Peace and Satisfaction
The soul of man was made for God and needs fellowship with God. Without God, the heart and soul of man is lost and in bondage to a cruel taskmaster – but when a lost soul returns to the Lord he finds peace and satisfaction. The spirit of every believer is born anew at the time he first believed – but the soul of every believer needs to partake of the Living Water each day. To say that a believer has no further need of the Lord once tasted, is false, for blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.” Matthew 5:6
Health and Healing
But sinner and saint alike will find no lasting joy in the fading pleasures of this world. The tidbits of the world are evanescent – the refreshment of the Lord is everlasting. Jesus said, I shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. John 4:14. His living water from God brings life and health and healing and wholeness. And He showed me a pure river of water of life – clear as crystal. The tree of life is a healing stream, whose leaves are used for wholeness – for the healing of the nations” Revelation 22:1
Channels of Blessing
And He uses you and He uses me to be channels of blessing, through whom His living waters may flow, if we, in deep humility, will empty ourselves of king self; if we, in self-brokenness, will invite Him to reign as supreme ruler in our lives. His living streams bring the glorious hope of salvation to all who drink of Him, just as redemptive salvation flooded into the life of the woman of Samaria, the moment that she believed His Word and obeyed His command. Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean. I cleanse you. Ezekiel 36:24. Go and sin no more. John 8:11
All the billowing waters of divine judgment deluged over the Lord on the cross – as He was submerged neath the rising floodwaters of God’s pure wrath… WHY? Why? ..so that we could believe on His name and have rivers of living water flow through us. Similarly, once saved – sanctifying salvation streams into the maturing believer – the one who walks not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Romans 8:1.
Fountain of Life
His sparkling river of life threads through Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation.. flooding the sinful world with the scarlet stream of His saving blood. This water of life tells the story from start to finish that all who will, may come. Come, and let him that is athirst come. Revelation 22:17. Only Jesus can give the waters of life. Only He can truly heal our hurting hearts and save our sin-sick soul.
River of Life
No matter what we have done in the past, nor what dark secrets hide in our hearts, He is ever willing to sit by the many wells of the world and wait for one soul to come. And whosoever will… let him take the water of life freely. And He showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. Revelation 22:17
24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
14 But 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.
22 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.
24 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.
11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
8 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
17 And 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.
6 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
3 And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
6 And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
7 And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
9 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.
10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
14 Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.
15 And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.
16 A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.
17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.
18 But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons’ wives with thee.
19 And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female.
20 Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.
21 And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them.
22 Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.