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(I’m working through the Bible from back to front, one verse at a time, drawing what I see.)

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 desires take the water of life without price.

I’m trying to remember where I recognize this scene from. I’m concerned that it may have been followed by a money shot.

If this verse were porn, that would explain why nobody goes by their real name. And why a bunch of strangers are all telling each other to come. It leaves open the question of where the one who desires takes the water of life – unless that’s meant to be the same person as the one who is thirsty. It’s all in the details.

If it’s not porn, then someone is extremely concerned with getting people to come – well, right, but in a different sense. I’m guessing this ‘water of life’ has something to do with the ‘tree of life’ we saw earlier, when God was denying a share of it to anyone who took away his words. If you lose your share of the tree of life, do you lose your share of the water of life also? Or just the tree? And where is all this in relation to the holy city?

I’m growing less and less confident that this book has the answers to my questions, but I shall press on.

I’m intrigued by this character of The Bride – this is the first woman I’ve been introduced to in the Bible so far. To whom is she married? She and the Spirit get to say a line together – which confuses me. How can a Spirit pronounce the word “Come”? Does it have a corporeal larynx? If so, in what sense is it a Spirit?

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3 Comments

  1. If you really wanted to find answers to your questions, reading backward might not be the best way to do it.

    I’m just sayin’.

  2. I just want to make sure I don’t miss something.


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