You will make known to me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; in Your right hand there are pleasures forever. Psalm 16:11.
Today the LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:
In My presence is fullness of joy, delights at My right hand forever, the river of delights.
How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings. They drink their fill of the abundance of Your house; and You give them to drink of the river of Your delights. For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light. Psalm 36:7-9.
I give you, My children, the invitation to take refuge in Me and to drink of the river of delights that flows from the fountain of life that is in My house, and as with any invitation you must answer it and come to receive what is offered.
Then he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb . . . The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost. Revelation 22:1;17.
And through My prophet Isaiah, I offer you the same invitation:
“Ho! Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you who have no money come, buy and eat.
Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Why do you spend money for what is not bread, and your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, and delight yourself in abundance. Incline your ear and come to Me. Listen, that you may live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you. Isaiah 55:1-3.
Do you see something? The everlasting covenant is key here, for only those who answer My invitation to enter covenant with Me have access to Me by the Spirit. And note the fare offered: water, wine, milk, and bread. Hold that thought for later.
Jesus told a woman, who was burdened, troubled, and seeking for joy, who had come to a well to draw water to quench her thirst, that if she but knew the gift that I was offering her through receiving His Words of life, she would ask Him for a drink and He would give her living water that would become in her a fountain of water springing up to eternal life and she would never thirst again. John 4:7-14.
David knew the delights of My house and he knew the good Shepherd who led him there. He sang that the one thing he sought was to dwell in My house to behold My delightfulness and to inquire of Me for every answer he needed there as he dwelt in My temple, the sacredness of the secret place of My house. Psalm 27:4-5.
The LORD is my Shepherd, I shall not want, He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside healing waters of peace. He restores my soul . . . You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Psalm 23:1-3; 5-6.
Where does He lead you? Out of dark valleys of the shadow of death to the healing waters of peace, a table of plenty, and the anointing that overflows your cup! And where do you find all this abundant goodness? In My house where you, who have received the good Shepherd and the gift He gives, can dwell even now in the sight of your enemy.
For the Lamb in the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and will guide them to springs of the water of life and God will wipe every tear from their eyes. Revelation 7:17.
Jesus leads you to and gives you to drink of the living water of delights. He leads you to the source of the fountain head, which is Me. And eternal life is knowing Me, the one true God and source of all life and being, and generating deep within Me, as the fountain head, proceeds the Spirit and My Word is breathed into life and being.
You send forth Your Spirit, they are created; and You renew the face of the earth. Psalm 104:30.
When you come to the living water and drink, I wipe away every tear from your eyes, that living water of delights flowing from My throne you have found My Spirit at the source and in that source you have found your strength, for My joy is your strength. And that brings us to the third witness, the faithful and true witness, the one through whom I speak to you today in this age of grace, this time of jubilee, for He is the jubilee (all debts cancelled, slaves set free, the oppressed unbound, and all territory lost restored), for just as He invited the woman by the well, so He invites all who will hear.
Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’” But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified. John 7:37-39.
Walking in the Spirit is walking in joy.
With joy you will draw water from the springs of Salvation (Yeshuah). Isaiah 12:3.
You walk in the Spirit by being filled with the Spirit. And you get filled with the Spirit by drinking of the Spirit when I, through Jesus, pour Him into your heart. Jesus is My gift to the world, but the Spirit is My gift to the Church, the body of My Son on earth. My Spirit is not entrusted to everyone, but to you who have received Jesus and entered the everlasting covenant with Me by your covenant with Him. In Him we have a relationship and My Spirit then witnesses with your spirit that you are My child, crying out, Abba, Father!
But the one who joins himself to the Lord is one spirit with Him. 1 Corinthians 6:17.
And the more you drink, the more you overflow. And you drink up the most by praying in the Spirit and not in the flesh and singing in the Spirit and not in the flesh, for I am spirit and I seek those who worship in spirit and in truth, that is, in faith and in My Word, Spirit food and not flesh food must be what your mind is feeding on to get full and for your heart and lips to overflow in worship, which is the highest form of fellowship, for it is the flow of Heaven. Heaven is above all wrapped up in the beauty and intimacy of hearts overflowing with joy expressed in worship.
Paul, in prison wrote to the Philippians that he was overflowing with joy, he knew where to put his attention, just as he had in the midnight hour in the jail at Philippi, and the result was he got so full of joy the anointing fell and it loosed his chains and all the other prisoners’ chains as well, and then shook the earth so that all the prison gates flew open, just as it did when Jesus died on the cross and split the veil separating you from the Holy of Holies from top to bottom showing My hand and no one else’s had opened the new and living way by the blood of Jesus.
In Philippi, even with the chains off and all the gates wide open, all remained in their places they were so filled with the glory. And thus was born the church at Philippi—in the overflow of the living water flowing out of the sweet worship of Paul and Silas.
Jesus was so filled with My Spirit that when He ascended back to Me, having been raised by Me from the dead by the Spirit of holiness, that is, the Spirit He had entrusted into My hands so He was able to go to hell for you and be pulled up again by His Spirit in My hands. Jesus laid down His life by dying in the flesh and in the spirit by handing both over to Me and emptying Himself so He could be sin on your behalf so that you might become righteous with My righteousness before Me. By entrusting all into My hands I was able to keep it all and raise Him to His glorified body, and restore to Him the glory He had with Me before the world began.
Jesus spoke these things; and lifting up His eyes to heaven, He said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify Your Son, that the Son may glorify You, even as You gave Him authority over all flesh, that to all whom You have given Him, He may give eternal life. This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do. Now, Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was. John 17:1-5.
And your body is now filled again with eternal life through Him. For now He gives His body to you in the Covenant meal of communion. And with that, He gave you His peace and His joy. John 14:27; John 15:11; John 17:13.
Jesus was so full of the Spirit that the overflow He received from Me He poured out on you who believe, and then you get so filled that your pour it our on others too, like My disciple Ananias that I sent to baptize and lay his hands on Paul, then Saul. And Paul got so full of the Spirit, that the anointing poured out of him onto those to whom he preached and even on those that touched cloths to his body and took to others who were then healed and demons cast out.
And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began speaking with tongues and prophesying. Acts 19:6.
The same was true for Peter, as he preached to good news of salvation and forgiveness of sins in Jesus to Cornelius and his household, the Holy Spirit was poured out on all those present and they spoke in tongues as well.
While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who were listening to the message. All the circumcised believers who came with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also. For they were hearing them speaking with tongues and exalting God. Acts 10:44-46.
And what is that living water that pours down from My throne? The Holy Spirit, but who is He? One with Me and Jesus, God Himself, and He fills you with the fullness of God if you will enlarge your heart and receive that.
So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 17-21
And who is God (Elohim)? Who am I? Who is Jesus? Who is the Holy Spirit?
We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, so also are we in this world. 1 John 4:16-17.
Love. Pure, powerful, joyful, all conquering, living and life giving Love. And how do you become that too?
And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. Romans 5:5.
Liquid love. The living water from My throne of grace and the throne of My Son at My right hand in the glory He had before the world began is pure, freely flowing love.
For Your love is better than wine. Your oils have a pleasing fragrance, Your name is like oil poured forth; therefore the virgins love you. Draw me after you and let us run together! The king has brought me into his chambers. We will rejoice in You and be glad; we will extol Your love more than wine. Rightly do they love you.” Song of Songs 1:1-4.
Wine and oils, the love and the oil of joy. The water, the wine, the milk and the bread from the invitation I sent through My prophet Isaiah, the very one who wrote about the beautiful feet on the mountains who bring you glad tidings of good, of Salvation! The prophet who sang of drawing water with joy from the springs of Salvation as I became your strength and song and your Salvation! The prophet who wrote of the suffering servant whose hands and feet were pierced for your sins, who bore in His own body your illnesses and carried away your pains, who was crushed for your iniquities and took your guilt and shame, who did not shield His face from buffets and spiting and went down to the dust of death for you. Who would be your peace, who would gather you into His arms and hold you in His bosom, who would drain the chalice of My wrath so you would never have to drink of it, and who would come down Himself to redeem you. And the result? “For He will come like a rushing stream which the wind of the LORD drives. A Redeemer will come to Zion, and to those who turn from transgression in Jacob,” declares the LORD, “As for Me, this is My covenant with them,” says the LORD: “My Spirit which is upon you, and My words which I have put in your mouth shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your seed, nor from the mouth of your seed’s seed,” says the LORD, “from now and forever.” Isaiah 59:19-21.
Now do you see why My beloved disciple John calls the miracle at the wedding feast at Cana “a sign” and the first of Jesus’ “signs” in His ministry on earth? On the third day, He changed water into wine!
On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there; and both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding . . . John 2:1.
And at that wedding feast, Jesus changed water into the finest wine. And it was free for all who had answered the invitation to come. And there was no limit to how much you could drink.
For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God; for He gives the Spirit without measure. John 3:34.
Love without limits is My covenant with you, enduring forever, holy, faithful and true.
Do you recall that at Pentecost when My Spirit fell upon the believers gathered in the upper room what happened when they all got filled with the Holy Spirit? They rejoiced, sang, and spoke in tongues and I gave all the hearers interpretation of their tongues in their own language, but many called them drunk with new wine. Acts 2:13.
And do you recall how Peter explained what was happening? Not wine but something better had been poured into each of the believers. “Men of Judea and all you who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you and give heed to my words. For these men are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only the third hour of the day; but this is what was spoken of through the prophet Joel: ‘And it shall be in the last days,’ God says, ‘That I will pour forth of My Spirit on all mankind . . . This Jesus God raised up again, to which we are all witnesses. Therefore having been exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He has poured forth this which you both see and hear.” Acts 2:14-16; 32-33.
And on that day a new age dawned on the earth, the day of grace, the day of the church, the day of the Spirit making each believer a house of God, a gate of Heaven, and a temple of His Spirit.
Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?1 Corinthians 3:16.
There is cause for rejoicing here.
I love you. Drink deeply of love, liquid love, and at the feast there is the children’s bread, the water, the wine, the oil, and the honey—all without cost, for Jesus already purchased all for you, you just have to come to the feast and partake by faith for in My presence there is fullness of joy, for where My Spirit is there is freedom, the freedom of My children, the children of God.
“He has brought me to His house of wine and His banner over me is love. Sustain me with raisin cakes, refresh me with apples, because I am lovesick. Let His left hand be under my head and His right hand embrace me.” Song of Songs 2:4-6.