Centuries before Christ was born, the prophet Isaiah foretold much about Him. At Christmas, we often read his amazing prophecy that the virgin would conceive and bear a Son.
Isaiah 11:2 prophesies that the Spirit of God would rest upon the coming Messiah—giving us a wonderful picture of Jesus:
The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord
It’s incredible to think that the Spirit who rests upon Jesus is given to everyone who follows Him! As God promised in Joel 2:28,
“I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh.”
His Holy Spirit abides in us, and Hebrews 13:5 declares,
For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
We may go through periods when we have great faith and a strong sense of anointing, then seem to dry up. Yet God hasn’t left us; we’ve allowed ourselves to become parched and dry.
What’s the remedy? Isaiah 12:2-3 tells us:
“Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; ‘For YAH, the Lord, is my strength and song; He also has become my salvation.’ Therefore with joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.”
This is the prophetic backdrop of Jesus at the Water Festival. Every year, people would draw water from the pool of Siloam, bring it to the Temple Mount, pour it out at the altar, and say, “Let us draw water from the wells of salvation.”
John 7:37-39 records how Jesus cried out,
“If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive.
The whole reason we celebrate Christmas is that God has become our salvation. You can trust Him. If you’re discouraged or overwhelmed, He says, “Come and drink.” And as you spend time with Him at the well, you will receive your strength, your song, your salvation, and the answer to every human need. Merry Christmas!
Scripture is quoted from the NKJV.
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