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THE GREAT ADVENTURE - LIVING THE SPIRIT-FILLED LIFE
Dr. Stan Coffey
We last talked about the wind of God; now we're going to talk about the water of God. The Holy Spirit as wind. We talked about that wind of Pentecost that filled the room where they had gathered together, and how that wind of God changed their lives forever. Now we want to talk about the Holy Spirit under the symbolism of water. Through the scripture, water is used as a symbol of the refreshing, the revival, the renewal that comes when God pours out His Spirit on His people and through His people. We're going to see what God has to say to us about this important topic of the Holy Spirit.
(Read John 7:37-39)
This great feast the Bible speaks about is the Feast of Tabernacles. It was one of the most joyous times of celebration in the life of the Hebrew people. They celebrated this time to commemorate how God had been with them in the time when they wandered in the wilderness, how in the midst of the desert God provided water from the rock, and how God opened up the fountains and poured out upon them that life-giving refreshing water that would sustain them through the wilderness wanderings. Every year they celebrated this time. In Jerusalem, they had a ceremony. At the Feast of Tabernacles, they would make a procession to the pool of Siloam, and there the priest would preside as they would fill the vessels at the pool of Siloam. Once everyday for those seven days, they would bring the vessel back and pour it out upon the altar as a means of thanksgiving and recognition for what God had done for the people during their wanderings in the wilderness.
So it came the last day, the seventh day of the feast. This had become just a ritual to many of the people. They had really missed the meaning of what it was all about, that is was about the outpouring of God's Spirit upon them, that it was about revival, refres ...
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