KEY SCRIPTURE: John 7:38 KJV” He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.”
The Lord at this point shouted on top of His voice to turn the attention of the practice of pouring water on the sacrifice to Himself. He called on them to know that if they would believe on Him, they would become the very source of water giving out living waters. He used the term rivers of living water. These ones were taking from the pool Siloam, but the Lord said it will be a river which would be flowing constantly through them. The proceeding verse read, (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.) John 7:39
In John 4:14 the Lord made reference to an experience that believers in Him would have. He said ” 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.” The well according to the Lord gives out water unto everlasting life, but in our scripture of consideration, that is John 7:38, it would be a river flowing to bless the world. This could be seen in the Old Testament references like, Isaiah 44:3&4, Joel 3:18, Joe 3:18 KJV.”…., and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the LORD, and shall water the valley of Shittim.” The rivers of living water which refers to an abundance of the flow of the power of God in His people also relates to the Lord’s promise to His disciples in Acts 1:8, that says, but ye shall receive power after that the Holy Spirit is come upon you, and shall be witnesses both in Jerusalem Judea, Samaria and unto the uttermost parts of the earth. This statement is also in direct reference to the baptism in the Holy Spirit. He empowers us with the Spirit to bring His power to bear on a lost would.
One manifestation of the baptism in the Holy Spirit is supernatural utterance given to believers, that is speaking in tongues. From the account of scripture almost anytime the Holy Spirit came upon the children of God, there was a physical manifestation evident to all. This manifestation was the speaking in unknown language. Acts 2:4, Acts 8:17,18, Acts 10:46, Acts 19:6. Speaking in tongues also flows from the belly of the one speaking, and not the mind. Anytime an individual prays in tongues for some hours he finds himself in a special experience with the Spirit. The reason for this, is to bring salvation to our would. Ezekiel 47:1-12
THOUGHT: IT IS A RARE PRIVILEGE TO HAVE RIVERS FLOWING THROUGH YOU, LET IT FLOW ALWAYS
1Corinth 14:39 KJV” Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.”
1Corinth 14:4 KJV “He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.”