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John 7- The Living Water

In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.) John 7:37-39

We remember a few chapters ago, Jesus revealed to the Samaritan woman that if she drank from the water he was offering, she would never thirst again. Of course Jesus was referencing the Living Water, and the Samaritan Woman was receptive to receiving this. Here Jesus goes into further teaching about the Living Water

The scripture reveals here that the Living Water that Jesus is referring to is the Holy Spirit. Without the Holy Spirit we can’t be saved, we can’t be reborn from a dead sinful state. But notice at this point the Holy Spirit was not yet give because Christ was not yet glorified

Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet. Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee? Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was? John 7:40-42

A great debate then started among the people, is this guy Jesus the Messiah? If he is the Messiah , isn’t this guy from Nazareth? These people didn’t realize Jesus was actually born in Bethlehem, maybe Christmas knowledge is important after all? These people didnt have the further revelation that we have today, however they were starting to realize, something was special about Jesus

So there was a division among the people because of him. And some of them would have taken him; but no man laid hands on him. Then came the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said unto them, Why have ye not brought him? The officers answered, Never man spake like this man. John 7:43-46

The presence of Jesus was causing great division among the people, some were starting to believe him while others just wanted to kill him. The Romans wanted the religious leaders to get rid of him, while the religious leaders wanted the Romans to get rid of him. Everyones heart was stirred because God in the flesh was standing among them. The officers answered “Noone has ever spoken like this man” because Jesus spoke the words of God, the way, the truth , and the life

Nicodemus saith unto them, (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them,) Doth our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he doeth? They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and look: for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet. John 7:50-52

Then we see Nicodemus from Chapter 3 show up on the scene again “ Does the Torah condemn someone before hearing them” , Nicodemus knows that you need 2 or 3 witnesses according to the Torah to convict someone. Now the question arises, did Nicodemus become Born Again and convert to Christianity? Or was Nicodemus still searching?

The religious leaders came back with a response , but was also inaccurate. They said “No prophet has come from Galilee”, well this is actually an incorrect statement. Jonah, Nahum, Hosea, Elijah, and Elisha were all well known prophets from Galilee. So this statement by the Pharisees was wrong, they clearly didnt know the scriptures as well as they thought

Just as God provided the water in the wilderness to the Israleites, Jesus is providing the Holy Spirit, to all who thirst for God Amen!

John 4- Woman at The Well Part 1

There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.) Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. John 4:7-9

Today the Samaritan woman was about to have an encounter that would change her life, and many more in Samaria. Jesus being on a long journey stopped to have a drink of water, but Jesus knew he specifically stopped at the well to talk to the Samaritan woman, more notably he sent his disciples away so he could have a conversation that wouldn’t be distracted

The Samaritan woman was surprised at first that Jesus would even acknowledge her, She was a Samaritan and Jesus was a Jew, the culture at that time was for Jews not to associate with Samaritans, as they were half bred Jews. 

Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle? John 4:10-12

Just like when Jesus talked with Nicodemus and revealed spiritual things to him, he perceived them as natural things, the woman at the well made the same mistake. Jesus revealed to her that he had “Living Water” to offer, and anyone who drinks from this water will never thirst again

The woman perceived this as natural water, however things were starting to click in her mind , as she asked Jesus if he was greater than Jacob? As we know Jacob is one of the patriarchs of Israel, therefore she must be thinking Jesus is a prophet from God

Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: 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. The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw. John 4:13-15

Jesus reveals this Living Water leads to eternal life. The Samaritan woman is now understanding Jesus is not talking about natural water but the Holy Spirit. The woman asks Jesus to give her some of this water!

Have you asked Jesus for the Living Water? Have you come to the well to meet Christ? Jesus says anyone who drinks for this water, will never thirst again! Are you thirsty for God?

Exodus 17- The Living Water

And all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, after their journeys, according to the commandment of the LORD, and pitched in Rephidim: and there was no water for the people to drink. Wherefore the people did chide with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why chide ye with me? wherefore do ye tempt the LORD? Exodus 17:1-2

Once again the Israelites are complaining. Even after they saw the Glory of God in the cloud, even after God gave them the Manna from Heaven, even after God sent them quail to eat, the Israelites were never happy or satisfied. 

Moses response is “Why do you tempt God?” Who are we to tell God what to do? But again this moment, just like others, will be a foreshadow of Christ. As we are going to see the Living Water giving to the Israelites in the Wilderness

And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured against Moses, and said, Wherefore is this that thou hast brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst? And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, What shall I do unto this people? they be almost ready to stone me. Exodus 17:3-4

Continually the Israelites revolted against Moses, to the point Moses said “They are getting ready to stone me” Meaning they were ready to kill off Moses. So what was Moses response? He cried out to God. This should always be our response also!

And the LORD said unto Moses, Go on before the people, and take with thee of the elders of Israel; and thy rod, wherewith thou smotest the river, take in thine hand, and go. Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel. Exodus 17:5-6

God had the solution , as always. But it may not of been a solution we would think is possible. God instructed Moses to strike a rock in the middle of the desert, and a river of flowing water would come out of it. Moses obeyed in faith with the eyewitnesses of the Elders.

He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. John 7:38

Jesus declared He is The Living Water, the Living Water that was delivered to the Israelites in the Wilderness was a foreshadow of Christ! Are you spiritually thirsty, come to Jesus and receive rivers of flowing Living Water, Amen!