Rivers of Living Water

Rivers of Living Water

by Jon Symes


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The Gospel of John was the first book in the Bible that I read in its entirety after I became a Christian. In this Gospel, Jesus said the following:

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.) (John 7:37–39).

The phrase rivers of living water immediately caught my attention. For the next several years, I studied, thought about, questioned, and wondered what that really meant.

The book you are about to read is the culmination of much study, prayer, and labor focused on this passage of scripture. My prayer and desire is that you come to the same conclusion that Paul did in Philippians 2:13, “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.”

The Holy Spirit is so much more than we can ever truly comprehend, yet the Bible has a lot to say about him and how he interacts with us. It is imperative for us to better know the helper (Rom 8:26) especially in the days and times in which we live.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781641913249
Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 07/05/2018
Pages: 154
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

Jon and his wife Marta have been married over 51 years. They have 3 children, a son, and 2 daughters which have blessed them with 10 grandchildren.
Jon was born again in November 1973. By January 1974, during his daily reading of the Bible, he became frustrated because he did not understand much of what was read. However, in April 1974 he was filled with the Holy Spirit. The very next day something extraordinary happened. The only way to describe it is that someone rewrote the book! This was the beginning of his love of reading, studying and teaching the Bible.
Jon attended the University of South Florida where he earned my bachelor’s degree in Mathematics in 1967. He went to work for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas as a computer programmer supporting the premission planning for the Apollo Program. At the end of the Apollo Program, he moved into business system programming until 1977 when he left NASA to become an automobile mechanic working for his father-in-law in Florida.
The church in Florida that he and his wife attended needed a Sunday school teacher for the high school class. They both volunteered and were blessed by 13 young people giving their lives to the Lord Jesus Christ.
In 1980, the Lord opened the door for him to return to NASA as a business systems programmer. Over the next 31 years until his retirement in 2011, he moved from programming into Information Technology (IT) program management including five Agency-wide business systems; procurement of desktop support services for the International Space Station Program Office at JSC; Office Chief for IT security, including serving as the JSC Deputy Chief Information Officer; and finally as Assistant to the Director, Information Resources Directorate specializing in IT procurement.
In 2005, Jon and Marta established Fountains of Living Water Ministries which continues today to focus on home fellowship meetings, Bible teaching and missions, both domestic and international.

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