The Water of the Word

That He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That He might present it to Himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. (Ephesians 5:26-27 KJV)

Physical Dehydration

"Every life-giving and healing process that happens inside our body happens with water. Most experts insist that the majority of Americans are chronically under-hydrated and should drink more water, and the reasons behind their insistence are solid."

"Though everyone understands the vital importance of water, it is impossible to find solid information about dehydration statistics. On the Internet the consensus is that 75 percent of Americans are dehydrated but medical science does not weigh in on this statistic."

"We can assume that dehydration is a real problem, especially for those who believe that beverages like coffee and sodas can substitute for pure drinking water. Eating and drinking the wrong foods will lead to dehydration. Foods such as fruits and vegetables are supposed to provide 20 percent of our water intake – junk foods do little to help us remain fully hydrated." [1]


Symptoms of Physical Dehydration are Similar to Spiritual Dehydration

Mild to Moderate Dehydration:

• Dry, sticky mouth/Dry skin (Psalm 63:1)

• Sleepiness or tiredness (Isaiah 40:31)

• Thirst (Psalm 42:1)

• Few or no tears when crying (they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened. Mk 6:52)

• Headache (something that causes worry or difficulty)

• Constipation (a state in which the usual flow of something is blocked or obstructed)

Severe Dehydration:

• Irritability and confusion in adults

• Sunken eyes (affects vision) (Proverbs 29:18)

• Shriveled and dry skin that lacks elasticity and doesn't "bounce back"

• Low blood pressure (Affects the heart...the Blood flow is off)

• In the most serious cases, delirium or unconsciousness (unable to see, hear, or otherwise sense what is going on)

I would venture to say that more than 75% of Christians are spiritually dehydrated and the symptoms are all around us!

Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: and they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it. In that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst. (Amos 8:11-13 KJV)

As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after Thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God. (Psalm 42:1 - 2 KJV)

O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; (Psalm 63:1 KJV)

Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst. Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it. And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled. (Isaiah 5:13-15 KJV)

Jesus Said...

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. (Matthew 5:6 KJV)

Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But 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. (John 4:13 - 4:14 KJV)

And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to Me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on Me shall never thirst. (John 6:35 KJV)