One Day, God (in “Spirit”) and His Beloved “Church” (“Bride”) will call out to all the “thirsty” (“Biblical Phrase – “ANYONE who is thirsty” from the Lake of Fire, implied) to offer them the “Water of Life” FREELY.
Which Verse says this in the Bible literally? Revelation 22:17 (Verse in Image too).
Yes, it’s after their Judgment or “part” in the Lake of Fire (Revelation 21:8) accordingly till His MERCY which is Promised to all (both the obedient & disobedient too, Romans 11:30 – 32) TRIUMPHS OVER (and ENDS) any AFTERLIFE JUDGMENT eventually (as Promised Prophetically in James 2:13).
The Unfathomable Mercy of God in Flesh & Saviour of the World, Lord Jesus Christ (1 John 4:14, John 1:29).
Here are two good translations of Revelation 22:17 for edification.
New American Standard Bible
The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost.
King James Bible
And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
“It is Written”
“Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.” – KING of kings, Jesus Christ (Matthew 24:35, NASB)
Did ‘First Christianity’ understand it that way?
Yes, for example:
1) ages of Ages – First Christianity – Purgatorial Hell Universalism
2) Sibyline Oracles Mystery Match with Bible Verses Perfectly – Last Prophecies
Peace to you
The All Things Meaning in Context
“Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.” (Revelation 4:11, KJV)
He Created “All Things” (Colossians 1:16) and will “Reconcile All things” back to Him eventually (Colossians 1:20).
The Irrefutable Context of ‘Consecutive Verses’:
“because in Him were created all things in the heavens and upon the earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or lordships or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through Him and unto Him. “and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace by the blood of His cross through Him, whether the things on the earth or the things in the heavens.” (Colossians 1:16, 20, BLB)
Judgment – Retributive Judgment followed by Restorative Judgment
In Verses in Image, please consider the following carefully:
Retributive Judgment = “though He has torn us”
Restorative Judgment = “He will Heal us”
Two days = “two ages, Current AGE1 & next AGE2” = ‘maximum afterlife Judgment Sentence, e. g. Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is not forgiven for exactly two ages, the current AGE1 nor the next (coming) AGE2, Matthew 12:32’.
Afterlife Judgment doesn’t end there as the Restorative Judgment Effect takes place on the “third day = AGE3” onward as the phrase ‘He will Revive us’ means in Verse in Image Prophetically (Resurrect, Make Alive in Christ – 1 Corinthians 15:22 – 23) implying Prophetically that Lord Jesus Christ will Save All Men at last as Promised (1 Timothy 4:10, John 12:32, John 17:1 – 3).
“For it is for this we labor and strive, because we have fixed our hope on the Living God, Who is the SAVIOR of ALL MEN, ESPECIALLY of BELIEVERS.” (1 Timothy 4:10, NASB)
ALL MEN = Universal Set of every Human Being ever Created
BELIEVERS = a SPECIAL Subset
So, the Simple Prophetic Meaning in 1 Timothy 4:10 is:
“the Living God, Who is the SAVIOR of ALL MEN” = God Will have ALL MEN to be SAVED
Yes, it’s a LITERAL Biblical Phrase (NOT my words when translated ‘accurately’ – especially showing the VERB “will have”, can you see it?) in Verse below:
“Who [God our Saviour] WILL HAVE ALL MEN to be SAVED, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.” (1 Timothy 2:4, KJV)
ESPECIALLY of BELIEVERS = Believers are Way more Special for Believing in Him First
For example, that’s why believers are to be Priests who are to GIVE THANKS for the Salvation of ALL MEN Prophetically as the Verse below implies (when these Verses are taken together – in Context, from the ‘same letter, 1 Timothy’):
“First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and THANKSGIVINGS, be made ON BEHALF of ALL MEN,” (1 Timothy 2:1, NASB)
‘It is Written’
Peace to you
Faith – A Gift of God & Understanding the Afterlife Judgment-part
- a) Sheepfold1 (John 10:14)
The Faith of Sheepfold1 is
Believing without seeing = “Faith type of Believing”
Verses for this “faith type of believing definition”:
“For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees?” (Romans 8:24, NASB)
“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1, NASB)
There is no ‘afterlife Judgment’ for Sheepfold1 (John 5:24) because these must be judged on “earth” itself (e. g. Hebrews 12:7 – 8).
- b) Sheepfold2 (John 10:16)
The ‘believing after seeing of Sheepfold2′
Shepherd of Hermas writing records the descent of the ’40 apostles + teachers’ preaching & converting Sheepfold2 who believe after seeing them in the afterlife regions.
Believing after seeing = Believing, but not faith anymore.
Lord Jesus Christ Himself Defines it in Verse in Image.
P/S: Inaccurate Exegesis
Someone remarked, ‘Lord Jesus Christ never punished anyone’.
Lord Jesus Christ never punished anyone “on earth” proving that as Christians, the ‘Judging part of the Law need not apply on earth’ apart from the ‘human judicial system’ (e. g. The Roman Law at that time) as even apostle Paul confirms in Romans 13.
Lord Jesus Christ has been Prophesied to Punish or Met out Sentences on Judgment Day (e. g. Matthew 25:46, Revelation 20) including the Destruction of the Antichrist too (Revelation 19) eventually.
Lord Jesus Christ said that afterlife Judgment (Hebrews 9:27) is “till the last penny paid” (Luke 12:59, Matthew 5:26).
Did First Christianity understand it this Way?
Yes, here are some examples for further reading (toward edification):
1) Last Penny Interpretation – First Christianity
2) First Christianity – Speak the Same Thing – Not Enter My Rest Meaning
3) Heart – Judgment of Hearts – Hope for NON Christians?
4) Shepherd of Hermas Writing
- i) Shepherd of Hermas – Free Translation – Secrets
- ii) Shepherd of Hermas – Afterlife Judgment Visions
iii) Shepherd of Hermas – Afterlife Judgment and Repentance – FAQ
Peace to you
A Biblical Secret – Whole Law & Love Your Neighbour
Here’s a Secret:
Forget the Troll Response in Image and please Focus on Apostle Paul’s Inspired Verse in Image too.
This means that ‘each time we love a neighbour as ourselves’, it is the ‘same level of reward & righteousness attained if we would have kept the whole Law religiously, all 613 Commandments’.
The definition of ‘who is my neighbour’ was further Revealed by Lord Jesus Christ to ‘include an enemy too’ (Context: Matthew 5:43 – 44) & more clearly defined in the ‘Parable of the Good Samaritan’ (Luke 10:29 – 37) where ‘Samaritans & Jews are enemies of each other, culturally’.
Can you see it?
The Condition is Difficult which is ‘Love your neighbour as yourself’ because God can see ‘to what extend we actually Loved’.
So, I believe that we may Love our neighbour and the ‘percentage of Love’ (due to lack of a better word) we demonstrate equates the ‘level of the whole Law fulfilled’ when this Statement is Analyzed in Measurability, in Principle (where only God can Measure this Perfectly)
As Einstein once Remarked (attributed to him),
“God Integrates Empirically”