Beer-sheba

Genesis 21:17 – 19 ~ And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is. Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation. And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.

What do you do when you run out of water? Water is an essential part of our bodies. It evaporates and requires replenishment every now and then. If we go without it for the longest of time, we become dehydrated and that can lead to death.

Jesus said to the Samaritan, whoever drinks from this water will never thirst again. Instead, the water will become a well of water springing up in him to eternal life (John 4:14). This is a conversation where the two were speaking of water that satisfies a thirst. While the woman was speaking in physical terms, Christ was speaking in spiritual to physical terms. See, our carnality limits us to physical provision. Christ however, enlightens us to a certain flow of provision that starts from heaven to spirit to physical. Christ’s kind of provision works with the conscious mind. The conscious mind is the ground where heavenly things are meant to spring out. It is a well of immediate knowledge and understanding. However, this well works well together with the subconscious, the heart from where the heavenly things are placed and government of such also is. In other words, heaven works well with the mind. Without the  mind being intune with heaven, it cannot bring forth heavenly things. Christ tells us that whoever believes in Him, out of his heart shall flow rivers of living water. Therefore, instead of thirsting, one will spring out the water that quenches the thirst in many ways. In other words, one will be a well of water.  In the physical sense, just drinking water when we feel thirsty revitalises us. However, in spiritual sense, drinking water means believing in Christ, the I AM That I AM. Because that name in its own right knows no end, that means that the fountain from where an individual draws their spiritual water knows no end and therefore, shall yield no end, unless the drinking has been halted.

For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks – Mat 12:34

Whatever we speak is what we think. It is purely uttered thoughts. The mouth cannot utter what the mind didn’t first think. Hence scripture says, as the man thinks in his heart, so is he. It is because wherever the mind goes (thinks), the man (body) will utter or execute such. This is why we highly advocate for self control. Self control allows you the power to subdue your thoughts to what is right. It gives you the power to say No to whatever is wrong according to your principles and God’s standard.

This tells us that, our well as human beings refers to the influx of thoughts. The fountain of such however is determined by the state of our hearts. Our worlds are shaped by our hearts, what is in our subconscious. The subconscious is the pool to which the heavenly ideas flow, then transferred to the conscious mind as thoughts. However, when the subconscious, the heart is not in tune with the fountain of life (heaven – Christ), the pool is filled with the wordly ideas.

For us to be able to manifest the heavenly ideas that manifest as thoughts that come into our conscious minds, we have to have the knowledge of The I AM that dwells in our subconscious. See, I AM desires to express Himself on earth through the physical man. That is the purpose of the physical man, to host I AM. However, each individual is to express an element of I AM. Because of such, we can never feel totally complete outside of I AM and the rest of the Body of Christ. We feel complete in our individual capacity when I AM is in power and in control. An individual is the space from which He can operate to bring together the church to complete Himself through the Body. I AM is the truth. He is our true identity.

Beer stands for (a) well and Sheba for fulfilment, completeness, fullness of time. Together meaning a well of fulfilment. Biblically meaning, a well of oath, or a well of covenant. This is a place where the Lord is said to be the Everlasting God, the I AM That I AM.

God has given us Beer-sheba. A well in our hearts, a pool for ideas from The Great I AM. Many a times we get excited when we have a fresh idea perhaps for a business, a hobby, a solution or even a revelation on something. This excitement inspires us to do something about this “click”. It becomes a driver for us. What we don’t realise at times is that what we call inspiration is actually a spirit, giving us something to do powered by an unseen motivation. We have a well in us. It is a well to spring out rivers of living water, rivers of life.

Hagar called the spring of water on the way to Shur between Kadesh and Bered, Beer-Lahai-Roi – the well of the ONE who sees. See, we need that well in us. Infact we need God to open our eyes to see it. The God who is EL Roi sees us, sees our situations, sees our struggles and even our efforts. Above all He sees Himself in us because He made us in His nature. Because of such He has answers to every struggle we face. He created the whole universe, it’s principles and responses. So He has an answer to how we can and should deal with things. The struggle only comes from an opposing space that forces us to think differently to what God is giving us. We were formed out of the dust pushed up from the dark waters. So, there is that negative force in us that wants us to believe things that are not concerning us. However, Jesus gave us His word – the truth and His Spirit – the Helper. All this in an effort to make us come to a full realisation of who we truly are, the vessels of I AM. In an effort to transform us, He aims to bring us to a space of salvation, the well of fulfillment.

Hagar, cried for her child, forgetting that she had already met ONE who sees, and as such even at that moment He was seeing her struggle. Not just seeing, but had an answer to it. The Bible tells us that God opened her eyes and she saw the well of water. Jesus said, I have come to make the blind see and those that see blind. The first time Hagar ran from oppression, her ungoverned thoughts brought her to Beer-lahai-roi, the next stage of her life – spiritual consciousness. However, the second time she left Sarah’s house, Abraham, her divine mind took her to the wilderness of Beer-sheba. Though her thoughts were still wild, they were in a space of faith. It is in this space that God made her see who she was, the well of living water. All answers were inside of her. She just needed to tap into them by confessions of prayer so that I AM could spring them out of her to life.

Child of God, we have a well in us, Beer-Lahai-Roi which becomes Beer-sheba as we mature in faith. We have a covenant with God. He is our God and we are His people. When Jesus opens our eyes to see this well, He opens our eyes to endless possibilities. He opens our eyes to our covenant with the I AM That I AM. See, how we hear God is determined by what we believe about ourselves.Our faith in God, and growth thereof is shaped by our perception of self. That is why in a faith journey there are people who always want to suppress and limit you. It is so that you don’t get to the full understanding of who you are, I AM. Also in our journey there are two voices that’ll always speak. The voice of the negative force deep down in us, as well as the voice of truth in our hearts. It is the Spirit we yield to as inspiration that’ll always direct us. Beer-sheba is the Holy Spirit of God in us. A well through which all positive things come, for the truth is that All things are possible with God, the I AM THAT I AM, that is in us. Hence we are called gods. He is the source of our godship.

Revelation 14:8. And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.

Babylon, Egypt, Sodom or Edom is a mindset of the blind. We may believe that the fall of Babylon refers to an actual physical city falling. A city is a people, a system, a mindset. It is a people, system or thing controlling the minds of many. It’s fall represents the loosening of it’s hold over people’s minds. When Media and Persia (Medo-Persia) overthrew the reign of Babylon, It only overthrew the method of enslavement, but kept enslavement. In it’s reign media, science and technology became the tools of enslavement promoting blindness. Paul was blinded by Christ, and after his process had been completed, the scales in his eyes fell off. This is the fall of Babylon, the scales of blindness on the people falling off, opening their eyes to the Beer-lahai-Roi (spiritual consciousness) and subsequently, Beer-sheba. When you are blind, you are dependent. When you are dependent you are prone to be a slave to that which you believe is your solution. Better yet, you conform and settle because you do not see a way out. Like the blind man at the pool of Bethesda.

Hagar was a slave woman to Sarah. As such, Sarah was her answer. Hence when she ran from her torture she went to the wilderness. This is what we do also when we are in an uncomfortable situation. We run to the wilderness. Wilderness is synonymous to wildness. When we have unstructured, ill-disciplined thoughts, we tend to be wild, ungovernable or unstructural and at that point are unproductive. In other words, spiritually speaking she became full of fruitless thoughts until God showed up and told her who she was. She was special to God, but to herself, she was just a slave with no way out. In the wilderness of Beer-sheba however, God opens her eyes to see who she really was, a mother of a nation. Not the nation under Abraham as she had perceived, but a nation under God. It is in that realisation that she started acting as such. She was fighting for a wrong position yet God had a different position for her, similar but more powerful. It is only blindness that keeps us looking where we should not. Blindness limits our options. The well of God however, confirms that all things are possible with God because He is I AM That I AM. His Spirit is always ready to inspire us towards the perfect direction. We just have to believe. Beer-sheba is the space where God fulfills His covenant with us, being one with Him. It is a space where He reveals who we are to Him and opens our eyes to see ourselves as He sees us. We have to believe and see who we are in order to become I AM. Is it not amazing that God told Moses to say, “I AM sent me”? God was presenting Himself before Pharoah through Moses. This is the realisation that Hagar came to when her eyes were opened. She became conscious of who she was. However, for the conscious to produce in the level of I AM, the will has to be aligned. From that point, opportunities become endless.

May your eyes of understanding be enlightened!

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