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The following is the synopsis as appears on the back cover of the book:
“In February of 1953, Brother Jack Meyer spent a week of intense work at Central Christian College, now known as Oklahoma Christian University. He delivered a number of lectures each day. Some of these were to the entire student body, but most of them were directed primarily toward those who were planning to become preachers, teachers, or wives of preachers and teachers. These lessons were intended to be practical and helpful in meeting the everyday problems that Christian workers inevitably encounter. Many of the suggestions grew out of actual experiences. Brother Meyer had all of his lessons well outlined and copied when he presented them – as he always did. All who heard them agreed that they should be published, so that others might benefit from them.”
Drawing Water from the Wells of Salvation reveals the glory of the kingdom of God. Its design is to unfold the prophecies of the Old Testament in such a manner that the power and beauty of the New Testament church gleams brightly. It is not designed to answer all the arguments of the Premillennialist, though it is evident within the text that such a system of interpretation is wrong. It is designed on a more positive note – to explain the message of the prophets concerning the kingdom of God as it is revealed in the New Testament.
In the opening pages, the author examines the prevailing conditions of the first century and the current expectations of the Jews concerning the promised Messiah. Then the basic rules of interpreting prophecy are clarified. Chapter three launches into a study of the messianic prophecies relative to the Davidic throne and the universal dominion implied in such a reign. The next chapter explores the nature of God’s kingdom and its relationship to the church. Chapter five investigates the prophecies of the establishment of Mount Zion as a place of deliverance and protection for all who will believe. The sixth chapter outlines those prophecies which reveal the peace to be found in the kingdom of God – a peace that is established first between God and the believer and the expands in ever-widening circles to include one’s fellow believers and even all men. The figurative language of these prophecies is explained clearly. Next the militant nature of God’s kingdom going forth as a conquering army is explained as an Old Testament way of referring to the preaching of the gospel throughout the world. The “mystery” of the Gentiles’ entrance into the kingdom is established as a fulfillment of God’s plan revealed through His prophets. Chapter nine discusses the prophecies relating to the Holy Spirit and His miraculous manifestations in the first century. These signs were clear indicators that the Messianic kingdom had come. Chapter ten examines prophecies which describe the spiritual blessings that accrue to Christians in the Messianic kingdom. Finally, chapter eleven examines the restoration prophecies of the Old Testament and clearly proves that they all refer either to the return from Babylonian captivity or to the spiritual restoration resulting from a deliverance from sin in the New Testament kingdom. The last chapter summarizes the book and warns of the popular religious science-fiction so prevalent today.
One cannot read this book without coming to a greater appreciation of the Messianic kingdom of the New Testament. Doug increases our knowledge of Old Testament prophecy as well as enriching our perceptions of the glorious nature of God’s church. Drawing Water from the Wells of Salvation is well researched and its author demonstrates himself to be a capable student of God’s word. He glorifies God and His kingdom while bolstering our confidence in the truth of the Divine Revelation. May the Lord bless you as you study His word as explored in this book.
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