“He Will Cause The Drink of The Thirsty To Fail”
“He will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.” (Isaiah 32:6)
The drink of the thirsty soul is the efficacy of the Saviour’s blood, or the atonement of Christ received and enjoyed under the operations of the Spirit of grace. The water of life is the quickening energy of the Spirit; and the river of God’s pleasure is the love of God in Christ Jesus, which is felt under the influence of God’s Spirit, and which fills the soul with joy, peace, and divine consolation, in believing. But as pardon and eternal peace with God, through the blood of the Lamb, are denied by this vile person; and as the everlasting inhabitation of the Spirit is opposed and denied also; and the doctrine of the eternal love of God reprobated; and the gift of eternal life exploded, by asserting that all these things may be forfeited and lost? the dreadful consequences attending such errors must be, that divine refreshment, the pure stream of life and peace, will be rarely found; the Spirit is grieved, and ceases to operate.