John 7:37-39 – “Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, ” If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. 38 “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.'” 39 But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.” NASB
WOW! Today is another beautiful morning, as I awaken and sit before the Lord enjoying the solitude of my quiet place. Darkness fills the air in the natural and light fills my heart in the spiritual. My coffee tastes especially good this morning, the Word is especially fresh and the communication with the Lord is enlightening. He asked me the question above from the passage in John’s Gospel.
Jesus cried out on the last day of the feast a question that would have been applicable to every person there. “Is anyone thirsty…” Then He gave the solution to quenching that thirst, “let him come to Me and drink…”
This is not the first time that we have seen water regarding the people. We saw in Exodus 17 that Israel was encamped in Rephidim, but there was no water to drink, and God through Moses’ hand provided water from the rock (a type of Christ). Here, Jesus was telling the crowd if you have a thirst there is water that will quench it permanently once you drink this water there will be an inner river flowing out of your being to continually satisfy.
Remember the woman in Samaria (John 4) whom Jesus asked to give Him a drink and ultimately told her that there was water that she did not know about that would quench her thirst permanently? Water that would become a foundation of water from within that would spring up into everlasting life was what He was offering her.
That Water of Salvation is available to everyone but ONLY those who THIRST find it. If any man thirsts let him come unto Me and drink. He speaks of the power of the Holy Spirit within our lives who will provide that continual flow of the waters of salvation in our beings. He is offering that continual connection to Himself and the Father to whoever will come to Him and drink.
How do we drink? We confess with our mouths the Lord Jesus and believe in our hearts that God raised Him from the dead. We confess our sins, and He is faithful and just to forgive us of all our sins. We find that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. We drink from the fountain filled with blood that flows from Emmanuel’s veins.
We come to the Cross and receive the sacrifice that Jesus offered to pay for our sins. We receive Him into our lives as Savior and as Lord! He is the Water of Life, a continual flow from the throne of the Father to us who are thirsty! But we must become thirsty, or we will never seek that flow!
Today, allow your hunger and thirst for righteousness to be satisfied by turning fully to Jesus with your heart, your soul, your mind, and your spirit. Once you taste this water you will never thirst again! As you begin your day, go forth from the fountain of life having drunk from His waters, and be satisfied! Once you have quenched your thirst at His fountain go forth and share that water with others who are searching and thirsty!
Blessings as you go through your day! May the Lord provide all that you need to do all that your heart desires on this day!