We are living waters…

READ: Genesis 1:9-13

And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so (Genesis 1:9).

Dry ground appears forming continents. Can you picture GodÂ’s power forming the rocks then crashing down on them to weather them and thus producing soil for the coming of plant life?

Every view of nature speaks volumes to us about who God is, what He does, and what He intends. These things are at once real and visible and, at the same time, the picture of something unseen that relates to our inner life. Are we not the soil of God from which life should spring?

This is what is pictured here, the story of our human life. Life depicted by the waters being divided by the land showing life and death. Rising out of us is shown land. Land capable of producing fruit, but also barren land, incapable of doing so.

We can see in the oceans humanity before Christ, incapable of fulfilling what God desires; a new humanity is shown being called out of the old, it is capable of producing the fruit God envisions. Humanity as we know it is one ocean. Before Christ it was a fallen people blinded, darkened, confused, restless, and, as the ocean, one yet divided. Fallen humanity is separated into divisions: nations, peoples, and tongues. The prophet Isaiah says, “the wicked are like the tossing sea, which cannot rest, whose waves cast up mire and mud” (Isaiah 57:20).

You are asking, “Do you mean that all who are not Christian are wicked?” We need to bear in mind that you can be knowingly wicked, and you can be ignorantly wicked. People who are exposed to the knowledge of God’s purpose, His love, and the program He has for the deliverance of humanity and yet resist God’s work, rejecting the Saviour Jesus Christ and refusing to yield to His gracious call, are clearly wicked and oppose God’s will. They are raising their fist in a defiant act against their Creator. That is also why they are restless. The restlessness of our age is directly due to the fact that it is wicked. It is pictured by the ocean, with its wild, surging waves that are never still.

But out of that ocean there comes a fruitful race of those in Jesus Christ, all one originally in Him as the continents were once, but now divided and scattered by the forces that have come in since to separate us from one another. Yet there is an ever-present underlying unity that we discover when we come together in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Lord, thank You that You have brought me out of my old ways and into a new humanity, and that as part of the new humanity I can bear fruit for You.

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