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IS WATER THE SPECIAL DOMAIN OF EVIL SPIRITS? I was asked this question / read my answer below and ask: What does an alarmist concept steal?

Scripture calls satan a thief and a liar. The shortest job description every written reads: The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly (John 10: 10). 

There is an established pattern of our enemy as the imitator and spoiler of every good and gracious concept.  A picture of the Holy Spirit flowing like living water creates powerful imagery.  Jesus' words are carefully and deliberately chosen to lodge that image in our minds, allowing us to understand something of the life-giving character of the Holy Spirit; water being a symbol of this life-giving attribute; something we cannot live without. In John 7: 37-30 the apostle John quotes Jesus. 
"If you are thirsty, come to Me!  If you believe in Me, come and drink!  For the Scriptures declare that rivers of living water will flow out from within."  John then goes on to explain... (When He said "living water," he was speaking of the Spirit, who would be gi…