Forsake Not the Secret Place and Be Filled with Living Water.
Forsake Not the Secret Place and be filled with Living Water.
An Encouragement to Leaders.
A Vision and Word of a Half Empty Well.
As I was praying in bed last night, I began to get a picture of a person I know at a stone well. The well was understood to be on their property. (I have no idea in reality if there is a well on their property) This gentleman I knew was knelt down by the well. The well wall looked to be about 16”-18” above ground and it was built of old fieldstone. It was open and had no covering.
As I’m praying in the spirit, I’m watching in this vision of the gentleman lean into the well with a 2ft old fashion metal ladle and he would dip the ladle down and come up with a little water and drink it. Then would make a sound of ”ahhhh.” And then he would dip the ladle down in again. He did this multiple times. But the ladle was never full when he lifted up. It was only about half full, if that. In this vision this man never seemed satisfied.
As I watched this I thought, “he is working awfully hard to get to that water and really not getting the fill and refreshing he needs.” If you think about it the ladle was two feet long and his arms were probably a little longer. So that could be about a 5-foot reach down into that well to get water. At this point I asked the Lord, “what am I seeing?” He responded with this. “People are dry and struggling because they stopped going to the right well to drink of the Spirit. There are many wells but only the well of the Spirit will truly fill them and refresh them.”
I was immediately taken to the thought of the woman at the well and where Jesus offered her water that would cause her to never thirst again. She did not understand how that was possible until he spoke with a word of knowledge revealing her situation and condition.
The gentleman in my vision did represent a leader in the body of Christ. I believe there are many of us right now especially leaders who have old empty wells on our properties or in our “backyards” and we have been drinking from a half empty well. These old and dry places of watering have greatly affected our pursuit of Living water. This includes the houses of worship we attend and our own personal daily time of refreshing with the Lord. We have “cut short” the time in His presence and because of that we are running dry and barely getting by. Have we forsaken the secret place? We have preserved old wells of tradition and religion, using old man-made strategies like the metal ladle to draw from an almost empty well.
We have visited old wells, old stomping grounds, or even old watering holes in the world and we should not be because they are dry wells. No longer will they satisfy and refresh us. Instead, we should be going to the well of the Spirit, the well that is full and does not take work to draw from. We simply show up and drink, being watered both by the Word and the Spirit.
Even as I write this, I feel parched in my own mouth and I believe it is just a sign of how dry and thirsty people are for the water of the word and the Living Spirit of God, and many don’t even know it. We are living wells of God therefore we must go to His well and His fountain to fill up so that we can be a place of refreshing that people can draw from and they will never thirst or run dry, just as Jesus told the Samaritan woman in John 4.
We are wells of LIFE!
As you read this today ask the Holy Spirit to illuminate to you what old dry or half empty wells have you been visiting.
Have you preserved a well because of tradition or religion?
Are you trying to use old strategies or tools to get the water from the well?
Have you not tended to your own internal well of being to be filled by Him in order to be a living well for others to come to.
This will speak to many, but I want to particularly speak to Leaders—Apostles, Prophets, Pastors, Teachers, and Evangelists, you must be filled up to pour out. This is detrimental to your personal health and longevity, spiritually and naturally as you run the race of faith. This is detrimental to the health of the body you serve.
I bless you to water your soul, visit the well of the Spirit and be filled up to overflow.
I blessed you to be refreshed and satisfied and that rivers of living water will come forth as you go bringing life to all you touch. Don’t forsake the secret place where you will be filled and refreshed with the Living Water.
He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, “out of his heart (inner being) will flow rivers of living water.”
He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.
For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light.
Proverbs 8:35 TPT
For the fountain of life pours into you every time that you find me, and this is the secret of growing in the delight and the favor of the Lord.
Revelation 22:1-2 NKJVAnd he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb.  In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
I’ve included a link to Ruth Fazal’s “Revelation 22”. From her “A Time for Healing” album. I encourage you to close your eyes and listen to this beautiful song and scripture reading.
Link to song
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