Bring those around us to Spring of Living Waters
In this Corona infested World, we are still the salt of the earth who can bring healing to those with the lockdown bad experiences, like the salt that brought healing waters out of the bad waters… 2Kings 2:19-22
💦Jericho was once a thriving city with fortified walls and the valley was fertile and fruitful, until the walls came down and Joshua cursed it. “Cursed be the man before the Lord, that riseth up and buildeth this city Jericho: he shall lay the foundation thereof in his first-born, and in his youngest son shall he set up the gates of it.” Joshua 6:26.
💦Five centuries later the once fertile land is now desolate, accursed of God. Even the springs suffered the blighting effects of the curse. But in the days of Ahab’s apostasy, through Jezebel’s influence, the worship of Ashtoreth was revived, Jericho, the ancient seat of this worship, was rebuilt, at the cost to the builder. Hiel the Bethelite offering his sons as sacrifice, 1 Kings 16:34.
💦When the men of Jericho, came to Elisha, they said, that the spring waters that was once living waters has become bad and the land was barren and unproductive. As soon as Elisha heard their problem he said, “Bring me a new cruse, and put salt therein.” Having received this, “he went forth unto the spring of the waters, and cast the salt in there, and said, Thus saith the Lord, I have healed these waters; there shall not be from thence any more death or barren land.” 2 Kings 2:19-21.
💦Elisha gave them a permanent solution, turning the curse into a blessing. It was the wisdom and the grace of God that brought healing waters to the city of Jericho, though they did not deserved it. But, the favour of God came to the people of Jericho, to show that God was willing to heal the Israelites from their backsliding
💦Child of God, Remember this,
Jesus, centuries later taught His disciples when He declared, “Ye are the salt of the earth.” Matthew 5:13. The salt mingling with the polluted spring purified its waters and brought life and blessing where there was bareness and death. We as the salt of the earth, in this world that is filled with the corona fear and smell of death, have to bring those around us to Spring of Living Waters so that they can be saved, healed and have hope for a future.
💦In this lockdown when the anxious hearts are opened to the heavenly influence of truth and love, these principles will flow like streams in the desert, causing fruitfulness to appear where there are barrenness, unproductivity and death like situations. Let’s our saltiness increase and diffuse into our surroundings to bring each one to source of the Healing Waters, like the cruse of salt turned the curse into a blessing…Amen🙏
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