Genesis 1:20-23 Water of Life CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO
WATER – THE SOURCE OF PHYSICAL LIFE
On the fifth day, the water gives life to the fish and the fowls. This clearly shows that water is the source of physical life (Eze. 47: 8,9). Just measure the water content of the human body. The human body consists mainly of water.
In John 3, when Jesus is teaching Nicodemus about being born again, he describes the birth of the flesh as a water birth (Jn. 3: 5,6).
In 1 Jn 5:6, Jesus came by water and blood. That’s because he had a physical birth.
THE EFFECTS OF SIN
Evidently, then, the flesh was originally connected to supernatural water that kept it alive and incorruptible. After sin, blood entered the system, or it became corrupted. The flesh, therefore, became corruptible.
The miracles of turning water to blood in Ex. 7:17, and turning water to wine in Jn. 2:9, picture the effects of Adam’s sin on the body. The requirement that Jesus would shed God’s blood (Acts 20:28) for our salvation came as a result of the effects of sin on the life of the flesh. In Adam, all die (1 Cor 15:22).
In Gen 9: 4, we see that blood is the life of the flesh, whereas water was the source of life before the fall. And though water may be consumed, blood may not (Gen. 9:4; Lev.17:10 Acts 15:20).
THE EFFECTS OF SALVATION
When a man gets saved, the Holy Spirit baptizes him into the Body of Christ. Water baptism after salvation pictures Spirit baptism. No wonder so many religions teach that a man must be baptized in water to be saved.
Now when a man gets saved, his flesh still dies because of the blood. His corruptible flesh and his corruptible blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God (1 Cor. 15: 50). The blood must be removed and the flesh must be glorified (1 Cor. 15: 42–55).
There is such a connection between the Holy Spirit and water that Jesus says of a saved man, “out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water,” (Jn 7: 38-39). Therefore, Jesus likens salvation to taking the water of life. In Rev 22: 17, the invitation to be saved is extended to those who will “take the water of life freely.” It’s like going back to Gen. 1, before the fall.
That explains why Jesus told the woman at the well, “whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life,” (Jn. 4: 14).