Tag: Living Water

Come To Me Present Tense

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

On the Feast of Tabernacles, the nation of Israel would pray for the outpouring of rain and God’s blessings on the land. So it’s no accident, that on that same feast, the Feast of Tabernacles, that Messiah said, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in me, as the Scirpture has said, out of his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water.” He spoke of the Spirit. And He did so on the Feast of Tabernacles because it was then that Israel was praying for a future outpouring of rain and blessings. But notice something – they were praying for water, for rain, to be poured out in the future. But Messiah spoke in the present tense. In other words, the life of the Spirit, and the life of abundance, is never dependent on waiting for some blessing to happen in the future. It’s now. So don’t live a life waiting for God’s blessings. Enter His blessings now. Enter the abundant life now. For the Spirit and the blessings of abundant life are now. And the only time to enter it – is now!

Today’s Mission – What blessing from God are you still waiting for? Live in the blessing of God now, start walking in it, start living it.

by Jonathan Cahn

Fancy fruit?

George Whittenby George Whitten

Jeremiah 17:7-8 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.

Out here in the Negev our trees suffer, especially in the hot summer months. We have a few trees around our neighborhood here which have definitely seen better days, I’m sure.

In this passage, the Lord compares us to trees planted by the water – trees which will always stay green even through the heat and drought – trees which will never cease to yield fruit.

We as believers who trust in the Lord and whose hope is in Him should be yielding fruit unceasingly! That’s right – even through the droughts we face in our lives, we should never cease to bear fruit! Here, the Lord is showing us who we really are! We are trees, nourished by the Living Water of truth and hope and by the Son, who has redeemed us from all of our sin and given us new life!

Let’s take a close look at ourselves. Are we bearing fruit in our personal lives, in our families, in our communities? We need to be!! Let’s walk in our calling and we will see fruit!

Your family in the Lord with much agape love

by George Whitten