Next Sunday is Pentecost Sunday, celebrated by Christians all over the world. We remember when the Holy Spirit fell on the disciples in the upper room, in the form of tongues. The Holy Spirit gave them power to go out into the streets to speak boldly about Jesus being the Messiah who had been crucified only days before. The Holy Spirit is the Living Water that I am referring to in the following passages.
“Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.
Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good. (Isaiah 55:1-2 NIV)
I believed this word in the bible. I came to Jesus without money and without hope and he has provided for me down through the years.
In Jeremiah 17 The Lord is referred as “The Living water.”
Lord, you are the hope of Israel; all who forsake you will be put to shame. Those who turn away from you will be written in the dust because they have forsaken the Lord, the spring of living water.
When Jesus was nearing the time when he was going to leave this earth, he spoke these words.
On the last day, the climax of the festival, Jesus stood and shouted to the crowds,
“Anyone who is thirsty may come to me! Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’” (When he said “living water,” he was speaking of the Spirit, who would be given to everyone believing in him. (John 7:37-39 NLT)
Jesus, when he was talking to the woman at the well said,
People soon become thirsty again after drinking this water ( from the well).
But the water I give them takes away thirst all together. It becomes a perpetual spring within them giving them eternal life. (John 4 v 13, 14.)
Jesus is still appealing to us loudly, “Come to me to receive living water and you will not thirst again.”
In my Spirit I want to shout out, Come to Jesus and receive the Holy Spirit. He will lead you into all truth. I went to church today. The numbers of people there are dwindling. They don’t know that Jesus can give them refreshing. He is alive.
It is by the power of the Holy Spirit I am rearing fourteen children. It is by the power of the Holy Spirit I am healed of Malignant Cancer. It is by this power lives are changed and people get second, third and even more chances. It is by the power of the Holy Spirit my children have been saved from danger.
Many people know what it is like to be drunk with beer or wine. They know the joy the drink gives. Their worries are forgotten and they feel free. They love their friends and the world looks happy. But next day where are the friends? Who can help with the hangover? Do I remember what I said or did last night. Fear and dread come in. The next weekend a friend rings and invites one out for another drink. One is thirsty again. The same cycle occurs. I have been there, done that.
Jesus gives us The Holy Spirit. We will not be thirsty again. No guilt, no regret, no hangover, no damage done, no death to relationships, no lies to cover up. Jesus is the Living water. He brings life, healing, forgiveness, no hangover, good friends who build you up, restores love and relationships.
Jesus cried out “Come to Me”. Let THE PERPETUAL SPRING flow out of your heart today. The joy of The Lord will return to replace the sorrow, sadness and sighing. That living water is within all of you. Let there be water on your tongue instead of ashes.
The gift of tongues is to build you up, and who doesn’t need built up. Pray in the Holy Spirit at all times and you will not thirst again.
The locust has eaten enough years. The Lord is pouring his spirit out on all flesh. Flow again. Don’t be robbed of any more years. In Joel, God promises to pour out his spirit on all flesh.
“And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. (Joel 2:28 NIV)
God promises to touch every generation. He is moving in the next generation right now.