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TV Broadcast #1182

A Drink of Living Water
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May 31, 2015

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Transcript of message from TV Broadcast 1182 -- taken from Closed Captioning Text

— Brother Bobby Abrina: I just really appreciate what you have shared. Indeed we are in the last days. And, we need the power of the Holy Spirit…being thirsty and hungry, that’s all we need so we could come and drink of the living water which is the Lord Jesus Christ.

I would like to read John chapter 7. “On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them. By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.” (NIV).

In this scripture, we can see three things that God has been inviting us. First, He said, you must be thirsty. He said, he who is thirsty. Second, He said, come. Third, He said, drink.

In the Book of Genesis when God created man…after He formed man, the Word of God says in Genesis chapter 2, verse 7, “God…breathed…the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” (KJV). And we all understood that we lost that life when man was separated from God. But praise the Lord, even though how man gives sacrifices to God, it was only but a shadow, but now we are in the fulfillment. Jesus Christ died on the cross for us.

( congregational amens ).

Why thirsty? John chapter 4, if you remember the story of the Samaritan woman. She was married five times. She was trying to look for satisfaction…longing for someone that could satisfy her, give her that joy and peace within. That’s why Jesus told her, John chapter 4, verse 13, “…Whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst…the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (NIV). The same scripture when Jesus said, “…Out of his belly shall flow rivers…” (KJV). That is plural! It’s a life-line continually flowing from the presence of God. I know here in America you have what you call ‘eat-all-you-can’ buffet.

( laughter ).

Right? Or, drink all you can…something like that? Actually every time we come in the presence of God, everything here has been provided. If you need joy, if you need peace, if you need healing in your body, it’s here in the presence of God.

( congregational amens ).

All you have to do is have that thirst! Being thirsty so much, that’s all that’s required to receive that living water. I really appreciate what you said, brother, when you said that you are dried up. We know when we are dried up. We’ve lost that zeal. We can no longer preach or share the Gospel. We become afraid or ashamed—even ashamed to share the Gospel.

I remember when I was still in high school when I first committed my life to the Lord, I never knew that I had a classmate who was born again. But for four years we were talking to each other, she never shared with me the Gospel. When I asked her why, she said, I am ashamed. See?

That’s why we need that power, we need that thirst inside. Because when you thirst, just like when you are in love, you always tell people your wife is beautiful. She’s the best cook…because you are in love. You could not stop your mouth talking about the one you are in love with.

The same thing when we are in love with the Lord, wherever you go…or students, you always make that light shine! You will never be afraid what people will say about you because that thirst inside come out. You become like…I don’t know what you call this…like a gutter. We are just a gutter where that living water flows to those people who are thirsty. That’s why He said in Isaiah chapter 44, verse 3, “For I will pour water on the thirsty land.” (NIV). Hallelujah! I was excited when the brother said, I am thirsty and I am hungry. Me, too! I am thirsty and hungry! I want more of God in my life!

( congregational amens ).

More of the power of the Holy Spirit in my life, because I know it is only through the power of the Holy Spirit I could sustain, I could walk victoriously in these end times. Just like you mentioned about the ten virgins. Five were foolish, five were wise. They have that oil. Every one of them have that oil, but they never maintained that fire inside. They slip. But those five are wise. The fire…they continue having that fire which is the Holy Spirit. It is on our behalf also that we have to act when He said, come. So there is an action there. We have to come into His presence.

In Revelation chapter 22, verse 17, “The Spirit and the bride say, Come! And let the one who hears say, Come! Let the one who is thirsty come.” Those who are thirsty! Those only could come. You know what, in the Philippines, when somebody invite me for a buffet or ‘eat-all-you-can’…if it’s that night, I will not eat my breakfast.

( laughter ).

So I could eat my favorite foods at the restaurant. The same thing…every time we come here, we should have that spirit of expectation that God will do something special for us! For I believe every time we gather, God has prepared those desires that you have in you life. All you have to do is ask, Lord, I am thirsty. Lord, let me drink that water, the water that flows from Your throne. That’s the only one that can give us satisfaction in this world.

You have people…there’s no way that you can be satisfied. Moses said…in Hebrews, it said, “Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season.” (KJV).

( congregational amens ).

Because the pleasure of this world, it is only for a season!

( congregational amens ).

It’s a short time only! All we need now is that joy, the boldness, the thirstiness to call upon the Lord.

Second, He said, “come.” Don’t you know that there are lots of scriptures in the Bible with the word ‘come’? You know? In Isaiah chapter 1, verse 18, he said, “Come now, and let us reason together…” Praise God! “…Saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet….” Isn’t that wonderful? It is God that is coming to us, not we coming to Him.

( congregational response ).

It is His invitation!

( congregational response ).

He has been inviting us for many times in our lives! He has been calling us, come! Hallelujah! That’s why he said, “…though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” If you are willing and obedient.

( congregational amens ).

If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good things of the land. Hallelujah! I know you want something good in this world, but the only thing you can be satisfied with is when you are doing the will of God in your life.

( congregational amens ).

There is no other way. You might drive a nice car, sports car…things of this world could never satisfy us! Look at those young people, and those people in this world. There is a new kind of cell phone and you want to buy it. After a few months, another model is coming!

( congregational response ).

‘I bought one, I bought two…I don’t know how many I’ve bought, or how much I paid.’

( laughter ).

See? There’s no contentment. Those women who have straight hair, want it to be curly. Those who have curly, want it to be straight.

( laughter ).

Those people who are white, you want to have a tan. We Filipinos want to be white!

( laughter ).

See, there’s no contentment in this world. And we try to make some models…you know what, all you can see on television, brothers and sisters, they are all lies.

( congregational amens ).

If your model is not the Lord, if you’re looking to somebody who is in Hollywood, they are all lies.

( congregational amens ).

But you know, those people are the most lonely people in the world!

( congregational amens ).

Because they don’t have the Lord in their heart. Don’t you now that in New York…the loneliest place is New York. They say that it doesn’t sleep, right?

( congregational response ).

But that’s a lie. Because the Word of God says, “There is no peace, says the Lord, for the wicked.” (NIV).

( congregational response ).

Even though you will tell me, I am happy. No, if you are not right with the Lord, there is no peace.

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There will never be peace when you are not right with God!

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That’s why it said, come, let us reason together, let us settle. Just imagine that! He was the one telling us, let’s settle, instead of us saying, Lord, settle me. It was a great invitation. Come, let us settle everything. Even though how dark our heart may be, He can change that.

( congregational amens ).

Hallelujah!

( shouting ).

Hallelujah! Praise God! I’ve been watching some wives doing their laundry. They use different brands of detergent, but I thank God that the blood of Jesus cleansed me from all of my sins!

( congregational praise ).

Hallelujah! No detergent or anything could clean me except the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ!

( congregational praise ).

Praise God! Hallelujah! That’s why in Isaiah chapter 55, verse 1. Again He said, “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money….” Even if you don’t have money! God doesn’t require that you should finish college first before you can come to Me. You should have this money in the bank so you can come to Me. His condition is, those who are thirsty!

( congregational amens ).

Even if we don’t have money…praise God! I don’t need to go to the bars and drink something just to make me feel good! All I have to do is lift my hands and say, Lord, fill me!

( congregational praise ).

Fill me, Lord, with the power of the Holy Spirit! Fill me now, Lord!

( congregational praise ).

Hallelujah! And I thank God because He is omnipresent. He is everywhere! I can drive, I can walk, I can do anything, all I have to do is just call Him. Lord, fill me now.

( congregational amens ).

And He fills us…with His presence. And He said, “Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.” How could you buy something without money? We could never buy something without money. But with God, nothing is impossible.

( congregational amens ).

All you have to do is pour out yourself on the Lord. Being hungry…Lord, I want You in my life. That’s why He said in Matthew, again, chapter 11, verse 28, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Hallelujah! “For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

( clapping and shouting ).

( congregational praise ).

Isn’t that wonderful?

( congregational response ).

Is Israel, when they say yoke, it is two. He will be with us. He will be guiding us. You will never walk alone because God will be with you. That is His promise. When He says again, drink, thirsty…come and drink, it is an action word.

You know, my brothers, the only time you could drink at a stream is when we kneel down. When we humble ourselves, that’s the only time that we could really drink. And the only place that the Devil could not reach us is when we are on our knees. Because the Devil never puts his knees down. But praise God, when we are kneeling down humbly, that’s the place that the Devil could not reach us.

That’s why again, in John chapter 20, verse 22, before Jesus went up, He said, the scripture said, and when He had said this, “…He breathed on them and said, receive the Holy Spirit.” Hallelujah! What Adam and Eve lost in the Garden of Eden, God restored it back to you and me.

( congregational response ).

He has given us the authority and dominion, the power! That’s why it said, He has given us, “…Power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy.” (KJV). Hallelujah! You have that power. You can overcome! You can be victorious in your life! You can be a witness!

( congregational amens ).

To anybody. Praise God! Job mentioned, he said, “The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life.” It is the Spirit of God that gives us life. That is why we are still alive today because…I’m not talking about physical. I’m talking about our spiritual life. The reason why you could understand, you could hear is because the Holy Spirit opens our eyes. He opens our understanding that we could receive Life. Praise God!

Again in Ezekiel, remember, chapter 37, when God told Ezekiel to prophesy that dry bones were all scattered. But when he prophesied, the breath of God came. Brothers and sisters, tonight if you are thirsty, you are hungry, come and drink in the presence of God. It’s free. It’s here. It’s…all you have to do is a step of faith—step of faith, believing as He has promised, that’s what John said. Those that believe, they will receive.

That’s why, if you will notice here in Joel chapter 2, verse 28, he said, “…It shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh…” upon all mankind, “…and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.”(KJV). Even the male and female servants, “I will pour out my Spirit in those days.” (NIV).

And it happened. And the heavens are still opened today. God is still pouring out His Holy Spirit. His grace and mercy are still pouring out to everyone here tonight. As I said, the only way that we can drink is when we kneel down and humble ourselves and acknowledge, Lord, I need You.

( congregational amens ).

I need You more than anything in this world, oh God! I need You, Lord, more than ever in my life today. What was the purpose of that power and Holy Spirit? The Lord said, but you shall receive power, Acts chapter 1, verse 8. “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses.” When we will be filled by the Holy Spirit, we will become a witness. When we lose our ‘everything’ in the presence of God, we are overcomers. There’ll be boldness to share the Gospel. There’ll be no shyness. Remember Peter? He stood up and how many got saved? Three thousand, five thousand?

( congregational response ).

Just a free sermon. They never studied Bible School. They never studied hermeneutics—hermeneutics or “etymonics,” but all he had was being filled by the presence of God.

( congregational amens ).

And I believe today if you are hungry, if you are thirsty, if you will step up to the Lord and tell the Lord, I want more of You.