JOHN:4:10 “If thou knewest the gift of God, and, who it is that saith to thee; Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.”
JOHN:3:3 “Verily, verily I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
JOHN:3:5-6 “Verily verily I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water, and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh, is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit, is spirit.
In each of these quotes, the water referred to, is the cleansing waters which flowed from the side of Jesus when he was pierced on the cross. That same water cleanses us of all our sins, the moment we accept Jesus as our savior and redeemer and denounce our sinfulness and Satan and his followers.
God our Father cannot, will not, look upon us so long as we are covered in our sins. We must appear before him purified and righteous. This becomes clearly evident to us as Jesus, while hanging on the cross cries out, “Father, Father, why have you forsaken me?”
There comes a time in every person’s life that we must consciously become aware of God, and of Jesus, and then consciously choose whether or not we wish to believe that God is really God, and that Jesus is the only true path to redemption and the true road back to God in heaven.
If we choose God and salvation then the path is obvious. Once we choose God and salvation, then water baptism first introduced by John the Baptist becomes the cleansing agent for our salvation, for only by baptism are we cleansed spiritually from all of our sins, and made pure in the eyes of God.
While our spirit is in a state of sinfulness, it thirsts for God, it thirsts for the love of God and all that entails. We are told of this when Jesus relates the story of “The Rich Man and Lazarus in hell.”
On the day of Jesus crucifixion, Jesus is pierced in the side by a spear and the Holy Bible reports that both blood and water flowed out from that wound. That water and blood flowed into the waters and the earth and it is believed that it is the purifier of all that died pre-crucifixion.
The water that Jesus makes reference to with both the Samaritan woman at the well of Jacob and with the Pharisee Nicodemus, is the same cleansing water which flowed from his side at his crucifixion. I t is that same water our spirit requires for us to become “Born Again”.