“He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.'” John 7:38
Jesus told the crowd that he is “The Living Water” and anyone who is thirsty can come drink from him and never be thirsty again! For the Gentile Christian, what was he talking about? How can Jesus be the “Living Water”? But for the Jewish people they knew exactly what Jesus was talking about!
So once more the people complained against Moses. “Give us water to drink!” they demanded. “Quiet!” Moses replied. “Why are you complaining against me? And why are you testing the LORD?” Exodus 17:2
To understand the “Living Water” we need to understand the Exodus of the Jewish people. Moses led the Israelites out of slavery from Egypt by the power of God. However to get to the Promise Land they needed to travel through the desert. They had no food or water, and continually complained to Moses that they would be better off as slaves
Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock at Horeb; and you shall strike the rock, and water will come out of it, that the people may drink.” And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel. Exodus 17:6
God provided “Living Water” in the middle of the desert for his people. Just one of the many miracles God performed for the Jewish people during there Exodus. This “Living Water” brought the people back to life and gave them hope for the future
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. John 7:39
Jesus referencing the “Living Water” from the Exodus was talking about the Holy Spirit, this is our Living Water in which we will never thirst again. Just as the Jews had a rough journey to the Promise Land (Israel) We as Christians also have a rough Exodus to the New Heavens and Earth!
But the Living Water and the Bread of Life are sufficient for all our needs, God is our provider!