Clean out, let living waters flow!
Isaiah 12:3 With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.
John 7:38 He who believes on Me, as the Scripture has said, “Out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.”
Recently, Israel announced it was expanding the Pool of Siloam, which they estimated was about an acre and a half in size. The Pool of Siloam is where Jesus sent the blind man to wash [John 9:6-7] and where he regained his sight. Some scholars believe this was where the first 3,000 souls were baptized upon hearing the gospel in Acts 2. [Acts 2:41]
The Pool of Siloam was also the water source for a significant ceremony during the feast of Sukkot (Tabernacles) in the first century. On the last day of the feast, the High Priest went there to draw water, leading a processional of trumpeters, pilgrims, and worshippers to the Temple. Thanks to recent archaeological discoveries, tourists and pilgrims can now follow this 2000-year-old “Pilgrim’s Road” path of the High Priest’s processional, which ended in the Temple courtyard, where the High Priest would quote from Isaiah 12:3, “With joy, you shall draw water from the wells of Yeshua”; (salvation). At this location during the feast, Jesus shouted, “He who believes in me, as the scripture has said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.”
Israel’s archaeological team is removing tons of dirt and debris from this ancient site, clearing the way for clean fresh waters in the Pool of Siloam. We also so desire the rivers of living water Yeshua promised to flow from our inmost being. But is there dirt and debris clogging our spiritual channel? Don’t leave it there.