"Wells of Water"
I want to
speak to you in this message about 5 kinds of wells.
"Cisterns that can
water". Is like a person
who has not the indwelling Spirit of God.
2:13- "For my
people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of
living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can
hold no water."
"Ye have forsaken me".
the Israelites Ye have forsaken Me and that they were like broken
cisterns that can hold no water. Water is symbolic of the Sririt of God
and many people in Churches today are like broker cisterns without the
indwelling Spirit of God! They have never been born again and they
don't understand what the preacher is talking about
when he mentions spiritual things. They are going to burst Hell
wide open unless they get the broken cisterns mended and get them
filled with living waters from the Lord! God's living waters can quench the thirsty
soul of mankind and
provide satisfaction for his spiritual
needs but It seems like we are
always refusing God's way and replacing it with our way which leads to
a thirsty soul with out Christ. Many false religions are sending their
followers straight to a devil's hell.
2-Peter 2:17- "These
are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to
whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever".
If God destroyed those who
refused him in Noah's day and destroyed
Sodom and Gomorrha because of their corruption; don't expect him to
overlook your sin!
(2)- The prognosis.
God's judgment is on the way.
2:4- "For if
God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and
delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;"
spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher
of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;"
turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with
an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live
2- Peter 2:9- "
The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to
reserve the unjust unto the day of judgement to be punished".
Mend the broken vessel.
Until you mend the
broken cistern; it will
never be able to hold the Spiritual refreshing from God and you can't
mend it by your self. You need to ask Jesus Christ to forgive your sins
so there will be room for the water of life. You need to ask Him to
come into your heart to live forever and He will fill you with LIVING
2- THE SHALLOW WELLS OF FOLLY.
16:22- "Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that
it: but the
instruction of fools is folly."
(1)- Folly when understood
"Understanding is a
wellspring of life unto him that hath it";
(2)- Fools love folly.
instruction of fools is folly".
The fool hath said in his
heart, there is no God. How many times have we offered God's
saving grace to someone who thought we were foolish and refused to even
talk about their eternal destination. They will still be saying, "It is
folly" when they stand before almighty God and hear Him say, I never
knew you and cast them into a lake of fire where they will spend an
eternity without God or His Son.
3- THE DEEP WELLS OF DOUBT.
4:11- "The woman
saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is
deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?"
(1)- Doubt damns
The woman at the
well doubted that Jesus had the means to help her.
thou hast nothing to draw with, and the WELL IS DEEP;
(2)- Doubt questions
the source of redemption.
From whence then
hast thou that LIVING WATER". You see Jesus had offered
waters that would quench her thirsty soul and fill her with His spirit
for all eternity but doubt
kept her from seeing anything
reasoning. Many of us are in the same category as the woman at the
well. When are we going to lay aside our doubts and fears and trust God
to save us and to keep us saved until we meet him face to face.
12:3- "Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells
(1)- A Personnel
experience of God's saving grace brings joy.
I can relate to the song- JOY, JOY in my
soul today because Jesus has wiped my sins away!
(2)- A Proper
testimony creates a joyful noise unto the Lord.
We as children of the
living God ought to be the happiest people on earth but you can't
convince most people of it
by the expression on our faces.
8:10- "...The Joy of the Lord is our
strength". No wonder
there are so
many weak Christians. Why can't we put on a smile and show
the world how great a salvation we
have in Christ?
(3)- A Personnel witness brings joy to
brings souls to the Saviour.
2:19- "For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are
not even ye in
the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?"
7:38- "He that
believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall
flow rivers of living water."
If we as Christians
want to live a victorious
life, we need living waters flowing from our innermost being and
when that happens we won't have to hang a sign around our neck telling
others that we are children of God. Scripture tells us that we are
epistles know and read of all men. You and I might be the only gospel
someone sees as we go about our daily routine.
(1)- Remember Broken cisterns hold no water!
Jeremiah 2:13- Romans 3:23.
"We have all sinned
and come short of the glory of the Lord".
(2)- Remember that God is the only one who can mend a broken vessel.
"Therefore with joy
shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation".
(3)- Remember that wells of blessing come from God
alone. Neh. 9:20.
"Thou gavest also thy
good spirit to instruct them, and with-heldest not thy manna from their
mouth, and gavest them water for their thirst".
As long as a
person remains a broken cistern; he or she will never have
the life giving Spirit of God indwelling them but when God mends a
broken vessel, you can count on it holding water, so let the
your broken vessel today and accept His Son as your only hope of
Put aside that shallow well of doubt and make Him your Lord and
Saviour. When all this is
can look for GOD'S WELLS OF
T. Tyson Sr.