“Let the WATERS BRING FORTH abundantlythe moving creature that hath LIFE.”(Genesis 1:20-23)
In God’s Master Plan for planet Earth the most important event to occur during Earth’s fifth 1,000 year period was the outpouring of the Holy Ghost. Fifty days after Christ’s resurrection came the Feast of Weeks, which is known in the Greek as “Pentecost” for “50”. It was on this day (in fulfillment of the Feast) that God first poured out the Holy Ghost, with the evidence of speaking in other tongues, on the believers gathered in the Upper Room in Jerusalem. It was 10 days after Christ’s ascension back into heaven and still Earth’s 4,000 year, but as the coming years passed and the Apostles spread the Gospel to new believers, this scene was played out again and again during Earth’s fifth millennium.
Speaking about the coming of the Holy Ghost, Jesus said: “If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the Scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow RIVERS of LIVING WATER. But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified” (John 7:37-39). Another time, Jesus said: “Whosoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; for the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life” (John 4:14). So in God’s Word the Holy Ghost is likened to water that can sustain life.
So how did God foretell the coming of the Holy Ghost in the fifth day of Creation? It’s in these words: “And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life” (Genesis 1:20). This is the first time in the Creation story that we see living organisms in the water. In other words, now the water is sustaining life! And this is a precise picture of the Holy Ghost, because the Holy Ghost is the Water of Life, the seal of eternal life in a believer.
PROOF HOLY GHOST POURED OUT AFTER YEAR 4,000
On the day of Pentecost, 10 days after Christ’s ascension, the believers were in one accord in the Upper Room. Suddenly a sound came from heaven like a mighty rushing wind, and tongues of fire settled on their heads. Then they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak in other known languages (not their own) as the Spirit gave them utterance. (Acts 2:1-4)
After healing a lame man and being brought in before the chief priests to answer for it, Peter and John boldly declared Jesus of Nazareth was the reason! This infuriated the Jewish Temple leaders. But the crowd outside was praising God for the mighty miracle Peter and John had done. Then the place was shaken, and the believers in the crowd were all filled with the Holy Ghost. (Acts 4:31)
After Phillip preached to the Samaritans and did many mighty miracles, they too believed in Jesus. So Peter and John left Jerusalem and headed for Samaria to visit the new converts. When they got there they prayed for them, laying their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost. (Acts 8:14-17)
While Peter talked to Cornelius, a Caesarean, and his family about all the things Jesus had done and commanded, the Holy Ghost was poured out on them (who were gentiles) with the evidence of speaking in other tongues. Peter and the Jews with him were amazed! They finally realized God made no distinction between Jew and Gentile, but only that whoever works righteousness will receive the Holy Ghost. (Acts 10:44-48)
The Apostle Paul found some disciples in Ephesus, who had been baptized by John the Baptist, and asked, “Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed?” They didn’t know what he was talking about. So he told them about Jesus, laid his hands on them, and immediately they received the Holy Ghost, speaking in other tongues and prophesying. (Acts 19:1-7)
20. And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
21. And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
22. And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food. Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans. Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” The woman said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water? Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock?” Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life. (John 4:7-14)
On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified. (John 7:37-39)
And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely. (Revelation 22:17)