Two Hills Fountain
"It is up in the
mountains, very cold and clear.
When you have drunk of it you forget forever all proprietorship in your own works.
You enjoy them just as if they were someone else's: without pride and without modesty."
"Every poet and
musician and artist, but for Grace, is drawn away from love of the thing he
tells, to love of the telling till,
down in deep hell, they cannot be interested in God at all but only in what they say about Him. For it doesn't stop at being interested in paint, you know. They sink lower - become interested in their own personalities and then in nothing but their own reputations….if there is any of that inflammation left it will be cured when you come to the fountain…."
(From C.S. Lewis' "The Great Divorce")
Before I came to a personal relationship with God through the Messiah, music was my god. It was what I spent most of my time thinking about, and doing. Now that I have turned away from that idolatrous lifestyle my aim is to serve and honor the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob alone. I am always on guard against things creeping in to usurp God's place on the throne of my heart. That is why when I first published this site I named it, and my music publishing company, Two Hills Fountain. I always want to be reminded of the danger that we all face. C.S. Lewis put it so clearly in his book, "The Great Divorce," which I quoted above. Unfortunately the hosting company that I used to be with let the name lapse and I have yet to retrieve it - so now my web presence name is Messianic Bible Study; however Two Hills Fountain is still the lens through which I choose to look in order to protect myself from walking in idolatry.
My desire is to always drink from the fountain of the Lord so as to always be in right standing with God. My hope and prayer is that this website helps you in striving for that same goal.
God bless you!
Why drink from the fountain?
"Watch yourselves, that you do not forget the covenant of the Lord your God which He made with you, and make for yourselves a graven image in the form of anything against which the Lord your God has commanded you. For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God." (Deuteronomy 4:23-24)
"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might." (Deuteronomy 6:5)
"I know your deeds and your toil and perseverance, and that you cannot tolerate evil men, and you put to the test those who call themselves apostles, and they are not, and you found them to be false; and you have perseverance, and have endured for My name's sake, and have not grown weary, but I have this against you, that you have left your first love." (Rev. 2:2-4)
"For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures. Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their heart to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen." (Romans. 1:20-25)
The benefits of the Fountain
"For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing forth in valleys and hills…" (Deuteronomy 8:7)
"How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings. They drink their fill of the abundance of Your house, And You give them to drink of the river of Your delights. For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light. O continue Your lovingkindness to those who know You. And Your righteousness to the upright in heart." (Psalm 36:7-10)
"The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, that one may avoid the snares of death." (Proverbs 14:27)