Evidence of our Wellspring

Will the real Jesus Christ please stand up!

Does my life truly reflect Jesus Christ? It very may well from an outward appearance. But, what is the evidence of the wellspring? When I examine the evidence of my wellspring (heart, mind), my answer is an honest no..  the evidence of my life does not reflect Jesus Christ as a whole. Sure, my life does reflect Christ at times, but not as often as the flesh would like me to think. When I honestly examine my wellspring, my thoughts do not always reflect Christ. The true evidence is in my wellspring and not necessarily in my outward actions or words. The true evidence always stems from my thought process and heart. There is some major trickery involved by the wicked one who wants me to believe that I am in a place that I am not. The evidence of my wellspring speaks the truth, regardless of what the emotions say or what the outward actions say. I pray the following confession and lesson blesses you –

John 7:38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

Proverbs 10:11 The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

Proverbs 16:22-24 Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly. The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips. Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

I’m being very transparent here. I ask that readers seek themselves to make sure they are not deceived too. God is my redeemer and my confession is music to His ears. This is for your benefit as much as it is mine.

What is the evidence? This does not include what man can see outwardly. The evidence is what God can see, the wellspring, the heart. There is major trickery that can happen in this vessel of mine and it’s called the pride of man. It’s the “Look at me” and “Look at what I do” type of thinking, and it can deceive me via emotion/feelings/sentiments of the flesh.

This deceptive evidence that I’m speaking of is an evidence that is based on outward works, which appear Christlike. It is a trap of works as well as a snare of puffing up of self, egoism, humanism, etc. The flesh may protect discovery of such evidence with fiery darts of distraction such as: “It is far from me to not be as I appear to be. That would be some very serious wickedness, then I won’t be as awesome as I appear to be to the rest of the world. I will be revealed, I must hide it.” – All of these fiery darts are evidence of emotions. The root of these emotions is a wellspring from the flesh. This trickery hides the truth.

To that, I say PFFFFT!!! What’s the true evidence of our wellspring!? We Christians are about evidence of righteousness, not evidence of keeping a self-image in tact. We are about examining the wellspring and confessing if need be.. not hiding evidence. We are about being holy and revealing wickedness when it is present, even if it resides within ourselves. I can hide all I want, but God sees the evidence of this wellspring. Wanna know a secret that isn’t really a secret? Others can see the evidence of our wellsprings too. Even if we try to hide it, it still will be revealed through our words, actions, the things we talk about, the things we watch, the people we hang with, and all the other evidence that we reveal through our interaction with others.

Not only do my thoughts not always reflect Christ, but my words and other evidences do not always reflect a wellspring of Christ either. I have to caution every believer: If we do not examine our wellspring and look at the evidence without an emotional view, then we very well may be deceived into thinking that our works are good when they only appear as coming from the good. They very well can be coming from the emotions and sentiments of the flesh, and not from Christ. What’s the REAL evidence (not the evidence that we want to see). Will the real Jesus Christ please stand up..

This all started the other day when I met with Pastor Christian Nwobu. He walked up to the table of our meeting. He had his little boy with him. His little boy, based on my views, had a cold. Sniffling, saggy eyes, etc. His boy walked by the table coughing and I asked, “Your boy has a cold eh?” His calm response, “..it’s just a cough.” His wellspring had evidence, fruit – Faith. How do I know it was the fruit of Christ? It shined a light and revealed the evidence of my wellspring – a wordly view. The Pastor didn’t preach a word, but I saw the fruit/light of Christ.

As I was typing that last paragraph, Pastor Christian called me. I spoke to him about this evidence of his wellspring in Christ. He gave the following testimony: “When I was in Germany recently, my wife called. She could not find the boy. But I knew he would be found. 4hrs went by and my wife called again, and I was laughing on the phone, knowing that the boy would be found and that all is ok. A brother in-Christ thought we had found him because I was laughing on the phone. When I revealed to him that the boy was not found yet, but he will be, the man started to weep. I asked him, ‘What’s wrong?’ and he said, ‘I do not have faith. I would be in a panic over this situation if it was my child.’

What I’m getting at here is that the evidence of our wellspring as Christians will be one of 2 things – 1) Truly in-Christ as with this Pastor or 2) In the flesh, deceiving as light.

I pray this blesses you. In Jesus name, amen.

joseph