Monday, 24 December 2018
It is important when reading the Word to put what is written into context according to the period in time the events took place. Isaiah 12:1-6 was written, as was most of the Word, during a time when there were no modern conveniences. Something as basic as water to wash with did not come out of a faucet. It was necessary to take a jug and to go to the well or spring to fill the jug and carry it back again. People came to the source of water with an expectation and excitement. Imagine getting all the way there and finding water that was not clean or for that matter that the well was dry.
Life was different then and yet if we take this analogy and apply it to our lives today and how we approach God there is much to be learned. In essence life today is easier and yet we still struggle. No matter how much we strive to satisfy our physical needs, even those which are basic for every day life, we will not be filled. The only way we will truly be satisfied is from the spiritual side of life.
What we read within these verses is about the Presence of God and the filling of the Holy Spirit. We need to go to the source of the water with excitement (John 7:37-39)
and then with joy we will draw water from the wells of salvation. (Isaiah 12:3).
Lets go back for a minute to verse 1: "And in that day you will say. These verses were written" So what is written here had not yet come to pass. This is encouraging as we read from verse 5 till the end.
The word gayoot translated excellent things (Isaiah 12:5) can also be translated swelling of the sea (Psalm 89:9). When I read it this way and think of the filling of the Holy Spirit, I can go to the source with great excitement expecting a pending tsunami of the filling of the Holy Spirit. When can I expect this time to come? The
answer is in verse 6, "For great is the Holy One of Israel in your midst!" Who is the Holy One who is yet to be in our midst, it is Yeshua our Messiah.
Let us remember this when the trials of this life distract us. When the enemy throws everything he's got at us in at attempt to keep us from going to the well with excitement and anticipation to draw water from our source, Yeshua.
This is taken from the Harvest of Asher Facebook page.