Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. (John 4:10 KJV)
Man was made in the image and likeness of God. This was the intent and resolve of God prior to Man’s creation. God planned to make a being that reflects His Person (image) and His Character (likeness) such that unlike other creations, Man (alone) had the breath of God in him at creation possessing the Life nature of God.
It was the Breath of God in Man, that distinguished Man from other creations and positioned Man above all creations; Man was god on Earth with Dominion; reign, control and governance over all God’s creation. Consider God’s vision statement about Man being on Earth; “Let us make human beings in our image, make them reflecting our nature, So they can be responsible for the fish in the sea, the birds in the air, the cattle, And, yes, Earth itself, and every animal that moves on the face of Earth.” God created human beings; he created them godlike, Reflecting God’s nature. He created them male and female. God blessed them: “Prosper! Reproduce! Fill Earth! Take charge! Be responsible for fish in the sea and birds in the air, for every living thing that moves on the face of Earth.” (Gen. 1:26 MSG)
Notice, Man was godlike, Reflecting God’s nature and was responsible for the fish in the sea and the birds in the air, for every living thing that moves on the face of Earth. Man was God’s Agent on Earth and was to direct and control other creations. It was this lofty competence to administrate the Earth that Man lost when Man fell to the despicable guile of the devil. The devil deceived Man and became the god of this world (2 Cor. 4:4 KJV)
Man; at the set of his creation partook, shared or participated in the Divine Nature of God: Man though made of dust, inherited the Breath of God and became a Living Soul. It was this shared nature with God that Man lost when he fell to the deception of the devil; Man became naked, void and empty of the nature of God necessary to relate with God, that which was required for his assignment. Rather than the nature of God, Man became wild; inherited the nature of the devil.
According to the Bible, “God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. (Gen 6:5 KJV). It was this depravity that Jesus came to correct and to restore Man back to his original status. Jesus came to provide man with the Living water that Life may satiate Man’s life again but now it is by choice. Every Man must choose to participate in that experience. Notice Jesus said, “…If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.
Beloved, the Life nature of God is available (again) evidenced by the release of God’s Holy Spirit upon all flesh (Joel 2:28 KJV) nurtured by the Word of Truth coded in the Scriptures (The Bible) for whosoever will come and drink; participate in the Life nature of God.
Wouldn’t you…be filled with God’s Spirit and live?
O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; (Psalm 63:1 KJV)
The pervasive and general reference to needing a Cup is to derive relief by its content at the incidence of a thirst. People will typically reach out for a cup whenever there is a thirst. Thirst, is a functional or physiological need to drink a liquid (typically water) occasioned by the bodily requirement to maintain fluid balance within the cells. The bodily cellular fluid imbalance or rather the need to correct the fluid balance alerts the brain to request for a drink and the natural effect is thirst.
Except we keenly and careful contemplate the serial actions that constitute some of our activities, we may be embroiled in the roll-up terminal end without giving notice to the featured elements of each step that constitute for instance reaching out for a cup of water. There is a bodily requirement for water to gain and maintain cellular fluid balance alerted by the brain characterized by mouth or throat dryness with craving for fluids.
The natural or physiological trends observed in our physical bodies are symbolic and reflective also of the need of the inner or spiritual person who also thirsts to quench urgent and desperate need for fluids to correct its system imbalance.
As Believers, we must both give notice and attention to the thirst requirement of the Soul to cater for its urgent and necessary needs. Consider what the Psalmist says, “O God, You are my God; with deepest longing I will seek You; My [a]soul [my life, my very self] thirsts for You, my flesh longs and sighs for You, In a dry and weary land where there is no water. (Psalm 63:1 AMP). Notice the desperate craving of the soul in a thirst…for You (God). Akin to resultant death when there is prolonged water deficiency in the physical body so is death imminent when there is prolong lack of water for the human soul.
About the water for the Soul, the Bible recorded of Jesus, “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 believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (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.) (John 7:37-39 KJV). Thirst is very healthy and its feature is the penultimate step to searching and finding the much-needed liquid to satiate and satisfy the cravings.
As Christian, we must respond to the craving and yearnings of the spirit man. He will also long for water amidst a crooked and perverse World; our environment where there is no water. There is nothing in our natural World that can relieve or relive the soul but that Living Water contained in the Cup held out to us by our precious Lord and Savior Jesus Name. He gives this Water that we may always drink and no longer faint for thirst.
Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: 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 (John 4:13-14 KJV)