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Weekly Word: Living Water

At Festivals people looked at three things:

  1. Past- Looking back to the Wilderness
  2. Present- Looking at how they are now
  3. Future- Looking to what they should become

On the last day of the Feast of Tabernacles the priests would take water from a fresh source and throw it everywhere. As they showered the emerging water extravagantly on the people and on the altar this was a reminder of God’s faithful provision in life, and as a message for the future to seek God.

On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, ‘Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.’ By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified
John 7:37-39

“Come to me and drink!” Jesus was proclaiming himself to be the source, the foundation, the Rock. Big uproar!

Christ is also continually present by the Spirit who lives in us as a river of living water. We can come to him in prayer (speaking to the rock) and find our life. Let’s receive the Holy Spirit.

Published 19th October 2018 with tags: Weekly word

Comments

  1. Dan K. says:

    Even when receiving the Old Covenant the Lord promised His people “And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.” Exodus 23:25
    So how much more will the Lord bless our food and water, now that Jesus has come in the flesh and made us citizens in His Kingdom.

  2. peter edwards says:

    Covenant should be stronger than a marriage vow , in sickness and in health , for richer for poorer , til death us do part.

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