all the nations are coming to salvation.

Now Elohim are gathering Their children from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of the heavens, in order to give them the water of life. To Their children who believe in Their names, They give the water of life so that they can have eternal life and will never thirst, and help them to do everything.

We, who have received the water of life earlier, should participate in God's work of leading the whole world to the spring of the water of life by diligently proclaiming the voice of the Spirit and the Bride, so that the water of life can flow more rapidly to every place in the world. I earnestly hope that all the children of heaven scattered among the nations will receive Jerusalem Mother quickly, so that the water of life from Mother will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.