Sunday, October 24, 2010
Giving the water of life
This past week during an Alpha course my wife and are attending, the speaker Nicky Gumble was talking about Christ giving living water and the significance of the living water. In the middle east during those times water was very scarce and wells were spread out. When you went to the well to get water your got your days supply of water. In researching online I found you can go from between 3-5 days without water. So Jesus using water as a way of speaking of the Holy Spirit is very significant. Without liquid water we do not have our human life, without Christ in our life we are not able to live our lives to the full the way God intended for us to live. Below I have listed some examples of how Christ used water as a reference to the Holy Spirit.
This week every time you go to the water cooler or fill your glass at the sink take the time to think about what WATER means to you.
Have a blessed week!
In John 4:7-14 Jesus speaks of water and its significance.
7There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said unto her, "Give Me to drink."
9Then said the woman of Samaria unto Him, "How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest a drink of me, who am a woman of Samaria?" For the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.
10Jesus answered and said unto her, "If thou knewest the gift of God and who it is that saith to thee, `Give Me to drink,' thou wouldest have asked of Him, and He would have given thee living water."
11The woman said unto Him, "Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. From whence then hast thou that living water?
12Art thou greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank thereof himself, and his children and his cattle?"
13Jesus answered and said unto her, "Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again,
14but whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life."
Jesus was not talking of a days supply of water he was talking about the living water the very essence of life itself. He was speaking of pouring out the Holy Spirit into the hearts of all believers.
In Revelation 22:17 Christ tells us" 17And the Spirit and the bride say, "Come." And let him that heareth say, "Come." And let him that is athirst come; and whosoever will, let him take the Water of Life freely.
And Jesus said unto them, "I am the Bread of Life. He that cometh to Me shall never hunger, and he that believeth in Me shall never thirst.
On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, "If any man thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink.
"When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none and their tongue faileth for thirst, I, the LORD, will hear them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.