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Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Free water, denied to some, sold to others.

Water, our life force.

Jesus replied, "I assure you, no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit." 

To deny water to mankind is to deprive him of life. 

God freely gave His Son so that we can have life. He bled blood and water on the cross. Jesus gave us His blood and water freely. He paid the price.

Today mankind through war is deprived of water, the source of life. People drink contaminated water because of greed. And they die of a source that ought to give them life.

War is greed. Man is greedy, greedy for power and wealth. This wealth is founded on evil. It is corrupt, selfish and full of pride. It has no thought for the weak and helpless. It thrives on death. Death of persons, death of souls.

Matthew 25:40 says:
And the King will say, "I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me." 

God gave freely. He created water for everyone to drink. War has polluted it and now we end up paying for it, in more ways than one. 

War makes money, it is easy to see why it is chosen. Governments could overthrow war, but they don’t. They would prefer to get their life source from death rather than from life. 

Someone wants war. Be it a Government, a dictator, or a faction.

James 4:1-2 says:
What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? Don’t they come from the evil desires at war within you? You want what you don’t have, so you scheme and kill to get it. You are jealous of what others have, but you can’t get it, so you fight and wage war to take it away from them. Yet you don’t have what you want because you don’t ask God for it. 

Abraham Lincoln was walking down the street one day with his two boys, and they were both crying and frustrated. A man passing by asked, "What's wrong with your little boys?" Lincoln said, “Nothing more than what’s wrong with the world! I have three walnuts and each boy wants two.”

Does this ring a bell with you? Our wants have crescendoed and entered the final stage – war.

Ecclesiastes 3:8 says: There is a time for war and a time for peace. The Bible is very realistic. Sometimes war is the right thing.

But war must come to an end and the victims given a chance to get their lives back again and to drink from the well. Our world today does not seem to know when to stop. It seems to have forgotten what is normal. It is not normal to be constantly in conflict. But pride, want and money dictate now. Others needs are simply not important. But everyone has the right to draw water from the wells of salvation.  

We must pray to God that He will settle the disputes.
Isaiah 2:4 says: and he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation; neither shall they learn war any more.

The United Nations have this upon their wall. “They’ll hammer their swords into plows and their spears into pruning knives.”  But what they have not included is that, it is God who will settle disputes not the United Nations.

And we must heed this call from 1 Timothy 2:1-2
I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.

Therefore we must pray that all peoples will be given their rightful inheritance, water from the wells of salvation. Water from an uncontaminated source. Peace so that swords can be made into plowshares and spears into pruning hooks. Life so that God may be praised.

Psalm 48:10
As your name deserves, O God, you will be praised to the ends of the earth. Your strong right hand is filled with victory.