Rivers of Living Water

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. He that believes on me, as the scripture has said, out of his heart shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spoke he of the Spirit, whom they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Spirit was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.) John 7:37-39

Such is the outcome of believing and obeying Jesus: rivers of living water flowing out of our hearts.

Can you believe this?

2 Responses to “Rivers of Living Water”

  1. ian vincent Says:

    John 7:38 He that believes on me, as the scripture has said, out of his heart shall flow rivers of living water.

    Philip 3:19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.

    Heart and Belly is the same word:

    G2836
    κοιλία
    koilia
    koy-lee’-ah
    From κοῖλος koilos (“hollow”); a cavity, that is, (specifically) the abdomen; by implication the matrix; figuratively the heart: – belly, womb.

    This means that for the reprobate, their God is their own heart : they follow their own heart, and worship themselves…

    The opposite is true with the regenerate: there is a river of life FLOWING OUT from their heart in worship to God. They are not self-aware.

  2. ian vincent Says:

    Whose God is their belly…

    Not necessarily that food is their God. Hitler’s God was his belly and he didn’t over-eat ( i hear he was a vegetarian – didn’t want to harm any animals………. ).

    As i pointed out, belly means heart. It perhaps would be better translated, …whose God is their heart.

    Koilia means the mysterious inner space inside our being that constitutes our being: who we are. Either that ‘space’ gets filled with the Holy Spirit or with other stuff. And from this ‘space’ either flows the river of life, or corruption.

    Self-aware means that they could be outwardly worshiping God, but they have one eye in the mirror.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: