On the final and climactic day of the Feast, Jesus took his stand. He cried out, "If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Rivers of living water will brim and spill out of the depths of anyone who believes in me this way, just as the Scripture says." (He said this in regard to the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were about to receive. The Spirit had not yet been given because Jesus had not yet been glorified.)
John 7:37-39 The Message
Two major points jump out for me in this passage.
- When he satisfies our thirst, his refreshing water will overflow to those around us.
Are you thirsty? Worried? Exhausted? Need refreshing water? How are you attempting to satisfy your thirst?
Are others refreshed simply by being in your presence?
- The living water is pure Holy Spirit.
Is your life artificially flavored by scripture? Or do you have 100% pure Holy Spirit flowing from within you?
Before Christ ascended into heaven, his disciples could only imitate his holiness as much as humanly possible - hence the laws of the Old Testament. After his ascension, he sent his Spirit to flow from within us.
Do others see you and me imitating holiness or does it flow naturally from within us?