“WELLS OF SALVATION”
“Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out
of the wells of salvation” – Isaiah 12:3.
Salvation is a most inclusive word, defying definition to the finite mind. The wells of salvation are so rich, sweet and deep containing a most refreshing supply that flows from the throne of God. They are found in Jesus Christ. “…thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins” – Matthew 1:21.
“Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him does this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at naught of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” – Acts 4:10-12.
Thank our God for the waters of spiritual blessings. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ” – Ephesians 1:3. Jesus said unto the woman at the well, “If thou newest the gift of God, and who it is that saith unto thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water” – John 4:10.
“In the last day, that 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. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not get given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified” – John 7:37-39.
The supply of all that mankind has need of has come unto us through salvation’s wells - Philippians 4:19. We are invited to draw, even for deliverance from spiritual dryness. Heavenly moisture makes the greatest difference in the planting of the Lord. Faith is the most powerful rope by which we may draw.
What deeper bucket could we use to draw with than Joy? With divine joy having flooded our innermost being, we draw in happy expectancy. We thus thirst for more and more of His refreshing billows, never self satisfied. Hallelujah! Having drank therefore, and drinking deeply and freely, our “little,” yet “enlarged,” hearts must well up and overflow with exuberant praise.