Fri, Aug 23rd - 3:34PM
and sisters, the Samaritan woman in her statement of fact, showed that she was
looking for the coming of Jesus Christ who was above all men and He alone would
tell people all things and all things about themselves. Jesus Christ responded
to her statement of faith of the truth about the Messiah not as though He was answering
a question, but gave her the absolute confirmatory statement that He indeed is
the One she had described: Jhn 4: 26 Jesus saith unto
her, I that speak unto thee am he.
Samaritan woman, dearly beloveds, was initially
asking questions but at the last she made a statement of truth, because she was
convinced of who Jesus is and had no need of further questionings as she
understood Jesus is greater than Jacob, greater than the fathers, Jesus is
greater than all men, greater than any carnal Law, higher than any mountain,
deeper than any well, and alone can freely give to all who believe the waters
of salvation leading to eternal life.
4: 27 And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he
talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou
was a common practice in Jesus’s day, saints (G40 hagios), that women who were deemed as “loose” or
outright sexual sinners received a bad reputation, and would be treated as
outcasts. The so called decent men would
be questioned for even being seen
talking to such a woman , many men would not want to damage their reputation by being seen
with such a woman openly: Luk 7:39.
Jesus’s disciples find Him freely talking to such a woman, but they did not
dare ask Him any questions about it, but no doubt they had questions.
disciples had no clue as to what had taken place between Jesus Christ and the
hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our
as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them
that fear him. 12As
far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our
transgressions from us.
1:21 - And she shall bring forth a son, and
thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
10:16 - And other sheep I have, which are not
of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there
shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
Thu, Aug 22nd - 1:47AM
and sisters, Jacob’s prophecy concerning Judah:
sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet,
until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.
his foal unto the vine, and his ass's colt unto the choice vine; he washed his
garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes:
can find a virtuous woman, her price is far above rubies.
and sisters, based on the biblical record, one would not be likely to find such
a woman in Samaria. Yet the king of glory did not come to Samaria looking for
such a woman in the first place. It is dangerous for a woman to be completely
alone with a man who was a stranger, Yet Jesus Christ is the safest, kindest,
and most gentle man a woman could ever know. Jesus Christ is the best friend a
man could ever have. Lord Jesus came looking for this Samaritan woman, few men if
any would seek such a woman out.
her Maker knowing the depths of her sins and who and what she was came from
eternity and went through mountains to get to her: Psa
86:5 - For thou, Lord, art good, and
ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee. The
Lord would not come looking for up standing squeaky clean ladies in pretty
dresses, nice gents in their Sunday best, children from the best families. No,
He came looking for sinners for all have sinned…
1:18 - Come now, and
let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they
shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as
Isa 52:7 - How
beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings,
that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth
salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
53:11 - He shall see of
the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall
my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
Isa 53:12 - Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great,
and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his
soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the
sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
66:23 - And it shall come to pass, that
from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD.
7:19 - He will turn
again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou
wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.
Christ knew what the Samaritan woman needed and what her heart and soul truly thirsted
after: Isa 55: 1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and
he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without
money and without price. 2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread?
and your labor for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and
eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. 3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul
shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure
mercies of David. 4 Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a
leader and commander to the people. 5 Behold, thou shalt call a nation
that thou knowest not, and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee
because of the Lord thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath
glorified thee. 6 Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him
while he is near: 7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man
his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon
him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. 8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your
ways my ways, saith the Lord. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my
ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. 10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven,
and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth
and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: 11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it
shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and
it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. 12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with
peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing,
and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
Samaritan woman was shaken to her core. Could this man who spoke so kindly, gently
and freely to her, who knew things about her that she never revealed to him,
could He be the man who could give her want her heart and soul truly thirsted
for, and without price? Had she lived among the Jews, practicing the Law
outside of Samaria, it is likely she would have been rejected out of hand as a
sinner not worthy or acceptable to the good folk.
beloveds, the Samaritan woman speaks she is not asking a question but stating a
fact and she has got it right this time: Jhn 4: 25The woman saith unto him, I
know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell
us all things. Jhn
Fri, Aug 16th - 4:26PM
and sisters, Jesus was not angry at the woman, neither did He laugh in her face
as she in error thought she was schooling Him on how the Samaritan way of
worship was so much better than that of the Jews. Others tried to school Jesus too,
and bring Him under the Law which He came to and would fulfill totally. Nobody
has the power to take or drag Jesus Christ any place He did not want to go. Brethren, we know that Jesus knew neither Samaritans
nor Jews truly worshipped God neither kept they the whole Law in their lands. Neither the Samaritans nor the Jews went up
into their respective mountains to worship God, but instead went there a
whoring after the gods they had made with their own hands and also committed
horrific abominations therein: The Bible records Israel was worse at it than
the Samaritans: Jer
3:6 - The LORD said also unto me in the days of Josiah the king, Hast thou
seen that which backsliding Israel hath done? she
is gone up upon every high mountain and under every green tree, and there hath
played the harlot. Harlot is being used generically, applied to both the
men and the women by God.
Himself said that Israel had broken Him: Eze 6:9 - And
they that escape of you shall remember me among the nations whither they shall
be carried captives, because I am broken with their whorish
heart, which hath departed from me, and with
their eyes, which go a whoring after their idols: and they shall lothe
themselves for the evils which they have committed in all their abominations.
did not question the Samaritan woman as to how she supposedly came to a well
with only a water pot and no bucket to draw water with. She had had five husbands and now living with a man she was not married to. There is good reason
to understand that Jesus Christ knew what she really came for at that well, but
gave her what she really and truly needed as only He could do..
addressed none of the aforementioned with her, because He came to preach a
salvation absolutely not based on
tribal, or national origins: John 4: 21Jesus saith unto her, Woman,
believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at
Jerusalem, worship the Father. 22Ye
worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the
Jews. 23But the hour cometh, and
now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in
truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. 24God is a Spirit: and
they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
brothers and sisters. Jesus schools the Samaritan woman as only Jesus Christ can
do. The Samaritans did not know what they were worshipping in their mountain,
although the Bible records devils are
behind idols: Lev
worship of God has nothing to do with physical location. The place of true worship
begins in the hearts of all whomsoever has seen and believes the truth of God and
worships Him in the spirit wherever they are. It did not matter what the
Samaritan woman had done, how low she had fallen, how sinful her life, outcast
from Israel, with no chance of redemption under the Law of Moses. Jesus Christ-
here was a Jew declaring not the Law of Moses, but a higher Law, a deeper
worship bringing the Salvation that arises out of the nation of Israel for all
men and women too everywhere, as Jesus said Whomsoever will drink of the water He will give it
will spring up into everlasting life in them.
Wed, Aug 14th - 5:36PM
THE SAMARITAN WOMAN
Saints, G40 hagios), God’s intent from before
the beginning is that all should be saved, His promise of salvation would not
be only for the nation of Israel under the Law, but to all peoples, all nations
under a new covenant.
Brothers and sisters, most of us know that God
allowed believing strangers to be a part of the nation of Israel except no
stranger could be a part of the earthly Levitical priesthood: the Levitical
priesthood was exclusively given to the tribe of Levi alone; Heb 8:4 - For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that
there are priests that offer gifts according to the law: 5Who
serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was
about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all
things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount. 6But now hath he obtained a more excellent
ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was
established upon better promises. 7For
if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have
been sought for the second.
fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will
make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of
CIRCUMCISION OF BELIEVING STRANGERS :
Exo 12:48 - And
when a stranger shall sojourn with thee, and will keep the passover to the
LORD, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it;
and he shall be as one that is born in the
land: for no
uncircumcised person shall eat thereof.
BELIEVING STRANGERS BOUND WITH ISRAEL UNDER
Deu 31:12 - Gather
the people together, men, and women, and children, and thy stranger that is
within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the
LORD your God, and observe to do all the words of this law:
Nevertheless, the voice of the prophets
throughout the ages would proclaim a new Day, a New Law for all, not limited by
reason of nationality, ethnicity, but freely given to all who believe in the
Messiah, Saviour, Deliverer, Redeemer to come.
Psa 86:9 - All
nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall
glorify thy name.
The Samaritan woman had been rejected all her
life as having no legitimate claims of belonging to the nation of Israel.
Surely, receiving this free gift, this living water, receiving this eternal
life freely given and being available to anyone who wanted it would at last
catch her attention at last. To be freely accepted, no more putdowns, no more
fighting to claim her identity, no more life of shame and rejection. Here was a
Jew like none she had ever met before, so welcoming, so accepting of her. Now
she responds to Lord Jesus Christ:
Jhn 4:15The woman saith unto him, Sir,
give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw. 16Jesus saith unto her, Go, call
thy husband, and come hither. 17The
woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well
said, I have no husband: 18For
thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in
that saidst thou truly.
Uh oh, brothers and sisters, Jesus would never harm her, but there she was a
woman alone with a Jew, and she had to know how Jews dealt with unmarried woman
being with a man, long before the law was established: Gen 38:24 - And
it came to pass about three months after, that it was told Judah, saying, Tamar
thy daughter in law hath played the harlot; and also, behold, she is
with child by whoredom. And Judah said, Bring her forth, and let her be burnt.
Jesus here is telling her that her boasting
about being so much more faithful to the law than the Jews is not true at all.
She cannot justify herself under the law and it seems that she felt it was time
to quickly change the subject to something else. Jhn 4: 19The woman saith unto him, Sir,
I perceive that thou art a prophet. 20Our
fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place
where men ought to worship.
Jesus does not correct her for God for God
rebuked Israel for worshipping in the mountain of Samaria: Amo 6:1. Instead God had established His place of worship to be: Isa 27:13 - And
it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be
blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish in the land of Assyria,
and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship
the LORD in the holy mount at Jerusalem. Isa 66:20 - And
they shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto the LORD out of
all nations upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and upon mules, and
upon swift beasts, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, saith the LORD, as the children of Israel
bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of the LORD. Zec 8:3 - Thus
saith the LORD; I am returned unto Zion, and will dwell in the midst of
Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a city
of truth; and the mountain of the LORD of hosts the holy mountain.
knew the history of Jerusalem also being occupied by Jebusites along with Israel,
and would respond to the woman in a
shocking way: Jos 15:63 - As
for the Jebusites the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the children of Judah could not
drive them out: but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Judah at Jerusalem
unto this day. Jdg
1:21 - And the children of Benjamin did not drive out the Jebusites that
inhabited Jerusalem; but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Benjamin in Jerusalem
unto this day.
Mon, Aug 12th - 3:19PM
and sisters, what questions Jesus posed to the Samaritan woman…If she knew the
gift of God…who it is that spoke to her…who had power to give living water!!!
would expect the Samaritan woman to want to ask who such a person claimed to
be, what was this gift, and what was this living water. Instead the Samaritan
woman replies: John 4: 11The
woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is
deep: from whence then hast thou that living water? 12Art
thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof
himself, and his children, and his cattle?
response expresses doubt tinged with insult-seeing is believing and she notes Jesus
doesn’t even have a bucket to draw up any water. Here is where we need to get
out our microscopes, brethren, she claims Jacob as her father making herself an
heir of his, but makes no mention of the tribe she belongs to. In Israel you
had to belong to a tribe or you did not belong at all.
know Jacob had 12 sons out of whom the 12 tribes of Israel came. We know Jesus came
out of the tribe of Judah the fourth son of Leah, Jacob’s second wife. Then the
woman frankly dares and challenges Jesus in that she believes no one is greater
than Jacob. She said this to the most powerful and greatest human being who
ever walked on the face of the earth. Jesus
will not be drawn in the direction she would like to lead, about who is the greatest,
who are the true heirs, Samaritan vs Jews. Jesus does not even ask her what
tribe she is from, but in her reply to Jesus we now know her origins is that
she was born of the strangers God brought into Samaria and never received by
the Jews outside of Samaria as having any legal right to belong to a tribe. Jesus
could have insulted her back by noting she was tribeless and rejected by the
Jews outside of Samaria. She had yet to understand that His message to her is
beyond righteousness based on national or tribal affiliations.
Lord Jesus Responds with absolutely no references to tribes, or Jews vs
Samaritans or even the Law: John 4: 13Jesus
answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst
whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but
the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up
into everlasting life.