He who has faith in me, out of his body, as the Writings have said, will come rivers of living water. John 7:38
Jesus talked with the Samaritan woman at the well. He promised her water that would quench her thirst so it never would have to come back. And of course she wondered how that could work. The answer to that:
As long as the well is on the outside, you need to come back.
As long as you are looking for the answer to your problems, for the food of your soul, for signs of the times, for reason of spiritual growth on the outside, you need constant refreshers.
As long as you understand the windows of heaven promised by God in Malachi to be on the outside, you are on a never ending search.
As long as your confidence is in man, you are doomed. You will get stabbed in the back, let down – and even if you don’t, the uplifting does not last.
Look at the woman at the well. She had 5 husbands, and did not even marry the 6th. Man – as 6 is the number of man – did not give her what she needed. The seventh did – but not on the outside.
For centuries, we have searched our fulfillment on the outside. The pastor of our church was in charge of giving us spiritual food, keeping us going, and no matter how much we received and worked with it, we needed to go back. If we did not get what we needed we looked for another well, another church – or we exchanged the pastor in our current church.
Pastors, fellow Christians, fivefold ministries are essential. They teach us and equip us for the ministry, until we are all mature and in unity. But they are not in charge of our well, they are not our well.
Our well is depicted in the second chapter of the bible. God planted a garden in the east of Eden. He then let a river flow out of Eden into the garden and from there into the world.
We see the well again in Ezekiel. The river starts in the Holy of Holies. It flows through the temple and from there into the city and then the world.
And again in Revelation. There the river starts at the throne and runs through the city and out of the city.
We are God’s garden. We are the temple. We are the New Jerusalem.
Eden is the supernatural realm. So is the Holy of Holies. And our spirit. And there will be no difference between the supernatural and the natural realm any longer in the future.
What do I mean by that: the river starts in the supernatural, breaking forth into the natural in the garden, in the temple. The place of breaking forth is the well. As we are the garden, as we are the temple, the place of breaking forth, the well, is within us, and from us into the world.
In Genesis, the third mention of Eden and the garden is the garden Eden. In the third feast, Tabernacles, we progress into the Holy of Holies. And in Revelation, there is no more temple, sun, or moon, as God lives in there midst. He in me, and I in Him. The more the river flows, the more we will become him, indistinguishable, and will realize that we are the well. We are the windows, the flood gates of heaven. The water, the Spirit, the supernatural flows from us.
We do not have to go back to a well to quench our thirst. We are the well. We just have to be.
Jesus proclaimed this truth at the end of the feast of Tabernacles. Just have faith in Jesus. Just believe that he has done it all. Walk out what already is. Just be who you already are. A well to feed this world. Others will turn to you, but hopefully won’t stop there, but become a well themselves. If you only lead them to your well, the job is not done. You make people dependent on you. Lead them to have faith in Jesus. Lead them to become a well of their own.
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