Genesis 26: 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.
Wells in ancient times were valued assets essential to sustaining life in the often harsh environment that people lived. Skill and wisdom were needed to know where and how to dig a well; a miscalculation could result in wasted time and energy digging but never striking a source of pure water. Wells of water gifted with specific names were dug in the days of Abraham, but these wells had since been filled-in by the Philistines and therefore needed to be dug again to reveal once more the water that gave life to so many.
Those sources of water are wells of revelation dug by the apostolic fathers but which were stopped by demonic power during the seven church ages, cutting the people off from essential Bible truths till the end time. It was at the end time that the S-O-N (Isaac) came as the Son of Man (Christ) in a son of man (the prophet; Malachi 4: 5) to open up again the doctrinal truths of water baptism, the Godhead and the Serpent seed etcetera; these were the original wells that needed restoring so that the elect could again drink of that life-giving water.
Genesis 26: 2: And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of:
Genesis 26 is the only chapter in Genesis exclusively devoted to Isaac; it opens with the LORD instructing Isaac to dwell in a specific land: the same land where Abraham had digged the original wells of water. Branham is our father of the faith, and the wells of revelation that he dug in the Word is where we are to dwell… in the land of the revealed Word where wells of springing water are plentiful.
Genesis 26: 19 - 22: And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of springing water. 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. And they digged another well, and strove for that also: and he called the name of it Sitnah. 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.
Esek (Contention) and Sitnah (Strife) were springing wells of water dug by Isaac’s servants. The herdmen of Gerar tried to claim these wells which caused much contention and strife between the two parties. Whilst such unrest was present, Isaac moved on and dug another well; he did not allow himself to become caught-up by such things; he kept digging, opening up more channels in the land for others to drink of the precious water; he was making these channels available to all whilst others were trying to claim and control such resources.
The message world too has been shaken by much contention and strife as great revelations in the Word have been tapped by the fivefold ministry whilst many with personal agendas have risen up to promote themselves as special men of the hour who claim rights over these revelations so as to control and manipulate the people in order to expand their ministerial empires. But whilst all of this is happening, the faithful fivefold ministry, those trustworthy servants of Isaac (Christ) are continuing to move in the Word, digging well after well, revealing to the elect the many hidden truths of scripture that were located by the prophet. These mature servants of Christ do not entangle themselves in political battles or personal agendas, they just follow Christ and dig where he directs them to dig, and as long they follow His divine leadership, then many more precious truths of God will continue to bless the elect of God around the world.