“He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart shall flow rivers of living water.” (Jn. 7:38)
The one who believes in Christ as Savior receives His Holy Spirit who lives inside. The Holy Spirit gushes up from the believer’s innermost soul like a perpetual spring flowing a constant stream of refreshing water. An outpouring of God’s grace that continually cleanses and revives the soul, sustains spiritual life, and issues eternal life. And like a swollen river’s waters, abundant grace overflows the individual’s heart influencing those around him through Christlike words and deeds.
When the Holy Spirit fills a human soul, it forms in that person Christ’s life. The one “who trusts Christ becomes like the Christ he trusts.” (McClaren)