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 (Jn. 7:37 KJV)
Jesus gives an open invitation to those who are thirsty to come to Him, drink and quench their thirsts. It is obvious He is not referring to natural thirst. The scripture above is fulfilled in us the day we receive Jesus as our Savior. The scripture says
“…and have been all made to drink into one Spirit” (1 Cor. 12:13 KJV).
The Water that Jesus gives to quench the thirst of human is the Holy Spirit.
What is this spiritual thirst that is quenched by the Spirit? The concept of human need is at the core of the understanding of what spiritual thirst is. God is self-sufficient and NEEDS NOTHING from anyone. Man, however, is not self-sustaining. We need things that must be given to us from without. Think about this for a minute and see how needy we are. Man’s needs are natural and spiritual. Many people recognize their natural needs, e.g food, water, money, protection, etc. But not many realize their spiritual needs.
Our greatest need is a relationship with God, our Creator, and Source of all things. A soul without God is restless, always looking for the truth or plagued by the feeling that something is missing, irrespective of how abundantly supplied it might be physically. Yes, until a healthy fellowship with God is achieved, the soul of man cannot find true rest and satisfaction, because God is the Source of what we need. When we come to Christ, He restores our eternal fellowship with God through the Holy Spirit. He gives us the Water from heaven to quench the deepest thirst of the human soul. There is an abundance of inner peace and joy that comes when we drink this Water from heaven. Praise the Lord!
What are the analogies between natural thirst and spiritual thirst?
APPLY THE WORD
You have already drunk the Water of life when you received Christ! Enjoy abundant life until it overflows as you fellowship with the Father!
Thank the Lord for giving you the Water of life from above.