Max Lucado Come Thirsty Free

Revised September 25, 2018 Mark of pouring out a FLOOD

John 7:16 Jesus answered them, and said,
        My doctrine is NOT MINE, but his that sent me.
John 7:17 If any man will do his will,
        he shall know of THE doctrine,
        whether it be of GOD,
        or whether I speak of MYSELF.
John 7:18 He that speaketh of HIMSELF seeketh HIS OWN GLORY
        but he that seeketh his glory that sent him,  [The Word, Logos, Regulative Principle]
        the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.
John 7:19 Did not Moses give you the law,
        and yet none of you keepeth the law?
        Why go ye about to kill me?

Heb. 5:12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers,
        ye have need that one teach you again
        which be the first principles of the oracles of God;
        and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
1Pet. 4:11 If any man SPEAK, let him speak as the ORACLES of God;
        if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth:
        that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ,
        to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.


Isa 8:19And when they shall say unto you,
        Seek unto them that have familiar spirits,
        and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter:
                should not a people seek unto their God?
                for the living to the dead

-cantus , ūs, m. id., 2. With instruments, a playing, music: “in nervorum vocumque cantibus,” Cic. Tusc. 1, 2, 4; id. Rosc. Am. 46, 134: “citharae,” Hor. C. 3, 1, 20: “horribili stridebat tibia cantu,” Cat. 64, 264: “querulae tibiae,” Hor. C. 3, 7, 30:
B. An incantation, charm, magic song, etc.: cantusque artesque magorum. Ov. M. 7, 195; 7, 201: “at cantu commotae Erebi de sedibus imis Umbrae ibant,” Verg. G. 4, 471: “magici,”
To the law and to the testimony:
        if they speak not according to this word,
        it is because there is no light in them. Isa 8:20

The Christ Child would and did pour out "water" which was the WORD of God.  The Woman at the well was smart enough that Messias will TELL US ALL THINGS.  His WORD outlaws personal opinions, personal experiences, rhetoric, singing, playing instruments or anything but the MASCULINE words READ or SPEAK.  Those who sell learning at retail CORRUPT the WORD which is prostitution.

Rev. 12:5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron:
        and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.
Rev. 12:6 And the woman fled into the wilderness,
        where she hath a place prepared of God,
        that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
Rev. 12:7 And there was war in heaven:
        Michael and his angels fought against the dragon;
        and the dragon fought and his angels,
Rev. 12:8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
Rev. 12:9 And the great DRAGON [fascinating: takes all of your attention] was cast out,
        that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan,
        which deceiveth the whole world:
        he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
drak-izō , the buffoon, Gloss.
dra^keis , drakēnai , drakon , A.v. derkomai:—but draken: energei, prassei, is prob. f. l. for dedraken, Hsch.
geloi-astēs , ou, ho, A. jester, buffoon, Ptol. Megalop.2, LXX Jb.31.5, Poll.5.128, prob. in Luc.Merc.Cond. 4.

Bestĭa , 2. As a term of reproach (cf. belua and our beast): “mala tu es bestia,” laut. Bacch. 1, 1, 21; id. Poen. 5, 5, 13.P—And, humorously, of the odor of the armpits (cf. ala and caper), Cat. 69, 8căno , cĕcĭni, cantum (ancient I.imp. cante = canite,
“once canituri,” Vulg. Apoc. 8, 13  to utter melodious notes, to sing, sound, play.
tibicen  “cithara,” crowing of a cock: “galli victi silere solent, canere victores,” to crow,
to practice magic, to charm, Galli is a word for a Catamite: priest of the Mother Godesses.

Rev. 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven,
        Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ:
        for the ACCUSER of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
Rev. 12:11 And they overcame him by the BLOOD of the Lamb,
        and by the WORD of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
Rev. 9:10 And they had tails like unto scorpions,
        and there were stings in their tails:
        and their power was to hurt men five months.
Rev. 9:11 And they had a king over them,
        which is the angel of the bottomless pit,
        whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon,
        but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.
Rev. 12:15 And the SERPENT cast out of his MOUTH water as a flood after the woman,
        that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
Rev. 12:16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth,
        and SWALLOWED up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
G3789. ophis, of΄-is; probably from 3700 (through the idea of sharpness of vision); a snake, figuratively, (as a type of sly cunning) an artful malicious person, especially Satan: — serpent.

Herpō , herpein es muthon, pros ōdas, Id.Hel.316, Cyc.423 ;
b. of things, events, etc., “herpei anta tō sidarō to kalōs kitharisdēn”
ki^thar-izō , Att. fut. - Antiph. 141: (kitharis):— the cithara, “phormiggi . . himeroen kitharize” Il.18.570, Hes.Sc.202; “lurē d' eraton kitharizōn” h.Merc.423; “herpei anta tō sidarō to kalōs kitharisden” Alcm.35, cf. X.Smp.3.1, Oec.2.13; “adein kai k.” Phld.Mus.7 K.; kitharizein ouk epistamai I am not a 'high-brow', Ar.V.989, cf. 959; “arkhaion ein' ephaske to k.” Id.Nu.1357: prov., onos kitharizein peirōmenos, like onos pros luran (v. lura), Luc.Pseudol.7; to kitharizomenon music composed for the cithara, Plu.2.1144d.


Deut. 18:11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer
[Miriam and the Levites "prophesying" were called soothsayers-sorcerers=
A Charmer is an Abomination
incantātor , ōris, m. incanto, I. an enchanter, wizard (post-class.), Tert. Idol. 9; Isid. 8, 9, 15; Mos. et Rom. Leg. Coll. 15, 1, 2. pythones
      Pȳtho   Pythian, Delphic, Apollonian: Delphis prognatus Pythius Apollon the priestess who uttered the responses of the Delphic Apollo, the Pythoness, Pythia celebrated games with “qui Pythia cantat Tibicen,
Antiquity set Apollon as their leader, Apollon Mousagetēs ("Apollo Muse-leader").[9] Not only are the Muses explicitly used in modern English to refer to an artistic inspiration, as when one cites one's own artistic muse, but they also are implicit in words and phrases such as "amuse", "museum" (Latinised from mouseion—a place where the muses were worshipped), "music", and "musing upon".[10]
Hor. Ars 414 Orpheus, the priest and interpreter of the gods, deterred the savage race of men from slaughters and inhuman diet; hence said to tame tigers and furious lions: Amphion too, the builder of the Theban wall, was said to give the stones motion with the sound of his lyre,...Oracles were delivered in poetry, and the economy of life pointed out, and the favor of sovereign princes was solicited by Pierian1 strains, games were instituted, and a [cheerful] period put to the tedious labors of the day; [this I remind you of,] lest haply you should be ashamed of the lyric muse, and Apollo the god of song.
2 “Pythia cantica” Hor. Ars 414, songs like the hymns which were sung in honor of Apollo, by the chorus in some comedies. A player, called Pythaules, played during the intervals when the chorus left off singing.
consŭlo (a). In the lang. of religion, to consult a deity, an oracle, omens, etc.: “Apollinem de re,” Cic. Leg. 2, 16, 40: “deum consuluit auguriis, quae suscipienda essent,” Liv. 1, 20, 7: “deos hominum fibris,” Tac. A. 14, 30 fin.: “Phoebi oracula,” Ov. M. 3, 9; Suet. Vesp. 5: “Tiresiam conjectorem,” Plaut. Am. 5, 1, 76:

Cantus A. Prophetic or oracular song: “veridicos Parcae coeperunt edere cantus,” Cat. 63 cf. Tib.
B. An incantation, charm, magic song, etc.: cantusque artesque magorum.
“cantus e curru Lunam deducere tentat,”
2. With instruments, a playing, music: “in nervorum vocumque cantibus,” Cic. Tusc. 1, 2, 4; id. Rosc. Am. 46, 134: “citharae,” Hor. C. 3, 1, 20: “horribili stridebat tibia cantu,” Cat. 64, 264: “querulae tibiae,

Jesus said
that His Word was the WATER WITHOUT COST. His Word or Logos is the Regulative Principle: it outlaws personal opinions, personal experiences, rhetoric or style, singing, playing instruments or acting. It outlaws "selling learning at retail" which Paul defined as CORRUPTING the Word.

But, Max Lucado says: Toward this end, I give you this tool: a prayer for the thirsty heart. Carry it just as a cyclist carries a water bottle. The prayer outlines four essential fluids for soul hydration: God’s work, God’s energy, his lordship, and his love. You’ll find the prayer easy to remember. Just think of the word W-E-L-L

Max is a poet but not a Bible student. He writes in the form of PSALLO used in the latin literature and why Paul commanded SPEAK which is the opposite of ODE because it MARKS all rhetorical or musical persona as OPPOSED to LOGOS, the Word or the Regulative Principle which excludes rhetoric, singing, playing instruments or acting. All religious performers were identified as PARASITES.

Paul commanded that Psallo and Ode be IN the heart which in 1 Corinthins 14 means to keep it silent.  That is because these words speak of plucking a harp to seduce young boys whose hairs had been PLUCKED.  All praise singing as the meaning of the BEAST is always in an erotic form.

Max Lucado Lord, I come thirsty. I come to drink, to receive. I receive your work on the cross and in your resurrection. My sins are pardoned, and my death is defeated. I receive your energy.

Is. 55:1  Ho, every one that thirsteth,
        come ye to the waters,
        and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea,
        come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
Is. 55:2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

Corrupting the WORD is selling THE WORD retail which word is used of prostitution understood by the Greeks as anyone who CHARGED to teach another WHAT THEY KNOW.
Is. 55:10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven,
        and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth,
        and maketh it bring forth and bud,
        that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
Is. 55:11 So shall my WORD be that goeth forth out of my MOUTH:
        it shall not return unto me void,
        but it shall accomplish that which I please,
        and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

The word is Dabar or Logos as God's REGULATIVE PRINCIPLE: it outlaws elegantia speech, personal opinions or personal experiences, speaking, singing, playing instruments, acting, reciting poetry.  MARK

Is. 8:20 To the law and to the testimony:
        if they speak not according to this WORD,
        it is because there is no light in them

Version: Max Lucado: Empowered by your Holy Spirit,
      I can do all things through Christ, who gives me strength.


G4151 PNENUM Apnyoo'-mah From G4154 ;
       that is, BREATH (blast) or a breeze;
        by analogy or figuratively a spirit,
                that is, (human) the rational soul,
        (by implication) vital principle,
       mental disposition,
        OR (superhuman) an angel, DAEMON, or   
              (divine) God,  [God IS Spirit or Mind]
        Christ’s spirit, the Holy spirit:—ghost, life,
            spirit (-ual, -ually), mind. Compare G5590

G4154 pneō pneh'-o  A primary word; to BREATHE hard,
        that is, breeze:—blow. Compare G559

Version: Jesus of Nazareth in His glorified role as HOLY SPIRIT of the Sacrificial Servant.

Phil. 4:12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound:
        every where and in all things
        I am instructed [By the WORD which IS Spirit]
        both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
Phil. 4:13 I can do all things through CHRIST which strengtheneth me.

The "scholars" say that the Words God breathed (spirit) are not INTELLIGIBLE without THE Holy Spirit PERSON to enable.  Max Lucado agreed.

Max Lucado I receive your lordship. I belong to you. Nothing comes to me that hasn’t passed through you. And I receive your love. Nothing can separate me from your love.

Wow!  Jesus is the Paraklete an I doubt that He wants you to SIT IN HIS LAP.

1John 2:1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not.
      And if any man sin, we have an ADVOCATE with the Father,
      Jesus Christ the righteous:
1John 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only,
        but also for the sins of the whole world.
1John 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him,
        if we keep his commandments.
1John 2:4 He that saith, I know him,
        and keepeth not his commandments,
        is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
1John 2:5 But whoso keepeth his WORD,
        in him verily is the love of God perfected:
        hereby know we that we are in him.
1John 2:6 He that saith he abideth in him
        ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

When God pours out His SPIRIT the only result is HIS WORD.

Prov. 1:23 Turn you at my reproof:
        behold, I will pour out my SPIRIT unto you,
        I will make KNOWN my WORDS unto you

to pour out, pour forth, shed, spread abroad “cultus in verbis,” Quint. 3, 8, 58

      “spiritum,” Tac. A. 2, 70 [Breath]

A. In gen.: “effudi vobis omnia, quae sentiebam,” i. e. have freely imparted, Cic. de Or. 1, 34 fin.; cf. id. Att. 16, 7, 5; id. Fl. 17, 41; Quint. 2, 2, 10; 10, 3, 17; Val. Fl. 7, 434: “procellam eloquentiae

Sentiebam  to feel, perceive, observe, Eloquentiae
Prŏcella  3. Of a storm of eloquence:
I observe, understand

Verbum, whence eirō and rhēma,
what is spoken or said; language, discourse, conversation, Logos: the Regulative principle opposite to Rhetoric, singing, playing
instruments or any personal opinions or experiences.
rhēma , atos, to, (erō)  A.that which is said or spoken, word, sayin
Opposite. ergon, Th.5.111; opp. to alēthes, Pl.Phd.102b word for word
rhētr-a , A.verbal agreement, bargain, covenant,

John 6:62 What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?
John 6:63 It is the SPIRIT that quickeneth; the FLESH profiteth nothing:
        The WORDS that I SPEAK unto you, they are SPIRIT, and they are LIFE.

Those who think that a SPIRIT PERSON shows them how to bestow the FREE WATER OF THE WORD for a HIGH PRICE are INDWELLED with the Personified SPIRITUS who is Apollon the leader of the MUSES or Locusts known as his prostitute musical worship team. He HAS been unleashed so that the PSALLO word they used to transmit


, Which is the PATTERN of those who confuse psallo with psallō.

I. In gen., to play upon a stringed instrument; esp., to play upon the cithara, to sing to the cithara: “psallere saltare elegantius,” Sall. C. 25, 2
canituri,”  SING and cantare marked as SORCERY.    saltare et cantare; Cic. Catil. 2.10.23   Suet. Tit. 3

Cic. Catil. 2.10.23 In these bands are all the gamblers, all the adulterers, all the unclean and shameless citizens.
        These boys, so witty and delicate,
        have learnt not only to love and to be loved,
        not only to sing and to dance,
        but also to brandish daggers and to administer poisons;
and unless they are driven out, unless they die, even should Catiline die, I warn you that the school of Catiline would exist in the republic.
        But what do those wretches want? Are they going to take their wives with them to the camp? how can they do without them, especially in these nights? and how will they endure the Apennines, and these frosts, and this snow? unless they think that they will bear the winter more easily because they have been in the habit of dancing naked at their feasts. O war much to be dreaded, when Catiline is going to have his bodyguard of prostitutes!

Suet. Tit. 3 While yet a boy, he was remarkable for his noble endowments both of body and mind; and as he advanced in years, they became still more conspicuous.
        He had a fine person, combining an equal mixture of majesty and grace;
        was very strong, though not tall, and somewhat corpulent.
Gifted with an excellent memory, and a capacity for all the arts of peace and war; he was a perfect master of the use of arms and riding; very ready in the Latin and Greek tongues, both in verse and prose; and such was the facility he possessed in both, that he would harangue and versify extempore. Nor was he unacquainted with music, but could both sing and play upon the harp sweetly and scientifically. I have likewise been informed by many persons, that he was remarkably quick in writing short-hand, would in merriment and jest engage with his secretaries in the imitation of any hand-writing he saw, and often say, " that he was admirably qualified for forgery."
Sal. Cat. 25 In the number of those ladies was Sempronia, a woman who had committed many crimes with the spirit of a man. In birth and beauty, in her husband and her children, she was extremely fortunate;
        she was skilled in Greek and Roman literature;
        she could sing, play, and dance, * with greater elegance than became a woman of virtue, and possessed many other accomplishments that tend to excite the passions. But nothing was ever less valued by her than honor or chastity. Whether she was more prodigal of her money or her reputation, it would have been difficult to decide. Her desires were so ardent that she oftener made advances to the other sex than waited for solicitation. She had frequently, before this period, forfeited her word, forsworn debts, been privy to murder, and hurried into the utmost excesses by her extravagance and poverty. But her abilities were by no means despicable; she could compose verses, jest, and join in conversation either modest, tender, or licentious. In a word, she was distinguished4 by much refinement of wit, and much grace of expression.

* Sing, play, and dance] “Psallere, saltare.” As psallo signifies both to play on a musical instrument, and to sing to it while playing, I have thought it necessary to give both senses in the translation.

Don’t you need regular sips from God’s reservoir? I do. I’ve offered this prayer in countless situations: stressful meetings, dull days, long drives, demanding trips, character-testing decisions. Many times a day I step to the underground spring of God and receive anew his work for my sin and death, the energy of his Spirit, his lordship, and his love.

Drink with me from his bottomless well. You don’t have to live with a dehydrated heart.
Receive Christ’s work on the cross,
the energy of his Spirit,
his lordship over your life,
his unending, unfailing love.
Drink deeply and often. And out of you will flow rivers of living water.


Amos 8:11  Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD,
        that I will send a famine in the land,
        not a famine of bread,
        nor a thirst for water,
        but of hearing the words of the LORD:


That chant (parate their own words like speaking in tongues) to the sound of the viol, and invent to themselves instruments of musick, like David; Am.6:5
Amos 8:2 And he said, Amos, what seest thou?

        And I said, A basket of summer fruit.
        Then said the LORD unto me, The end is come upon my people of Israel;
        I will not again pass by them any more.
Amos 8:3 And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, saith the Lord GOD:
        there shall be many dead bodies in every place; they shall cast them forth with silence.


Nothing Christian is for Sale:  HO, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Isaiah 55:1

For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: Isaiah 55: 10

So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it Isaiah 55: 11

As for me, this is my covenant with them,
        saith the
(1) Lord; (2) My spirit that is upon thee,
(3) my words which I have put in thy mouth,
        shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed,
        nor out of the mouth of thy seeds seed, saith the Lord,

        from henceforth and for ever
. Is.59:21

Nothing for sale is Christian: Jesus paid the temple tax (the new building) and Paul denied that giving even to the destitute was a command. With no role and no dole the WORD of God is able to supply all of the WATER.

Ecumenical Mega Church Starving and Offending the little ones so they die.

1Tim. 6:9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.

Living Waters or the Holy Spirit flow out of the BELLY of believers. Is this the literal THIRD PERSON OF THE GODHEAD or the Words of Christ which He said were SPIRIT and LIFE? Baptism means to be overwhelmed by an element such as water. The Holy Spirit as a "person" of the Godhead is not a "pourable substance." The Spirit is not a tongue or a dove but these were signs or symbols of something else. The tongues which overwhelmed the apostles in the upper room spoke of God's Word and Judgment. All who were baptized with "Spirit" spoke languages which they had not learned to teach or convince. Those who were "baptized with fire" were burned in the "everlasting fires" of Gehenna like garbage and some were consumed by "worms that die not" or maggots on the fringes of the garbage dump.

See Lipscomb University living waters and "Spiritual Formation" claims.
The Holy Spirit is the Mind of Jesus Christ

These notes are a collection of passages on the topic. They do not have a plot or a goal to convince anyone of anything.

"Spirit" is not enthusiasm. You cannot force your way "into the presence of God" with musical worship teams, dance, drama and sermonic philosophy to make people feel. Christianity is a Spirit or Mind religion. Spirit is the eternal truth flowing or poured out by God through the words of Lord Jesus Christ Who was full Deity.

Jesus said that He was the door or gate and those who care will find out what is true and false.

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Matthew 7:13
Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Matthew 7:14
Beware of
false prophets, which come to you in sheeps clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Matthew 7:15

Jesus pictures the way to Him as very narrow. Few will ignore the many and find the gate which is Jesus revealed by His Words. They will not find the gate because the many, false, professional impostors "see godliness as a means of financial gain." Jesus says that they are really soothsayers who, naturally, use the gongs and clangs of the witch to try to climb over the sheep fold walls or even break them down. They were:

Pseudoprophetes (g5578) psyoo-dop- rof-ay'-tace; from 5571 and 4396; a spurious prophet, i.e. pretended foreteller or religious impostor: - false prophet.

BELOVED, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 1 John 4:1

Jesus warned that the professional clergy of the Jews took away the keys of knowledge by smashing opposition like a bug or hanging them on a pole.

The Free Waters of Life
Water was normally free in all societies. You could go to the well in Samaria to get literal water and Jesus would promise you living water.

Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. John 4:10

The gift of God was not the separate Father Person as a gift. Rather, the water of the word was the gift of God.

Peter promised the gift of the Spirit after baptism and Paul promised the Jews that when they turned to the Lord their eyes would be open and they could understand the Words of life.

The Samaritan woman was astounded about how Jesus was going to get this water without a bucket and a rope. Was He greater than Jacob.

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. John 4:14

Jesus was not remotely suggesting that the woman "drink" Him personally.

Jesus began to give her the "living waters" by teaching her about the temple and worship. Worship would not be in a specific "house" but because the kingdom is within you, worship would be in spirit (mind) by honoring and speaking the truth - His Words. The word "living" in Greek is:

Zao (g2198) dzah'-o; a prim. verb; to live (lit. or fig.): - life (- time), (a-) live (-ly), quick.

Later, Jesus warned against trusting the "flesh" rather than the "spirit" by saying that:

It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. John 6:63

This is the life which is living in John 4:10. As water is necessary for physical or ZOE-life, Christ's Spirit or mental disposition is what gives spiritual life:

Zoe (g2222) dzo-ay'; from 2198; life (lit. or fig.): - life (- time). Comp. 5590. (Click for the misuse of this term)

The "spirit" which comes through the Words of Christ, Who was fully God - indwelled, was pneuma. This was not the Holy Spirit as a person but "the vital principle, mental disposition, rational soul."

The wind is used to describe the inner nature of man or God because it is the invisible source of rational thought which is the only way to mediate the outward flesh. The Holy Spirit is not literal water, a dove or a "person" of the Godhead separated from the One Deity which dwelled fully in Jesus Christ.

Water is that which gives life along with air. This, too, describes the powerful Word of God which, when spoken, created the universe. For instance, "God walked upon the wings of the wind or spirit."

The Prophesied Water of the Word

Isaiah castigated the merchants of the Word and prophesied that Messiah would bring free life and spirit by bringing a word which contained its own "preached" and "versified" power:

HO, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Isaiah 55:1

Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David. Isaiah 55:3

Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people. Isaiah 55:4

Those who claim authority to mediate the Holy Spirit in outward, fleshly manifestations always sell the spirit. In fact, you cannot get their "spirit" in the form of laughing or speaking in tongues unless you are carefully taught to gradually abandon the mind (spirit) and let the flesh do its thing. Because the Spirit as the Words of Christ cannot produce purely fleshly or outward responses, these men and women make not attempt to give you the waters of life, free of charge.

Those who commercialize the Word cannot survive without beating down anyone who makes a direct attempt to draw water from the well and share it with others. In this way, they refuse to enter the kingdom and prevent others from entering. They are the ones who flock around the gate and hold musical festivals and literally prevent honest seekers from finding the free way:

For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: Isaiah 55:10

So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. Isaiah 55:11

Israel always failed when they thought that God's Words were not "spiritual" like those of the Canaanite Baals who encouraged you to create your own spirit by singing, dancing, music, wine and sex. They "hewed out their own cisterns" and ignored the living waters which come uncontaminated from God:

O Lord, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the Lord, the fountain of living waters. Jeremiah 17:13

Israel's real problem was that they had adopted a plurality of Gods. However, they knew that however He is described God is one God. When the One God, named Jesus, Joshua or Jehovah-Saves came, He would fill all of the roles of the pagan polytheism and supply living waters flowing freely out from Jerusalem:

And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be. Zechariah 14:8

And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one. Zechariah 14:9

Earlier, Zechariah saw what Stephen saw: two officers but not two gods sitting on the throne:

Even he shall build the temple of the Lord; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both. Zechariah 6:13

Stephen, saw Jesus standing to the right of the glory of God which He gave up to become a man. When he prayed to God, he called Him "Lord, Jesus"--

And they stoned Stephen as he was calling on God and saying, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit." Acts 7:59

Out of the Belly
The Feast of Tabernacles had been turned into a giant Jubilee-like, fertility ritual. Click Here for details. And Here.

Jesus refused to attend until the opening musical festival of singing, dancing, playing musical instruments, reading poems and sermons and selling books was over. The Jews believed that the festivals provided life when they held their water drawing festivals

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. John 7:37

Jesus quotes a prophecy of HIMSELF.  Jesus as the Son believed or was FAITHFUL to only speak what He heard from the "Father" within himself:

He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. John 7:38

(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

These festivals of light, water and music were not part of the Law of Moses but were added during the Kingdom period when Israel abandoned God and demanded a king so that they could worship like the nations:

"After the Exile, the feast was protracted to the twenty-fifth of the month, and two new rites were added to the old ceremonial. Every morning of the celebration a priest went down to the Siloe Fountain, whence he brought in a golden ewer water which was pored on the alter of holocausts amidst the singing of the Hallel (Pss, cxii-cxvii) and the joyful sound of musical instruments."

The "moving waters" had value only when applied by Jesus Christ. This superstitious ceremony led Jesus to show that it was not the external, musical joy which He promised but "living waters" or "spirit" which would flow out of the mind or heart of the believer. Jesus gave no credence to the power of the musical celebration.

When Christ poured out His Spirit on Pentecost and elsewhere, the result was that people praised Him or preached about Him in whatever language was needed. The "spirit" which was poured out was the Words of Christ (the Spirit 1 Peter 1:11) as He guided the apostles into all truth.

When miracles were worked as signs of the Word, it was Lord Jesus Christ who performed the signs:

And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen. Mark 16:20

The Book of Job Explains Spirit and Belly
The Holy Spirit as a person separated from the One God does not flow out of the body of anyone! What does flow out are the Words of Christ which He clearly called spirit and life. This is confirmed many times:

Should a wise man utter vain knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind? Job 15:2

Should he reason with unprofitable talk? or with speeches wherewith he can do no good? Job 15:3

They conceive mischief, and bring forth vanity, and their belly prepareth deceit. Job 15:35

Isaiah warned of those who invent their own songs and sermons that they were made pregnant by a "threshing machine" and gave birth to "stubble" which would be burned up in a "baptism of fire"--

Ye shall conceive chaff, ye shall bring forth stubble: your breath (Spirit), as fire, shall devour you. Isaiah 33:11 (For Details Footnote)

The wind is spirit (h7307) which is the same word as Holy Spirit in Hebrew.

Later, in the book of Job, Elihu could not stand the idle chatter any more and said:

For I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth me. Job 32:18

Behold, my belly is as wine which hath no vent; it is ready to burst like new bottles. Job 32:19

I will speak, that I may be refreshed: I will open my lips and answer. Job 32:20

Therefore, the spirit which flowed out of the belly of the people was the Words of Christ which He poured out on the day of Pentecost and totally immersed them as He empowered the apostles. The Spirit or word would tell people how to be saved but the symbol of fire predicted the soon destruction of Jerusalem and the Jewish nation to be burned up or consumed at Gehenna where "the worm (maggots) dieth not."

For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. 1 Corinthians 12:13KJV

For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body--whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free--

and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 1 Corinthians 12:13LIV

Again, look at the prophesy which connects water and the Word:

HO, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Isaiah 55:1

For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: Isaiah 55:10

So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. Isaiah 55:11

A later writer understood this perfectly:

Blessed then are the ministers of that draught who are entrusted with that water of His:

They have assuaged the dry lips, and they that had fainted they have raised up" Odes of Solomon, Ode 6:12-13

He hath filled me with words of truth; that I may speak the same Ode 12:1

and like the flow of waters flows truth from my mouth, and my lips show forth His fruit. Odes of Solomon, Odes of Solomon, Ode 12:2

And He has caused His knowledge to abound in me, because the mouth of the Lord is the true Word, and the door of His light; Odes of Solomon, Ode 12:3

and the Most High hath given it to His words, which are the interpreters of His own beauty, and the repeaters of His praise, and confessors of His counsel, and the heralds of his thoughts, and the chasteners of His servants." Odes of Solomon, Ode 12: 4

For comments on the Sword of the Spirit as the Mouth of the Speaker, Click Here.

The Word and the Spirit Connected
The Holy Spirit is the "inner" Mind or nature of God which is the Mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2). Because Adam was made in the image of God (not triplets) we understand that in some sense God is "body, soul and spirit" or "form, life, mind." Because there is only one Spirit for the One God, this Holy Spirit is the Holy Mind of the One God:

But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 1 Corinthians 2:10

For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. 1 Corinthians 2:11

Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 1 Corinthians 2:12

Which things also we speak, not in the words which mans wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 1 Corinthians 2:13

But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 1 Corinthians 2:14

For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:16

To say "Holy Spirit" in this sense is to say "God." However, "Spirit" conveyed to us is the Mind of Christ (Spirit) living within our mind or spirit. Spoken "Word" was capable of creating the universe and it is capable of imparting the mind or nature of God to believers. Look at a few assorted passages:

Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. John 6:68

This is the same life which Jesus defined as spirit:

It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. John 6:63

He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Fathers which sent me. John 14:24

That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, Ephesians 5:26

Mankind cannot be renewed or "revived" by a revival of human philosophy or human opinion chopping up the Spirit Words of Christ. Rather, renewing of the mind

And be not conformed to this world: but ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God. Romans 12:2

Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Titus 3:5

Walter Scott said that a Holy Spirit is the spirit of a believer made holy by following the Word of God and the witness of this Holy Spirit is the fruit of a holy life.

Now then the expression stands for both God the Holy Spirit, and for a believer's spirit made holy by him."

The Bible is not the Person called the Holy Spirit separated from "Father and Son." Rather, the Words of Christ are Spirit and Life because they are the words of God which words had the power to create the mind of those who now deny that His words are the "carriers" of Divine, Creative power. The following table is often manipulated to confess that Word and Spirit are the same but then make the Bible the "Sword" which the Holy Spirit Person must manipulate. For instance, some common notes which miss the point are:

Similar qualities does not mean two things are the same. Identical twins have many similar qualities but are distinct.

There are several qualities the Holy Spirit has that the word does not:

Rom 8:26 HOLY SPIRIT intercedes (This is our own spirit in conflict with our own flesh. The term "the Holy Spirit is not once mentioned in Romans 8)

1 Cor 2:10 HOLY SPIRIT searches all things. (This is the Mind of Christ and not a separate person Click Here)

1 Cor 12:11 HOLY SPIRIT distributes to each one as He wills

For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is 12:12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. 1Cor 12:12

Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. 1Cor 12:27 (Christ builds His own body by giving gifts)

But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ Ep.4:7

The Holy Spirit revealed the Bible.

He is the revealer (I will not leave you comfortless John 14:16)

The Bible is the revelation (I will come to you, John 14:1)

The Bible is the sword of the Spirit, not the Spirit Himself. Eph 6:17

Paul didn't tell the Holy Spirit to take up His Sword, the Word. Rather, the Word is the sword of the Spirit (mind of Christ) and Paul said for us to swing it:

Wherefore (you) take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Eph 6:13

Words of Christ and the Spirit
The Holy Spirit
The Bible
2 Cor 3:6
Jas 1:18
Jn 3:5-8
born again
2 Pe 1:23
1 Cor 6:11
Jn 15:2-3
Acts 9:31
1 Thes 4:8
Jn 16:8
Tit 1:9
Gal 5:22
Rom 10:17
Neh 9:20
2 Ti 3:17
1 Cor 6:11
Gal 2:16; Rom 3:28
Rom 8:14; Gal 5:18
Ps 43:3; 119:105
Rom 15:13
Heb 1:3; Rom 1:16
1 Pe 1:22
1 Pe 1:22-25
1 Pe 3:18; Jn 6:63
Ps 119:50
Rom 8:11
Jn 5:28-29
Jn 16:8
2 Ti 4:2
Acts 7:51
2 Ti 3:8
1 Cor 6:11
Jn 17:13
Tit 3:5
Jas 1:21
John 6:63
Spirit and Life
John 6:63
Eph 3:16
Ps 119:28
1 Cor 2:13
2 Ti 3:16-17
Jn 15:26
Jn 5:39
Gal 5:16
walks in
Ps 119:10
Rom 8:16
Jn 5:39; 1 Jn 5:6-8

Jeremiah warns:

I have heard what the prophets say who prophesy lies in my name. They say, 'I had a dream! I had a dream! Jer 23:25

How long will this continue in the hearts of these lying prophets, who prophesy the delusions of their own minds? Jer 23:26

Which think to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams, which they tell every man to his neighbour, as their fathers have forgotten my name for Baal. Jer 23:27

Job, Isaiah, Ezekiel and others reveal God's message that a beautiful song with a well-played instrument is the symbol that people have no interest in God's Word. Notice how Jeremiah puts this in the 1, 2, 3 form--

Here, Jeremiah expresses the same theme because the "dreams" were often put into the form of "magical incantations." The better "songs" even got in the "catalogue" of incantations which others could sing. Even modern songs are often the result of dreamers.

They recited these magical dreams because they were trying to keep God's Word from being taught.

Jeremiah, says, however, that all magical incantations or dreams are "delusions out of their own mind" (1 Cor 14) which are delivered in the "prophesying" style which was often singing with musical instruments. Jeremiah knew that the "workshops of the prophets" in which they travelled over land and sea to steal messages from one another was a way to make the tribe believe that they were going to return with some new magic that the literate eighth-grader couldn't find in Scripture.

In the next verse God told the dreamers to speak on but "the one who has my word must speak it faithfully." In God's words, the truth is "grain" but the dreams or made-up sermons are just "straw."

Let the prophet who has a dream tell his dream, but let the one who has my word speak it faithfully. For what has straw to do with grain?" declares the LORD. Jer 23:28

Because truth failed, God would come as His own intercessor, redeemer, right arm and etc. Many of the prophets issue the same warning. This is the identical message given by God through Isaiah:

Now will I rise, saith the Lord; now will I be exalted; now will I lift up myself. Isa 33:10

Ye shall conceive chaff, ye shall bring forth stubble: your breath, as fire, shall devour you. Isa 33:11

And the people shall be as the burnings of lime: as thorns cut up shall they be burned in the fire. Isa 33:12

In a parallel to Amos, God warns Israel that they have given up on His "vineyard" and turned their lives into one huge religious festival. The natural result was that by inventing their own message the people would starve for the Word of God:

Woe to them that rise up in the morning, and follow strong drink; who wat at till the evening: for the wine shall inflame them

For they drink wine with harp, and psaltery, and drums, and pipes:

but they regard not the works of the Lord, and consider not the work of his hands

Therefore my people have been taken captive, because they know not the Lord: and there has been a multitude of dead bodies, because of hunger and of thirst for water Isaiah 5:11-13 LXX

Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst. Isa 5:13KJV

If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: Is.58:13

God through Amos issued the same warning. The problem was that they ignored true sacrifice and turned it into a daily "take up the collection" and speaking their own words:

That chant (parate their own words like speaking in tongues) to the sound of the viol, and invent to themselves instruments of musick, like David; Am.6:5

And I will turn your feasts (religious festivals) into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning of an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day. Amos 8:10

Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord: Amos 8:11

And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it. Amos 8:12

Throughout Isaiah there is a criticism of those who go to anyone but God for the Word:

Bind up the testimony and seal up the law among my disciples. Isa 8:16

will wait for the LORD, who is hiding his face from the house of Jacob. I will put my trust in him. Here am I, and the children the LORD has given me. We are signs and symbols in Israel from the LORD Almighty, who dwells on Mount Zion. Isa 8:17-18

When men tell you to consult mediums and spiritists, who whisper and mutter, should not a people inquire of their God? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living? Isa 8:19

In the modern context, a medium or spiritist may not just be a charismatic. They may be any person who claims to have a special insight into the Word of God; one who places his body between the honest seeker of truth and the Word of God. This is why Jesus absolutely forbids calling any man by any title which indicates superiority in knowledge.

To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, they have no light of dawn. Isa 8:20

Distressed and hungry, they will roam through the land; when they are famished, they will become enraged and, looking upward, will curse their king and their God. Isa 8:21

Then they will look toward the earth and see only distress and darkness and fearful gloom, and they will be thrust into utter darkness Isa 8:22

We could go on and on throughout Isaiah to show that people were inventing rather than teaching. Therefore, they were 1eeding the people that which would be burned up. Ezekiel issued the same warning and included the prophesying women.

Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel that prophesy, and say thou unto them that prophesy out of their own hearts, Hear ye the word of the Lord; Eze 13:2

Thus saith the Lord God; Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing Eze 13:3 (See 1 Cor 14)

They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The Lord saith: and the Lord hath not sent them: and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word. Eze 13:6

Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have ye not spoken a lying divination, whereas ye say, The Lord saith it; albeit I have not spoken? Eze 13:7

Anyone who makes up their own message and claims that it comes from God is like the pagan diviners. This is why music of all forms are so important to blunt the thinking minds of the "audience" so that they do not catch on."

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Isaiah 30 exlains he ONLY reason Topheth or hell was provided. The Marks of God driving them into hell is wind, string and percussion instruments.  Revelation 17 defines the Mother of Harlots, the FRUITS they lusted after and the rhetoricians, singers and instrument players as SORCERERS Rev 18.  They HAD dedeived the whole world and removed the CANDLES which will never be restored.

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