Down to the Last Drop by Guy Cohen, Harvest of Asher, Akko, Israel
There is always a fight for the soul of man. Our soul is always thirsty; looking for something to satisfy. When the soul is outside of God’s will, it will seek water from all kinds of toxic wells.
God is the one who gave us the spirit of life, and He wants us to drink from Him as the source of living water. As I look at this world, I see how difficult it is for all of mankind, because they think their only potential water sources are what they see around them.
In Jeremiah 2:13, the prophet speaks about two evils:
Leaving the source of living water
Hewing out cracked and leaky containers that cannot hold water
“What fault did your fathers find in me, that they strayed so far from me?...
“My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.” (Jeremiah 2:5, 13)
What happens to people who dig and dig, plan and build, run to achieve, look to each other for satisfaction, look to politics for solutions and look to peace agreements for security?
Their soul quickly runs dry, finding itself far from the promises of God, drawing from an empty well.
When Elijah stood on Mt. Carmel after three and a half years of drought and famine, it was time for the rain to come. It was time to stop the idolatry. Time to look to the real source. Time for the king and the people to see who the real God is.
After Elijah’s prayer, a cloud appeared from the West coming toward the Carmel coastline, carrying water - rain for the dry land. What a victory, what an amazing moment it was to see this water falling on the earth! However, at the same time, Elijah was broken because he could see that the heart of King Ahab had not changed. When God looks over the earth, He is searching for a people with a heart toward Him. The people are His creation, His beloved and He waits for the moment when they will turn their eyes toward Him and soften their hearts.
In John 7:37-38, Yeshua proclaimed from the temple during the finale of the Feast of Tabernacles:
“Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within him.”
When the soul meets its creator and trusts the Lord, then it meets the source of living water and it fulfills its destiny here on earth.
We, whose eyes the Spirit has opened, are called to be priests of the Lord in every area where He puts us here on earth. We are called to intercede, to witness and to reflect the source of living water so that every soul will have the opportunity to connect to its creator and be satisfied in Him.
“As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?” (Psalm 42)