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‘Grace Waves Devotional’

Water Gushing From Mouth Of A Well

Jer 2:13 “For my people have forsaken me, the source of living water, and you’ve tried to collect water in cracked and leaking cisterns dug in the ground.” (NKJV)

There were two sources of water in Israel. Man made cisterns dug in the ground, that held rain water and were susceptible to leaks and stagnation, resulting in water loss, and underground fresh flowing springs of living water accessed by a well

The term ‘living water’ is flowing water that is clean, refreshing and pure.

When we received Christ, God removed our old sinful spirit and replaced it with a new righteous spirit (2 Cor 5:17). He filled our new spirit with His Holy Spirit. A symbol for the Holy Spirit is that of water. Life giving, sustaining, refreshing and pure water!

The Bible tells us our spirit is in our belly: Jn 7:38 Jesus said, “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart (belly, abdomen, womb) will flow rivers of living water.” (NKJV)

He also said, Jn 4:14Whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain (well) of water springing up into everlasting life.” (NKJV)

We are to see ourselves as a deep well of salvation (Isa 12:3). At the bottom of the well is the water of life. We are to lower a bucket down into the well to access this water.

There are 3 buckets we can use to lift the water up to the top of the well (our mouth) and drink its life-giving qualities:

1)    Praying in other tongues: When we pray in other tongues we are filled to overflowing with the Spirit. Paul said to be filled with the Spirit (Eph 5:18). The words ‘be filled’ in Greek mean, ‘be being filled’ and is written in the present continuous tense.

As we pray in tongues (the mouth of the well) we are lifting up the water of the Spirit and drinking its life-giving qualities.

Many believers have stopped using the gift of the Spirit, speaking in tongues, because they only do it when they ‘feel’ good. NO! – We pray by an act of our will. It is a discipline and we are to practise it until it becomes second nature to us.

We can pray in tongues, driving the car, cleaning the house, walking, jogging etc. Let’s buy up these opportunities while we can.

2) Praise and Worship: As we praise the Lord in song, we pump up the living water to our mouth and drink to our fill.

Isaiah the prophet looked forwards to our day, the day of the New Covenant and prophesied:

Isa 12:1-3 And in that day you will say:O Lord, I will praise You; Though You were angry with me, Your anger is turned away, and You comfort me. Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; For Yah, the Lord, is my strength and song; He also has become my salvation. ’” Therefore with joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. (NKJV)

Again, many believers reserve praise and worship for Sunday. NO! – We are to offer a sacrifice of praise! (Heb 13:15) as a lifestyle.We praise if we feel like it and we praise when we don’t feel like it.

3) Confessing God’s Word: As we speak out God’s word over our lives and circumstances, we are releasing this life-giving flow of the water of life.

Jesus said: Jn 6:63 It is the Spirit who gives life; The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.

Many believers who know these truths still insist on going to the world to resolve their problems.

Can the world help you? Yes it can. But it cannot impart the life of the Spirit, the life of Christ to you. The word for ‘life’ in Greek is Zoe life. This is God’s own life. His eternal life that saves, heals and restores everything it touches!

The worlds ways are at best are a leaking, stagnant cistern. Instead, why don’t you try going to the best medicine that God has placed within us to meet your needs today.

Rom 6:4 Just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life (Zoe). (NKJV)

Meditation Point: When I need help, I will go to Jesus who can not only help me but impart His life to me!

Phil 4:8 Meditate (think) on these things.

 

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