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The Vision: Re-digging the Wells

“And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there. And Isaac digged again the wells of water, which they had digged in the days of Abraham his father; for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham: and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them.” - Genesis 26:17-18

Recovery of something lost, regaining ground wrested by the enemy – such was the nature of Isaac’s work. And, such is the nature of our Lord’s work in this final hour, this time of great testing, before the Son of Man shall appear and “at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation” (Jeremiah 10:10b).

In the year 1517, Martin Luther wrote The Ninety-Five Theses, which soon became the catalyst for the Protestant Reformation and the lens by which many were awakened to the awful corruption in the Catholic Church. The religious establishment had corrupted even the most basic tenants of the faith such as the doctrine of justification — God's act of declaring a sinner righteous by faith alone through God's grace. In its place were the religious exercises of paying indulgences, performing penance to shorten the time spent in purgatory, and confession of sin to a priest through whom forgiveness was granted or denied.

After this Reformaiton work of God was climaxed, a tremendous explosion of the Gospel spread across the globe. Missionaries began to travel to un-reached corners of the earth; and the Bible became available to the common man.

Now, today, almost half a millennia later, the wells of truth have again been filled with debris by the enemy. Many facets of God’s Word that should be clear to us have been completely clouded by the spirit of antichrist that is at work in the world (1 John 4:3). Idolatry and sin have a stranglehold on many, many local churches across our land. There is a perception of spiritual success, yet behind closed doors there is poverty, nakedness and blindness (Revelation 3:14-22). The Lord has begun to remove lampstands. He has taken His presence and testimony from countless places of worship (Revelation 2:5). Yet many of us carry on with our religious exercises thinking that God will still be impressed with our faithfulness even if it is misguided. Oh how foolish and blind we have become.

Many centuries ago, there was a man who wandered throughout the wilderness of Judea. His appearance and manner was strange, but his message drew many to confess their sins and be baptized. “Repent, for the kingdom of God is at hand!” he cried. His message was simple, his appeal was clear. Yet, to the religious establishment his call was intrusive. Its simplicity undermined the very foundation of their system of worship. It was this message, however, that would herald the coming of the Messiah as the prophet Isaiah foretold: “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord; Make His paths straight’” (Isaiah 40:3).

Two thousand years ago this call to repentance reverberated in the ears of God’s people. And today, the cry is sounding again. To five of the seven churches in the book of Revelation, the Lord commands repentance (Revelation 2:5, 2:16, 2:21-22, 3:3, 3:19). To each church, the Lord reveals the sin or deception that has crept into their midst—truth has been compromised, sin has been tolerated, love has grown cold.

Is the Lord calling out to this generation? Is He calling out to His people once again before He returns? There are many voices that seek our attention. There are cries for peace, cries for the church to take dominion before the Lord returns, to lead the cause of social progress. Then, the sword comes from His mouth, “Repent! My people, Repent!”

It is time to re-dig the wells that have been stopped by the enemy! It is time to repent of our idolatry! It is time to submit to the authority of God’s Word rather than the doctrines of men! “For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God” (1 Peter 4:17b).

May this website serve in the vital and intense work of re-digging the wells of our most precious faith. The craftiness of the enemy has caused our minds to become corrupted. May we repent and return to the simplicity that is in Christ Jesus (2 Corinthians 11:3-4). To this end we present the following material with all humility and prayer. “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches” (Revelation 2:7).