The Fountains of Life and Death
These two spiritual streams of the Bible are also known as spiritual:
Whereas the one spiritual stream is known as Life, or the Waters of Life, the other is known as the fountain of death, and also as the curse.
The stream of Life contains the peace and blessings from God, with the stream of death containing the wrath of God with all its curses of calamity and destruction and decay.
These two spiritual rivers are also known as the Fountain of Life in Jesus Christ and the fountain of death from the veil of death in Satan. As you seek the Face of God you will need to know and feed your soul on the Fountain of Living Waters in Jesus Christ.
Deut. 30:19, 20 says. “I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days…”
There are two streams of spiritual waters flowing from the Word of God – life and death. The one is from the Fountain of Life which is in the Throne of God, and the other is from the fountain of death which is from the throne of Satan.
The fountain of life is also known as the fountain of living waters and contains blessings and prosperity by the Hand of God (Jer. 2:13; 17:13) while the fountain of death is also called the fountain of treacherous waters and contains curses and disasters (Jer. 15:18).
These two fountains of spiritual waters manifest in your heart (soul) through thoughts. Then, when you vocalise these thoughts through your tongue and mouth, they are called into existence in your life and circumstances.
Mark 7:21-23 says, “For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.” Here our Lord Jesus describes these acts as thoughts.
You can call thoughts into existence into your life or into the lives of others, and vice versa. When evil thoughts and circumstances creep in your heart and life you can bind and demolish them.
2Cor. 10:4, 5 says, “(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.”
Gen. 6:5, 6 reads, “And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.”
The word ‘imagination’ is translated from the Hebrew word ‘yêtser’ which means a form (shape) and figuratively a conception (that is, purpose). The word ‘heart’ refers to the soul of man. So from Gen. 6:5 we can learn that thoughts conceived and cultivated in your mind will produce the imagined deeds, whether good deeds from good thoughts or bad deeds from bad thoughts.
Iniquity Results from Evil Thoughts
In Gen. 6:5 we read that every imagination of the thoughts of the heart of man was only evil continually. In the Bible iniquity is also known as sin (Hos. 13:12); the iniquity of your life (soul) (Ezek. 7: 13); and the iniquity of your sin (Ps. 32: 5).
The involuntary inclination of your soul is to believe and dwell in the light and thoughts from the fountain of death. This nature of the soul is called the flesh, and the desire to fulfil and dwell in this sinful nature of the soul is called the lust of the flesh. To fulfil this lust of the flesh is to work iniquity.
You work iniquity when you believe and speak the thoughts and desires, as well as the dreams and visions of the flesh, into existence in your life.
Jam. 3: 6 (NASB) puts it this way, “And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell.”
God bless and guide you.