THE FOUNTAIN OF SALVATION
TUESDAY 18 JANUARY 2022
Salvation is a fountain of living water. It is the springs of supernaturally flowing living water. In salvation lies the glory of the gospel. In fact it is the very substance that makes it the glorious gospel. It is the gift of God that delivers or brings forth eternal life. And what does this gift of God carry with it? As mentioned earlier, wells or fountain of living waters.
Reference: Isaiah 12:3 New King James Version (NKJV) "Therefore with joy you will draw water From the wells of salvation."
Indeed, with joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. Here, the state of being joyful is the abounding quality of being confident in the God of your salvation. Ephesians 2:8 says, "For it is by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not from yourselves; it is the gift of God." Salvation is a gift of God and it comes by faith in Christ Jesus (see Galatians 3:26 NLT). Therefore our joy is dependent on God who grants the gift of salvation.
Acts 4:12 (NIV) says, "Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved." Beloved, if you are saved, with joy you will drink deeply from the fountain of salvation. Joy is part of the fruit of the Holy Spirit which distinguishes us from unbelievers because we've been gifted with the Holy Spirit as a result of our salvation. This Joy produces our mental stability and its characterized by divine strength (see Nehemiah 8:10 NIV).
Joy in the Lord results in cheerfulness and brightness of attitude and actions about everything. In other words, our joyful response to the things of the Spirit makes us better, wiser, brighter and rapturous. Even in trials that we face, joy helps us to persevere and win because it develops the true character of Christ in us. No wonder James wrote, "Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow" (James 1:2-3 NLT). Now note the expression in the latter verse (James 1:3), "For you know!" Here it implies that joy manifests by knowledge. Without it, you won't know how to draw water from the wells of salvation.
Now watch this: In John 4:7-10 (NIV), a Samaritan woman came to draw water from Jacob's well where Jesus sat down. Jesus asked her for a drink but the Samaritan woman hesitated because in those days, the Jews did not associate with Samaritans. Then Jesus answered, "If you knew the gift of God and who is asking you for a drink, you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water." Why didn't Jesus go straight to the point by saying: "If you knew who was asking you for a drink, rather He stated first, "if you knew the gift of God"? Here it is the same reason about "joy" that transmits on the strength of knowledge. Nobody can be joyful about what they don't know of. Even the revealed truths of the Scriptures that manifest God, our joy is based on or sourced from the divine knowledge it conveys.
Firstly, Jesus touched on the fact that the Samaritan woman was ignorant of the gift of God, which is salvation, and for this reason she had no access to what would empower her to draw water from the fountain or wells of salvation. So she lacked the true joy that would grant her access to the everlasting fountain. In a nutshell, to draw water from the wells of salvation, you must first of all, know and receive the gift of salvation from God.
What is "wells of salvation"? They are the benefits of salvation or redemption, such as divine provision, health, supply, prosperity, wholeness, abundance, grace, safety, victory, increase, dominion, sanctification, justification, peace, sufficiency, righteousness, holiness, success, honour, excellence and beauty. We draw these benefits with joy through knowledge, speaking in tongues and other forms of prayer, constant meditation on the Word, serving God in spirit and in truth and other sacred and godly practices. Shalom!
Scripture Reading - John 4:14; Acts 4:12; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9-10.
Guided Prayer: Dear Father in heaven, I thank you for my salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. With abounding joy, I draw water from the wells of salvation, indicating the channel through which the great blessings of the glorious gospel find expression in my life. Thus, I walk in perfection and I'm assured of daily victory, success, prosperity and dominion. I'm forever grateful that the proven character of my faith is fully and clearly revealed as more precious than gold as I express great and unconditional joy in the Lord in Jesus' Name, Amen!