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1 1 Can’t Touch This! John 7:32-39 Only a Short Time Streams of Living Water

2 2 Can’t Touch This! John 7:32-39 Only a Short Time  “I am with you”  God’s servants cannot be held back from their work or killed before their task is completed!  Jesus was to be here for only a short time but with specific tasks to accomplish.  Nothing can touch the Christian unless it coincides with God’s specific command!

3 3 Can’t Touch This! John 7:32-39 Only a Short Time  God’s hedge of protection around Job  Job 1:1 – blameless and upright  Job 1:8 – God’s permission and direction  Job 1:9-11 – Satan’s challenge  Satan admits to trying to get to Job  Satan also admits that God has a hedge

4 4 Can’t Touch This! John 7:32-39 Only a Short Time  The assaults of Satan  Satan admits he cannot touch Job  Claims that Job is only faithful because of this fact  God lowers this hedge  Job 1:20,21 – Job remains true  Job 2:1-5 – now even Job can be touched

5 5 Can’t Touch This! John 7:32-39 Only a Short Time  God’s blessings on Job – Job 42:10  God doubles all of Job’s possessions  Job replies to his “friends” arguments  Job listens when God speaks  A lesson for us about our children

6 6 Can’t Touch This! John 7:32-39 Only a Short Time  Now is the time  Jewish leaders were threatening Jesus  Jesus replies to this by saying that nothing can touch Him so long as He still has work to do  Jesus also reminds the people that God’s grace for them will not last forever

7 7 Can’t Touch This! John 7:32-39 Streams of Living Water  A great invitation  “If anyone” – open to all  “is thirsty” – wanting God  What are you thirsty for? Pleasure? – Psalm 16:11 Pleasure? – Psalm 16:11 Wealth? – Romans 8:17 Wealth? – Romans 8:17

8 8 Can’t Touch This! John 7:32-39 Streams of Living Water  Two commands  “Come to Me” – it all points to Jesus Each day reminds us of God’s provision Each day reminds us of God’s provision Each day also points to Christ Each day also points to Christ Water from the pool of Siloam – 8 th day Water from the pool of Siloam – 8 th day  “Drink” – what you drink becomes part of you

9 9 Can’t Touch This! John 7:32-39 Streams of Living Water  The great promise  Is it our drinking that quenches our thirst?  That would be self-centered … OR …  Is it that we will overflow with living water?  That would be other-centered

10 10 Can’t Touch This! John 7:32-39 Application Are you thirsty for God & spiritual things? Have you come to drink of the Savior? Is living water flowing from you to be a blessing to others? Think of one person in your life!


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