“Jesus said, ‘Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.’ 39 By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive…”
1 Corinthians 12:13
“For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.”
Another symbol of the Holy Spirit is water, or living water. In Scripture, it is instructive to consider the word “water” to determine if, in context, the word might be symbolizing something about the Holy Spirit of God.
Jesus refers to rivers of living water that will flow from a true believer. As we surrender to His Holy Spirit, Jesus is able to positively impact and minister to others around us. I believe this may also refer to the individual love language, or prayer language, the Spirit brings with Holy Spirit baptism. Praying “in the Spirit” can build up, or edify, and bring life to our own spirit man.
Paul uses water and the Spirit together to refer to new life in baptism, and that we all have access to the One and same Spirit to drink of his life-giving flow of power, purity and unity.
Jesus told the woman at the well to ask Him for life-giving water that forever quenches spiritual thirst, and becomes a spring of eternal life. Are you thirsty?
Tell the Father you desire to drink of His Living Water in the form of His Holy Spirit today. Let Him satisfy your deepest longings.
Dive Deeper: Study John chapters 4 and 7.