As we read in the Bible we see that Jesus likened his Spirit to water. When He was at the well with the Samaritan woman He told her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who is saying to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”
11 The woman said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water? 12 Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, along with his sons and his livestock?”
13 Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again, 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water that I shall give him will become in him a well of water springing up into eternal life.” John 4:10-14 MEV
Again, in the Book of John Jesus said, “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart shall flow rivers of living water.” John 7:38 MEV
I began to ponder the implications of these types of statements made by Jesus in the New Testament and I wondered why it is that He likened His spirit to water and concluded that there is life in water!
People can live without food for up to 2 months but can only be without water for 3 days! Without water the volume of blood in the body severely drops and we know that without blood there is no life.
I decided to look to the Old Testament to see what the writer’s of old had to say about water.
Therefore with joy you shall draw water out of the wells of salvation. Isaiah 12:3 MEV
O Lord, the hope of Israel, all who forsake you shall be ashamed. Those who depart from Me in the earth will be written down, because they have forsaken the Lord, the fountain of living waters. Jeremiah 17:13 MEV
And the Lord shall guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and strengthen your bones; and you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail. Isaiah 58:11 MEV
When we remain in fellowship with Jesus Christ we can stay refreshed in His spirit and not deprived at all. However if we fall out of relationship with Him we are in danger of becoming a dry place.
Our adversary, the devil, dwells in the dry places.
Jesus spoke about a man who was delivered of an evil spirit in Matthew 12. “When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, it passes through dry places seeking rest, but finds none. 44 Then it says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when it comes, it finds it empty, swept, and put in order. 45 Then it goes and brings with itself seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they enter and dwell there. And the last state of that man is worse than the first. So shall it be also with this evil generation.” Matthew 12:43-45 MEV
I encourage you to keep your spirit right. Don’t allow little things to begin to dry you up. Allow the Spirit of God saturate your being every day! In order to do that you must pray and read the Word of God every day!
I ask you today, “How Wet is Your Spirit?”