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Come to the Waters.

Come to the Waters.

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BY ADAM HAWORTH



" HO every one that thirstetk^ come ye to the waters^
and he that hath no money ; come ye^ buy, and eat;
yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and with'
out price ^^ (Isa. Iv. l).
BY ADAM HAWORTH



" HO every one that thirstetk^ come ye to the waters^
and he that hath no money ; come ye^ buy, and eat;
yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and with'
out price ^^ (Isa. Iv. l).

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COME TO THE WATERS.BY ADAM HAWORTH" HO every one that thirstetk^ come ye to the waters^and he that hath no money ; come ye^ buy, and eat;yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and with'out price ^^ (Isa. Iv. l).THE title of evangelical prophet is very justly given to Isaiah, the son of Amoz,so much and so plainly does he prophesy re-specting the Messiah and His Advent. Wewill here consider a passage where he calls onmen to come to the Messiah, as to a Fountainof living waters.That it is indeed Jesus the Messiah to whomthirsting souls are invited in this passage, isplain from His own words, when He stood andcried, saying, *'If any man thirst, let him comeunto Me, and drink" (John vii. 37). He saidto the woman at the well in Samaria, " Whoso-ever drinketh of the water that I shall givehim shall never thirst " {ib, iv. 14). He saithalso in the Revelations, " I will give unto himthat is athirst of the fountain of the >^lex cAlife freely " (xxi, 6).[TRACT-SEKMOKT:~-i;o, 9.] ^COME TO THE WATERS,But what are we here to understand by water,for it is evident that literal water cannot bemeant ? We answer, that water is used in
 
these passages as a symbol of truths becausetruth is to the soul or spirit what water is tothe body of man. If men are in ignorance orin false persuasions, and desire to know thetruth on religious subjects, as a means of salva-tion and eternal happiness, their minds are ina thirsting state, and nothing can quench this,their spiritual thirst, but truth from the sacredWord, of which Jesus was the incarnation. Hesaith, " He that believeth on Me shall neverthirst " (John vi. 35). "Whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall neverthirst ;" but it " shall be in him a well of waterspringing up into everlasting life" {ib. iv. 14).The Lord by Jeremiah, calls Himself "thefountain of living waters'' (ii. 13), in referenceto the truths He has given to men in the holyVolume. To the faithful, who have been sorelytried and troubled on earth, it is promised inthe Revelations, that they " shall hunger nomore, neither thirst any more," " for the Lambwhich is in the midst of the throne shall feedID .COME TO THE WATERS.them, and shall lead them unto living fountainsof waters : and God shall wipe away all tearsfrom their eyes" (vii. i6, 17).We now see that the fountain of waters towhich men are invited is the Word of God,
 
which is the source or repository of thatwisdom or truth, of which the great Saviourwas the impersonation and the incarnation.The doctrines of truth contained in the Bible" are for the healing of the nations ;'' they arespiritually to heal every sickness and diseaseof the perishing souls of men. They tell of God and His goodness; of heaven and itshappiness ; of salvation and how to obtain it ;of hell and its miseries, and how to shun them ;about religion and its duties ; they show how,by faith and repentance, men can be reconciledto their God, and become for ever one withHim in love and in life. In this way theWord is a fountain of wisdom, or a well of living water, to which every one that thirstethis pressingly invited to come. And not only isevery thirsting one thus invited, but " he thathath no money" also. These two kitvds o^ tciexvare mentioned with a view to sho^w >L\vaA. swvcifcx^

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