I AM … The Source of Living Waters
Jn 20:31 these have been written so that you may believe …and that believing you may have life in His name.
- He came to give LIFE…more abundantly. He is the bread of life – feeding on Him is like feeding from the tree of life:
John 6:53-54 … unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves
We are not created immortal. We were created to be dependent on the tree of Life. As the body must eat (bread) to survive, so our spirit must feed on Christ to remain alive. Gen 3:22
John 4:10 We also need to drink!
Ch 7 Jesus at the Feast of booths (remembrance of God’s provision in the wilderness)
- Jesus is the manna, AND that rock which followed Israel in the wilderness! (1 Cor 10:1-4)
The last day of the Feast: like Times Square New Years Eve!
- Priests read from Zech 14:8
- in the spirit of Isa 12:3
- draw water from the Pool of Siloam, prophetically declaring Ezekiel 47:1-2…7-9
- Picture of the Nile
John 7:37-38 Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.'”
Christ in us is the headwaters of what will become a mighty river. So long as we remain connected to the headwaters, we will have access to a continual flow of life within us, and will have the inner resource to meet the needs of the day.
The Mississippi: Headwaters of the Mississippi River at Itasca State Park, MN
- 15 million people rely on it (50 cities)
- Flows from 6cu ft/ second à New Orleans 600,000 cu ft/second
- Ch 8 – woman caught in adultery à Ch 9 – Blind man – +wash in Siloam!
- Why settle for the re-enactment when you can have the real thing?!?
Yesterday’s drink from the Living water, Jesus, will not suffice any more than yesterday’s water will satisfy today’s thirst in our natural body. We must daily draw from His presence to satisfy the thirst of our inner man, or risk spiritual dehydration.