The Samaritan Woman's Water vs Jesus' Water


John 3:5 . . I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit.

There lacks a consensus among the experts as to the meaning of the water about which Jesus spoke. But I think it's pretty simple because he spoke of it again in the very next chapter to a no-account woman that he met on the road to Samaria.

John 4:14 . .Whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst; the water I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.

In other words; the water that Jesus spoke of in John 3:5 isn't for bathing; it's for drinking.

FAQ: Assuming that the water Jesus spoke of in John 3:5 is the living water that he spoke about to the woman in John 4:10-14, then what can be known about it?

A: Well; for sure we know that it's intimately related to eternal life.

John 4:14 . .Whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst; the water I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.

The Old Testament says that the life of the flesh is in the blood. Well, in this scenario, the life of eternal life is in the living water that Jesus spoke of.

This is all a mite confusing but it seems to me that the living water itself isn't eternal life, rather, the living water sustains eternal life just as normal water sustains human life.

In other words: eternal life need not carry a canteen in order to keep itself hydrated because eternal is life is conjoined to a source of water. In a nutshell; eternal life and the living water are joined at the hip, so to speak; i.e. they're a unity.

What's the source?

A: God

Jer 17:13 . . O Lord . . those who turn away from You will be written in the dust because they have forsaken The Lord, the spring of living water.

The Hebrew word for "Lord" in that verse is Yehovah (a.k.a. Jehovah). It is definitely one of the Bible's eureka revelations because the verse shows that in order for someone to have the living water within them that Jesus spoke of in John 4:10-14, it is necessary to have Jehovah within them.

Jehovah is there in the person of the Spirit.

1Cor 6:19 . . Do you not know that your body is a temple of the holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God,

Christ too is there in the person of the Spirit.

2Cor 13:5 . . Examine yourselves to see whether you are living in faith. Test yourselves. Do you not realize that Jesus Christ is in you? --unless, of course, you fail the test.

Rom 8:9 . . If anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.

In other words: Christ and Jehovah are housed within the bodies of Jesus' followers via the Spirit.

John 7:37-39 . . Jesus stood and cried out, saying: If any man is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. He who believes in me, as the Scripture said: From his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water. But this he spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

This is one of the supernatural components of Christianity that have to be taken on faith because the presence of the three aspects of The Deity within someone's body is not readily apparent.

I sincerely believe that Jesus Christ is a man of integrity who would never knowingly mislead people. In point of fact, I'm convinced that that everything he taught originated with God, whom I also sincerely believe to be a person of integrity who would never knowingly mislead people.

John 3:34 . . For he is sent by God. He speaks God's words, for God's Spirit is upon him without measure or limit

John 8:26 . .He that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of Him.

John 8:28 . . I do nothing on my own initiative, but I speak these things as the Father taught me.

John 12:49 . . I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.

Jesus instructed a Samarian woman that she could have the living water merely by asking him for it. I've done that.

Jesus instructed his countrymen that whoever believes in him would be given to drink of the Spirit within the very core of their being if all they did was approach him for it. I've done that too.

So if John 4:10-14 is true and reliable, and if John 7:37-39 is true and reliable; then I have successfully obtained the living water, and I have also successfully obtained the Spirit within the very core of my being.

The living water and the Spirit, are essential components of my baptism into Jesus' body.

1Cor 12:13 . .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.

The awful irony of the standard Christian baptism is that not everyone who undergoes it will make it to safety when they pass on; and that's because they failed to obtain the Spirit and the living water about which Jesus spoke in John 4:10-14 and John 7:37-39.

NOTE: It's risky to depend upon the standard Christian baptism for obtaining the Spirit and the living water; no, play it safe and speak up for them as Jesus instructed.

John 6:37 . . Everything that the Father gives me will come to me, and I will not reject anyone who comes to me

Rom 10:13 . . Everyone who calls on the name of The Lord will be saved.