God's Holy Fire: 'The Free Gift'

Sunday, December 15, 2019

The Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let the one who hears say, "Come!" Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.
— Revelation 22:17 NIV

Key Thought

There are two powerful invitations in Revelation 22: The first is an invitation to the free gift of the water of life. We are invited to come to Jesus and receive the water of life as believers in him — he has promised us rivers of living water (John 7:37-39) by pouring out his Spirit upon us (Titus 3:3-7). The second invitation is our invitation for Jesus to come and bring in the ultimate victory and our ultimate healing (Revelation 22:12-14, 22:20). When this ultimate victory occurs, life will be seen and made available everywhere for the victorious — life through the water of life running down the middle of the street and the tree of life on either side (Revelation 22:1-2). The Spirit is our assurance of life — both now and in the future.

Today's Prayer

O God, thank you for your gift of life through the gift of your Holy Spirit. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

Illustration

Illustration of Revelation 22:17 NIV — The Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let the one who hears say, "Come!" Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.

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About This Devotional

God's Holy Fire is a daily devotional about the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

The Thoughts and Prayer for God's Holy Fire are written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations marked (NIV) are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide.

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