Sunday, May 28, 2023

THIRSTING for GOD

 

Psalm 42:1-2

King James Version

42 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, 

so panteth my soul after thee, O God.

2 My soul thirsteth for God, 

for the living God: 

when shall I come and appear before God?


Are you thirsty for truth?

So was I.

Thus, the lengthy search.

Until GOD made me born again.

And all became clear.


JESUS said this:

John 7:37

King James Version

37 In the last day, 

that great day of the feast, 

Jesus stood and cried, saying, 

If any man thirst, 

let him come unto me, 

and drink.


Sure, the world feeds our bodies.

It feeds our greed, our vanity, our pride.

But the born again seeks a different kind of nourishment.

Only through JESUS can we find true nourishment.

His WORD sustains us.

It gives us strength.

It provides clarity.

It speaks of truth.

It tells us of past, present, and future.

It reveals His story.

It reveals His prophecies.

It reveals His commands.

It reveals His wrath.

It reveals His glory.

It speaks of His judgment.

We can never be lost again.

Once we've found CHRIST.

Once we believe in Him.

Once we've embraced Him.

We shall never thirst again.

As JESUS told the Samaritan woman at the well:

John 4:13-14

King James Version

13 Jesus answered and said unto her, 

Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:

14 But whosoever drinketh 

of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; 

but the water that I shall give him 

shall be in him a well of water 

springing up into everlasting life.


Those who believe in JESUS will never thirst.

John 6:35

King James Version

35 And Jesus said unto them, 

I am the bread of life: 

he that cometh to me shall never hunger; 

and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.


Believers draw nourishment from JESUS.

John 7:38

King James Version

38 He that believeth on me, 

as the scripture hath said, 

out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.


JESUS declares SPIRIT as SOURCE.

John 7:39

King James Version

39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, 

which they that believe on him should receive: 

for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; 

because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)


GOD is that SPIRIT.

John 4:24

King James Version

24 God is a Spirit: 

and they that worship him 

must worship him in spirit and in truth.


GOD is the "fountain of living waters".

Jeremiah 17:13

King James Version

13 O Lord, 

the hope of Israel, 

all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, 

and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, 

because they have forsaken the Lord, 

the fountain of living waters.


GOD is "the living God".

Jeremiah 10:10

King James Version

10 But the Lord is the true God, 

he is the living God, 

and an everlasting king: 

at his wrath the earth shall tremble, 

and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.


JESUS CHRIST is the "Son of the living God".

Matthew 16:16

King James Version

16 And Simon Peter answered and said, 

Thou art the Christ, 

the Son of the living God.


JESUS is also the "Word of God".

Revelation 19:13

King James Version

13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: 

and his name is called The Word of God.


JESUS is the Word "made flesh".

John 1:14

King James Version

14 And the Word was made flesh, 

and dwelt among us, 

(and we beheld his glory, 

the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) 

full of grace and truth.


The WORD of GOD is Scripture.

2 Timothy 3:16-17

King James Version

16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, 

and is profitable for doctrine, 

for reproof, 

for correction, 

for instruction in righteousness:

17 That the man of God may be perfect, 

thoroughly furnished unto all good works.


Our thirst for GOD is nourished through JESUS, by the HOLY SPIRIT, through Scripture.

It's the WATER cycle of ETERNAL LIFE.

Something the world can't offer.

But something a born again understands.

And honors.

John 3:5-7

King James Version

5 Jesus answered, 

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, 

Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, 

he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; 

and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, 

Ye must be born again.


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The QUICKENING power of JESUS

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FOUNTAIN of LIFE

WATER of LIFE

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The LIVING GOD

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