“On the last day of the feast day, Jesus stood up and cried out: `if anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. Whoever believes in Me, as the Scripture said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water. Now, this He said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive…`” John 7:37-38
When the Holy Spirit(by one’s invitation) comes to dwell within the person, He doesn’t just come to speak to us about the eternity when we’ll go from this earth. He comes and begins establishing the plans He has for us while we are on earth. He puts the seal over His works He intends to complete. Because He canceled the debt that stood up against us and disarmed all the rulers and principalities putting them to open shame by triumphing over them in Christ; now we become the stream of living waters for others. It’s time for us to rise up and renew our strength in His love for us, so we may remain constant spring of living water. Whenever we are, whatever we do the ONLY thing that will truly sustain us is the love of God. We are left only with the responsibility of how we’ll conduct ourselves toward that revelation and understanding.
The Holy Spirit intends to remain faithful to us at all times, so understanding this powerful truth that He loves and is faithful will bring us to the higher ground where we’ll be able to see how His love truly sets us free from every fear. And in the light of that you should know this: time is never our enemy! When the Holy Spirit set us free from the bondage of sin, He brought to light His perfect plan-to make us the slaves of righteousness. This is the only path to maturity and responsibility how to live in His freedom. Listen! In heaven, the position of being a slave is NEVER in negative context! On contrary, it’s a position of authority. Because being a slave to righteousness means that you are a slave(you belong to) the Author and Perfecter of His faith in us. And He leads us into the depths of understanding how His faith operates in us or how we live by it.
So let us not be intimidated by this expression. We were called to freedom in Him.
“…you have become slaves of God, and now the fruit you get leads to sanctification…” Romans 6:22