Dig Deeper New Wells For Awakening

By Greg Crawford Apostle

We have all heard of digging existing wells of past revivals so we can experience new revival in the present. We study past revivals, try to imitate and have gone to places where revivals broke open, and yet we still do not experience revival today. I agree that we need to look back to our heritage but we cannot go backward to create our future. God never took people backward in the Scriptures to go forward. He constantly talked to his people about leaving the past to embrace the future. Even though there's nothing wrong with our past, if we are not careful our past can become a false finish line and we will never see the future that lies before us.

God has been dealing in our ministry, not about re-digging the wells of the past, but about digging a new deep well of our future. I want to take a few moments and just look at the pattern of existing wells, the digging of new wells, and the awakening that will come once the new wells have been opened.

The best example of a significant well is found in John 4 with the woman at the well in Samaria. This well was Jacob's well that he dug and passed on as an inheritance for future generations. Wells were strategically placed in areas that had lack. Wells are places of reserve. Wells are where communities come together and are open to all. The sustainability of a community and possibly even a culture, was determined by the longevity and a deepness of the community well. The deeper the well the more valuable it is to a community. Jesus came and sat down upon the well to talk to the woman. He was seated upon a promise that had been passed down from generation to generation. The well that had been dug now became the point of Jesus touching one who has been an outcast. The Scriptures tell us that the woman told Jesus this well is very deep. Here are just a few scriptures relating to deep wells or places in God:

Psalm 42:7 Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me

Proverbs 18:4 The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.

Proverbs 20:5 Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.

Daniel 2:22 He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.

1 Corinthians 2:10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

You see the place where the Spirit is doing the greatest work is in the deep things of God. Many of us today only have a surface relationship with the Holy Spirit, yet we can go much deeper in understanding the ways in the Spirit. I desire to be where the Spirit is working constantly and that requires that I search out the deep things!

As we look back at where this well began, we go to Genesis 26. As we read the account, Isaac started digging a well after he settled the issue of where God wanted him to be positioned. He did not arbitrarily decide to go out and start digging a well. He allowed God to bring him to the place where the well would be most effective in his life. God spoke to him to stay in the land and bless the nation with his offspring. God said that the famine in the land was the same as what Abraham experienced.

Genesis 12:10

10 And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land .

famine = the hunger of a nation and individuals, to be hungry or wanting,

leads to hardship and even starvation

Amos 8:11 will be the "famine of hearing the words of the Lord."

Grievous = heavy, great, massive, make dull, make burdensome,

  • Hebrew kabed and also can be the word Kabod glory, honor, power
  • Its primary focus is on the heaviness and hardness of heart towards the spiritual condition of others
  • Sin which weighs down a person making them heavy and dull

Abraham entered Egypt to escape the famine when God wanted him to be the answer to famine. He returned back to the same starting point with the promise not fulfilled yet. God was now telling Isaac not to make the same mistake Abraham did and leave the land even though there is famine.

We need to see that God has placed us as he pleased, in places of famine to be the answer. So many today are leaving those places and running to places where wells are already dug. It is hard to be in the place of famine for several reasons. There is no self-sustaining provision when there is famine. There's no income source. There is no place that people want to come to be influenced. And there's no place to sustain an inheritance. But sitting in every place of famine is a hidden provision.

There are two distinct things that happened when Isaac settled in the land. Vs. 12 Isaac sowed in the land even though there was famine. He received a hundredfold and was blessed of God. God proved to him that He was this provision, income source, and had the ability to influence, even in the midst of famine. Many of us have been in this place yet we have not seen the full promise come to pass. But have we sowed into the land? Isaac then repositioned himself within the land. He was sustained when he dug the past wells, but had great increase after he dug the new wells. The past wells we have opened are not taking us forward in our walk or encounters with God. Only when Isaac left the past wells and put himself in a position that he had to have a new well did he get his encounter.

No opposition to reopen past wells because people have already experienced the benefit from them!

People really are not concerned about us reopening past wells. They have settled the issue of what that would represent in their life, and how it affects them or how they can benefit from it. They may have partaken of that well in past times but are too lazy or unwilling to open it again or even to keep it open. They might just be waiting for someone to come along and do the work for them.

Genesis 26:17-18 And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there. 18 And Isaac digged again the wells of water, which they had digged in the days of Abraham his father; for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham: and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them.

Genesis 26:19-20

19 And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of springing water. 20 And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water is ours: and he called the name of the well Esek; because they strove with him.

Isaac started to re-dig the wells of his father since he was involved in the first digging, he knew where they were. We are the same way. We look for what is familiar all too often and wonder why things do not work out. It is like us today looking back and trying to open something that has already been. But every well he opened was taken over by the enemy until he opened new wells. New wells were not taken from him! The question is, are we to be focused on re-digging old wells or digging new wells!

New wells always have opposition because they require a commitment and investment to own the land

Genesis 26:21-22

21 And they digged another well, and strove for that also: and he called the name of it Sitnah. 22 And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove not: and he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said, For now the LORD hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.

Isaac started to dig new wells. New wells always create opposition. All three wells were in the territory of the Philistines. It was a sign that he was coming to take ownership. The third well was the key well. It was the well that opened the way for God to meet with him personally. You see old wells have previously set boundaries. But new wells have no boundaries to them. Old wells only require removing some debris. New wells require greater investment, mining for a hidden resource. The process of digging new wells builds strength, patience, and character. Old wells only means following old patterns. Even today much of what we do is old patterns, yet new patterns are emerging.

God is directing us to not be concerned about old wells. He told me the angels will keep them open for us. He said we are to dig deeper our new well. If God is directing us to dig deeper, it means there is a treasure of what He desires. In other words, God is not directing us to dig without result. If God is saying dig deeper, then we must be in the right location.

The question comes into play, why the new well and why deeper? A deeper well means greater resource, a cleaner resource and less chance of being empty. It also means more time and investment. It also means to reach a new supply that maybe has not been tapped before.

But God told me a reason why we are to all dig deep wells. God desires us to deepen until we all reach the same source, not some shallow wells and some deep and some being fed off of sub terrain cracks or fusions. But wells that reach the same underground stream that so that we all drink the same flow. And all offer to our communities the same living water from the same source!

There is a final well being dug in this hour and God desires this generation to work in digging this final well. He has shown us where to dig, how to dig, and that there is a source under our feet. What is this well we are digging? We are digging of the well of the third great awakening!

Once this well is dug, God will meet with all people and all nations. This will be a flow that will sweep everything in its pathway into the Kingdom. It was the third well that had been dug deep and remained. We think we have had opposition but most of our opposition is from ourselves.

This third well or awakening will cause a separation from chaos into order, Gen 1:13. It will produce resurrection power not on our lives but within our lives. The Church will begin to live in third day glory. We will see the final destination of promise Gen 22:4. It will enable us to come before the king like Esther, Esther 5:1.

We are coming into an unprecedented moment of Grace that the world and Church has never experienced!

Hosea 6:1-3

Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. 2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. 3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.

This awakening unlike the first two of reviving will shift our position of raising us up! It will bring us to the wedding feast of John 2, which was on the third day and the place of the first miracle and transformation. It will produce the fullness of the Spirit, the fullness of the Kingdom, the fullness of the apostolic age, the fullness His glory, and bring the heavenly pattern to the earth.

We need to refuse to believe in a shallow flow and believe for artesian flow. In other words, there is a divine flow coming! I encourage you not to get caught in re-digging what "has been" and settle for it because it is easy. But go after what John said, "What must be"(Rev 4:2). You have been positioned in the place of famine not to look for escape but to change the land! Dig deeper your new well and then your encounter with God will come! Dig deeper so we are all drawing from the same source!