The Fountain of Life
Psalm 36:9 “For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.”
Have you drank from the fountain of Life?
Well, if you have, then that living force ought to be turning into a “river of living water” within you.
You see, God’s power is living. It is not a dead, or stagnant thing. He does not save, then desert, and say in effect, “Go ahead and make your way through a hostile world; you will get to heaven alright, but you have to fight your way there by yourself.”
N0. Christ Jesus has promised never to leave us or forsake us. (Hebrews 13:5). Jesus saves to the uttermost.
That means: He saves from the love of sin. This is conviction by the Holy Spirit of the wretchedness of it.
He saves from the guilt of sin. We are born again, and become clean through His sacrifice and resurrection.
He saves from the power of sin. Called Sanctification: it is a setting aside to God of all ourselves, little by little, till we are willing subjects of His Kingdom here, and now, in all our circumstances.
He saves from the presence of sin, when we go to Heaven.
John 7:37-38. “In the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me and drink.
He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.”
Now when you get water flowing, what does it do?
It keeps flowing, one way or the other: when it flows downhill, and it meets a rock in its path, it just flows around it.
This is the way of the Living Water, which is the Holy Spirit within you. He gives light (John 14:26) and life, by the graces of joy, peace, consolation, strength, and love. (Galatians 5:22-23)
But what if there is a hinderance to the living water?
Some hardened place within our hearts: a root of bitterness, or hurt feelings, which will not respond to the gentle influences of the Spirit, as we should.
Perhaps, something hinders your enjoyment of the Lord?
Then seek the Lord, for He is willing and able to see that it is put right.
Are you willing that He should?
Will you yield to Him?
The Holy Spirit will help with that as well, if you will come to Him and seek it.
His power turns our hearts to Him:
Psalms 51:10 “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.”
Psalm 80:7 “Turn us again, O God of hosts, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.
Let the Living Waters flow out of your inner most being, and yield to the Lord: He is the Fountain of Life: and in His Light you will see light.