But they deliberately forget that long ago by God's word the heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and by water.2 Peter 3:5
Those who study the earth and its features estimate that 70 percent of the Earth's surface is covered with water. Therefore it is not hard to understand that water plays an important role in the physical makeup of our lives. We see a number of terms in the creation account that refers to water as a basic component of the earth. Theoretically it is possible that water plays an important role in heaven.
According to articles on the subject the human being is born with 78 percent of its body weight consist of water but by the time they reach adulthood that level drops to 60 percent. We shouldnít be surprised to hear Jesus say this about the birth of human life.
Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. John 3:5
Every human being is born of water however Jesus spoke of being born of the spirit. He was not speaking of human life born by men, rather born of God (John 1:13.) the difference being that men were to believe in the name of Jesus and receive him as Lord.
Water is associated with a number of uses throughout the Bible. Water by Peterís account is how the earth was formed. (2 Peter 3:5) Genesis speaks of a great flood that covered the earth,(Genesis 7:24) Paul speaks of the significance of water baptism (Romans 6:4) and the washing by the word of God. (Ephesians 5:26) Jesus said
We can speak of the feet washing (John 13:14) being born of water and the Spirit (John 3:5) and the water of life. (Revelation 22:17) ó what is its importance of this water of life and where does it come from? In the verse below we learn that the river of the water of life flows from the throne of God.
Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb. Revelation 22:1-2
Itís not really hard to explain why the river of the water of life flows from Godís throne. In the thirtieth year of the exile (Ezekiel 1:1) saw visions of God and he saw the cherubim that formed his royal escort and provided transportation for God. What he saw was a similar picture to Godís throne in Revelation.
Spread out above the heads of the living creatures was what looked like an expanse, sparkling like ice, and awesome. Ezekiel 1:22
Ezekiel revealed this from the base rising to a place high above on the throne was a figure like that of a man. In the background he saw an expanse what we might know as the arch of the sky. Science tells us for man to see the sky there has to be something to reflect light. Didnít Jesus say he was the light of the world (John 8:12) but he also said to his disciples you are the light of the world.
This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 1 John 1:5
According to Paul, God lives in unapproachable light, () and on his walk to Damascus Jesus appeared to him in a blinding light that was healed by an act of God. God is also the father of heavenly lights who does not change like shifting shadows.
Within the sky Ezekiel saw what looked like sparkling ice, which may be fine mists of water. In this light Ezekiel also saw an appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day. From experience on the day when rainbows have been seen, it has almost always follows a day of misty rain. At the same time several rainbows are seen over and below Niagara Falls where the fall of the water beats the water below into a fine mist. At this site the rainbows are more apt to be seen in the summer and in the early afternoon. Science tells us that rainbows are the result of light refracted by a fine mist of water.
Still we can see the rainbow because of mists of water in the air. The light of the sun that travels through a fine mist of water droplets changes the course of the light creating a rainbow effect. We also see the fine mist because it also is in the air and the air keeps this effect aloft. God said
I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. Genesis 9:13-15
Another rainbow is seen in (Revelation 4:3, Revelation 10:1) in the presence of God. In the pictures of God we see an effect of gravity when we look beneath the throne. The rainbow is caused by a mist of water and light but this water is also the source of the river that flows from the throne of God. Only one conclusion is possible, God is the source of all life because according to science, the basic elements of water, air and light required for life come from his presence.
Water demonstrates the greatness of God and it is seen everywhere from the creation to the river of life found in heaven. Water supports human life but it can also destroy life.
but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." John 4:14
The water needed for our flesh has been provided in abundance, but itís not as important as the spring of water welling up to eternal life. Jesus said that the flesh counted for nothing. God is not concerned with the flesh of man because the flesh will not inherit heaven. God is concerned about the condition of the heart and the decisions it makes. God knows his kingdom can be ruined by sin just as a single spark can destroy an entire forest.
For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one's life. Leviticus 17:11
It was the shed blood that made atonement for man and for the most part we look to the sacrificial system of the Old Testament. However it is the blood of Jesus Christ shed for our sin that make atonement for our lives. And all we have to do is accept Jesus Christ into our lives because he is the way and the truth and the life. (John 14:6)
The Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life. Revelation 22:17