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September 5, 2022

Christ Being Our Satisfaction Today

Isa 49:10 They will not hunger or thirst; neither the scorching heat nor the sun will strike them; for He who has compassion on them will lead them and will guide them beside the springs of water. John 4:14 But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall by no means thirst forever; but the water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water gushing up into eternal life.

To hunger and thirst is to have a hope that is not yet satisfied. Who are the ones who will not hunger and thirst? "Jesus said to them, I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me shall by no means hunger, and he who believes into Me shall by no means ever thirst" (John 6:35). "But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall by no means thirst forever; but the water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water gushing up into eternal life" (4:14). Christ promises that everyone who believes in Him will be satisfied and receive a satisfying life. It is not us satisfying ourselves with Christ but Christ becoming our satisfaction. The world can only satisfy us temporarily; it can only satisfy us for a moment. It cannot satisfy us forever. "Everyone who drinks of this water shall thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall by no means thirst forever" (vv. 13-14). This is the Lord's word. God does not say that we can be satisfied only when we reach heaven. We can be satisfied even today. Do we believe that we will not hunger and thirst today, just as we will not be hungry and thirsty in heaven? Today the Lord Jesus can satisfy our heart as much as He will satisfy us on that day in heaven. The Lord said, "But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall by no means thirst forever." Once we drink, we are satisfied. This satisfying life can be ours today. (c) Living Stream Ministry.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Watchman Nee, General Messages, Vol. 37, The Collected Works of Watchman Nee, p. 9. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. Please visit us at www.emanna.com. Send comments to: comment@emanna.com.

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CWWN - vol. 36 (Central Messages)