Twelve Wells, Conclusion

The Scriptures are full of resources to give the followers of Christ strength and encouragement on their pilgrimage. Our journey has led us to several spiritual destinations comparable to Elim, where the Israelites, travelling through the desert, came upon twelve wells. We looked at four representative spiritual wells from the Old Testament in our last post. We conclude with eight wells found in the New Testament.

  1. The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12). In Christ, believers have lost all. In Christ, believers have found all.
  2. The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:5-15; Luke 11:1-4). Our reverence about God’s name, our understanding of His will, and the desire to see His kingdom come to fruition permeates everything we are and do.
  3. The Gifts of the Spirit (Romans 12:1-8; I Corinthians 12:1-11; Ephesians 4:11-13). These are abilities the Spirit gives to every believer to serve the Body of Christ (the Church) . The gift the spirit gives to an individual is that which can be accomplished with minimum weariness and maximum effectiveness.
  4. The Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-25). The Spirit produces nine godly attitudes that characterize every believer in their relationships to God and others, as well as toward themselves.
  5. The Armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-18). The Lord supplies His saints with sufficient armor to combat and thwart the powers of darkness.
  6. Wisdom from Above (James 3:13-18). This is the skillful application of Biblical knowledge to the matter of practical living.
  7. A Spiritual Chorus (II Peter 1:3-11). This is the lavish equipping of the believer for the noble performance of the life energized by God.
  8. A More Excellent Way (I Corinthians 13). This is the essential condition for the exercise of any spiritual gift.