THE WELLS OF SALVATION
"Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation" (Isaiah 12:3). Remember how joyful and light we felt when we were first converted. How eager we were to please Yahuwah and to testify as to His wonderful goodness in redeeming us from our sin and depravity. As we journey along the path in our walk with Yahuwah, we suddenly may find our walk not as joyful as it used to be. The excitement and eager expectation in our quest for the truth has been toned down considerably. Yes, sometimes we are almost down-right sceptical of others and sometimes even doubt our own experiences with Yahuwah that we once held so dear. What happened? While we were sleeping, Satan has cast stones into our well, some small and some big enough to be boulders. Stones of doubt, fear, bitterness, hurts, disappointment in ourselves and others, disillussionment of beliefs we once cherished, have all taken their toll and we find ourselves in a place we never thought we would be. Has your enemy stopped up your well of salvation? In ancient times, wells were a very important commodity in Biblical lands for they meant life or death to both people and their animals. In Genesis 26, we find that the Phillistines stopped up all the wells that Abraham had left to his son Isaac. Genesis 26:18 tells us that Isaac had to dig again the wells his father had dug if he ever wanted to again taste that sweet water. Do we also need to dig again the well of our salvation and let the Spirit of Yahuwah examine our hearts and help us to dig out those stones that have been placed there to strangle our thirst for Yahuwah? Can we pray the prayer of David in Psalm 139:23-24, "Search me, O Elohim, and know my heart: try me and know my thoughts, and see if there be some wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting." Then we can say, "O Elohim, Thou art my Elohim, Early will I seek Thee: My soul thirsteth for Thee, my flesh longeth for Thee, in a dry and thirsty land where no water is. To see Thy power and Thy glory so as I have seen Thee in the sanctuary" (Psalm 63:1-2). "Cry out and shout, ye inhabitant of Zion, for great is the holy One of Israel in the midst of thee" (Isaiah 12:6).