The Bible and Water are Serious Business by Valerie Cheers Brown

 

I hope you will enjoy this beautiful soothing sound of God’s healing water as you read what I have provided here for you. ~ Enjoy!

The Bible and water are all very much associated. Water is specified 722 times in the sacred texts of the Bible.

I pray and hope that you will take this what I am about to discuss very serious.

That is not as much as God, Jesus, paradise or adoration, yet numerous a greater number of times than confidence, trust, supplication to God or even love. When I found that out I thought it was extremely fascinating and needed to gain more from the Bible and water.

The first read where water is specified in the sacred writing is found in Genesis 1:2:

Gen 1:2 The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.

Before there was anything; light, sun or moon, earth, plants, living animals or whatever else, there was water.

Having made the earth out of water, and the sky amidst waters, and getting forward living animals out of water, God keeps on showering his creation with water as an indication of His consideration. (NIV)

The final time water is specified is in Revelations 22:17:

Revelations 22:17 17 The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life. (NIV)

From the earliest or beginning point of the Bible to the end water moves through the pages of sacred text of the Bible. It is loaded with sections that connect water to Gods making, gift and sparing work. This single-handedly shows to me the significance of water in our profound lives.

I will not be able, nor do I think I could, go through all the passages in which water is mentioned. However, I will attempt a few just to show how important water was to God to give you a sampling and ask that you study the Word for yourself.

The Bible and Physical Birth Speak of Water

Have you ever heard the saying that the NATURAL clarifies the spiritual? Well it does and here is just a case of it.

In day five of creation we find in Genesis 1:20 God said “Let the waters deliver plentifully the moving animal that have life…” This entry demonstrates to us that life leaves the water.

In the common conception prepare that is genuine moreover. After origination we keep on creating and develop in what is basically a sack of water inside the womb.

At the point when a woman is in the process of giving birth and the child is going to be conceived, we sit tight for that ‘water to break’ so that the infant can approach into life.

Additionally physical conception (water conception) must precede Spiritual conception as we find in John 3 when Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews, is making inquiries of Jesus.

I believe NATURAL BIRTH means the way God intended for a woman to have a baby and when done natural it takes preparation for the both of you and the body is most important how it is treated both for the mother and the baby.  The baby is depending on us to provide it nurture and nutrition through our nursing with our NATURAL milk.

There are way too many excuses nowadays when it comes to having babies and this goes for when both having them naturally.  The importance is both before and after when we should be able to breastfeed our babies, but the woman has to take both her baby and her body seriously and be very careful what she puts into her body and pass onto her baby and its milk.

John 3: 1-5  Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs you are doing if God were not with him.” In reply Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.” “How can a man be born when he is old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb to be born!” Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. (NIV)

The Bible and Water Speaks of Gods Word

Water symbolizes Gods Word in numerous spots all through the Bible. In both Psalms and Ephesians water is an image of God’s pledge.

Ephesians 5:26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word.

In Isaiah the water is a simile for the knowledge of God.

Isaiah 55:10-11 As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

In Hosea the rains are a sign of the presence of God.

Hosea 6:3 Let us acknowledge the LORD; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.

Finally in Amos water represents social justice:

Amos 5:24 But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!

Devotees to Christ Jesus would do well to read, study, and reflect on the Word of God. Reading your book of scriptures will cleansingly affect you. That leads into the following theme in our discourse in the Bible and water…

The Bible and Water Speak of Purification and Cleansing

This is truly a continuation of Gods Word as it relates both metaphorically and actually as a method for purging and purifying.

Mass migration lets us know that Moses was told to make a bronze bowl and fill it with water. The ministers would wash both their hands and feet before they entered the Tabernacle so “that they pass on not.”

Aaron, in Leviticus, is advised to clean up in water before he offers penances.

A stylized washing with water symbolizes more prominent immaculateness when God says in Ezekiel 36:25

Ezekiel 36:25  I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols.

As believers in Christ Jesus we can approach God with assurance as it says in Hebrews 10:22

Hebrews 10:22 let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.

John 13 shows us Jesus washing His disciples feet. But why only their feet? That’s what Simon Peter asked Jesus as well. Jesus answered in John 13:10

John 13:10 Jesus answered, “A person who has had a bath needs only to wash his feet; his whole body is clean. And you are clean…

He was stating that the earth of the world should be removed from our feet.

It couldn’t be any more obvious, they just wore sandles around then. As they strolled on the streets the dust and earth would gather on their feet and should be cleaned despite the fact that whatever is left of the body was at that point cleaned.

It’s actual then that, in our life as an adherent, we all should be cleaned from the dust and earth of this world. We do that by reading the Word of God.

Our Lord says in John 15:3

You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.

And just one more example of how the bible and water are connected with Purification and Cleansing is found in Matthew 3 where John the Baptist is baptizing people in the Jordon river.

Matthew 3:5,6,11 People went out to him from Jerusalem and all Judea and the whole region of the Jordan. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River…”I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.

Final Thoughts About Water

These are only a couple of the both literalt and non-literal uses of water in the sacred writing. With more than 700 references in the Bible on water, I trust that God has something to say to us. I ask you to read, study, and meditate on this further. I realize that I will.

The Bible and water both are for our physical and spiritual lives and they both remind us of our creator and Lord and Savior Jesus Christ which unites us with the Spirit, and transforms and purifies both the world and each and every believer.

The Bible and water manage both our physical and profound lives.They both help us to remember our maker and deliverer; unites us with the Spirit, and changes and filters both the world and every last adherent.

NOTE: If, we as believers continue to take the Bible and water for granted and contaminate it, waste or spoil it, we will see that we will have difficulties in our physical bodies as well as in our spiritual lives.

When believers in Jesus accept the Bible and water, cherish, respect and honor them both as the gifts of God that are freely given to us, we will find our reservoirs full.

And finally, as it says in:

Isaiah 12:2,3 Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.”

And we will then be able to draw on the Lord and all that our King has for His children, with Joy, from the wells of Salvation.

 

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