"Because this people has rejected
the gently flowing waters of Shiloah
and rejoices over Rezin
and the son of Remaliah,
therefore the Lord is about to bring against them
the mighty floodwaters of the River —
the king of Assyria with all his pomp.
It will overflow all its channels,
run over all its banks
and sweep on into Judah, swirling over it,
passing through it and reaching up to the neck.
Its outspread wings will cover the breadth of your land,
O Immanuel !"
Without water no one can live very long. Without air you die quickly, but without water the path to the end of life is very short as well. Water sustains life, washes away dirt and provides the necessary stuff of every growing plant.
Water can be used to baptize the believer or drown the sinner who is unrepentant. Its spiritual counterpart is called the “water of life” and streams of living water flow out of every child of God. God’s first worldwide judgment came on the world by means of water. The flood washed away the whole population of wicked men allowing humanity to begin again with Noah and his descendants.
When Jesus died on the cross and the soldier pierced His side water and blood came out. The significance of the blood of Jesus is without question, but what about the water? Could it have been the water of life?
As you see the floods of God’s judgment and wrath, and as you see men and women immersed in the Love of God by faith in Jesus, never forget that you cannot live without the water of life that flows from the Throne of God! It is indeed, in the truest sense of the Word, Holy Water! Amen!