Chapter 13: Beyond the Millennium
Another beautiful promise is found in Revelation 21:6, “I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.”
A fountain is a source or spring-head of water. This fountain is the spring-head of the water of life—it sends forth vital refreshment that imparts life. To have the privilege of partaking of such a fountain suggests the disclosing of the knowledge of the source of life itself. Everyone who drinks of this fountain will have within him real life—and the secret of how to perpetuate it.
Jesus made a similar promise, stating that every faithful one would himself become a fountain of the water of life. “He who believes in Me, just as the Scripture says, streams of water shall flow from his innermost being” (John 7:38, Berkeley). Jesus was quoting the prophet Isaiah, who wrote, “The Lord shall guide you continually and shall satisfy your soul in dry places; your strength shall be renewed, and you shall be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never disappoint” (Isa. 58:11, Berkeley).
Life is of God; and when God fully satisfies the soul of His faithful child, streams of living water—of life itself—“shall flow from his innermost being”—he himself shall become a fountain of life. Here is the ultimate in satisfaction.
Can we not see why God’s people shall “never thirst”? They will have within them a living spring of living water!