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The Fountain of Life!

Scripture reading for April 15th:  John 7, Psalm 75, Proverbs 13
Key Scriptures: John 7:37-39 “On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.  Whoever believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water'”  Now this He said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.”

Jesus attended the Feast of Tabernacles where on the last day the tradition was to get two jars of water from the pool of Siloam and pour them out before the Lord as a remembrance of God supplying water from the rock during the Israelites’ wilderness experience.  Jesus called Israel to look to Him and believe in Him to quench their spiritual thirst.  He promised ‘rivers of living water’ as those who believed in Him were filled with the Holy Spirit.

Faith Confession:  I believe in Jesus and receive the Holy Spirit.  The infilling of the Spirit satisfies my thirst and empowers me to proclaim the good news of Jesus, Son of God and Savior.

Proverbs 13:14  “The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, that one may turn away from the snares of death.”  vs. 25 “The righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite, but the belly of the wicked suffers want.”

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Rejoicing in Living Water!

Scripture reading for March 3rd:  Joshua 14-17

Key Scriptures:  Joshua 15:18-19  “One day when she (Acsah, Caleb’s daughter) came to Othniel, she urged him to ask her father for a field.  When she got off her donkey, Caleb asked her, “What can I do for you?”  She replied, “Do me a special favor.  Since you have given me land in the Negev, give me also springs of water.”  So Caleb gave her the upper and lower springs.”  

Caleb had given his daughter to Othniel, Caleb’s nephew, because he had possessed the land occupied by one of the giants in Judah’s inheritance.  His daughter desired to have the springs of water in that dry land and asked for them as part of her inheritance.  Caleb gave her the springs!

Rejoice in springs of living water:  Jesus promised that if anyone came to Him, and drank, out of their inmost being would flow rivers of living water!  “On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink.  Whoever believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within them.  By this He meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were later to receive.”  (John 7:37-39)

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Anyone Thirsty?

Scripture reading for April 14th:  John 7

Key scriptures for over-comers:  John 7:37-39  “On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink.  Whoever believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow within him.”  By this He meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were later to receive.  Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.”

Jesus was attending the Feast of Tabernacles, one of the three times Jewish men were required to come before the Lord in Jerusalem.  This feast celebrated the completion of the harvest and commemorated the Israelites” desert wandering where God miraculously supplied water for all from the rock. The custom was to pour out jars of water before the Lord and when they were doing that, Jesus stood up and made the declaration that anyone who was thirsty could come to Him and drink!  The result would be a spring of ‘living water’ welling up within!  Jesus was talking about the Holy Spirit who would come into believers after His resurrection!

Observations for over-comers:  G0d”s people, who are over-comers, are thirsty for the Living God!  We go to Jesus and drink our fill!  It becomes a flowing spring inside us!   “O God, You are My God, earnestly I seek You, my soul thirsts for You, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.”  (Psalm 63:1)

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