KEY SCRIPTURE: John 7:37 KJV” In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.”
The feast of tents or tabernacle reached the final day, that is the eight day. There were certain ceremonies which was observed on this day. According to bible historians, on the last day they abstained from all Seville labour and regarded it as a holy day Lev.23:29.
The eight day was a time they finished reading the law to the people.
There was also a special ceremony that they performed on this day. The priest filled a golden vial with water drawn from the pool of Siloam (John 9:7) This water was carried with great solemnity, attended with the blowing of trumpets, through the gate of the temple, and being mixed with wine, was poured on the sacrifice on the altar.
The origin of this ceremony was not known, since it was certain that Moses did not command such a thing to be observed.
The Lord’s shout whiles they observed the ceremony was to call off their attention from a rite that was not commanded, which could also not offer eternal life, to turn to Himself who was the right fountain of eternal life. He cried revealing that He is the true source of life. John 4:13-14, Jesus answered and said unto her, “Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.”
Today the Lord keeps crying and calling on you to turn from all the supposed sources of hope of satisfaction, salvation, fulfillment but have all failed men.
1. One of such hope for satisfaction has been pleasure. Many have chased various pleasurable engagements, yet have been miserably disappointed. King Solomon who had the money, power and means to pursue pleasure to it heights said all is vanity. You who have been pursuing it, also know it is vanity.
2. Wealth and Fame: Alexander the great, before he died, asked that his great riches be used to cover the road to show that we came to the world empty, and would leave same. Wealth and fame has not satisfied the many who placed their hope in it.
3. Religion has been the pursuit of many, seeking to be satisfied, yet these people, have no rest in their souls. They are constantly filled with contention and internal misery. Only the person Jesus can give that satisfaction.
Nothing of human pursuit has really satisfied any man. Jesus is the only one who can really satisfy the thirst and hunger in your soul. Turn away from all the superficial things like the Jews did to the real living and life-giving Saviour, Jesus, the Christ.
THOUGHT: EVERY OTHER THING IN LIFE, THAT PROMISED SALVATION HAS BEEN A MIRAGE, ONLY JESUS IS THE TRUE MIRACLE.
Matt 11:28 KJV “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
Rev. 3:20 KJV “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”