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The Fountain of Living Water.

My people have committed two evils:
They have forsaken Me the Fountain of Living Waters,
 and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold Water.

Many do not know that there is a controversy, in what is called the Johannine Comma.  After reading the Wikipedia link, then the reader will understand why the following verses in the Epistle of 1st John chapter 5, would stand as correct: For there are Three Witnesses, the Spirit and the Water and the Blood, and They are One. (1st John 5 verse 7 thru 8.) In spite of the perceived manuscript problems, the above interpretation would be a more correct rendering of the previous scripture verse, without the inserted word "agree" or "agreement".  We note for you that the Greek translation for the word "agree" is symphōneō, Strong's G4856.  This Greek word, symphōneō, was erroneously translated in English to, "agree", is recorded seven times in six separate verses in the Greek concordance for the KJV bible, but symphōneō is not found in the Greek transcript of 1st John 5 verses 7 thru 8.  The Greek script reads as  "οι τρεις εις το εν εισιν", which has the translated meaning of "the Three are in the One".  The isolated Greek Word in this portion of the script is actually "eisi - εισιν" which means "are" one, and makes the script to be of the same exact connotation as "the Three are One".

   6 This houtos is eimi the ho one who came erchomai by dia water hydōr and kai blood haimaJesus Iēsous Christ Christos; not ou by en the ho water hydōr only monon but alla by en the ho water hydōr and kai the ho blood haima. And kai the ho Spirit pneuma is eimi the ho One Who testifies martyreō, because hoti the ho Spirit pneuma is eimi the ho Truth alētheia. 7 For hoti there are eimi three treis that ho testify martyreō: 8 The ho Spirit pneuma and kai the ho Water hydōr and kai the ho Blood haima; and kai the ho three treis are eimi in eis the ho one heis.

Mounce Concise Greek-English Dictionary of the New Testament provides the meaning of heis as One.

εἱς (heis)

Strong: G1520, G3391

GK: G1651

numeral one, Mt. 10:29, freq.; only, Mk. 12:6 one virtually by union, Mt. 19:5-6, John 10:30  one and the same, Luke 12:52; Rom. 3:30

Mounce Concise Greek-English Dictionary of the New Testament edited by William D. Mounce. Copyright ©2011 by William D. Mounce. All rights reserved. Free Greek dictionary.

Christ Jesus was incarnately conceived as the Word of His Father Yahweh God.  The LIFE of Jesus/Yeshua was in the genetic flesh of the first Man/Adam, and the Last Man Christ Jesus is conceived as One with the Spirit within the Will of His Holy Father Yahweh God, the Almighty.  Yahweh God's Holy Spirit is not divided, nor can the Spirit of Yahweh God the Father be separated as distinct from the Water and the Blood that flowed from the Body of Jesus Christ, the Son of Man:  For the Spirit of Yahweh God is of One Essence with His Word made the flesh of Man, and the One Holy Life/Soul/Nephesh of the Son of Man was poured out upon the earth for the Salvation of sinful mankind.  And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, He said, Father, into Thy Hands I commend My Spirit: and having said thus, He gave up the ghost. (Luke 23 verse 46.)

As an obedient and loving Son, and having accomplished the Will of His Father God Almighty, the crucified Jesus Christ, released His Spirit within His flesh as the Son of Man/Adam, into the keeping of the Spiritual Will of His Father Yahweh God Almighty.  Christ's offering of Himself. as the Son of Man and the last Adam, was received by Yahweh God as a perfect presentation offering, Chagigah, given for the treachery of the first Man and the sins of all of mankind.  The Spirit of the Son of Man, Jesus Christ, reveals in His resurrection from the dead, that He is indeed of One Essence with His Father Yahweh God Almighty's One Holy Spirit of LIFE.   So then, let us conclude that the spiritual significant of the witness, of the One Spirit of the Water and of the Blood, is of One Essence (homooúsios), and goes beyond mere conversational agreement created in the doctrines of men.  The WORD of GOD speaks of the singularly, of the Spiritual Essence of the WORD of GOD that was given for the Salvation and the Sanctification of the lost souls of the unbelieving world.  Father Yahweh God's One Holy Spirit is One with IN His Only Begotten  Son Yeshua, and as the resurrected Son of Man, Yeshua, One with His Father is the Spiritual Fountain of Living Water, being poured out upon earthen vessels that are seeking the LIFE giving Source that is Holy Yahweh God's Spirit Who Alone gives LIFE  The Spirit of Holy, Holy, Holy Yahweh Lord God, the Almighty is the Source of Living Water, for the Lord Yahweh God with His Word of TRUTH IN Yeshua haMashiach is the Only Fountain of LIFE. (See Jeremiah 2 verse 13 and 17 verse 13 thru 14.)

Yahweh God's Holy Spirit of LIFE, Being One with the Water and the Blood of His Only Begotten Son Jesus Christ, is both the Baptizer, as well as the Eternal Fountain from which the Serum Water Water of Christ is poured out upon repentant believers: For this Water is Yahweh God's cleansing New Covenant LIFE Blood flowing from the Fountain of LIFE within Yahweh God's risen Son, Christ Jesus.  

In Communion with His people, the One Holy Spirit of Yahweh God is One with His Living Word IN the Man Jesus Christ, and Jesus as the Son of Man and our High Priest, mediates the LIFE within His Spirit of Grace through His New Covenant Blood that sanctifies the repentant sinners within His Body of submitted believers.  So then, the witness of Yahweh's Spirit of LIFE in the Fountain of Living Water, began with our initial Baptism into the cleansing Serum Water of the LIFE of Jesus Christ, and continues with a person's submission to Yahweh's Spirit IN the Water and the Blood of His Son in Holy Communion.  Perhaps when Yahweh God's called out ones begin to humble themselves under the Witness of the WORD of GOD Almighty, and honor His New Blood Covenant among themselves, then the Holy Spirit of Yahweh God, will pour out upon the parched earthen vessels, His refreshing Waters from His Well Spring that never runs dry.

If the writer's thoughts are presented well enough to be understood, then let us continue to reason together.   Perhaps when considering that The Almighty is the Fountain of Living Water, then some of the philosophical speculations surrounding the following scriptures might come to an end. For there are Three Witnesses, the Spirit and the Water and the Blood, and They are One. (1st John 5 verse 7 thru 8.)

In Communion with the Spirit of Holy God, wine is God's preferred medium to be for the Living Grace of His Holy Spirit that is one with the Blood of  Jesus Christ.  The wine of the Lord was from grapes that were naturally fermented without the addition of yeast.  However, if the Spirit of Yahweh God is One with the Water as He is with the LIFE Blood of Jesus then if wine is unavailable or a congregation is poor and cannot afford the fermented wine, as may be the case in Africa, then natural water would be the appropriate medium that would become the LIFE Blood of Jesus Christ.  We note that at the wedding at Cana of Galilee, the Lord Jesus changed the available water into wine. (John 2 verse 7 and 9 thru 10 .)  Also, when encountering the Samaritan woman at the well, the Lord Jesus answers her, saying: If thou knew the Gift of God, and Who it is that says to you: Give Me to drink. You would have asked of Him, and He would have given to you, Living Water. Whosoever drinks of the Water that I shall give him, shall never thirst; for the Water that I shall give him, shall be in him a Well of Water springing up into ever-lasting LIFE. (John 4 verse 10 and 14.)

Jesus answered, Verily, Amen, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of Water of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God.  (John 3 verse 5.)

For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto Living Fountains of Waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. (Revelation 7 verse 17)

"Ho! Everyone who thirsts, come to the Waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.  Why do you spend money for what is not bread, And your wages for what does not satisfy? ( See Isaiah 55 verse 1 thru 5.)

 

In the last day, that great day of the feast [of Tabernacles or Booths], Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink. He that believes on Me, as the scripture has said: (See Deuteronomy 18 verse 15 thru 19.) Then out of his belly shall flow rivers of Living Water. (John 7 verse 37.)  My Flesh is meat (food) indeed, and My Blood is drink indeed. (See John 6 verse 53 thru 57.)

In the religious confusion of so many, the Water of Baptism, as well as Communion IN the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, may be seen to be symbolic, but contrary wise, Baptism, as well as Holy Communion, is of the Holy Spirit of Yahweh God, for the Spirit of Yahweh God is One with the Water and the Blood that flowed from the side of the Incarnate Man, His Only begotten Son Jesus Christ. The Spirit of Holy Father God Almighty with His Incarnate WORD of TRUTH, Jesus Christ, administers to repentant sinners of God's Grace in the Cleansing and Sanctifying Water and LIFE giving Blood of the risen Son of Man.  With the beginnings of reconciling faith, the believing sinner was immersed into the Serum Water of Baptism and was cleansed of the past sins of the old man through the crucifixion death, and burial of Jesus Christ, and as Christ Jesus was resurrected from the dead into LIFE so is the believer raised to a new beginning of Life in Christ Jesus. 

Even as the Eternal Father Yahweh God is Spirit, and Light, and Love within His Infinite Holiness, so then is the unlimited dimensions of His Holy Spirit, for they are One and the Same Spirit, and not two individual spirits. (See John 4 verse 24.) Finite man is ignorant of the fullness of Yahweh God Almighty, and makes reference of HIS HOLY SPIRIT as the Holy Spirit.  Neither is Yahweh God's Holy Spirit symbolic, or some kind of enigmatic force as some teach in heresy, but because of the Holy Blood of His Only Begotten Son Jesus Christ, Yahweh God's Holy Spirit is Yahweh's Holy Presence, manifesting His Grace in the submitted lives of the faithful. For there is One Body, and One Spirit, even as you are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, One faith, One baptism, One God and Father of all, Who is above all and through all, and in you all. (Ephesians 4 verse 4 thru 6.)

Infinite Yahweh God Almighty, having set about the beginnings of the germination of His Gift of Faith within the heart of a repentant person, will initiate His Baptism of fire through His Holy Spirit, by first cleansing the forgiven soul with the Serum Water of Baptism from the poured out LIFE giving Blood of His WORD Jesus Christ. 

For by One Spirit are we all baptized into One Body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; for we have been all made to drink into [Yahweh God's] One Spirit. (1st Corinthians 12 verse 13.)

If you have heard Jesus Christ and are being taught by the TRUTH that is Jesus. then put off the former conversation of the old man, which is corrupt because of the deceitfulness  of lust.  Therefore, henceforth be renewed in the spirit of your mind, by putting on the new man, which Yahweh God created to be in the order of true Righteousness and true Holiness. 
Therefore put away all lying and let every man speak the TRUTH [of Christ] to his neighbor, for [IN Christ] we are members one of another. If you are angry then do not sin.  Do not let the sun go down without assuaging your wrath.

Do not give any place for the devil. Do not be like those who have lost all feelings of righteousness and given themselves over to lasciviousness to work all uncleanness, because of their greed . (Ephesians 4 verse 21 thru 27and 19.)

Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink.  He that believeth on Me, as the scripture has said, [Then] Out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (John 7 verse 37.) The conditional statement is to be understood that if a man believes on Jesus Christ, then the man will drink of the One Spirit of Yahweh God IN Christ Jesus, Then out of his belly shall flow rivers of Living Water from the Fountain of LIFE.

So then, this is the Word of Faith that we preach, for when received from Yahweh God, the substance of His Gift of  Faith, then we believe we have the LIFE of Christ Jesus resonating within the heart of our being, where the mind is to be focused IN the Eternal TRUTH of the WORD of GOD Himself.  The One Spirit of the Father and the Son, is the Fountain of LIFE, wherein springs of Living Water flow forth, to nourish the dry souls of earthen vessels.  For I will pour  water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour My Spirit upon your seed, and My blessing upon your offspring: And they shall spring up as among the grass, as willows by the water courses. (Isaiah 44 verse 3 thru 4.)

Holy, Holy, Holy Yahweh God Almighty has not changed, and His WORD is immutable; for The grass withers, the flower fades: but the Word of our God shall stand for ever. (Please see Isaiah 40 verse 3 thru 10.) In this instance, it makes no difference whether Yahweh God Almighty is speaking to Israel, or to all those who seek to enter into His New Covenant with IN Him.  Yahweh God is Constant in His creation, and the Light of His Word, holds all things together; therefore His Word of Salvation is the only Source of Light and Life that holds us together, as One in Him.

 

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