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The Joy of the Holy Ghost Part 1

 

 

 

 

In John 7:37-39 it says “on the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out saying, if anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water. One drink will turn into a rivers with God. You only get a drink, but your to produce rivers. That’s all you have to do is drink. And it goes on to say there, but this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given.”  At that time, He had not yet been given, but He has been since.  And He also says there that, He’s talking about the Holy Spirit and he used the illustration of water.

Many times in the Bible, water represents the word and many times water represents the Spirit. If you don’t rightly divide what the word of God is talking about, your likely to get confused. When God does something, He does it by the Spirit not by the word. He uses the word, but it is the Spirit that does the work.

When we first see the Spirit in the book of acts, He is hovering over the water. The Spirit was one with the water.  And then the word went forth and when the word went forth the Spirit began to work and to move. It’s the same today. The same Holy Spirit is here today, and He is ready to move today. Every time the word goes out, there’s an opportunity there for the Holy Spirit to move.

Over in John 7:37 on the last day of the feast, Jesus stands up and shouts out, if anybody out there is thirsty just take you a drink from me, and when you take a drink rivers are going to begin to flow and the commentator, who was the Holy Ghost added on to that, he said this referring to the Spirit of God. How many of you know that we need more manifestations of the Spirit of God?

Remember when the Israelite came out of Egypt over in Numbers 20:1-11, the bible says that they came to a place called Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin. Now the word Kadesh is interesting it means a holy place, they came to a Holy Place in the desert. It concerns me that many in the church world (they are Holy),  but they are in the desert. There is no water. We just read about the water. If we are not careful, we can get the word of God and just become religious with the word of God. Don’t get me wrong, I love the word of God. But I love the word of God because, the word of God has the power to help me to access the Spirit of God, which is the river flowing from God.

But, if I’m not tapping into that river, all I am going to do is be puffed up and think more highly of my knowledge than I should. It happens all the time. They were in a Holy Place, but it was dry. A desert in a holy place. Now, I don’t want to be in a holy place in the desert, do you?

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