March 10, 2005
On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”
Did you know that John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, came to this country years ago as a Moravian missionary before he became a Christian? He thought he was saved because he was a religious man and a missionary. And he came to this country to tell the Indians about salvation. But it was only until he got on a place called Aldersgate Street that he met Christ face to face, and his life was changed.
Jesus said, “If you want rivers of living water, and an overflowing abundant life…come to Me, believer in me, trust in Me, and receive Me.”
When you enthrone Jesus Christ in your life and surrender completely to Him, you will be filled with the Holy Spirit! You have all of Spirit of God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit you need right now! What we all need to do is simply yield ourselves to the word of Him who lives in us.
If I want to know if a man or woman is spirit-filled, all I need to know is this: Is he or she full of Jesus? Does he or she act, talk, love, give, and live like Jesus? The abundant life is the life of Jesus living, loving, serving, and witnessing through us. Are you full of Jesus?
In this world of eclectic religions, new age thought, and liberalized views of faith and philosophy, it’s still true when Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life, and no man comes to the Father except by Me” (John 14:6).
You may have walked down an aisle, joined a church, and been baptized. Or maybe you married a Christian because you wanted to get the family together, so you all joined a church. I don’t know your circumstances, but there is one thing I’m sure of…unless you know Jesus Christ in a personal way, you’re not saved! If you know of someone who is not enjoying the spirit-filled life, then share with him or her the story of Jesus and point toward salvation.