Generation Word - Bible Teaching Ministry   Generation Word - Bible Teaching Ministry

Bible Teaching Ministry

Online Study
Bible Teacher

Verse by VerseTeaching  
First Samuel  
Second Samuel  
First Kings  
Second Kings  
Second Chronicles  
First Corinthians  
Second Corinthians  
First Thessalonians  
Second Thessalonians  
First Timothy  
Second Timothy  
First Peter  
Second Peter  
First John  
Second John  
Third John  
Topical Teaching:  
Framework Bible School  
Bible School 2004  
Bible School 2012-2014  
30 Questions  
Mystery of the Church  
Defending the Faith  
The Nephilim  
Wake Up, Church!  
Basics for Living  
Basic Doctrine  
End Times (Eschatology) Basics  
Eternal Rewards  
Politacal Platform of Lord  
Rebuking Reform Doctrine  

Bible Teaching, Bible Study, Teaching, Verses, Sermons, online, mp3, classesA Bible Teaching Ministry of Galyn Wiemers

Daily Devotions, Evening and Morning Devotional


Sunrise on Temple Mount in Jerusalem; Back to Previous Devotion

October 2 - Morning

"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 "
- John 7:37-39

Sunset on the Sea of Galilee; Click to go to next devotion  
Rivers of Living Water    

The feast mentioned in the verses above is the Feast of Tabernacles. It was a seven day feast (eventually an eighth day was added) and on each day a priest drew water from the Pool of Siloam
at the southwest corner of the City of David and carried the water in a golden pitcher up the street
that led to the Temple Mount on Mount Moriah. This was done in a joyful procession that included trumpets  and singing. On the Temple Mount the water was poured into a bowl by the altar of burnt offering.

The Mishnah says,

“He that never has seen the joy of the Water-drawing has never in his life seen joy.”

The ceremony symbolized four things:

  1. Thanksgiving for God’s provision of water in the past
  2. Prayer for rain for the coming year
  3. The water of salvation mentioned in Isaiah 12:3 which was used by Isaiah to refer to this
    same Feast of Tabernacles and the Water-drawing ceremony which symbolized God’s salvation or deliverance for Israel: “With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.” (Isaiah 12:3)
  4. In the Talmud this ceremony is done each of the seven days of the Feast of Tabernacles to represent the pouring out of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the water of the salvation.

This feast, this water drawing/pouring ceremony, Isaiah’s words and the Jewish understanding of
the water and the Holy Spirit is the context of Jesus’ actions and words on the last day of the
Feast of Tabernacles on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem in 30 AD. On the eighth and final day
of the Feast no water was poured out. Instead, a prayer was offered asking God to send water.
It is at this time the teacher Jesus is no longer seen in his seated position from where he would
have instructed his gathered group of students. Instead, Jesus is said to be standing and making
a proclamation in a loud voice to this joyful crowd celebrating on the Temple Mount. In response to the Jewish prayer for water that final day of the feast, Jesus addresses the entire community on the Temple Mount

“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 the scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.’ “

The “loud voice” used by Jesus is exactly that, a loud voice proclaiming emphatically and with emotion for all the worshippers to hear and respond. Jesus is saying this ritual is fulfilled in him.
The Pool of Siloam, the water, the pouring, the rejoicing is all pointing to Jesus.

John explains that the person who receives the living water, or the Holy Spirit, for salvation will
himself become a source of that living water for others. The believer will not only be saved, but
will also be empowered to carry that salvation and deliverance to others.

John chapter 4 spoke of a well of living water that springs up for salvation of the individual believer. Here, in John chapter 7 that same spring of living water becomes a river that flows to minister to others through that individual believer. Once we are saved, we all become ministers of this living
water that delivered us! The Spirit of God saves us, and then, the Spirit of God empowers us!

  Christian Quote from Church History

"“Depend upon it. God’s work, done in God’s way, will never lack God’s supplies.”
– Hudson Taylor



Something to Ponder??

Ancient Jews would place their dead on burial benches in tombs. After a year had passed the body would have decomposed. At this time relatives would return to the tomb to place the deceased person's bones in a stone box called an ossuary. This ossuary was covered with a lid and left in the tomb beside the ossuaries of other family members. In this practice there were two actual burials: one, when the deceased was laid on the burial bench; two, when their bones where gathered together and placed alongside their forefathers after the flesh had decomposed. When a follower of Jesus asked, "Lord, first let me go and bury my father," he was probably referring to waiting a year for the body to decompose and was not referring to the fact that his father just died and needed to be placed in a tomb.
(Luke 9:60) (more here)

Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information

Chidah (Hb) - Riddle (Eng) - The Hebrew word chidah means "riddle," and is used to refer to "a perplexing saying," "an allegory," or "a puzzle." The most familar use of chidah is in the account of Samson in the book of Judges. Eight of the seventeen times it is used in the OT chidah is found in the story of Samson.

A wise and discerning person could figure out chidah ("hard sayings" or "hard questions").
Proverbs 1:6 promises its readers that if they will take the book of Proverbs
to heart they too will be able to solve chidah:

The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:
for gaining wisdom and instruction;

    for understanding words of insight;
for receiving instruction in prudent behavior,
    doing what is right and just and fair;
for giving prudence to those who are simple,
    knowledge and discretion to the young—
let the wise listen and add to their learning,
    and let the discerning get guidance—
for understanding proverbs and parables,
    the sayings and riddles (chidah) of the wise.
- Proverbs 1:1-6



There are carvings on the walls of the Karnak Temple complex in Egypt that record Pharaoh Shishak's invasion
of Israel around 925 BC. This agrees with 1 Kings 14:25
that describes Shishak invading Jerusalem in Rehoboam's fifth year to
take Solomon's gold
shields from the palace and treasure from the temple.

(see photos & details here)

Confession to Action   Facts and Information

Do I minister to others?
If I am secure in my salvation after having received the living water by believing in Jesus,
why am I not allowing that same living water flow through my life
like a river in order to minister to others?
Today I will not only rejoice in my salvation, but I will also rejoice that
I have been made a minister of reconciliation between the world and God.
(2 Corinthians 5:18-21; 6:1-2)

  "There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death."
Proverbs 16:25
Bible Reading Program Details
Read the Bible in a Year; Bible Reading Program
Read one chapter each day to read through the narrative portion (or, the story line) of the whole Bible Genesis-Acts in one year. Read the General Text of the Bible Read the Complete Text of the Bible in a Year
Nehemiah 8 John 18 Matthew 1
Prayer for Today
Personal Prayer Church Prayer Item National Prayer Concerns World Prayer Concerns
Confess sin Avoid legalism Middle Class Peru - just, strong, stable government needed
Photo of Jerusalem; Pictures of Israel Bible Map and Diagram
High Place at Arad, Israel

Spiritual gifts

The combination of spiritual gifts with natural personalities and talents that are given by the Holy Spirit, given a job assignment by the Lord Jesus and worked together with the other gifts by God the Father.
(click on image for larger size)


This is a picture of the Holy of Holies found in a high place of worship in Arad, Israel from around 700 BC. Instead of one incense altar infront of the Most Holy Place there are two. The two stones in the back are two deity stones. One is for Yahweh and the other is for his wife, Asherah (Astoroth). Pagan religion and thinking had crept into the true worship of Jehovah.

(click on image for larger size)
Details and Explanation of Sets & Reps Devotional System Here Make a donation to support Generation Word Bible Teaching Ministry
Reps & Sets is a daily Bible devotional for Christians from Generation Word Bible Teaching used each morning and evening.

  © 2005 Generation Word  
Generation Word - Bible Teaching Ministry   Generation Word - Bible Teaching Ministry