“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.” (John 7:37-38 NKJV).
There is a variety of fountains available in the world today for us to drink from. We certainly have a wide range of religions, institutions, organizations, or school of thoughts to drink from.
However, Jesus Christ is undoubtedly the only true fountain of living water. Anyone who comes to Christ in humility and faith, acknowledging and confessing Jesus Christ as his Saviour and submitting to His lordship, will drink freely and abundantly of the living water and will never thirst again (John 4:14, 6:35).
Nothing of this world can completely, perfectly, continually, or eternally satisfy the deepest longing, desire, hunger, or thirst of the human soul. The human soul came directly from God; It is not made from any earthly material, and therefore nothing material or earthly can truly satisfy it (Gen. 2:7).
While any good fountain we drink from may offer us temporary relief, comfort, pleasure, or happiness; no fountain can offer us eternal life, thereby satisfying our soul completely, perfectly and eternally. Jesus Christ is the only fountain of eternal life (1 John 5:12, John 3:36).
Jesus said to the Samaritan woman by the well of Jacob, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, “but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” (John 4:13-14 NKJV).
Regardless of the fountain you drink from in this world, your soul will still thirst for something else. But if you drink from Christ, the fountain of eternal life, your soul will be completely, perfectly, continually and eternally satisfied with God’s salvation.
However, Christ does not only invite us to drink freely and abundantly of the fountain of living water, He also invites us to become a channel through which the living water can flow to others.
While we are only seeking for just enough living water to satisfy our thirsty souls, Christ has something infinitely greater to offer us. What could that be?
To be earthen vessels or channels carrying and dispensing the fountain of living water to thirsty souls!
Jesus said, “But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” (John 4:13-14 NKJV).
Every born-again believer has in him/her the fountain of living water. Glory! Hallelujah!
If you have truly come to Christ in humility and faith, acknowledging and confessing Him as your personal Saviour and Lord, you are not only perfectly and eternally satisfied with the living water; you have also become a vessel carrying the fountain of living water.
You are not the fountain of living water, Jesus Christ is. However, Christ by His Spirit now lives in your born-again spirit. Therefore, you now have the fountain of life within you (1 Cor. 3:16, 6:19, 2 Cor. 6:16, 4:7, 1 John 4:13).
Beloved, it is certainly very comforting to realize that you have within you “a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” (John 4:13-14 NKJV). But much more than this, it is humbling to realize how much trust or confidence God has reposed in you by putting in you a fountain of living water just as He put water in the rock to satisfy the thirsty and wearied souls of the children of Israel in the wilderness (Exo. 17:1-7).
By putting in you the fountain of living water, God has also placed a huge responsibility upon you as a believer.
What does God expect you to do with the fountain of living water within your heart?
To let rivers of living water flow out of the fountain in your heart to comfort, restore, revive, heal, strengthen and save the wearied, fainting or thirsty souls around you!
Jesus said, “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.” (John 7:37-38 NKJV).
Are you allowing the rivers of living water to flow out of your regenerated heart or spirit today? Are the wearied, fainting or thirsty souls around you being saved, revived, restored, strengthening and comforted?
If not, something is definitely blocking, hindering or stopping the flow of rivers of living water from the fountain within you.
Friend, it could be your ignorance of who you are now and what you have now in Christ, or your unbelief, self-centredness, or fear of men that is hindering or blocking the smooth and continuous flow of rivers of living water out of your recreated heart.
Why not call upon the Holy Spirit today to show you the specific thing that is hindering or preventing rivers of living water from flowing out of your born-again spirit smoothly, increasingly and constantly and to also teach and help you to deal effectively with this hindrance? Why?
Because the eternal destiny of many wearied and thirsty souls around you are dependent upon the smooth and constant flow of rivers of living water flowing from the fountain, the Spirit of God, within you!
Therefore, don’t continue to deprive the thirsty souls around you of drinking from the fountain of living water which God has put within your born-again spirit. Begin to cooperate with the Holy Spirit today to get rid of every impediment or obstruction to the smooth and continuous flow of rivers of living water out of your born-again spirit.
Let rivers of living water begin to flow out from within you. Many souls around you are very thirsty for it!
Prayer: My Dear Holy Spirit, show me today every impediment and obstacle to the smooth and constant flow of rivers of living water from the fountain God has put in my regenerated heart and teach me how to effectively deal with it, in Jesus’ name. Amen.