Jesus talked about such a strong flow of water in a spiritual sense. Let’s turn there to John 7.37-38. Rivers of water is the way Jesus describes the normal life of believers, His children. Please stand and join me in reading these verses:
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. 38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” 39 But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
Jesus said I want rivers of water to flow out of your lives. Rivers of water would mean that when we were saved He flowed out of our lives making us joyous and thankful.
I want you to be excited about your sins being gone.
I want you to read the Bible like it was God meeting with you and talking to you.
I want you to be flowing in your prayers to Me. He flowed out of our lives making prayer was so natural and uncluttered. It felt like the stars overhead had parted and we were walking right into Heaven before God’s Throne.
THE JOY OF OUR SALVATION
You know what? That’s how people are when they get saved. It’s unbelievable. They just can’t get enough of the Bible, they can’t get enough of the fellowship with God’s people, they can’t tell enough people that their sins are forgiven. They can’t tell enough people how they can be saved.
And that is life as God made it to be with that mighty river of water flowing out of our lives. We were refreshed, we were victorious, we were rejoicing, we were serving joyfully. The Holy Spirit was flowing through our new lives like the rivers of water that flowed in that new house of ours. That is the life of a believer as God intended it to be.
Then slowly something happened. You know what? The little “turning off the water valve” of the grieving and quenching of the Holy Spirit starts constricting little by little the water pipe of the Holy Spirit in their life.
Almost imperceptibly things start drying up in their life; and almost without knowing it, their lives become waterless and barren and dry.