The Silenced Archers

Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall: The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him: But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob… -Genesis 49:22-24

They that are delivered from the noise of archers in the places of drawing water…-Judges 5:11

It seems that archers and wells frequently go together. It was the blessing of Joseph-“Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall.” But what next? “The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him.” And so in the text: here are wells, but there is the noise of archers, which greatly disturbs those who go to draw water. Brethren and sisters-I think you know, but I will refresh your memories-you know what the noise of archers has been to you when you have tried to draw water. Years ago, with some of us, our sins were the archers that shot at us when we would fain come to Christ and drink of His salvation. When we bowed the knee in prayer, a fiery arrow would dart into our hearts-“How dare you pray? God heareth not sinners!” When we read the word of God, another barbed shaft would be shot against us-“What hast thou to do with God’s word? There can be no promise there for such as thou art. Knowest thou not that thou art a condemned sinner, and that book curses thee solemnly? Turn away from it, of what service can it be to thee?”

Ah! but beloved, you are delivered from the noise of archers now; your sins which are many, are forgiven you; now you can come to Jesus, now you can come to the ordinances, now you can read the Bible, now you can hear the word, and you find that God’s paths drop fatness… for you are accepted in the Beloved, justified by faith, and have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. ~ C.H. Spurgeon


4 thoughts on “The Silenced Archers

  1. The Righteous Branch (Zechariah 6:12) became a Living Vine connecting heaven and earth through the finished work of the cross, so we could join to it and become branches flowing with the same sap, the river of water of Christ Life from the throne, a part of Christ’s Tree of Life bearing much Christ Fruit on earth as it is in heaven!

    In Christ and Christ Jesus alone are we the righteousness of God with Christ; on the Vine as branches; abiding in Christ and he in us! “Accepted in the Beloved, justified by faith, living in Peace with Christ Jesus” and sanctified spirit and soul and body in Christ, even glorified with Christ; if God if for us no one can be against us and gives us all things WITH HIM (Romans 8:30-32).

    We lift holy hands and with unveiled heads through Christ Jesus, the Holy Spirit brings the King of Glory to live, move and have his being, his Life, his eternal existence in us so we can be reconciled with our Holy Heavenly Abba Father, no longer a prodigal son but a son led by the Holy Spirit to grow and mature into a bride, the wife of the Lamb of God to live in His Joy, Peace and Love eternally; to know the Love of Christ, to be filled with all the fullness of God. Thank you Lord and Savior, King of kings and Lord of lords, Faithful and True, The Word of God, The Spirit of God, Christ Jesus!!!!!!!

    “Rejoice greatly daughters! Lo, your king comes to you; triumphant and glorious is he!” Zechariah 9:9 “His dominion is from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth” Zechariah 9:10

    Glory to God in the highest and with His People on earth!!!!!!! Thank you God for your Righteous, Holy One, The Son, The Christ, The Messiah, The Anointed One, The Branch from the highest bough of the Tree of Life and Your River from the throne!!!!!!! We say Yes and Amen!

    “He who is in us is greater than he who is in the world!” “No weapon formed against us shall prosper!” “We are more than conquerors in Christ Jesus!”

    Thank you Abba! Father!

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