RHAPSODY OF REALITIES MONDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER.
REFUSE THE “DIRTS” THAT CAN CLOG YOUR “WELLS” BY PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME.
He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water (John 7:38).
Isaiah 12:3 says, “Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.” Wells of salvation refer to all the blessings of Christ inherent in the deep recesses of your spirit. The Bible says out of your spirit are the issues of life. You carry within you a fountain of blessings.
Now, the devil always seeks to block up “the wells.” Think about it in line with what happened in Bible days: whenever an invading force came into a city, they blocked up the wells in that city with dirt to frustrate the inhabitants. The wells were the people’s source of water—a spring of life, as it were.
Isaac suffered a similar ordeal in the hands of the Philistines. In Isaac’s case, the Bible records, “For all the wells which his father’s servants had digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with earth…And Isaac digged again the wells of water, which they had digged in the days of Abraham his father; for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham…” (Genesis 26:15,18).
In the same way that the Philistines stopped the wells of water belonging to Isaac (in order to frustrate him), Satan seeks to clog the wells of living water in your spirit by ensuring the joy of Christ isn’t expressed in your life. He also wants to keep you from ministering the same joy to other people.
His tools for clogging your “wells” include bitterness, jealousy, hatred, resentment, unforgiveness, fear, and judgmental attitude. Don’t allow Satan plant such “dirts” in your life. He knows you can’t live happily, enjoy life or bless your world effectively when you’re angry, resentful and malicious.
Choose rather to let the joy and love of God radiate from within you to others every day and the devil will have no foothold in your life.
Dear Father, thank you for your love that’s shed abroad in my heart by the Holy Spirit, and for the fullness of Christ in my heart. I’m riding through life gloriously, making progress with giant strides, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Ephesians 4:31-32; James 3:15-17; Hebrews 12:15
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Ephesians 4:17-5:1-2 & Isaiah 25-26
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
2 Timothy 3:1-17 & Jeremiah 46