The River Is Real


“Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb…” (Rev. 22:1, ESV).

This river is real. Not only is it real; it’s for right now. Yes, we read about it in the book of Revelation, in John’s description of heaven. Given that fact, one might assume that this river is something for us to exclusively enjoy in Paradise, once our bodies have been resurrected. Such an assumption would be wrong. Sixteen verses later in this same chapter, we read Holy Spirit’s invitation to drink:

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