“Therefore with joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation” (Isaiah 12:3)
Jesus Christ compared the fountain to the Salvation (John 4:14). But compares the anointment to the river of living water (John 7:37-39). The fountain can be beneficial only to a few. But a river could be beneficial for a whole nation. The rivers are very useful for agriculture. In some rivers, there are ship transportations too.
Some people stop with their experiences of Salvation. Some neglect the Holy Spirit which is the river of living water by refusing to receive the experiences of anointment. There is joy because of Salvation and there is joy because of anointment too. The joy arising out of combining both the joy of Salvation ((Psalm 51:12), (I Samuel 2:1) and the joy of Holy Spirit (Romans 14:17) is required for you. That is the joy which the world can neither give nor take. Some people used to sit sadly with a dejected soul while committing sins. Since King David committed sin with Bathsheba, the fountain of Salvation did not pour out from his heart. He sadly pleaded “Restore to me the joy of your salvation and uphold me by your generous Spirit.” (Psalm 51;12)
But the joy arising out of the Holy Spirit is like a big river. “….for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. (Romans 14:17). The anointment which God gives mercifully brings three things to your heart. Firstly the righteousness; secondly the heavenly peace; thirdly the joy of Holy Spirit;
When I was saved I rejoiced with the thoughts like “Since Jesus has come into me my sins have been forgiven, God has relieved me from the slavery, He has written my name in the book of life, all the old things have detached from me “ I gleefully sang the Tamil song which explained the greatness of the joy of Salvation.
After this, God anointed me. I felt as god’s love being poured into me like a big river of living water. I sang and danced in happiness told God that it was enough and my small body could not withstand more anointment. Dear children of God do not stop with Salvation. This strength of high is highly essential for you to lead a life of purity and to successfully complete the run.
To meditate: “Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem[a] until you are endued with power from on high.” (Luke 24:49)