Do you thirst for something more? Jesus is The Fountain with water to offer people who thirst for something more precious, a fellowship with Him which can only be created by the Spirit of God.
Through the second Adam, Jesus, there will never be another blood sacrifice. Jesus in me makes me acceptable unto God.
This was the time the Jews celebrated the Feasts of Tabernacles. On the eighth day of the celebration, there was no water poured out in symbolism and commemoration of their forefathers time of pilgrimage in the dessert. Jesus stood up in the midst of the people and proclaimed Himself as the Fountain of Living Water. At the cross, that water burst forth as the Holy Spirit to live in us.
You are a garden locked up, my sister, my bride;
you are a spring enclosed, a sealed fountain.
- The water is shut up in secrecy. So is the heart of a believer when it is renewed by grace.
- The water is separated. The chosen of God are separated in the eternal decree. We are marked and sealed as His.
- The water is sacred. The Christian’s heart is a spring for Jesus, sacred and marked for Him.
- The water provides security. How safe and sure is the inner life of the believer!
2 Timothy 2:19
19 Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.”
Throughout the New Testament, water for drinking is a symbol of the Holy Spirit.
A. It is the Spirit of God that comes to the sinners and shows him his need of salvation. John 16:8
B. It is the Holy Spirit that applies the Word of God in conviction. John 6:44
C. It is the Spirit that baptizes the new believer into the body of Christ. 1 Corinthians 12:13
D. It is the Spirit that seals that believer. Ephesians 4:30
E. It is the Spirit of God that fills the believer and uses him for the glory of God. Ephesians 5:18
Salvation involves every member of the Holy Trinity, but the Spirit of God is the one Who abides in us and helps us day by day.
37 On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”[a] 39 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.