Summary: When we drop our bucket into the well of salvation we can see how God has abundatly bless us.
The Wells of Salvation
Intro. Isaiah 12:1-6 (3)
-Vs. 3 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of
the wells of salvation.
-The Wells of Salvation
-Wells in Israel were usually just a hole in a rock.
-Let’s see what we find when we drop our bucket into
the wells of salvation.
-We Must do it with Joy…vs 3.
1. Abundant Praise vs 1.
-Do you praise the Lord for your salvation?
-Praise in such a way that we hold nothing back.
-Abundant praise involves.
--Saying it -- Thou shalt say… Vs. 1,4
--Singing vs 5
2. Amazing grace. Vs. 1
-God’s wrath was upon us
-By his grace his wrath was turned away.
Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
-God’s grace can only be defined as AMAZING.
-Woman taken in adultery – “Neither do I condemn thee, go, and sin no more.” (John 8:11)
3. An Awareness of God’s presence.
-Vs. 2. I will trust and not be afraid.
-Psalm 23: 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
-Vs. 6 for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.
-Matthew 28:20b “and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world”
-There was not one second of this week that God was not with us.
-We should not pray, “God be with us” when He has already promised His abiding presence.
-We need an awareness of His presence.
4. An Abiding strength.
-Vs. 2 the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength
-God give us strength to keep going when we feel like we can’t
-God give us strength to do things we things we cannot do.
-God gives of strength to endure whatever comes our way.
-God gives us strength to resist the Wicked One.
-It is God-given.
Psalms 18:2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
Psalms 18:32 It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.
Psalms 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalms 29:11 The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
5. An Atoning Sacrifice
Vs. 2 he also is become my salvation.
- Jesus laid down his life for us.
John 10:17b “I lay down my life, that I might take it again.18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.
-God in the flesh…
-He gave Himself for our salvation.
-Abraham and Isaac.
-Gen 22: 8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.
-Jesus is our Atoning Sacrifice.
2 Corinthians 2:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Conclusion: In the wells of Salvation we find…
-Awareness of God’s presence