And Jesus must needs go through Samaria. Jesus therefore, being wearied with His journey, sat thus on the well. There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus saith unto her, ‘Give me to drink’. ‘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 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
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
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.
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.
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
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