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.
I. EXHAUSTLESS. It rises from the infinitude of the Divine nature — a source unfathomable.
II. UNIVERSAL. This river rolls everywhere. It rolls under the universe: and all things float on its waves. It refreshes and beautifies all.
III. EVER FLOWING. The inexhaustible fountain is always active, outpouring itself. Creation is a work never finished, for the river of Divine love is overflowing.
IV. RESTORATIVE. It at once resuscitates and cleanses: it quenches thirst and removes defilement. Christ is the channel through which flows this soul-restorative love.
Parallel VersesKJV: 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.