The study of water and the Holy Spirit in the Bible is quite interesting to say the least. The Bible is written in symbols and codes using itself to unlock those codes by searching other passages. The seeking for the wellspring of truth when it comes to the Spirit of God is very deep but the fountain that I have found is refreshing. The dichotomy is for some it will be hot like the burning of fire, searing the conscience of one who is unwilling to repent. It will be as the arctic ocean, cold and freezing the heart of the one who turns from the truth. The very saving power that we have and are promised now, can be a destructive power to those who reject it. The Bible says, "Wherefore I say unto you, all manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men" Mathew 12:31. The story I now share with you uncovers how I almost met the sleep of death by water but I now have met the hope of life eternal through the word of the Spirit, John 16:13.
Delivered From the Water
In my adolescent years, around 8 or 9, we lived in an area where the popular place to swim, at that time, was called “the lagoon”. My sister and brother and I had found a large rock under the water about a foot in height and we were jumping off of it pretending it was a diving board. Regardless of the fact that three fourths of our bodies were submerged under water, our active mind and imagination kept us busy with a rock. Our fun inspired a couple of other children to migrate our way and observe the game from a closer view. The problem arose when they did not want to play but wanted to take over. One girl in particular decided that she was just going to stand on this rock so no one else could jump off. She just stared at me with a look in her eyes that said, “This is my rock and you can’t use it”. I wanted another turn to jump off the rock and was not ready to relinquish the fun and so I proceeded forward to stand on the rock with her; and jump off on the other side. This made her mad and she dunked me under the water. She did not only dunk me but held me down and was quite successful since she was quite a bit larger in size compared to me. I of course blacked out from lack of oxygen; no one remembers how long I was under the water. My mom, now rushing to the water and yelling, “Let her up, let her up”; but to no avail. The vicious girl did not listen until she saw my mom enter the water. When she released me it was out in the deep where she left me there for my mom to come and fish me out. Still unconscious, my mother recalls grabbing my limp body and pulling me towards the shore. Miraculously as we got closer to the shore I start walking out of the water. I have no recollection of walking, what I do remember vividly is standing on the sand dazed, wondering how I got there and staring at my mother who had such rage in her eyes. She then commands me and my siblings to pick up our things to leave. When we arrived home I just laid down on the couch feeling quite exhausted and took a nap. The question is how was I walking in the water if I was blacked out? I am sure some will give reasons as to how this could happen. I believe that I should not have been able to walk to that shore, I know in my heart that an angel saved me that day. The flood gates of heaven are beginning to be poured out right now and there are those who will drown in them by their rejection of the Spirit of God. While others who will be saved by the dropping of the water. Saved by receiving that still small voice telling you that even though you are a sinner you can be save through the blood of the lamb, walk in His ways, and He will purify you and make you white as snow.
Psa 31:2 Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me.
Mat_3:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:
Mat_7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
Mat_7:25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.