into a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem; but Jerusalem will rise and remain on its
site from Benjamin’s Gate as far as the place of the First Gate to the Corner Gate, and from the
of Hananel to the king’s wine presses. People will live in it, and there will no longer be a
curse, for Jerusalem will dwell in security.
NASBAgain, it is the New Jerusalem bride, not physical Jerusalem, which has these waters of life
(Zech. 14:8; cf. Rev. 21:27-22:2).
It is the New Jerusalem that would be raised up (on amountain) at this time
(Zech 14:10; cf. Rev. 21:9-10).
It is the New Jerusalem in which there
would “no longer be a curse” (
. Rev. 22:3).
It is the New Jerusalem bride that has the water of life flowing out of her, not physical Jerusalem
(cf. John 4:10-14);
it is the New Jerusalem that is the abode of the remnant
And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My spirit on all flesh; your sons and yourdaughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.And also on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days.And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: Blood and fire and pillars of smoke.The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood, before the coming of the greatand awesome day of the Lord. And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of theLord shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, as the Lordhas said, among the remnant whom the Lord calls.
Thus, when the NT is figured into one’s interpretation of
consistently neglect to do)
,3 clearly there is a shift from the raped women of physical Jerusalemin verse 2 to the living waters of New Jerusalem in verse 8.
LIVING WATERS IN JERUSALEM
The living waters Zechariah prophesied of in Jerusalem at this time (Zech. 14:8) are of muchdeeper spiritual significance than a supposed future river in physical Jerusalem. The livingwaters that would flow out of the New Jerusalem on the day of the Lord symbolize the life-
giving properties of God’s Holy Spirit. Consider Jesus’
reference to the ultimate meaning of thewater used in the Feast of Tabernacles (the feast that
is referring to).
On the last day, that great day of the feast [of Tabernacles], Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If
anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said,
out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom
those believing in Him would receive . . . .