Living water is spirit. It gives rise to life. Spirit and life flowed from Jesus because He was joined to our Father. Just as you are. Where did life originate? It came from the womb of the trinity. That’s where you came from - originally.
Where is satisfaction found? Within you. How do you suck the marrow out of life as was urged in The Dead Poet’s Society? By eating and drinking the Son of Man. Where is living water to be found? It’s a spring welling up inside your being - a spring of infinite life called living water. Living water is spirit. It gives rise to life. Spirit and life flowed from Jesus because He was joined to our Father. Just as you are. Where did life originate? It came from the womb of the trinity. That’s where you came from - originally. Today you are joined to your orign by the person of Jesus who lives in you by the Spirit. Let’s be clear. This is the way it is. No spirit. No life. But not to worry. You are joined to spirit and life in the person of Jesus and filled with Him by the ministry of Holy Spirit. You are joined to God by the One Spirit. You’re companionship with Father is called the Spirit of Sonship. This was modelled by Jesus and is now yours. That is, if you are not too stubborn, too set on proving your self-worth through religious activities, acts of charity and involvement in supposedly ‘sacred externalities’ that have no life in them at all. The upwelling, bubbling and fresh life of God is not found in places, things, behaviors or activities. Spirit and life is found exclusively in God. But here’s the thing. God lives in you. His spirit and life is in you. You are His manifestation wherever you are - if you agree that you and Father are one. For many this means laying down their illusion of separation that is motivating them to strive to achieve what is already theirs: Union with God. Let’s be clear. You are one with Christ, our Father and Holy Spirit. He has achieved this for you. Your work is to live in what He has done. Here you will always be sated and full. Your soul will be satisfied and your spirit will be still yet alive. But all you touch will be ignited with the life of God. Non-believers can be kind and do good deeds. But deeds are all they are. When you as a son/daughter touch someone with kindness it more than ‘being charitable.’ When we live in the spirit of life we touch people and situations with the life of heaven. You don’t have to walk forever in circles like a zombie looking for some organisation to prop you up! In the spirit of sonship you are at peace and at rest in the Plan of God. Yet all you do is effective to advance the Kingdom. Firstly you are an agent of spirit and life. Secondly you are doing what Jesus means you to be doing in the moment and the season. Not what seemed good at the time. The spirit-life of God flows through you and heaven touches earth. The result of your work will flow into eternity. Then there is work that has no effect on the Kingdom of God whatsoever. This is the work of which Jesus said, ‘Is of the flesh and nothing.’ Christian performance orientation and associated workaholism is one of the most common forms of dead flesh religion. It looks alive and attracts the praise of the naive. Really it is dead men walking and dead women talking. It poses of being beneficial. In actuality it hinders the new creation Kingdom of God. This is the kind of work in which law-based cultures are captured - a whole lot of people busily engaged in work that does not advance the Kingdom. On the other hand, you can live in the Spirit, Romans 8 can be realised in you, you will not have to ‘bust a gut’ and all you touch will be filled with spirit and life. You are an agent of the new creation. ‘Through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death’ Rom 8.2 NIV. ‘The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you--they are full of the Spirit and life’ John 6.63 NIV.