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    by Dale Krebbs

Your Future And A Fountain
Date Posted: March 4, 2018

If you are a Christian, your life has already been arranged, predestined, ordered, directed, guided. You are cared for, guarded, and provided for - and above all - loved…

The operative and most important word is…if! If you are not a Christian, then you are on your on. Now and forever.

Unless. Using that word “if” again, you can. You can become a Christian. All the benefits above can be your life and your eternal inheritance.

Most of us have seen a fountain. The most common being a water fountain. There is a beautiful water fountain near where I live. It is rather tall, reaching upward ten or more feet, with a stream of water reaching upward through the middle of it, and then pouring out into multiple leaf-like limbs, beginning with short ones and spreading out longer until the water falls into a basin below. It can be heard from a distance.

The water is collected from the pool into which the water has fallen is then circulated up to the top when it begins another journey downward as it had traveled before, to travel many times before evaporating, then to be replaced by water from an invisible source. Therefore it never runs dry. All functions endlessly.

I would miss it if it were not there.

The Bible speaks of a fountain many times throughout its pages. There are more than thirty references to a “fountain” or “fountains” in the Bible. The majority are used to relate to God’s creations - you and me. If a fountain is referred to so many times, perhaps we should consider them to be very important, and something that God uses to illustrate His will and His love for His creations - you and me.

You and me.

Notice what God speaks to us via a fountain. Your destiny and mine are revealed by His use of the analogy of a fountain. The book of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes have the most references perhaps, but references to a fountain or fountains is scattered through all of the Bible. Notice a few:

“Earnestly remember your Creator before the silver cord [of life] is broken, or the golden bowl is crushed, or the pitcher at the fountain is shattered and the wheel at the cistern is crushed,,,” - Ecclesiastes 12:6

“The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life and his words of wisdom are a source of blessing, But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence and evil.” - Proverbs 10:11

“Like a muddied fountain and a polluted spring Is a righteous man who yields and compromises his integrity before the wicked.” - Proverbs 25:26

“Let your fountain (wife) be blessed [with the rewards of fidelity], And rejoice in the wife of your youth.” - Proverbs 5:28

Perhaps the following scripture serves to sum up the value of the Fountain of life - Jesus Christ:

“How precious is Your loving kindness, O God! The children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings. They drink their fill of the abundance of Your house; And You allow them to drink from the river of Your delights. For with You is the fountain of life [the fountain of life-giving water]; In Your light we see light. O continue Your loving kindness to those who know You, And Your righteousness (salvation) to the upright in heart.” - Psalm 36:7-10 (AMP)

As we can see, it is in God that we may live forever and enjoy eternal life. The fountain of life is bringing forth water of life. The source of the water of eternal life are now flowing. That source is Jesus Christ.

Are you drinking from His fountain?

" The [Holy] Spirit and the bride (the church, believers) say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take and drink the water of life without cost." - Revelation 22:17

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Biography Information:
Dale Krebbs served as an Elder, preaching, counseling, and conducting Bible studies for over 25 years in Texas, California, and Arizona. He is now retired, lives in Arizona, and continues the study and research of Gods Word.
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