John 7:37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. 38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
Man started with a river (Genesis 2:10), “And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads,” and ends with a river (Revelation 22:1), “And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.” In the Garden of Eden, God that river parted and flowed into four tributary rivers (Genesis 2:10-14). In the first creation, God also put man in the Garden giving him seed and dominion (Genesis 1:26, 28). We know man sinned and got kicked out of the Garden.
The Good News is in the 2nd creation, the New Creation (2 Corinthians 5:17), God put the garden in man (1Corinthians 3:9), gave him seed & dominion and put the river in the man. In this New Creation the devil got kicked out. In the New Creation, because redemption has come through Jesus, according to John 7:37-39:
– The rivers are in us.
– The rivers are living water (moving; life giving).
– The rivers flow out of our innermost beings.
– The rivers flow from the Holy Ghost.
Notice it says “rivers” and not river implying more than one flowing. Here’s four flows of the rivers of the Spirit:
Jude 20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,
1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
1 Corinthians 12:7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. 8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; 9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; 10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: 11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
Romans 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
As we pray in the spirit (1 Corinthians 14:14, 15) the Spirit makes intercession for us.
Let these rivers flow in your daily life and watch how your life is transformed.