Water

My friend Kathy sent her thoughts on this subject.  I thought it was very insightful, thought-provoking, and convicting.  She gave her permission to share it here.  (Thanks, my friend!  I love you!)

I’m doing a little reading and it presented an idea. While Moses was leading the people in the wilderness, remember they got thirsty? God provided water by the hand of Moses when he smote the rock in the wilderness.

 

The Scriptures tell us that Christ is that rock (1 Corinthians 10:4). and the waters that flowed from it represented the coming of the Holy Spirit.

 

Moses hit the rock before the water flowed… Jesus was beaten and died before the Holy Spirit came. Now that God’s temple is our body (1 Cor 6:19-20), if we believe in that Rock, rivers of living water should flow from our bellies. So as a priest in the New Testament temple (1 Peter 2:5), He commands us, His priests, to study how to keep our vessels in sanctification and honor. (1 Thess 4:4; compare 2 Tim 2:21).

 

Jesus expects the Holy Ghost to flow from our bellies like a river of living water.  Capture this vision:  If millions of believers, all over the world, each one the temple of God, and through whom the Holy Ghost will flow into the world, would live like their heart is the Holy of Holies, what would this world would like?  Problem is too many of us are like the sons of Eli in 1Samuel 1- 3.  They were belly-servers, feeding their own lusts.  For us, that would be quenching the Holy Ghost, being we are priests, working to maintain the temple of God.  If God destroyed the Old Testament priests for these things, of how much greater judgment do you suppose we will be worthy to receive?

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Arlene Harper
    Mar 04, 2016 @ 12:47:43

    That was good!!!!!

    Sent from my iPad

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    Reply

  2. Proverbs 31 wanna-be
    Mar 04, 2016 @ 12:56:35

    Exactly why I posted it! 🙂 I’ll try to upload some new devotions over the weekend while I am working.

    Reply

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