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The End of Christian Tradition is not to be feared

The End of Christian Tradition as we know it

There are many signs which indicate to me that the end of Christianity as we have practised it has come.

While the atheists would like to see the end of it because it is antagonistic to their beliefs, this is not the reason it is dissipating.

While the Muslim extremists would like to see the end because they do not want any theocracy but theirs, that is not the reason it is finishing.

While the pagans and other belief systems are disdainful or lukewarm tolerant to contemporary Christianity, this is not the reason for its end.

The reason Christian tradition is on the decline is because Father God would have it so. The foundation, Jesus, is sound. However the early Church lost its way with Constantin and pagan festivals replacing God’s feasts. Christianity needs to get back to its roots; it has strayed very far from the tree. It needs again to become recognisable to the Jewish people.

The time of the Gentiles is finished; the time for God’s Chosen, the Jewish people has come. It is time for them to recognise and acknowledge their LORD, and prepare: their Messiah has come.

We of the Christian tradition must let go of those traditions so that we can embrace the traditions GOD instituted for us. He wants His people jealous (Romans 11:11) and so we must take what GOD has given us, practice it and allow the Jews to see.

We must let go of our festivals. We must let go of our traditions. We must let go and allow GOD to re-educate us and reform us. The root: Sunday worship, Communion, Christmas, Easter and the like, must go, to be replaced with GOD’s ordained day of rest, His sabbath, His passover, His several feasts. We don’t pick up the LAW but we embrace GOD’s gifts to us.

Christianity is not the festivals, it is Jesus. Christianity is not our denomination, it is Jesus. Following Jesus is not a tradition, it is salvation and glory to GOD. So, when can we begin to do it His way?

“I will build my church,” said Jesus. “And the gates of hell will not prevail against it.”

(Matthew 16:18)

Let us let go of the constructs of men and allow ourselves to follow our Saviour, Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2). He did not destroy the law but fulfilled it (Matthew 5:17). He came to set us free from sin and death (Romans 6:18). But he did not release us from the festivals ordained by GOD.

It is time. We who love our Father in Heaven are being called. He has bought us, paid the price, forgiven us and loved us. How can be not hear and follow?

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The Sound of the Shofar

The sound of the Shofar tells the enemy we are coming, fearlessly.

The sound of the Shofar brings peace, and gives us strength to face the foe.

We sound the Shofar now, to usher in a new season: sharing a deeper understanding of scripture to prepare the Bride for Jesus’ return.

Here it is: The Shofar

The shofar is the ram’s horn, reminiscent of the ram caught in the brush as Abraham was about to sacrifice Isaac. The ram became the substitute offering when God stopped Abraham’s hand.

The Shofar is sounded on the evening of Shabbat: Friday evening.

Shabbat Shalom everyone. May our supernatural encounters all be Holy.

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On the passing of Billy Graham

A humble man acknowleged

Tributes to a wonderful and Godly man have rung out since the moment his death was announced on the 21st of February 2018. Whether religious or not, folks who knew the name or the man personally held him in high esteem. But that would not have mattered to Mr Graham. The single-most important thing to him was the name of Jesus being upheld and people coming to recognise faith in him was their saving grace.

A person with a purpose and the integrity to uphold that purpose shines in the community of mankind.

The passing of Evangelists

There have been many Evangelists in recent years who have passed into he glory of the LORD. David Wilkerson, Derek Prince, Oral Roberts and now Billy Graham are four.

Several years ago, I heard a prophecy from someone… I cannot remember whom… and the prophecy was this: I (Jesus) will not return until after the passing of four great men of GOD.  No names were given. Though I’ve not got a terrific memory, even for prophetic words (hence I write most of them down), I remembered that one. When David Wilkerson died the Word of GOD came back to me and I knew in my heart he was one of those four great evangelists. And I knew something else, the word would not be fulfilled until Billy Graham died. I just knew he was one of the four.

Time is short

Billy Graham has died. I conclude the time which is short has just become much shorter.

This morning I was praying and the Father laid on my heart Obadiah. So I read it. The following passage struck me hard:

“For the day of the LORD upon all the nations is near;

As you have done, it shall be done to you:

Your reprisal shall return upon your own head.” (vs 15)

When you read Obadiah, it is clear that the LORD is raising up Israel once again and those who bless Israel will be blessed and those who have already cursed Israel will be cursed.

Israel in these End Times

Oh, that my nation and others might be a blessing to Israel. But I sigh, and believe few have been. And what of individuals and churches and denominations? The same will be true.

Many of the readers of this post will be supporters of the nation and the people of Israel. Praise God for you! And how far we must all go to support the nation and the people and God’s Holy ways.

Sabbath Rest Ministries

I am embarking on a joint ministry with my husband, Alan Tun. The ministry is called “Sabbath Rest Ministries”. It is named primarily to draw attention to the value and importance to GOD of His Sabbath and the rest the Sabbath brings. Hebrews Chapters 3, 4  will shed further light. Suffice to say, we want to also draw to folks’ attention the principle of One New Man as mentioned in Ephesians 2. Jew and Gentile Believers — Messianic Jews and Messianic Gentiles if you will allow me to say — need to come together before Jesus will return.

We all need to be awake for these last days. We don’t know the timing, but Jesus’ return in imminent. Signs of Daniel and Matthew 24 demonstrate this. Revelations is full of the secrets and mysteries of the last days. The Church Age as we have known it for centuries is closing (some say it has already finished) and those who love the LORD need to prepare for Spiritual Warfare, need to love one another, and must value the Jewish people and their nation. For some of us, one most difficult thing will be to grapple with Jesus’ fulfilment — not replacement — of the Law of GOD as comprised in the first five books of the Bible. I fear many are lost who believe they are “found” because they are not rooted in the complete Word of GOD.

God’s Call

Billy Graham was a blessing to many thousands and millions who came to Jesus through his preaching. He said of himself, he wished he’d done more discipleship, though I feel he was called as Paul,

“For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect.” (1 Corinthians 1:17).

It is up to us to fulfil our calling and be about the LORD’s business. Will we be prepared for however the LORD chooses to lead, to teach and to use us? Will we be open to revelation of His Word and see in it new things that are true though unexpected, such as following the Sabbath has He intends?

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How to be Natural about the Supernatural

To Jesus, the supernatural was as natural as breathing and eating.

Like him, we need to expect the supernatural and not be afraid of it. I’m preaching to myself really.

Perspective

The maker of the universe is our Father, and He gives generously to those who ask.

Matthew 7:11 states, “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!”

He is supernatural. By His Spirit, He lives within those who believe and surrender. Therefore…

We can expect and believe for the supernatural in our lives. Whether it is healing, finance or relational, GOD does work in all those who allow, and often even through those who do not believe.

Engaging

So, how we shall we engage with God on a deeper level? With regard to the supernatural, shall we walk, expectant of miracles and uncanny surprises?

Whether Jesus calmed the storm (Mark 4) or walked on water (Matthew 14), filled water jars with wine (John 2) or raised a dead child (Luke 8), there is no remark about his hesitation or lack of belief.

So let us be like him: Fully surrendered, ever-prayerful, absorbed by the Father.

Waiting

Jesus said he only did those things the Father called him to do,

“I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of theFather who sent Me.” (John 5:30)

So, let us wait on the LORD GOD, ask and wait, to see His deliverance and the miraculous. Let us wait upon the LORD, and see what He will do.

Expecting

We live in an era of fast-everything: fast food, quick fixes, easy communication. But the Father will not be rushed. His timing is perfect, and so waiting does mean waiting, often for a long time. Abraham was 99 when his promised son was born. Moses was 40 years a shepherd before God called him to return to Egypt and rescue the Hebrew people from slavery.

God answers prayers. We can trust He will use us as He has promised. In the meantime, we will expect, wait, engage, and grow in wisdom and patience as we seek His perspective.

Finally

If we walk as though we are tall, we will grow in stature. If we talk with confidence, we will be believed. Within us, the GOD of the universe has equipped us with His Spirit. Let us walk, knowing He resides in us, so we are ready to follow direction as it is given.

Then, in His perfect time, we will see the supernatural increase in our lives.

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Natural Signs and Fulfilment of Scripture

We seem to be waiting for Jesus’ return, and even the weather and the stars are saying the time is soon.

We’ve had Hurricane Harvey, then Irma, then Maria, all occurring in the Gulf of Mexico and in surrounding regions, all with severe and even devastating consequences. The storms continue, around the Gulf, and around the Globe.

We’ve had Jupiter hiding inside Virgo for 9 months and late last month, Jupiter was expelled or “born”.

Now, this is one take from a spiritual perspective, which I certainly endorse, though Jesus has not yet appeared…


Revelation 12;1-4 says,

“Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars. Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth.

And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born.”

Is it not possible that Virgo, the one female astrological sign, is representative of the woman who has given birth? And if so, he who has been born (represented as Jupiter) is the Church, who will now rule with an Iron Rod of Righteousness over the calamity, decadence, and madness that has been on the rise over recent decades. Is it not possible that Donald Trump, in his unpopular but unstinting resolve to support Israel, to counter abortion, and encourage international sovereignty of nation-states, is an international authority who rules counter to societal trends (which are anti-God).

There have been other signs in the skies. We had the blood moons, beginning a few years ago. Matthew 24:29-30 says,

“Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.”

Interestingly, the most recent lunar eclipse which spanned America, ended at the starting point of Hurricane Harvey, just days before the Hurricane ripped through the landscape.

We have the fiery red dragon, a kingdom beast, as mentioned in Revelation 12. Could he not be the Islamic kingdoms, with its 7 heads and 10 horns?

But if all these connections between Biblical prophecy and natural events are connected, then where is Jesus? How well has the One New Man = collective of Jew and Gentile coming together been manifested? And where are the resurrection bodies?

Some predicted that the dead in Christ would rise on the 21st/22nd September and Jesus would appear on the 23rd. The month of September has passed.

While it is true that there have been uncanny connections between natural events and scripture over recent months and days, it is also true that Jesus is not here. Why not?

Have we failed again to prepare ourselves as his bride? Have we failed to unite as one body the keepers of the Law (Jew) and the keepers of Grace (Gentile Church), coming together faithfully as One New Man (Matthew 24:35)?

It was predicted that at the beginning of the month of Elul (September) there would be signs: damage to the kingdoms of the East and great storms. Kim Jung Un is under threat of sanction and annihilation; ISIS is losing its grip. And the people in the region of the Gulf of Mexico have experienced great storms.

Jesus, where are you?

Last night it was in the news that the skies of England have turned orange. Is this another timely sign — or warning — from the God of the Universe?

As October passes, I have been told my website will no longer have a host. This may be my final Soaring Post. Or I may, in due season, find another provider that is suitable. Perhaps Feast of Tabernacles, 23rd October, will bring Jesus and my posts will no longer be of service.

We must be prepared for whatever will come, not holding on to the past but prepared for the future, with hope and resolve.


Storms come and pass. We battle on. Love wins.

Thanks to: Steve Cioccolanti, Discover Ministries &

BreakingIsraeliNews.com

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Another Storm Coming: Taking it in stride

I awoke this morning from a dream. The dream was a rendering of the chaotic. The message received, “there is a storm coming”.

The last time I had a dream like that, we had a family row that day following the dream.

Today I descended from my bedroom, looked at my emails to discover, my web host server company is closing down its service.

Storm? I’m prepared, or at least I have an attitude of preparedness. “God is in charge,” I wrote to the host of the website, “and we will seek and discover what God has in store for us all.”

So, change is coming. I don’t know the form it will take. Perhaps I’ll be posting at Soaring Post for the last time. Or perhaps I’ll find another way within the next two weeks to write a newsletter and get it out to you.

The storm as I see it, is not weather-related (although tell that to folks in Houston, The Gulf of Mexico, and most recently, Ireland), not even finance-related, but attitudinal.

If I have the attitude of hope and trust in the LORD’s sovereignty, I rest assured, what will come will be for the best.

If I have the attitude of self-determination, I may panic or hurry or fear.

If I have the attitude that I must follow God’s lead and know that step-by-step, He will reveal His strategy, I will be in the eye of the storm, not bearing the brunt of it.

So, I may cease to be an entity at http://laruspress.com or perhaps I can switch things quickly, carry over at an effective cost, and continue on.

Either way, I am open to work hard, pray hard and to follow. Either way, I simply want to be in my Father’s will.

When storms come, we must fight to overcome. But we must also surrender to the Master who allows the storm and trust He has a purpose for us in it.

Jesus calmed the storm,

“On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.” Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?” And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, “Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!” (Mark 4:35-41)

When he calmed the storm, he revealed God’s authority over the storm. We who have Jesus can do the same, whether it is a physical storm or a situational one.

But Jesus only did the will of his Father,

Then Jesus said to them, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and that I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father taught Me, I speak these things.” (John 8:28)

When we surrender our will to the Father’s, and trust in His authority, we can, like Jesus, perform His will. And we have perfect peace.

So I officially am now surrendering the fate of my website and this newsletter to Him. I am announcing to Him (as if He didn’t already know) that the service provider for my website is having to shut down… which will be a heartache to the provider…

And so I pray that all those who are hosted by him, will have peace and will find God’s way forward. And I ask that God continues to watch over the work of all parties involved and that we will better serve Jesus through this storm.

Amen.

(Thanks to BibleGateway for the quick referencing)

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Power in the Sky: a reflection and an alert

Driving from Madrid around Midnight on a Sunday evening, the sky flashes silently, revealing the Father’s awesome power….

Flooding

Irma has been in full force over the last several days. Floods in Texas never before experienced wreaked havoc only days ago:

“Biblical proportions” the news reporters said. And one Houston resident said, “We need the LORD’s help.”

A few months ago, I told about the unusual experience of flooding in my home town in Canada.

Along the Costa Del Sol the semi-desert landscape was covered in water during February.

Floods are a sign: of judgement and of cleansing. Isn’t it the same thing? The floods can be a wake up call to draw folks to the Father. And like the Holy Spirit, the water washes away impurities.

And so, to the night sky recently.

Lightning

We were driving home to the south coast from Madrid. I had done my tour of duty at the wheel and as my hubby drove, I nodded off.

“Sarah, you have to see this!” he called out. “If you’re going to blog about this you have to see THIS.”

Groggy, I opened my eyes, first fleetingly, ultimately in awe. There was lighting: flash after flash, with the occasional bolt strong and clear. But though the lightning continued to flash for up to an hour, there was no sound, no thunder from the heavens.

Another sign, I think… God was reaching down to us. He was speaking to us then with a still, profound voice.

God’s Word

“I am the light of the world” said Jesus. “I am … I am… Believe. You have seen me, you have seen the Father.” These are echoes of his words to us.

“There will be wars and rumours of wars. These are signs but the time has not yet come.”

“Many will be deceived, even the elect.”

“They will argue about my name, Yehova.”


Action

Folks we need to read and to pray. We need to consolidate, not fight amongst ourselves. We need to be alert, with our lamps filled with oil. We need to be ready because the time is close at hand.

Go to Bible Gateway. Look up the texts above, which I’ve paraphrased. Search the scriptures: Matthew 24-25 to start. Hungry? Search the Word. His Word is Truth.

Time is at hand. Draw close to God and He will draw close to you. Ask for dreams from Him, visions and unctions. Ask for wisdom and an increase in Faith. If you are cross with someone, ask God to reveal to you how He sees that person: a friend, a stranger, a politician, a policeman. Ask and He will show you. See from God’s perspective. Get close to God. He’s waiting, He’s calling.

Personally

I dropped my personal goals agenda a good while ago. But at the start of this year, He said, “If you want to do something, this is the year to do it. No more chances after this.” I thought He meant my writing pieces, and prayers He’d called me to do. But earlier this month, He showed me He meant even in choosing/buying a car!

God is close, so very close. Let us open ourselves to Him, completely surrendered to His agenda, so that He can use us and take us on the adventure of a lifetime. Time is SO SHORT.

Won’t you linger with Him now?

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The LORD has said, “There is a storm coming…”

I’m on a brief break. You might remember my saying this newsletter might not get out as I’m moving as the LORD leads, and am planning a literal move.

But all is possible with God.

Today, as I was relaxing in the middle of the afternoon, as one learns to do when one lives in Spain, He spoke deep into my spirit, “There is a storm coming.”

It was ominous. A warning. One I’ve heard others say they’ve heard from Him. To my surprise, this time He told me directly.

There is a storm coming.

We must be prepared for Jesus’ arrival. We must be prepared for a Tsunami in society. We must be prepared for war, for violence, for dramatic upheaval, for loss of life. One or some or all of these things are going to come to pass.

When first I heard Him say it, I thought He was referring to my family. That may be the case. Storms come. We must ride them out.

As the family of Believers, let us be prepared. Let us ride it out. Let us help one another and those who are lost.

Let us always remember to be prepared to tell them of our hope.

“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;” (1 Peter 3:15)

I plan to meditate on this Word, and allow its power to bring me to a new level of readiness. Something is coming… We must be ready. I trust the LORD and the power of His Word to equip me.

Shalom, God’s peace be upon us all.

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Strong Word: My Perspective on Root Cause to the Flooding in Canada

I am Canadian. I love my homeland. It is strong, it is free.

But it is decaying. Little by little, the values on which the nation was built have become passe, and the post-modern definition of freedom has become totally secularised, unChristian, hedonistic. As a result, the physical landscape of the nation that is being distorted marks the moral decay.

The fall-out to recent changes in laws has resulted in flooding of supernatural proportions in Ontario and Quebec, the heartland of the country from which the nation was born (Upper and Lower Canada). I do not, for example, think it coincidence that within weeks of marijuana being legalised the nation has experienced flooding which, as one person suggested to me, is of Biblical proportions.

There will be climactic and weather explanations. But this is my spiritual take: We’ve ushered in the flooding by moving away from Judeo-Christian values. Didn’t God find only Noah was righteous and as a consequence of sin, flooded the earth? No, He will never flood the earth again, but it does not mean He does not allow nature to reveal His displeasure.

To follow Jesus means we value all people, and love every one of our neighbours, regardless of colour, life choices or morality. But we do not love sin, and God clearly demarcates what is sin and what is not. If we love, we do not encourage sin or legalise sin in our nation.

“Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.” (Galatians 5:19-21)

The body is the temple of the Holy Spirit and so to smoke pot is not treating the body with care and respect. Yes, there are MS patients who benefit from the drug, but this is a relatively small proportion of citizens. The fallout from legalising the drug will be seen over decades to come, but in the immediate, I believe God has responded to the change in law.

Irrespective of our differing political persuasions, we must together pray for our nations, and that the governments that God brings will be godly. Moral decay and the erosion of our Western Society is rampant and chaos is world-wide; be it through natural disaster, terrorism, economic collapse, political protest or war, we are imploding; time is short and one day Jesus will come to divide the nations between sheep and goat. (Matthew 25:31-46)

I desperately want Canada to be a sheep nation. Though I will not be the one to judge, I do see that this once innocent colonial country, built on nobel expectations, has yielded to secularist philosophy and has been been sliding into moral and spiritual decay. It is just one of many nations on the same destructive path, and we as Believers must ask God to rescue our nations from themselves.

“But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition.” (1 Timothy 6:9)

In the case of Canada, the heartland of the nation has literally been drowning. How much more needs to occur before people in Canada, and around the world, will wake up to the Father and recognise a Good God is calling us and we need to heed His call.

 

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Wake up World, it’s flooding!

From the east and west, north and south, the world is flooding.

God flooded the earth after He commanded that Noah build an ark of protection (Genesis 5 – 10) against the rains for the animals and his family. Then God promised He would never again flood the entire earth (Genesis 9:11), and He sent the rainbow as a sign (Genesis 9:13).

So He will not again flood the entire earth. But just as earthquakes have been promised (Matthew 24:7), so are many diseases and famines. Flooding is creating chaos across the globe.

My beautiful homeland of Canada is encountering floods across thousands of miles, and in particular in the heartlands of Ontario and Quebec, where the country was founded. See this image to the right? This beautiful shoreline is 4 feet higher than usual, and those in Ontario who know me will recognise this as such. It was my former home.

And the feature photo above was taken last week in Gatineau, Quebec.

Why is it flooding? Because it’s raining, obviously. But it is beyond what’s natural. Some put it all down to global warming. Across the country and across the world, flooding abounds. But I believe there is supernatural significance. I believe the LORD is cleansing the earth. Joel and Hosea talk about the early and the latter rain (see also James 5:7). There is teaching about the flow of the river of the Holy Spirit, and that it is like the flow of a natural river (study Ezekiel 47); John 7:38). I believe we are in a time of warning and cleansing. The lands need it, and the people across the globe need it.

God is preparing us for Jesus’ return.

Recently I encouraged us to Be Ready. Like the wise virgins (Matthew 25:1) we need to be ready: to encourage one another, to testify of our hope in Jesus Christ, to be with Jesus upon his return.

The world is experiencing God’s cleansing. He is calling us to testify. My country of Canada has passed many laws in recent times that are ungodly, unhealthy, unhelpful to bringing in the lambs of God to Jesus. My thought is of the recent passing of the legalisation of marijuana as a law that opens the gateway for more and more abuse of the human body, intended to be a temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).

Recently, I posted on Linked In and will soon feature in the on-line magazine ASPIRING WOMAN an item encouraging us to Be Ready.

As we look at the signs of our times, it seems the time is growing very short. Jesus will return. Whether it is tomorrow or a thousand tomorrows from now, we need to be ready for him. We are his bride.

As we experience first hand the signs of our times, let us be prepared for his glorious return, in our witness and our walk, so that we might closely resemble him now, and be ready as his bride, when he comes.

“And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.” (Revelation 22:17)