Wednesday, 22 June 2016

The Living Water

Scripture:  Revelation 22 v 1 - 2: "And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.  In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations."

John 4 v 10:  "Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith unto thee, Give Me to drink; thou would have asked of Him, and He would have given thee living water."

This pure river of living water comes from Heaven out of the throne of God!  It is available on Earth, as Jesus told the Samaritan woman.  However, it is an unseen spiritual river that flows continually from God to us.

When we read the Bible, preach or pray through the power of the Holy Spirit, out of our innermost being the living water gushes forth.  The water will wash the souls of those who receive it and renew their strength.

When you are physically very thirsty how gratifying a drink of cold water is.  You can actually live much longer without food than without water.  Jesus said that if you drink of the living water you will never thirst again.

We thirst for knowledge and spend a lifetime acquiring it, but that is head knowledge that does not satisfy the thirsting soul.   When you drink of the living water He gives you, that which you are truly thirsting for, a personal relationship with Him, is truly, immediately and forever satisfied.

Every human has a space within his being and we try to fill that space with worldly things.  We drink, drug, smoke, overeat, do sex, listen to music, get involved in sport, work, religion, causes, and it never truly satisfies.  It is a never-ending quest.  We pursue wealth, politics, fame, and any other thing that may quench the inner thirst.

There is only one person who can fill that empty space.  His name is Jesus, the Creator, Saviour, Glory of this planet and universe.  He is the Alpha and Omega, the fullness of everything.  The quencher of our ultimate thirst.  Truth, righteousness, judgment.  He is never wrong nor out of touch with our reality.

He is the True and Living God.  Death could not hold Him, no devil or human can overcome Him.  He is the Sum of Perfection.  The Father spoke from Heaven, This is My Beloved Son, hear Him!  

So drink deeply of His living water that fills you completely and forever.  Shun the worldly thirsts that bring you to self-condemnation, and serve only to torment you and ultimately destroy your soul and your life.  Let Jesus be the answer to every question and need forever.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, send us the living water today to flow in and through us, bringing healing and peace.  Wash us and fill us completely with the knowledge of Jesus that it may pour through us to quench the thirsty world. In Jesus' name. Amen.