Recently as I was talking with my new friend TJ Whitworth, a 29 year old dude who has come into some great revelation. Who reminds me, of me when I was about his age. Not that I’m an old man, shoot I’m just about forty, and that is when the real fun begins, am I right “church”?
In any event, TJ kept bringing up the passage from two gospels, where Jesus tells his disciples to prepare for the passover. That they will find a man with a Pitcher of Water. Now at first I sort of blew this off, not that I was blowing off what TJ was inspired to talk about but I didn’t realize how important this topic was. So, TJ, being led by the Spirit of God, saw fit to write me a lengthy and encouraging email, STRESSING the importance of the MAN WITH THE PITCHER. He spoke of many things that it could represent, one of them being the AGE OF AQUARIUS, to which I won’t deny. As you know me, I only share what I have come to understand, and God knows if it is true or not. So, my disclaimer always stands… Take this SHORT ARTICLE (everyone claps), yes this article is not ten pages long, a short one. But a pointed one, and a revealing one I hope.
Coincidently, over the weekend, I had been studying this very chapter for my last article, called “Are We Christ?” … The weird part is, it tied in beautifully with this next article.
Now before I get into the Pitcher of Water and this Man we should follow, I want to start off with the first two passages in this Chapter of Luke…. Enjoy.
Luke 22 1Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the Passover. 2And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him; for they feared the people
This is symbolic People, the FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD, is actually a symbol of the spiritual FEAST of TRUTH (unleavened = no lies) that is coming for many, and for some has come(been revealed).
And yes LEAVEN is the LIES AND PRIDE of the RELIGIOUS PEOPLE/LEADERS and our own RELIGIOUS IDEALS. This is why we are warned to BEWARE THE LEAVEN of the PHARASEES, which is A BUNCH OF HOGWASH/LIES/IDOLATRY.
So the REVEALING of the TRUTH (feast of unleavened bread) is drawing near, called the PASS-OVER. Which is PASSING from DEATH to LIFE. No longer allowing the spirit of DEATH (ignorance) to rule over us. And when this FEAST COMES it is CHRIST (TRUTH) that is bringing it near. And when this happens, the RELIGIOUS thoughts in MANKIND do everything they can to keep the TRUTH (christ) from being revealed to us. Pictured here, by the Religious leaders seeking oppurtunity to KILL CHRIST.
Now, let’s skip ahead a bit and get into this PITCHER OF WATER MAN and all.
8And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare us the passover, that we may eat. 9And they said unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare?
You see, inside each of us, there comes a time when we know it is TIME to get ready to PASS-OVER from Death to life. The problem is, many of us DON’T KNOW HOW TO. We need to be led. We don’t know where to go, what to do. What church to attend? What religion to put our faith in? What to believe and cast away? This is why Peter and John said, “HEY JESUS, DUDE, where are supposed to go to do this?”
10And he said unto them, Behold, when ye are entered into the city, there shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he entereth in.
Let me just point out the symbols here. To get everyone out of the LETTER (LITERAL) which KILLS, and into the SPIRITUAL which gives LIFE and more ABUNDANT life (a large upper furnished room:) you’ll see)
So, the CITY mentioned here that they are about to enter in, is not a literal CITY. It is what they put their faith in, their mindset.
The rich man’s wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit.
A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of the confidence thereof.
So the CITY – Christ (The TRUTH) sends them/us to, is a place where we can LAY DOWN OUR CARNAL LIFE and IMAGINATIONS and pick up the TRUTH (Christ’s cross).
No longer shall our CITY (where we put our trust and faith) be a harlot, but, this CITY we enter into is where we become RIGHTEOUS in Christ.
And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city.
Now when we ENTER INTO THIS PLACE, CITY, we find “A MAN” bearing a “PITCHER OF WATER” – This is a picture of following the TRUTH into a HIGHER PLACE.
Water is so wonderfully symbolic. The FLOOD rids the world (our hearts) of the EVIL/WICKEDNESS in it. Jesus fills the SIX BARREN VESSELS (mankinds carnal heart) with WATER (truth/doctrine) and it is only after that, that the WATER (TRUTH) is turned to WINE (SPIRIT OF TRUTH/JOY)
Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works.
The problem is so few have entered this city to find this man with water. That is why there is so much pain and sadness in the world. Overall, the literal world has not come to the Knowledge of the Truth. They will, but remember the FEAST is drawing near. For many it hasn’t happened. This is why they cry for the WATER, to get the WINE (JOY)
There is a crying for wine in the streets; all joy is darkened, the mirth of the land is gone.
We see WATER pictured everywhere in scripture. We see WELLS being dug, women at wells, water being drunk, people being dunked… WATER is the WORD OF GOD that we are told to drink.
That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
Now this WATER (doctrine/logic of God/logos) SHOULD be drank out of our own cistern.
Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well.
In other words. The TRUTH IS WITHIN all of us. We don’t NEED to go to another to DRINK from their WELLS. This is why Jesus said to the woman at the well, I will give you DRINK that will spring up into ETERNAL LIFE (KNOWLEDGE OF GOD AND THE SON/YOU)
So, when Jesus told his disciples to follow the MAN with the PITCHER of WATER. This is also a symbol of a spiritual shift that takes place INSIDE of us. And sure outside as well. Many will come across our paths with WATER for us to drink. But we can only drink what we already have inside of us. When people share things with us, God has already revealed this WATER to us, within. We already know what we need to know, it simply must be remembered. And this is why we will have others that share with us, and we say “WOW” that is so true… But if truth be told, it isn’t the messenger that revealed this, it is only REVEALED within. Sometimes God uses other people to allow this to happen. But there will come a time, and for many it has, when you won’t need to go DOOR TO DOOR saying know the LORD, for ALL WILL.
Jeremiah 31:33 “But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days,” declares the LORD, “I will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 34 “They will not teach again, each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them,” declares the LORD, “for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.”
Notice, this is HEART work God does. When we enter into that CITY (UNDERSTANDING/FAITH)r we will no longer go to those wells (Religious principles/traditions/teachings) that our forefathers dug that are dried up and have to be continually dug, but we will have water within that continually flows. And so yes, until we do, one way we come to this place is we find others, who have received insight and share this revelation with us. So in essence, we are also following the “man” or “woman” (Their is no male or female in Christ, which we all are) who has revelation to share which will lead us to a higher place. And we will know whether he is the ONE with the pitcher of water by the Voice(words spoken) – Christ sheep hear the Voice. Because, this TRUTH though appearing to come from without, is actually coming from WITHIN and being projected without. (confused yet? lol)
11And ye shall say unto the goodman of the house, The Master saith unto thee, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples?
Now, OUR SOUL (Who we think we are) is the GOODMAN of the HOUSE.
But know this, that if the GOODMAN of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
Understanding that we in fact are the GOODMAN OF THE HOUSE, is VERY IMPORTANT to realize. Look, pretty much everything in scripture is an allegory. Whether it literally happened or not, IS NOT IMPORTANT. But what it SPIRITUALLY MEANS is IMPORTANT.
We are the GOODMAN of the HOUSE… When the CHRIST (TRUTH/OUR LIFE) begins to rise inside of us, when THE PASS-OVER is about to take place. CHRIST needs a place IN US. The TRUTH needs to take residence in our heart.
WHERE IS THE GUESTCHAMBER? Well, if your a fan of the OLD TESTAMENT, you’ll realize that GUESTCHAMBER is what we should always make available for when the PROPHET arrives. To receive the PROPHET’S REWARD which is TRUTH and REVELATION.
2 Kings 4:10
Let us make a little chamber, I pray thee, on the wall; and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick: and it shall be, when he cometh to us, that he shall turn in thither.
And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.
This GUEST CHAMBER is our HEART… And even our LITERAL HEART has CHAMBERS for the BLOOD to flow in and out of. (blood being the life of the body/christ). This is the GUEST CHAMBER. Our HEART. The literal heart has four chambers. The two ventricles (right and left) are muscular chambers that propel the blood out of the heart. – Aren’t there FOUR RIVERS that flow out of the GARDEN OF EDEN as well. :)
In any event, OUR HEART is the GUEST CHAMBER the TRUTH/CHRIST/OUR TRUE LIFE is having us look for, and leading us to.
You see when you begin to follow the REVELATION within (Pictured here by Following the Man with the PICTHER of WATER) you are led to a HIGHER PLACE. You are led to a place of greater discernment, enlightenment, a place where you can finally put to DEATH that CARNAL NATURE that has ruled for so long. And when you find this PLACE in your HEART (THINKING) for the pass-over to take place, there you will find something you NEVER DREAMED OF.
12And he shall shew you a large upper room furnished: there make ready.
Notice, this UPPER ROOM is furnished. Everything you need is in the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. In this HIGHER PLACE you shall not need to do anything, but GET READY for what is to come NEXT!
2 Timothy 3:17
That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
Remember, the UPPER ROOM is also where the SPIRIT OF GOD is poured out upon the DISCIPLES, this is the DAY OF THE LORD JOEL spoke of. Where everyone began to speak in different tongues (they began to speak the TRUTH of God as opposed to the lies of the world)
And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room,
The UPPER ROOM is not just FURNISHED, but it is ALSO LARGE. When we are brought up higher, we are brought into GREAT POSSIBILTY AND TRUTH. It is not a small place but a LARGE ROOM. And look at what that LARGE ROOM really is…
PSALM 31 5Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth. 6I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the LORD. 7I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities; 8And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a LARGE ROOM.
The LARGE UPPER room is GOD’S SPIRIT, the Kingdom of HEAVEN and there is ONLY ONE WAY THERE. By following the ONE WITH THE WATER (TRUTH)
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
And this exactly what the PASS-OVER is all about. No longer allowing the SPIRIT of DEATH to destroy you. The FEAST of UNLEAVENED bread is COMING, and for SOME it is ALREADY HERE. There is a cry going out in the hearts of the land… FOLLOW the one with the TRUTH and come up HIGHER. There are many that want peace, righteousness, faith, and hope to rule their hearts… And that is the GUESTCHAMBER that BECOMES the LARGE ROOM, which is the SPIRIT OF GOD.
13And they went, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover.
And when these people follow the TRUTH (spirit of God) inside of them, they will FIND such a place. And when they FIND THIS PLACE, this great revelation of the Kingdom of God = That God is COMPLETELY IN CONTROL, they will make ready the PASSOVER, even though there are still many thoughts in their midst that seek to betray such (judas)… The PASSOVER still happens, and it is all because they FOLLOWED the MAN WITH THE PITCHER OF WATER.
Okay, I know I said this one was going to be short. Well sorry, I just go on and on, but I hope this article opened your eyes (understanding) to the UPPERROOM that is YOUR HEART and you find the KINGDOM OF GOD right there INSIDE YOU. The HOPE OF GLORY.