JACOB GETS THE LID OFF
Jacob fled for his life. His brother literally wanted to kill him! He came to the distant land of Padan Aram where shepherd girls were waiting to water their congregation. These shepherdesses were delayed because those strong enough to remove the stone protecting the well had not arrived. When Jacob saw Rachel daughter of Laban, his mother’s brother, he manhandled the stone from the mouth of the well and watered the sheep.
Several people were needed to move the stone but Jacob single-handedly removed it. Jacob was tough, the kind of guy who wrestles angels. By the way, he later married Rachel who was probably swooning, “My, he is so strong and handsome!”
GETTING THE CAP OFF
Many believers have perfectly fine wells with lots of water but their wells are capped. They cannot access the water because heavy weights block the opening. Those caps may seem so immense; it appears a herculean task to remove them. We can help one another get the caps off!
If you or your friend feels a restriction in experiencing the Father’s love and power see if one of these caps need to be removed.
Unbelief – God is not interested in me.
Fear – I dread the future
Pride – I must look important
Presumption – I can do it my way
Grief – Nothing can remove this pain
Unforgiveness – I would rather have them punished than personally know God’s peace
Ask God for discernment. He may reveal blockages like apathy, self-sufficiency, false loves or distractions. Those stone caps can be heavy so if you are having a little trouble don’t hesitate to ask a brother or sister to give you a hand. We can get the lids off together!
Steven C Johnson