The Provision of the Spirit (4 of 5) by Jeff Strite
This content is part of a series.The Provision of the Spirit (4 of 5)
Series: Breath of New Life
On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, ''If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.''
By this he meant the Spirit... John 7:37-39
It's interesting that God would use water to symbolize His Spirit.
In the beginning (when God created the Heaven's and the earth) water was about all there was. It wasn't until the 3rd day of creation God caused ''dry ground'' to appear (Genesis 1:9)
To this day - about 70 percent of the Earth is covered by water.
Water was one of the main elements God used in creation.
If you were to go outside and look at a tree in the field, that tree is made of at least 75 percent water.
If you go down to the local KFC, their chickens (when they were alive) had 75% water.
And the common pineapple has 80 percent water in it.
Then of course… there's you
• Water comprises more than 60 percent of your body,
• 70 percent of your brain,
• 80 percent of your blood
• And nearly 90 percent of your lungs.
And water - on our earth - is seemingly everywhere.
The total water supply of the planet is estimated at 326 million cubic miles. To help visualize that vast amount of water, imagine if all of the planet's water was poured onto the United States…it would create an ocean 90 miles deep.
That's a lot of water - but not all of it is useful to us.
Fully 97 percent of the Earth's total water supply is salt water found in oceans and seas. And most of the remaining 3% of fresh water can be found frozen in glaciers and ice caps.
We could not exist without water and yet most of the water on our planet is inaccessible to us.
Like I said … it's interesting that God would use water to symbolize His Holy Spirit.
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