Friday, June 24, 2005

LIVING WATER - Drink and never thirst again!

DEHYDRATED SOULS AND SPIRITS! [Jeremiah 17:13; Other topics - Lost, Salvation, Sanctification, Satan, Thirst]

In a message on Ananias and Sapphira, Rev. Jim Henry, Pastor of First Baptist Church in Orlando, Florida, tells of how natives in Africa locate water during their all too frequent droughts.

The natives capture a baboon and feed him salt for a few days … when they release him he races to the nearest water hole in the forest. By following the baboon they are led to a source of water they didn’t know existed.

Satan has been feeding man lies (salt) instead of God’s word (bread) for centuries; because of this condition man has become desert parched.

The non-believer, once free of Satan’s grip, immediately races to whatever the world calls moisture (self-help, gurus, meditation, occultism, mysticism, false religions, whatever). In short order, the lost soul finds his thirst unsatisfied and so races on to the next stop on the devil’s treadmill … discovering again his parched throat is unappeased. [cf. John 14:13]

But the true believer (if ever trapped by a snare of the evil one), when freed from his bonds, races to the source of living water [John 7:38] for he is like a tree firmly planted by streams of water [Psalm 1:3]; the parched condition of his experience is never far from Satisfaction.

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