Water is an essential ingredient for life…of any kind! It is absolutely vital, so vital that without it, we die. Life is the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional reality from a dead one! The word of God tells us that Jesus is the ‘fountain of life’ and referred to as ‘living water.’ Without this ‘living water, every endeavor we have including our life itself…dies.
“He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.”
Water was scarce in Jesus’ day, yet water was as much a necessity for life then, as it is today.
Just as the physical body needs water to continue living so does the spirit.
Jesus is the water needed by the spiritual part of man. Without Him the soul (mind, emotions, will) will eventually die.
The soul is thirsty and we try to quench that thirst with many things that satisfy for a while, but eventually we get thirsty again. The only thing that can truly quench the thirst of the spirit is the living water…the living word, Jesus Christ.
|“I’ve got a river of life flowing within me; It started gushing up when God set me free.
That I keep the flow is my only plea.
I’ve got a river of life springing within me. Once I call His name there’s a flow within; It turns me from my day, makes Him Lord again.
As my spirit burns, Satan cannot win.
Calling, “Oh Lord Jesus,” keeps the flow within.”