WOW – Wonders of Water
One thing that has always intrigued me is people’s diverse affinity toward certain types of geography. Some find refuge in the desert, while some folks love water. Another finds peace on a mountain top and others the serenity of the valley. Still others feel secure on an island cut off from the mainland and many of my dear friends thrive in the frozen winters of the great North!
It is this difference that makes traveling this “big blue marble” a joy unspeakable for me.
What type of geography best resonates with you?
For my wife Lillian and I, the great peninsula known as Florida floats our boat, butters our corn and tans our hide! I find comfort being surrounded by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean to our east, the Gulf of Mexico to our west, the Florida Straits to our south and the rest of the U.S. to our north.
Regardless of your current geography, all of us have one inescapable commonality we were once all surrounded by water. That’s right, all of us were surrounded by water and darkness in the womb… our original habitat. The wombs watery world provided a “cocooning” effect protecting us from the hazards of the outside environment until just before our grand entrance when the water breaks.
Is it any wonder that overwhelming research indicates that water birthing is the safest and most natural method available?
Astonishing Voyage into the World of Water and its Ties to our Bodies, Minds and Spirits
Ok, let’s get “fractal” for a moment. Not only is man surrounded by water in the womb, but at one time the world was covered by water, as well!
Though there is great controversy concerning how long ago it occurred (millions or billions of years ago), most scientists agree that at one time the entire earth was covered by water. Without getting into deep theology, I can tell you that the Bible fully validates this belief.
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.” Genesis 1:1-2
Remember, regardless of where you live today, water once covered the earth. So as we just read in Genesis 1, the earth was formless – like an embryo at conception, covered with water and darkness just as we were… until it came to full term.
Watch what happened next!
“And God said, ‘Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.’ And it was so. God called the dry ground ‘land,’ and the gathered waters He called ‘seas.’ And God saw that it was good. Then God said, ‘Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.’ And it was so.” Genesis 1:9-11
Like a baby, the earth was conceived and took form beneath the waters until God spoke – the water broke and the earth was revealed! Whether it’s the Badlands in South Dakota, the Rocky Mountains of Colorado or the Grand Canyon of Arizona, erosion and shifting of tectonic plates happened beneath the water.
It is imperative that you see this revelation before I move on. You see, nothing can be born unless it is first born of water.
In the same way the earth was developed underwater, an embryo develops in the water of the womb! Each organ, limb and every characteristic down to the minutest detail is orchestrated in splendid isolation in the secret place of the mothers womb. Then, the water breaks when new life is imminent.
Earlier I mentioned the term “fractal,” which in layman’s terms means to focus on a smaller part of an object of great detail with the ability to open the lens to a larger image.
Thus far, we have a picture of the birth of the earth and the birth of a child. Now, I want to open the lens all of the way!
“Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. And John tried to prevent Him, saying, ‘I need to be baptized by You, and You are coming to me?’ But Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.’ Then he allowed Him. WHEN HE HAD BEEN BAPTIZED, Jesus came up immediately from the WATER; and BEHOLD, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on Him. And suddenly, a voice came from heaven saying, ‘This IS My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.’” – Matthew 3: 13-17
Here we go! Up until this time, Jesus was virtually unknown. In fact, there is very little written of his early life by design. In order for messianic prophecy to be fulfilled to the letter, it was imperative that he did not appear as the Son of God until the proper time.
Though many “fictional” accounts of His childhood have been published, the fact is we know nothing of His early development sans one…He was sinless! So you may be wondering, “If Jesus was sinless, then why did He need to be baptized?”
To understand this fully, one must understand John’s baptism of repentance. Those whom John baptized had already repented and sought to be joined to the coming Messiah and His kingdom reign. John came only to prepare the way for Jesus the Messiah, not to forgive sin! If John’s baptism had the power to forgive sin, then there would be no need of a Messiah or “Mashiach” (anointed to save).
Jesus asked John to baptize Him out of obedience to God’s eternal purposes. God had given John the promise of a coming Messiah and the way to identify Him. Jesus was the fulfillment of God’s promise and His baptism was the birth of His public ministry and the establishment of God’s Kingdom on the earth… it was also the last act of Jesus’ private life.
Remember… nothing can be born unless it is first born of water! When Jesus, the Son, rose from water, the Spirit descended upon Him and the heavens opened. The voice of God the Father spoke and said, “This is my Son in whom I am well pleased.”
Do you see it? The appearance of a “Theophany” – the manifestation of the Holy Trinity on Earth! The same Trinity that was present at the creation of the earth, the same Trinity present at the creation of man and the same Trinity present on earth at the beginning of Jesus’ earthly ministry, the establishing of Gods Kingdom on the earth. Glory… unto Glory… unto Glory!
When Jesus left the waters of the Jordan that day, He was revealed as the Son of God. Selah (pause and reflect!). I could go on forever here but space does not permit so I will move on to man’s need for water.
Water – Transforms the World Within Us
At birth, our bodies are 80% water, which only declines 10% over our lifetime. Yet humans must still constantly ingest water for survival. In fact, humans can go for long periods of time without food, but could only survive for about a week without water.
Here is an interesting fact: seawater is more chemically similar to human blood than any thing else on the planet.
There are documented cases where seawater was used to stabilize patients in emergency situations when no blood or plasma was available. The pH range of seawater is normally between 7.4 – 8.2, while in human blood it is 7.38 – 7.44.
I find this remarkable as we are aware that everything was originally covered by seawater.
Have you ever spent any time floating in the ocean? How did you feel afterward refreshed, remineralised and reinvigorated?
This may explain the enormous health benefits alkalized water provides to the body. I imagine one of our other writers will cover this booming industry and explain water alkalization and ionization in this issue. But if not, take the time to do a little research on your own.
My step dad, Pat just reminded me of a fact that blew my mind. When we cry, our tears are a saline solution. Under a microscope, their crystals form the image of a cross! So every time we cry, Jesus’ cross is right before our eyes! It is amazing that so many people miss it.
“For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; He will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” Revelation 7: 17
When we see the Lamb who was slain (Jesus) face to face there will be no more need for tears!
Water… water is everywhere! Water is essential to all living things! Subsequently, there is a wealth of lore, legend and amazing facts concerning this living element known as water!
Healing Water – It Learns from YOUR Environment
Man has always had a fascination with water, but during the Renaissance period – which coincided with the Age of Discovery sailing ships took to the water – trade routes opened and the New World emerged. Many a sea captain spent his entire life looking for a legendary spring that reputedly restores the youth of anyone who drinks from its waters. A Spanish explorer known as Juan Ponce de Leon discovered our beloved state of Florida while searching for this fountain of youth!
Healing has always been an attribute associated with water. A couple of scriptures come to mind.
“After saying this, he (Jesus) spat on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes. ‘Go’ He told him, ‘wash in the pool of Siloam’ (this word means ‘sent’). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.” John 9:6
Here is another one.
“Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. Here a great number of disabled people used to lie- the blind, the lame, the paralyzed. One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and learned he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, ‘Do you want to get well?’ ‘Sir,’ the invalid replied, ‘I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.’ Then Jesus said to him, ‘Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.’At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked.” John 5: 2-8
In the first story, the blind man was healed when Jesus put the clay on his eyes. Washing in the pool of Siloam was an act of obedience on the man’s part. Jesus said “Go.” The pool’s name meant “sent” so he was healed as he went. The pools water had no healing power, at all.
Then in the case of the invalid at Bethesda, he believed the locals claim that if you were the first in the pool when an angel troubled the water, you would be healed. If you read the story correctly you see that many invalids just laid around the pool. In fact, the crippled man had laid there for 38 years. So Jesus, the true healing water, made a house call and the man walked home healed!
Jesus is the “Agua de Vida” or “Water of Life.”
“If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.” John 7: 37-38
In John 4:13 Jesus speaks to a woman at a well.
“Everyone who drinks from this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
Like the woman at the well, many today are looking for a place of healing instead of the Healer himself. Geographic places have no power to heal (a popular myth). If you need a healing touch today, dear reader, call upon the name of Jesus who is the true River of Life. He is a well that never runs dry. He walked on water and turned water into wine. Jesus did something I want to talk about next: He spoke to the wind and waves to become peaceful and they obeyed Him!
Speaking to water… is that really so strange? After all people speak to their plants and they thrive. Water is just as alive as the plant. In fact, if the plant wasn’t watered, then it would no longer have life.
Water – Crystal Clear
Years ago through a divine appointment, I was invited to meet a Doctor (he prefers to remain anonymous) who was given an entire wing at a local hospital and lots of research money to continue his work with resonance therapy.
When I first met the Doc, I was quite hoarse from speaking all weekend. I was shocked when he said without looking up from his clipboard, “I can fix that.”
The doctor swung around and pointed to a giant Tesla coil with a chair in the center and said, “Sit down!” The device looked about as inviting as an electric chair, but I obliged. He said, “This might feel a little weird.”
Suddenly, I felt like someone was poking me in the chest. “Were is it hitting you?” he asked. When I told him, he then recalibrated his machine until it felt like someone was giving me tomahawk chops to the larynx. “That will do it. Just sit there for 15 minutes and don’t move. I’ll be back.” he said.
At the end of the 15 minutes, my voice was completely restored. I tried to ask the doctor some questions and he invited me to return the following Tuesday and disappeared into his lab.
I counted the days till Tuesday when I walked into the office. Doc said, “Come in here I want to show you something.” He was bent over a dark field microscope with a sensor under the slide tray. The conversation went a little like this:
I asked, “Talk to what?”
“The water,” he said.
“I am not going to talk to water,” I replied.
“Fine,” he said, “Just look into the eyepiece and I’ll talk to it.”
Now what happened next I will never forget!
Doc said, “What a beautiful drop of water you are.”
Immediately, the water drop took on the shape of a beautiful crystal! At my request, Doc repeated the experiment: same words, same result. But then Doc said to keep watching and he said to the water, “You suck!” The water crystal then appeared to shatter like glass!
Immediately, this is what came to mind:
“The power of life and death are in the tongue.” Proverbs 18:21
Then without skipping a beat, Doc made this statement, “There is only one thing in nature that fills the sonic spectrum of sound…Niagara Falls!”
Then I remembered this scripture,
“My Fathers voice is the sound of many waters.” John 7: 37,38
WOW! It was time to go and I had received what I came for… and then some!
Living things are greatly affected by our words. This experint with water (keeping in mind we are composed of 80% water) really changed the way I communicated with others. A scripture that works in Proverbs comes to mind,
“A kind word turneth away wrath.” Proverbs 15:1
Three years later I stumbled upon a book, The Hidden Messages in Water by Masaru Emoto, a Japanese author who had captured photos of water crystals that formed by people talking to water. Masaru’s photos were very similar to the crystalline images I saw on Doc’s microscope just three years prior.
Miraculous Message from Water
It seems that water has always been symbolic of cleansing and God’s blessing. This may be why why water has always been used in certain church practices. Some denominations use sanctified or “Holy water” in their ceremonies, while others baptize or immerse new believers in their services.
It is important to remember that the water is merely an elemental symbol of God’s power, lest we turn and worship it instead of Him! I will state, however, there is nothing more refreshing after a long day of toiling under the sun than a nice long shower. So, maybe the old saying; “Cleanliness is next to Godliness” isn’t so far off the mark after all
I hope this article has been true to its title and exhumed at least one hearty WOW out of you as you read along. I will leave you with this verse from a Psalm:
“The voice of the Lord is upon the waters, the God of glory thunders, the Lord is upon many waters.” Psalm 29:3
Till next month,
P.S. Here are a few fun facts!
- Tap water, fresh water, spring water, distilled water do not conduct electricity… only saltwater. Yes, that component so chemically close to our blood conducts enough electricity to light a light bulb!
- The majority of Michael Tyrrell’s music and messages have been inspired in the shower. (This is true. After I get a little water on my head, inspiration flows.)
- I think it is fun to stand at the waters edge at the beach with my GPS showing my location. I like living on the edge.
www.michaeltyrrell.com is the founder of the Network Center Inc., a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2001 which works as an advisory agency to local churches, faith-based ministries, Para-church ministries, schools, home fellowships and music ministries in connection with their outreach ministries or missions based activities. Michael has been committed to training their key leaders and members to deliver the message of their Christian faith in order to reach the lost, the disenfranchised, the sick and the hurting through the organic roots of the Christian faith and other areas as needs arise. Michael has been in full time ministry for the last 27 years and is a writer music producer and well known musician. http://michaeltyrrell.comMichael Tyrrell,