Saturday, October 20, 2018


Today’s Reading: John 4

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This photo was taken in Caesarea Philippi, also known as Banias. The water originates from Mount Herman then flows into underground springs. It then makes its way down to the Galilee, into the Jordan River, and eventually to the Dead Sea. The water provided life to ancient Israel and still does today for modern Israel.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where Reynold took the photo, click HERE.

Key Verse: John 4:14

…but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.


In the last nine verses, Jesus is back in Cana. Jesus said, “Go your way; your son lives,” and a fountain of healing water burst forth on the north shore of Galilee, about 18 miles away. The man’s son was healed. The woman Jesus met at the well in Samaria had been doing her best to quench her spiritual thirst for love and purpose in life. She’d had five husbands and currently was living with a man who was not her husband. When she believed in Jesus, an artesian well bubbled up with such satisfaction and joy that she left her water pot and rushed to tell others about Jesus, bringing many to Him. What began here in Samaria was continued later by Philip. Philip had four daughters who were prophetesses. Revelation 19:10 tells us that “The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” Philip and his girls were exercising New Testament prophecy, telling everyone about Jesus. Fountains of living water were springing up all over the place! Please read the sequel to Jesus’ visit to Samaria in Acts 8:5-17. Everywhere Philip and his girls testified for Jesus, there was new life. This is the primary ongoing sign of keeping filled with the Holy Spirit. Peter quoted the prophet Joel about this kind of prophecy. It was the birthday of the Church (Acts 2:16-18). Let the living waters erupt. Drink deeply and bring others to the fountain.


Lord Jesus, I drink of You. My thirst is quenched. May I not keep this living water to myself. That would be so selfish. May I offer a drink to everyone I meet. Jesus, You are the “Fountain opened in the house of David for sin and uncleanness.” Amen! Thank You, Jesus, for fulfilling the prophecy of Zechariah 13:1.


I was 18 years old when I rented a hall for Sundays and began a Sunday School. I realized that I would be a hypocrite if I didn’t do everything I could to give “the testimony of Jesus,” as I mentioned above. I would deceive myself if I claimed to be filled with God’s Spirit, even though other gifts of the Spirit were evident, if I were not a personal soul winner. That Sunday School has grown to become a fine congregation in the area today. I’ve learned that when the fountain flows in and through me, I have unbounded energy for service. Jesus had been hungry and sent His disciples to buy food. When they returned, He was no longer hungry. The flow of the fountain of God’s Spirit is physically strengthening. As the woman we read about was bringing the people of her community back to the well to see Jesus, He said words I am taking to heart every day. I believe Jesus pointed to those streaming toward Him, and that’s when He said to His disciples, “Lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest” (John 4:35). I make a new commitment to Jesus now…as long as I live, I will offer the living water to thirsty souls and work to bring lost souls, the harvest, to Jesus.

Yours for the full, free flow of the Living Water,


P.S. Norma-Jean, as a little girl, lived in the village of St. George, Ontario, for a time. She would tell me about the artesian well in the village to which people would come from as far away as Toronto to fill up their containers. When we moved to the area as a family, we often did the same. One day, I came to the well and found it was covered with concrete. Some government official declared it a health hazard. For 150 years people drank from it and no one ever reported illness. Throughout the centuries, religious bureaucrats have shut down the free flow of Jesus’ Fountain. For me, I’m going to keep digging new wells. How about you?

25 thoughts on “Saturday, October 20, 2018

  1. Your legacy carries on, David Mainse. You are still digging new wells and implanting the seeds of Jesus’ Word through the blog. He is the way, the truth, and the life. We thank You, our Heavenly Father, Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, and sanctified Holy Spirit. Wishing all saints a blessed day in the Lord.

    Holding you in prayer, sister Irene. I have missed you and all the saints. Asking for prayer, as I just got back, yesterday, and had a bad fall at my apt; very sore but thankfully nothing broken.

    Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10 NIV

    Matt Redman – Gracefully Broken (Lyric Video) ft. Tasha Cobbs Leonard

    • Missed you Beverlee Kaye…I pray a quick recovery from the fall. Thank you for prayer, the doctor said the valve replacement
      l went well…and I should be able to benefit from it after a while, praise God!

      • PRAISE THE LORD! PRAISE THE LORD! PRAISE THE LORD! We thank you Lord that the surgery for Irene went very well and that she will be rejoicing and thanking You Lord for her good health! We are thankful that the valve replacement went well, Thank you Lord for this superb medical team! TY Lord, TY Lord, TY Lord! amen amen amen

    • God bless you Beverlee Kay, so nice to hear from you! Have been praying for you!
      I say that line from Psalm 46:10 at least a hundred times an hour! I get anxious so I shout that line out loud…
      Praise and Thank God that nothing was broken during the fall! Lord I plead the Blood of the Lamb over Beverlee Kay and all of us that we do not fall, that You Lord would keep us safe, we will not come to any harm we pray this in Jesus Name amen amen

  2. I’m sorry to hear you had a fall Beverlee. It can take a while to get over a fall, as I recently discovered. Get any help you need, such as physiotherapy, if appropriate. Dear Lord, please help Beverlee to heal quickly.

  3. I’ve seen the well in St. George. Maybe traffic concern was a problem that added to the decision to shut it down. We had similar springs in several places in the Kawarthas. I don’t know if they have now been boarded up or not. May our “water” be continually available to others. May you recover well, Beverlee. Missed your input & music links too.

  4. Beverlee said it best,David’s legacy still carries on his work.One of my closest friends,”Rev Fortier” is 83 and fell the other night.X rays revealed he has a bruised rotator cup in his shoulder.He seems fine with Tylenol 3.(( He often encouraged me with:”… being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
    Philippians 1:6 New International Version (NIV) ))
    There is a 24/7/365 spring about a mile away that the locals have used for years.A well pipe brings it to the edge of the road.If only it were as easy to get them to drink ‘the living water.’ God bless

  5. So sorry Beverlee that you fell yesterday, I fell backwards last December and had a torn rotator cuff, if your pain continues therapy might help. In the meantime I will be praying for you.

    Hope you are doing well Irene, praying for you as well. Blessings to all today. Eleanor M

  6. Dear Beverlee,
    Sorry to hear about your fall and thankful that nothing was broken.
    We missed hearing from you. Welcome back!
    God’s richest blessings be upon you and all fellow bloggers.

    Thanking our wonderful Saviour for giving us living water. Let everyone who is thirsty come and be satisfied!

  7. prayers for Sylvia; her husband went to be with the Lord on Oct 18th; his name was Fred; they had a very wonderful marriage; we pray the Lord will guide Sylvia on her next journey; we ask God to guide her as to what to do with the farm, in Jesus Name we Pray amen

  8. I thank the Lord for yesterday, I had a very nice time! Had a good sleep; going swimming now, Pray the Lord keeps our homes safe! No evil will enter The Lord has put His angels over our homes and we are safe, we Thank the Lord for this and we pray this in Jesus Name amen

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