Jesus celebrates the Feast of Booths in Jerusalem, but on the last day of the feast, he indirectly claims to be God.
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Dear God and Father,
We know that what you say is true and that in fact Jesus is the truth, which you sent to this earth. When he speaks of our sin he always speaks correctly. Help us to accept that we continuously need your grace and the forgiveness you offer through Christ.
Help us also to avoid any kind of spiritual elitism. In other words, help us to avoid any kind of thinking that we are too good or too smart to need a simple, childlike faith in Christ to be saved.
Finally, please give us those rivers of living water that Christ said would flow from within us thanks to the work of your Holy Spirit.
In Jesus Christ,
This week we’ll see Jesus go up to Jerusalem for the Feast of Tabernacles or Succoth. He’ll get into some of His usual discussions with the religious leaders, but draw some important questions from many.
At the end of the feast, He’ll make a startling statement about Himself and a new kind of experience available to us all.
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 (NKJV)