Drink the Spiritual Drink

New Jerusalem

The prior two posts were about God giving water to the children of Israel in the wilderness. In 1 Corinthians 10:4 we read that they “all drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank of a spiritual rock which followed them, and the rock was Christ.” Their drinking was a picture of our drinking the Spirit today (John 7:37-39) and of drinking of the river of water of life in New Jerusalem (Revelation 22:1).

Psalm 78:15-16 speaks about Israel’s time in the wilderness, saying, “He [God] split rocks in the wilderness and gave them abundant drink, as from the depths. He also brought forth streams from the rock and made water run down like rivers.” Sometimes in our daily life it seems we are walking through a wilderness. Here we should look and ask for the streams from God. His streams have water running down to the low place where we are.

Isaiah 48:21 says, “And they did not thirst when He led them through the dry places; He caused water to flow from the rock for them; and He split the rock, and the waters gushed out.” Outwardly we all go through dry places. We do not realize it, but God is leading us, and these are the places where we appreciate the waters gushing out.

The real satisfaction for us is God Himself, in Christ, flowing as the Spirit. This water is “abundant,” it “flows,” “runs down,” and “gushes out.” Ask the Lord to give you a drink of this living water, to refresh you with His streams. Then thank Him for the availability of this spiritual water. Thank Him for this little foretaste of New Jerusalem.

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