Hi, God’s word for me today is in John 7:37-39 which says,
“37 On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”[a] 39 By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.”
In this passage Jesus is teaching at the Jewish festival that He went to, and on the last and greatest day of the festival Jesus stood up and started teaching in a loud voice. Jesus said that anyone who was thirsty should come to Him and drink. Jesus said that whoever believed in Him (as scripture had said) rivers of living water would flow from within them. Whoever believe in Jesus would have rivers of living water flow from within them! When Jesus said that He meant that they would receive the Spirit later when Jesus had been glorified. Whoever believed in Jesus would have living water flow from them.
But why? How would Jesus be glorified and how would the Spirit come to those who believed in Jesus? Well we were sinners that were going to die in our sins with God’s wrath on us. How does that answer any of those questions? Well Jesus came down from heaven and took all of our sins and God’s wrath on Him and then He died on the cross for our sins. He saved us, and if we believe in Jesus then we will have the Spirit come to us. But if the Spirit comes into us then that means Jesus has been glorified, how? After Jesus died He was buried but on the third day He rose from the grave and then ascended into heaven to prepare a place for us and to mediate on our behalf. That was how Jesus was glorified.
Jesus died for our sins and we should believe in Jesus, we should trust in Him and live. We should trust in Him and have living water flow from us, we will have eternal life if we trust in Jesus. We should trust in Jesus and believe in Him so that we can be children of God and so that we can have eternal life. We should believe in Jesus and live.
We should trust in Jesus and live. Christians have the spirit in them and they should have river of living water come out of them. They should spout the Gospel and love. We should help others to trust in Jesus, we should have a river of life coming out of us. We should try to help others come to Christ. We should believe in Jesus and we should help others to trust in Jesus so that they can have eternal life. We should be full of the Gospel, we should trust in Jesus and we should help others to believe in Jesus too.
Jesus died for our sins, thank You Jesus! Thank You Jesus for loving us enough to be our atoning sacrifice. Thank You Jesus for taking our sins and God’s wrath off of us and onto You at the cross. Thank You Jesus for rising again on the third day and then ascending into heaven to prepare a place for us and to mediate on our behalf. Thank You Jesus for loving us enough to be our sacrifice, Thank You Jesus for dying for our sins on the cross.
Are you trusting in Jesus?
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland.