Israel is often depicted at the stretch of land from Dan up north to Be’er Sheva down south. Recently, while visiting Be’er Sheva (in Hebrew: the well of the oath), as I stood at the great reservoir, an ancient well where Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob built altars and brought sacrifices dedicating this Land to the Lord, I began to think about the significance of water.
When you are building a large city, you need to keep in mind the protection of its people, possessions, and, most importantly, water. In order to sustain a sizable population, building large-scale water reservoirs would be of the utmost importance.
In the video attached, you see the stones they used to build this reservoir are from the ancient times of Israelites when Beer Sheba was first constructed in the times of Abraham, then continued by King Hezekiah. It is a unique experience to stand in the middle of that biblical reservoir and think about what they had to do back in those days to preserve enough water for people to drink.
This thought leads me to the New Testament, where one of the representations of the Holy Spirit is water. Just as it was vital for the survival of a city to have a large water reservoir, it is equally essential for us to have the presence and life of the Holy Spirit in us.
Yeshua said: “if anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink” (John 7:37)
The Lord promised us that we would become that source of living water. You have that water from the Most High God inside of you! You are His vessel, a well of God carrying the living water of the Holy Spirit inside. What an amazing revelation!
My prayer for you today: “May God renew His water in you so that you will become a source of water, a source of blessings, and a source of life to others around you.”
Blessings from Be’er Sheva — the ancient city of our patriarchs: Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob