Preaching, Teaching, and Notes

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.”

No….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, and if there is enough water…over it.

This is the way of the Living Water, which is the Holy Spirit within you.

He gives light and life (1 John 1:7), 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?

Well, we can hinder that influence of His Holy Spirit for a while,….sometimes quite a while……but He keeps His influence coming.

Maybe in a Word here, or a testimony there,….but He keeps pushing against what hinders in our life….cleansing us from our attitude, hurt, and anger….saving us from our weakness….and bringing us into His Light.

As we finally yield to Him.

Ephesians 3:16-19 “That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened by might by the Spirit in the inner man;

That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,

(Notice it is rooted and grounded in love….His love for us, and our reciprocal love to Him……what a foundation the Holy Spirit gives us! What can’t we stand against with love of Christ as our foundation?)

May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;

And to know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God.”

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 (John 7:39), and yield to the Lord.

He is the Fountain of Life: and in His Light you will see light.

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