Oceans are made up of water. Oceans never run dry, but are continually filled from many sources.
Believers have the water of the Spirit in them. The bible signifies the Spirit many times with water. Jesus said:
“’He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will overflow rivers of living water.’
But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.” John 7:38-39
As the ocean continues to be a source of water for both plants and animals, it shows its importance. Believers also have this important role of blessing the world through the living water that flows from within. The Spirit is in us, and we have to bless the thirsty, that they may drink and be filled. “For if anyone drinks of this water, he shall never thirst again”, said Jesus.
The life of God should continually flow in and through us. We are a source of life, and as many who hear the message of the gospel from our lips, they have drunk and are filled.
Spiritual Thought About Oceans
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When you think about the most powerful forces of nature, water is sure to come to mind. We need water to survive, and yet an excess of it can be deadly and overwhelming. If you’ve ever looked out across the ocean, you know just how enormous and awe-inspiring it is. One particularly strong wave and you could easily be swept away.
But as powerful as the ocean may seem, our God is even greater. The Bible is full of imagery relating to water. Psalm 89:9 says, “You rule the raging of the sea; when its waves rise, you still them.” Psalm 93:4 says, “Mightier than the thunders of many waters, mightier than the waves of the sea, the Lord on high is mighty!” Looking ahead to the New Testament, we see the stories of Jesus walking on water and, on another occasion, calming a raging storm with His voice.
There is a common theme in all of these passages: God is stronger than any force of nature. He has authority over the wind, the waves, and everything on earth; indeed, He is the one who created all these things. In Isaiah 43:2, God comforted the Hebrew people with these words: “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you…” What a vivid picture of God’s mighty protection. When we seek refuge in Him, there is nothing on this earth – not even the ocean – that could ever overtake us.
Bible Verses About Oceans
Genesis 1:10 – God called the dry land “earth”, and the gathering together of the waters he called “seas”. God saw that it was good.
Genesis 1:21 – God created the large sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed, after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind. God saw that it was good.
Genesis 1:22 – God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.”
Genesis 1:26 – God said, “Let’s make man in our image, after our likeness. Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the sky, and over the livestock, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
Genesis 1:28 – God blessed them. God said to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it. Have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the sky, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
Genesis 9:2 – The fear of you and the dread of you will be on every animal of the earth, and on every bird of the sky. Everything that moves along the ground, and all the fish of the sea, are delivered into your hand.
Genesis 14:3 – All these joined together in the valley of Siddim (also called the Salt Sea).
Genesis 22:17 – that I will bless you greatly, and I will multiply your offspring greatly like the stars of the heavens, and like the sand which is on the seashore. Your offspring will possess the gate of his enemies.
Genesis 32:12 – You said, ‘I will surely do you good, and make your offspring as the sand of the sea, which can’t be counted because there are so many.’
Genesis 41:49 – Joseph laid up grain as the sand of the sea, very much, until he stopped counting, for it was without number.
Exodus 10:19 – Yahweh sent an exceedingly strong west wind, which took up the locusts, and drove them into the Red Sea. There remained not one locust in all the borders of Egypt.
Exodus 13:18 – but God led the people around by the way of the wilderness by the Red Sea; and the children of Israel went up armed out of the land of Egypt.
Exodus 14:2 – “Speak to the children of Israel, that they turn back and encamp before Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, before Baal Zephon. You shall encamp opposite it by the sea.
Exodus 14:9 – The Egyptians pursued them. All the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, his horsemen, and his army overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pihahiroth, before Baal Zephon.
Exodus 14:16 – Lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it. Then the children of Israel shall go into the middle of the sea on dry ground.
Exodus 14:21 – Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and Yahweh caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.
Exodus 14:22 – The children of Israel went into the middle of the sea on the dry ground; and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.
Exodus 14:23 – The Egyptians pursued, and went in after them into the middle of the sea: all of Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.
Exodus 14:26 – Yahweh said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea, that the waters may come again on the Egyptians, on their chariots, and on their horsemen.”
Exodus 14:27 – Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to its strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it. Yahweh overthrew the Egyptians in the middle of the sea.
Exodus 14:28 – The waters returned, and covered the chariots and the horsemen, even all Pharaoh’s army that went in after them into the sea. There remained not so much as one of them.
Exodus 14:29 – But the children of Israel walked on dry land in the middle of the sea, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.
Exodus 14:30 – Thus Yahweh saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore.
Exodus 15:1 – Then Moses and the children of Israel sang this song to Yahweh, and said, “I will sing to Yahweh, for he has triumphed gloriously. He has thrown the horse and his rider into the sea.
Exodus 15:4 – He has cast Pharaoh’s chariots and his army into the sea. His chosen captains are sunk in the Red Sea.
Exodus 15:8 – With the blast of your nostrils, the waters were piled up. The floods stood upright as a heap. The deeps were congealed in the heart of the sea.
Exodus 15:10 – You blew with your wind. The sea covered them. They sank like lead in the mighty waters.
Exodus 15:19 – For the horses of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and Yahweh brought back the waters of the sea on them; but the children of Israel walked on dry land in the middle of the sea.
Exodus 15:21 – Miriam answered them, “Sing to Yahweh, for he has triumphed gloriously. He has thrown the horse and his rider into the sea.”
Exodus 15:22 – Moses led Israel onward from the Red Sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water.
Exodus 20:11 – for in six days Yahweh made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day; therefore Yahweh blessed the Sabbath day, and made it holy.
Exodus 23:31 – I will set your border from the Red Sea even to the sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness to the River; for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and you shall drive them out before you.
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