In a recent dream I was at a big conference in Mississippi. A well known prophet came out and was getting ready to speak when the worship finished. I asked them if they needed anything, they responded needing a glass of water. I go out into the lobby of this beautiful five star hotel in search to find some water. What I thought would be a simple easy task, turned into a rather difficult one. I found some water on one of the lobby desks, poured it and was on my way back. On my way back I noticed the water turned brown. I thought that was weird, and went to go find another source of water. Thankfully, I found another water source easily. As the water flowed from the faucet I turned on, these particles of food began to come out with the water into the cup. I thought to myself how gross. For a third time, I went in search of another source of water. When I began to pour the water it came out brown. Then the revelation hit me, the water source at the hotel/conference was contaminated.
As I was reading about the Samaritian woman in John 4, the Lord reminded me of the dream above. Jesus tells the woman in John 4:10,"Jesus replied, “If you only knew the gift God has for you and who you are speaking to, you would ask me, and I would give you living water.” One of the meanings of the Hebrew word for living is fresh. I heard the Lord say many are drinking from stale, dead, contaminated waters and think it's normal, but it's making you sick.
The water in the dream represents the Spirit. The Spirit was contaminated because of the foundation, and what was being allowed through the pipes. It's like when Jesus told the Pharisees about their impurity in Matthew 23:27, "What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs--beautiful on the outside but filled on the inside with dead people's bones and all sorts of impurity. Like the Pharisees, the hotel was beautiful but at the core it was contaminated.
At times we don't always realize there is contamination, because it can be camouflaged. It's so important to be discerning in this hour. Many are being contaminated and becoming spiritually sick because their "water source" is impure. In the first cup of water at first glance it was clean and seemed pure, but eventually turned brown. Things may not always seem impure at first glance, but we have to be discerning or have eyes to see when it does. The second cup with the food I believe represented the impure word that was contaminating the water. We must know the word of God, or know how to test the spirit (1 John4:1) when prophetic words are given. Many skew and manipulate the word, and many don't catch it. Lastly, the third cup came out brown, there was no question about its contamination. After I realized the water source in the hotel was contaminated, the Holy Spirit reminded me I had bottled water I could get for the prophet. This bottled water was fresh, pure, and bottled just for me. When we have the living waters living inside of us, we can give fresh, pure, living water to those that need it
The prophet at the conference I was getting the water for was pure, but those holding the event were not. Don't be persuaded by big names and flashy personalities, check their fruit. If you've been feeling spiritually sick, dead, or dry check the water sources around you. You have unlimited access to the One who's living waters never run dry, and always bring life at each sip taken. Be careful where you're drinking from.
Madeline James is a prophetic writer and voice desiring to release the heart of the Father.