You know that statement: this person (<- insert slang there) is thirsty. Well it doesn't mean that they are in need of water, let's just put it that way. A street slang for calling someone thirsty means that they are just chasing everything with their tongue out or a better way of putting it is that they are desperate. Thirsty also means, a need for a drink. Well there are physical symptoms of someone who is thirsty vs. someone who is dehydrated. Take a look at these examples. A dry tongue, chapped lips, dry throat, fatigue, palpitations, brittle hair or nails that break constantly, drawn in or sunken in eyes; these are all signs of dehydration. If you recognize someone who is healthy you can see that the face is a little fuller around the eyes, their appearance is vibrant, and they are able to speak without frequent interruptions due to physical responses such as forgetfulness or even dry mouth which prohibits annunciation which can be tell tale signs that something is medically wrong. Now look at it from a spiritual standpoint. Someone who is spiritually dehydrated is what one could call thirsty in the slang kind of way (If that makes sense to you) They chase everything that everyone else is throwing around accept for the word that is in their Bible. Now they have become desperate and start to look elsewhere for the word of God other than the source Himself. A person who is dehydrated spiritually has a dry tongue, nothing to say other than what is stuck on the roof of their mouth. Meaning whatever they ate last or something old. There is no new revelation because they haven't been in the word. Chapped lips means your mouth is closed and your not testifying to whom you serve. A dry throat means the word is not coming out with ease because it hasn't been watered enough for it to spring forth. Fatigue and lethargy means that you have fainted in prayer and have not remained hydrated because prayer is where you gain your physical and spiritual strength. I pose this question to the body of Christ, are you thirsty or do you show signs of dehydration?
Look at it from another angle- you have a garden which needs to be tended too. You have the soil all prepared and the season is right. You break up the soil and sow your seeds expecting a harvest. The sun's conditions are right for the season but since its hotter than expected you know that in order for the garden to flourish you need extra water. A little more water keeps the ground moist, the seed secure to take root and eventually a crop will be produced. But, when the ground is dried up the soil is no longer rich looking with that dark color but turns to a clay colored brown and gets broken up as it separates exposing the seed or the immature harvest. To the Church-- are you thirsty or dehydrated. How did the ground become clay when we stand on the firm foundation that is so rich. Where is passion to water the ground, to tend to the garden and the harvest of the kingdom? The ground and foundation can not be miry clay but firm--- The harvest is plenty but the laborers are few. Consistently, hands in the air looking for the harvest but never watered the ground according to the conditions. How is it possible?
How is it possible that so many have nothing new to say but a regurgitated message. Let me explain in the body what happens and I will tell you what happens in The Body (meaning the body of Christ) In the body, your brain will send signals that you are either thirsty or hungry and well you do what you want with those signals. Some over eat while others don't eat, some take heed to unhealthy habits and others continue going on doing the same thing. When your body is dehydrated it is up to you to give it what it needs, but if you don't - just know that you can continue on for a short period of time; your body finds ways to extract water from what it is that you are in taking in order to sustain on low energy but you will start to feel the physical effects which can be minimal to severe depending on how long you ignored this issue and eventually suffer from some pretty severe medical issues as a result. It is the same thing spiritually, if you choose not to stay filled with the living waters your spirit will thirst and when it becomes dehydrated your physical man does things that your spirit man would not do. You become tired and you faint. So you stop going to prayer, you stop reading your word, you find reasons on why Sunday is just enough when once so zealous to be there for every meeting. You say whatever comes to mind because somewhere along the line, the spirit man got weak and no longer are you operating by the spirit and in the spirit but by your flesh. See where this is headed. Either way, both conditions spiritually and physically can lead to becoming incapacitated.
1 Samuel 3:1- And the child Samuel ministered unto the Lord before Eli. And the word of the Lord was precious in those days, there was no open vision. There was no open vision, the word was rare in those days. The body of Christ needs to go from thirsty to heavy hydration and quickly. There is an upside to your thirst. If you are expending energy, meaning you are doing something, you will require a higher in take. If you ever been an athlete of some sort or in the gym you know the more you work out or expend the energy the hungrier you become and the more water you need to take in. This is because your metabolism is picking up. The good thing is that spiritually it is the same thing, your spiritual metabolism has increased and therefore you are expending what has been ingested; it needs to be replenished and typically you will need more than usual. God is creating the evolution of the church with the people who are going to hunger and thirst constantly to be filled, expend, refilled and fueled for what He is doing. If you're doing more, GOOD, you have to have a higher in take, if you're not doing more and dehydrated then you need to open your Bible and start moistening those lips. A shut mouth doesn't get fed. Boom!
According to Mathew 5:6, "Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be filled." John 4:14, " Whoever drinks of this water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life." The source is waiting for you."
Over and over again, the word of the Lord speaks of the famine in the land, what if, what if that famine was the word of God? How could you sustain, how could you get by. God raised up a prophet to hear, see and speak the word of the Lord because the word was rare in those days. People- the evolution of the church is coming and is happening NOW. You have NO CHOICE but to thirst after the word and be filled because there will be a day when the Lord cometh and no man can work. The same for the 10 virgins, only 5 kept oil consistently in their lanterns and were ready when the bridegroom came. Do not allow yourself to become spiritually dehydrated to the point of fainting, unable to open your mouth.
So what's happening in the body- The head of The Body is Christ- He is sending the signals to you- His other parts are experiencing thirst while some a dehydrate. As He moves, The Body needs to be fully charged and energized for the next move of God but can only be if they are fueled and healthy. There is no coincidence that Christ is not only speaking of your spirit man but your physical man as well. You are His vessel and He is on the move and when it is time you MUST BE PREPARED.. And you must be able to stand and withstand. There is no time for fainting, no time to keep your mouth shut, no time for chapped lips. For the Lord is doing a NEW THING... Its called the Evolution of the church and you need to be prepared. As you expend, refuel, refill, if you are hungrier or thirstier than usual keep eating and drinking spiritually, keep pouring and keep going because it is essential that the ways are paved and the path is made. The Head is sending the message throughout the body- The body of Christ and the nations are experiencing the braxton hicks which can happen prematurely if the pregnant woman is not hydrated enough. Make no mistake about the times we are in. Get your diet right, its time for heaven upon earth and a well watered harvest.