Bible Ballistics: BBs #88 Rivers of Living Water In YOU??
We talked about water on Wednesday and I’d like to continue in that vein of thought. I was reading in Oswald Chamber’s “My Utmost for His Highest” this week, and he referred to a phrase in John caught my eye.
John 7:37-39, “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. 38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 39 (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.)”
I’ve read this passage numerous times but the Lord brought a new thought to my mind as I read it again. This is not a one time event—I believe and it’s done, but I believe, I believe, I believe!!! –Yesterday (back to the day of my conversion/salvation), today and tomorrow– I BELIEVE!!!
But it doesn’t stop there!! Because I ‘AM’ a believer in my being—I ‘SHALL’ have ‘rivers of living water’ flowing out of me!! By the presence of the precious Holy Spirit that Christ has given us at our salvation, we have HIS water within (the Spirit), and are to let it flow in all we do.
What about you? Do you have Jesus? Have you yielded to His Lordship, and bowed the knee before Him and believed on Him for YOUR salvation? If not—please call on Him today.
“(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)” 2 Corinthians 6:2. Today is your day.
If you have Jesus, if you have given Him your life and allegiance, then you have that river within you. Have you dammed it up? Are you keeping the goodness to yourself? Then I have but one thing to say—
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12:1-2
So?? Here’s our shot for today.
Let the river flow—
Let God spill over in all you do—
Everywhere you go—
All the time!!!