Wednesday, 14 October 2009

The Feast

I am preparing for our celebration weekend - The Feast. Our take on a harvest festival -using the feast of tabernacles and Jesus' interaction with this feast found in John 7.
We are going to look back over the last year of significant development since launching into MSC exploration and development and all the other decisions and events. Lots to give thanks for. We will also be looking forward - expecting to see God move in and through us more. In faith we are expecting a harvest of salvation and committing ourselves to this in our way through MSCs and in our workplaces, families and friendships.
On the last day of the feast of tabernacles a key passage from Isaiah 12 would have been used as water was processed from the Pool of Siloam to the temple "With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation" - here is the expectation and understanding that the water of God is for more than just for our life - it is salvation water.
Jesus proclaimed loudly at this solemn moment at the pool of Siloam "if anyone is thirsty let him come to me and drink, whoever believes in me, as the scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him". John 7:37-38
We need to keep drinking of Jesus and live with the expectation that a constant flow of living water from within is more than just theoretically possible (if I am good enough etc etc) but actually guaranteed. Drink of Jesus and what comes out of you is salvation water. Fact.

And for the preachers among you.....As I was thinking about this I was reminded of DL Moody's teaching on the Holy Spirit. A good 3 point sermon...
The Spirit Irrigates, Illuminates and Invigorates.

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