John 7:37-39 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)

When we observe The Lord’s Supper it is a time for us to reflect upon and remember the priceless sacrifice that Jesus Christ paid for our sin. Jesus said, “…do this in remembrance of Me.” (Luke 22:19 NKJV) Our study this morning also reminds us of the promise of Jesus that He would baptize us with The Holy Spirit, that we may bear fruit, and have the very power or ability from on high to live for Him and the glory of God. Jesus said that without Him, we can do nothing (John 15:5). We could also say that without The Holy Spirit working in us and through us, we lack the very power of God to effectively live for Jesus as vessels of honor.

Jesus did not ascend into heaven and send us a set program or programs to follow. He sent The Holy Spirit. He sent The Spirit to dwell in us. He sent The Spirit to teach us and lead us into truth. He sent The Spirit to guide us. He sent The Spirit to empower us. Paul exhorted the saved and sealed saints at Ephesus to be filled with The Spirit (Ephesians 5:18). Jesus describes this filling as a gushing torrent of living water. Powerful, refreshing, and flowing. As we remember the sacrifice of Jesus this morning, let us also remember that He told (and still tells) His disciples to receive The Spirit (John 20:22). Selah