It can burble over the smooth stones of a brook, thunder with the roar of Niagara, glimmer in the morning light on blades of grass; it’s the vehicle that carries the blood from our lungs to our toes.
A thin layer of it over our corneas allows us to see clearly. It’s intracellular, extracellular, and intravascular; with incredible shifts between the three spaces in our bodies. It covers two thirds of our planet, and the heat of the sun moves it from the sea to the clouds over the mountains to the ground where the trees draw it in and we eat of their fruit and share in the sweet refreshing.
Beyond the aaaha that a cool glass can bring, water is extremely volatile when separated. Two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen: H2O, the hydrogen being the fuel for our sun and the oxygen being the life we breathe. When there is an excess amount of water, not in the proper place, floods can destroy. When there is little or no water, deserts can kill. There is no end to what can be described, written, photographed, painted, sung, illustrated, analyzed, and learned about this primal element: water.
Water has been described as ‘the first nutrient’ and the natural health benefits are myriad.
Water has been described as ‘the first nutrient’ and the natural health benefits are myriad. When dysfunction such as kidney failure happens, either acutely or chronically, it becomes a matter of life and death; the ins and outs of water can be critical. In 1Cor 15:46 the Apostle Paul reminds us that first is “that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.” God speaks to us through a symbolic language (Rom 1:20). The creation begins and ends in water. Water is symbolic of revelation: discovered Truth that unveils the lies. The beginning describes “darkness upon the face of the deep” (Gen 1:2), which speaks of the roar of the sea, the deep, being tumultuous, the abyss, the grave. (1) The finishing (of the restoration process) describes “a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb (Rev 22:1).
In this season of testing, seas with their tumultuous waves, darkness, and dread are shaking many on the inside–in the mind. The threats of fear, anxiety, or worry can produce a storm of physical signs and symptoms as well. King David got the deeper understanding of the scriptures when he discovered that the solution is to “delight in the law of the LORD” (Psa 1:2). The root for the Hebrew word ‘law’ means ‘throw’ and ‘fear.’ Included in this root meaning is “the hand of man used for throwing. A flowing of water in a river. A throwing of the finger to show a direction to walk or live. The throwing down of water in rain. Awe or fear where one throws self to the foot of one in authority.” (2) “My doctrine shall drop as the rain…” Jesus declares (Deut 32:2). The more of His doctrine (or Teaching=Rain=Law=Torah), the more reverence and awe or fear: “a flowing of the insides” (3) to the outside. Jesus says, “He that believeth on Me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly [the innermost part of a man, the soul, heart as the seat of thought, feeling, choice (4)] shall flow rivers of living water” (John 7:38).
According to the World Health Organization, “3.4 million people, mostly children die annually from water related diseases.” (5) Clearly this is a human tragedy that must be reversed. But what of the spiritual waters? Among the pollutants is bitterness, which rises from unforgiveness. The root meaning of the Hebrew word ‘bitter’ includes ‘bitter’ and ‘weak’ where “the headwaters of a river are only a trickle and have stagnant pools causing the water to be bitter. Something that is bitter of taste or attitude. Rebellion is one with a bitter attitude, angry, discontented…bile; the bitter stomach fluid.” (6) The rebellious attitude of bitterness is like drinking contaminated water (Exo 15:23, Rev 8:11) or contaminated teaching that produces sickness in the soul which can produce physical signs (eg. stress ulcers, high blood pressure, inflammation of joints and a host of other ailments mental and physical).
Jesus wants us to drink His Living Water.
Jesus wants us to drink His Living Water. He invites us to come and drink not only to quench our thirst (Matt 5:6) but to become the spring from Him to bring the Living Water to heal others (John 4:14). We have many documented testimonies of the Voice of Healing, through the anointed teaching of Apostle Michael Petro healing scoliosis, spina bifida, squamous cell cancer, stage four breast cancer, dyslexia, the mental scars of childhood physical and sexual abuse, drug addiction, toxic religon and much more. True apstolic teaching, powered by the Holy Spirit (Eph 3:5) in keeping with the early church fathers (before 325 A.D.), is the progressive revelation of Christ that continues to heal and transform our lives in “spirit and soul and body” (1Thes 5:23).
Among the meaning of the word ‘living’ is to be “active, blessed, endless in the kingdom of God.” (7) This is the invitation of Jesus: to have His Living Water flowing through us. “And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely” (Rev 22:17). When we receive Him, the Living Water, by paying the full price–our surrendered, deceased life–He begins to “sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of the water by the word” (Eph 5:26). Through this process we “walk in newness of life” (Rom 6:4) on the stormy seas together because Christ and His remnant bride have become One again; flowing From The Inside restoring all things.
- Strong’s Bible Dictionary; Deep H8415, Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Bible# 1105 J(i)
- Ibid: Law H8451, AHLB# 1227 J(i1)
- Ibid: Fear H3372
- Thayer Bible Dictionary; Belly G2836
- Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Bible# 1296 A (N) Bitter H4751
- Thayer Bible Dictionary; Living G2198
- All Scripture References: New King James Version of the Bible.