He Is Here by Valerie Cheers Brown

The ever-perceptive old Greeks comprehended the force of move water holds. From fluid, to strong, to vapor – water is the epitomal image for transformation and philosophical reusing.

Among the main people groups of North America, water was viewed as a profitable merchandise (especially in the more dry fields and western districts) and the Native Americans considered water to be an image of life (further setting the image fastened in numerous creation myths).

So, it is additionally with the old Egyptians as we take in their dearest (and vigorously depended upon) Nile stream is likened to the conception trench of their presence.

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I found 62 verses in the Bible speaking about water. I also found 100 verses in the Bible speaking about giving!  Interesting isn’t it?

This one jumps out and gets my attention out of all of them from John 4:14!

“But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

These verses on this page sort of tell a story about God and His reason’s for water for all of His creations on this earth and without nothing enhances, grows nor gets better even most importantly bodies and this can go for trees, for food, for flowers, for animals, for birds, & for human consumption. And what I love about God is how He gives so freely, even His life for us!

God led me to giving at a very early age and when it comes to this blog about water He also has led me to do so.

Nothing on this planet can survive without water!

Have you ever wondered why so many people are so filled with so much disease and illness more than ever today in our world?

It is the things which only people with money can buy for which to heal many and I don’t quite understand this at all, i.e. health insurance, healthy water, etc.

I don’t think God likes this at all and where have we gone wrong in this world when we don’t care about those people who are less fortunate than others?

Yes, we may become less fortunate from our own choices we make, but it is never too late to start over and not make the same mistakes to get ourselves out of poverty.

If God forgives us for our sins, why can’t society do the same?

Did you ever wonder that we may just be the problem to our own problems in this world.

I tell you everywhere I go God is with me and I am often told that I talk too loud, but blame God and He is working through me and I am so happy to be right where I am today at this moment and I owe it all to Him.

I want to thank Barnes Jewish Hospitial in more ways than one for all they do and have done for me and when I go to them, they treat me with God care.

We all owe it to God for our common sense and our own sense of wanting to heal ourselves and then share with others about our own experienced blessings.

I complain about not having this and not having that, but I have God and this is all I need and with Him, He never leaves me nor forsakes me and I just got to wait on Him.

Please forgive me if I have offended anyone, and blame my head and not my heart for I am not here to do this to anyone nor anything.

But……..

Water maintains our bodies and communities, as well as is a basic piece of our spirituallives. The Bible is rich with pictures of water that symbolize new life, purging, and the satisfaction of God’s guarantees. Look at Reta Halteman Finger’s Bible study  “A River Runs Through It” (Sojourners, November 2013) to trace how water flows throughout the New Testament.

To see just a few of the ways that water trickles and gushes through God’s word, reflect on these 10 passages:

2 Samuel 14:14, Psalm 65:9, Proverbs 25:25, Isaiah 33:15-16, Jeremiah 2:13, Amos 5:24, Mark 9:41, John 4:13-14, Hebrews 10:22, Revelation 22:1-2

John 3:5

We need to consider that Jesus also uses water in a figurative sense in John 3:5. To what, then, does He refer? John 4:13-14 gives us a clue. Jesus says to the woman at the well: “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” This water that Jesus speaks of can in no way be literal water.

John 7:37-39 expands on this:

On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spiritwas not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

These verses clarify that the Bible uses water as a figure of the Holy Spirit both in terms of its cleansing properties and as a source of power. Could Jesus be using water in this way in John 3:5?

Peter makes a remarkable declaration in I Peter 1:22-23:

Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincerelove of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, having been born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, through the word of God, which lives and abides forever.

The imagery of God’s Word also includes the idea of cleansing power. It is likened to water because water cleanses, as Psalm 119:9 shows: “How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word.” Jesus adds in John 15:3, “You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.” Paul says in Ephesians 5:26, “. . . that He might sanctify and cleanse [the church] with the washing of water by the word.”

With all of these references feeding into Jesus’ teaching in John 3:5, we can be confident that the water He refers to includes all three of these figures—that it quenches a person’s spiritual thirst, facilitates his spiritual birth, and cleanses him from his spiritual filth. We can conclude that Jesus’ reference to “water” in John 3:5 should be understood as closely attached to “Spirit.”

John 3:5

Consider water in terms of baptism. Even in baptismal contexts, water is used figuratively. Water is shown, not as a cleansing agent, but as a type of death, burial, and resurrection. In baptism, water becomes a grave from which we must be spiritually resurrected, not a symbol of life and regeneration. Paul makes this clear in Romans 6:1-8:

What shall we say then? Shall we continue to sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. For he who has died has been freed from sin. Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him.

John 5:17

The implication is, “My Father has been working from the beginning, and He’s continuing to work.” What is Their work? It is creating, creation. God is the Potter, we are the clay. He is the One doing the shaping, the molding, the creating. “It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves.” He is the One who is continuing the creation that He began and revealed in Genesis 1. He is still working on us! Continuing the pottery metaphor, the Holy Spirit, then, can be compared to the water that the potter uses to bring the clay to the right consistency to enable him to shape it.

 

Acts 20:35

In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

Please take a look at all of the verses in the Bible speaking about giving!

Most importantly this verse, “Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.” Proverbs 19:17

 

 

 

 

https://www.openbible.info/topics/giving_to_the_needy

 https://www.openbible.info/topics/water

– See more at: https://sojo.net/magazine/november-2013/10-bible-verses-about-water#sthash.ZOGW5TMo.dpuf

 

 

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