October 8

October 8.

Jesus’ Ministry at the Feast of Tabernacles — Arriving secretly & the water of the Spirit.

Today’s Readings:

Reading 1: John 7

Reading 2: Isaiah 44:1-8

Reading 3: Isaiah 55

Today Jesus arrives secretly at the Feast of Tabernacles, because the Jewish leaders are trying to kill Him. But He is still called to teach and lead people to God, so He teaches in the Temple midway through the feast. The religious leaders are confused and offended at His teaching, but the people generally accepted Him as the Messiah.

Then, at the end of the feast, Jesus makes His famous offer of living water through the Holy Spirit for all who believe and come to Him. This fulfilled the promise given to Isaiah that the gift of the Holy Spirit would be like a spring of living water. And the later promise (in chapter 55) says that these miraculous events will bring honor to God.

And we live in the days after Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit is available to live in everyone. Today, let His presence fill your life and let your life fulfill His promises! This is how we can live the supernatural lives we learned about in yesterday’s reading.

Have a great day!

Mark.

 

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