(Revelation 16:21) . . .And a
great hail with every stone about the weight of a talent
descended out of heaven upon the men, and the
men blasphemed God due to the plague of hail, because the plague of it was unusually great.
A talent weighed 44.8 pounds according to the Greek measurement. Are you ready for the downpour? Imagine hailstones of that size and weight
descending from heaven. The destruction would be catastrophic!
What is hail? It is congealed water. What does water represent in the Bible? And what is the fulfillment of the prophecy that such a great hail
shall descend on man, and that it is so great that mankind shall blaspheme God himself because of it?
To understand notice what Jesus said to a Samaritan woman at a well that was drawing water to drink:
(John 4:14) . . .Whoever drinks from the water that I will give him will never get thirsty at all, but the water that I will give him will become in
him a fountain of water bubbling up to impart everlasting life.
The water that he offered was no ordinary water. It gave everlasting life. What precious water! But just what is that water? Jesus said:
(John 17:3) This means everlasting life, their taking in knowledge of you, the only true God, and of the one whom you sent forth, Jesus Christ.
Yes, the truth as found in God’s word is the water that leads to everlasting life.
In this our day Jehovah has raised up for himself a named people to be his witnesses, to bring that refreshing message of Biblical truth, to the
people free of charge. It is just as the prophecy concerning them states:
(Isaiah 55:1) . . .Hey there, all YOU thirsty ones! Come to the water. And the ones that have no money! Come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and
milk even without money and without price.
Those who are thirsting for truth, for understanding, are invited to take of it for free. Jesus said that happy are those that are hungering and
thirsting for righteousness sake for they will be filled.
Unlike the hypocritical clergy of Christendom and other religious leaders who charge money to teach falsehoods and what results in no satisfaction
just as we are told they are doing:
(Isaiah 55:2) . . .Why do YOU people keep paying out money for what is not bread, and why is YOUR toil for what results in no satisfaction? . . .
The truth is free. The water of life, the water that leads to everlasting life is offered free of charge, it is the command of God’s anointed
congregation, and anyone that follows them in this our last day to offer it to all who wish to partake of it:
(Revelation 22:17) . . .And the spirit and the bride keep on saying: “Come!” And let anyone hearing say: “Come!” And let anyone thirsting
come; let anyone that wishes take life’s water free.
In this our day mankind gropes about in spiritual darkness and lethargy. The leaders of Christendom and the other various religions around the world
have kept their subjects in abject poverty. Yet there is a people on earth who is freely distributing the food and water without price:
(Isaiah 65:13-15) . . .Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah has said: “Look! My own servants will eat, but YOU yourselves will go
hungry. Look! My own servants will drink, but YOU yourselves will go thirsty. Look! My own servants will rejoice, but YOU yourselves will suffer
shame. 14 Look! My own servants will cry out joyfully because of the good condition of the heart, but YOU yourselves will make outcries because of the
pain of heart and YOU will howl because of sheer breakdown of spirit. 1. . .
How true the literal fulfillment of those words in Isaiah 65 have become in this our day.
Now, right now, the waters of truth are soft and running freely. But soon there appears there will be a change. And those refreshing waters of
Biblical truth, and those who are pronouncing its message to mankind will, at the end, harden, and the soft flowing message of Biblical truth, will
become hard-hitting messages of truth that will hit mankind hard like a plague, before their ultimate end arrives at the battle of Armageddon.
At that time there will be no question as to who Jehovah’s real witnesses are, and there will be no question as to whether the message they are
carrying to the people will be fulfilled.
Where will you stand when the time arrives? For the time left is reduced.
Where are the waters of truth that are being freely given? What magazine has the largest distribution on earth? Answer this riddle and you will have
begun the journey, the greatest journey if you really are able to discern what the spirit is saying.