How do I know that I have the living water in me?


John 4:10

ESV - 10 Jesus answered her, "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, 'Give me a drink,' you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
I would say that the indications of having the living water of which Jesus spoke within you would be, first, being firmly settled in your mind that Jesus is who He said He was, and placing your faith in Him as the only means that God has provided for humans to receive forgiveness of sins and eternal life. Having that assurance means that you will not continually keep "thirsting" for other sources of "enlightenment" that cannot permanently satisfy those needs.

The second indication would be the manner in which your faith is reflected in your actions, as well as by your desire to share your faith with the unsaved (which should be an eagerness on the part of all Christians, just as it was for the woman at the well in Sychar cited in the question). (This corresponds to Jesus' separate reference in John 7:38 to believers not just possessing living water, but being themselves a source of living waters that flow out of them in order to benefit others.)

March 19 2021 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini James Kraft 74 year old retired pipeline worker
Jesus told the woman at the well, one drink of my living water and you will never thirst again. 

His living water is the Holy Spirit who seals us unto the day of redemption. Ephesians 4:30. 

Where sin abounds grace much more abounds. Romans 11:6 All grace, no works. The grace of God covers us from all sin forever. We can no longer be condemned. John 3:18. 

You believe it once, and you are saved forever never to be condemned to hell again. John 3:36.First John 3:9 Whosoever is born of God, Ephesians 1:13-14, doeth not commit sin, for His seed (the Holy Spirit) remaineth in him, and He can not sin. 

First John 1:8. IF we say we have no sin, we deceive our selves and the truth is not in us. We are all sinners, but Jesu paid the penalty for all sin so that any one who believes on Him is given eternal life. John 6:47.

First John 5:13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God, that ye may know ye have eternal life. If you have eternal life today, then you will still have it 1,000 years from now because it is eternal. John 10:28-29 No one can pluck us from HIs hand.

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