Is Jesus Messiah & God In Human Foam ?
John 4; 1- 42
This is a narrative about a Samaritan woman and her encounter with Jesus at Jacob’s well and had impacted on her and the people that lived in Samaria in a village called Sychar. I will demonstrate that Jesus is the Messiah who came in the flesh and was foretold by the prophets in the Old Testament. I will also show you that he came into the world for such a woman like the Samaritan woman. Who was an inmoral person who lived outside the of God will just a view of the world, and was the Savior of the world.
Approximately noon the hottest part of the day, Jesus was sitting at Jacob’s well, and just finish walking all morning and was tired and thirty, from the long journey. A woman approached him to draw water from the well. Jesus requested water from the women, and she said How could you asked me for water? Since Jesus was Jewish and they did not associate with the Samaritan people. Actually the rabbis also treated women like second-class citizen and they would not allow them to be teachers nor teach them. Because Jesus was a Rabbi he broke the tradition when He spoke to the woman. The woman was missing the point, Jesus being patient with her echo in these works,“Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” The woman noticed Jesus had nothing to draw the water from the well, since the well was too deep to fetch the water,and said“you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. She still wasn’t getting the point, one more Jesus was being patient with her. Jesus uttered these words,“Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again; but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.” she stated these words, Sir, give me some of this water so I will not have to draw water from this well in the any more! Jesus said go get your husband and come here, she said I have no husband Jesus said, You have correctly said, ‘I have no husband’; for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; this you have said truly.” the Samaritan woman was inmoral and Jesus drew that out of her.
Note that Jesus did not mention that she was a Samaritan (mixture of Jewish blood & Assyrian blood & were depised the Jews people )nor being a woman,a stigma in that day that hung around her neck and the Samaritan people as well and felt like a millstone around their necks. While she was born a woman and was Samaritan, in itself there isn’t anything with that. Personally I am against this kind of behavior and the labels that people on others. To me the skin color and what nationally your are, they are precious in Jesus sight. Evident that He spoke a her.Well scripture does not declare it, however the people living in Sychar at that time, did not want to associate with her because of her lifestyle. While she wrong, nonetheless the town people were wrong as well Indicating the time of day she went to fetch the water and where she got the water from at Jacob‘s well. Apparently there was a well closer to village. She wanted to avoid the townpeople because of her lifestyle perhaps she was also a shame avoiding the townpeople . Jesus did overlook her behavior, nonetheless nor was He trying to shame her, but to give her hope. Jesus major responsibility was to be the Savior of the world rescue such people like her, and he wanted to give her hope relieve of her shame guilt.Often these type of people are most appreciative and become the most effective evangelists, because they are forgiven for their many transgressions. Luke :7; 36-50, because they sense and feel God’s grace upon them and being redeemed for the many transgressions in their lives and they are se free in Christ.Romans:5; 20-21,
The Samaritan woman sense he was a prophet. The woman declared to Jesus,“I know that Messiah is coming (He who is called Christ); when that One comes, He will declare all things to us.” John;4:1 17,25-26 and Jesus echoed these words to her,“I who speak to you am He.” In the original manuscript the word He was not there, note the two words I Am. In Exodus 3; 14 the LORD stated these words to Moses,’ AM WHOM I AM “ the Hebrew definition is Yahweh; meaning the God of the past, present,and future.Because of holiness of God the scribes would not say or write Yahweh instead they wrote the word and said Jehovah meaning the I Am the closest hebrew meaning is translated into english I AM BECAUSE I AM or I WILL BE THAT I WILL BE. Meaning the God of the past, present and future in short eternal God who has no beginning nor end. Jesus stated these same words twenty three times in the Gospel of John, “I AM bread of life”John;6:41,48,51, “I AM the light of “the world”John; 8:12,”I AM the door of the sheep”John;10:5,6 “I AM good shepherd”John;11.14“I AM resurrection and the life”John;11:25 I AM the way the truth and life”John;14:6”I AM the vine John;15:1,5, Making claims that he is God in which he was. The same Jesus who also appeared before the apostle John on the Isle Patmos uttered these words, “I am the Alpha and Omega” Revelation 1;8; the first and last letter in the Greek alphabets. Note that he appeared before Apostle John many decades after this incident.
Messiah means anoint one or Coming one or Greek word Christ in short to saves sinner from their tyranny of tyanty sin, from holy rightous God, who hates sin and declare us righteous before God. The Messiah is define as a person who is expected to save people from a very bad situation; (example sin). Jesus Christ, regarded by Christians as fulfilling this promise and expectation. Found in John 4:25, 26. Jesus reveal that he was the Messiah; to a Samaritan woman, who was inmoral. This was the first recorded incident in scriptures and it was to a sinful woman who Jesus declared this to,not to an Israelites leaders John;4:26. To bring hope to her and the Samaritan people; in Acts 1:8 you will see that they will be part of the redemption plan and the gentiles as well. Indicating the real reason why came into this world to redeem us from our sins. Mhile Andrew stated this to his brother Peter,“we found the Messiah in John;1:41; note that Andrew stated these words,not Jesus.
There also was others antitype of Christ throughout the Old Testament were was anointed by God to rescue the Israelites,from their oppression. Like Christ,they rescue or save people from a very bad situation. Abraham, Moses, and David had similar traits as Jesus Christ did. While there was well over 300 prophecies in the Old Testament was foretold about the Messiah And Jesus fulfilled these prophecies new testament : However, I do not have time to go into the details.
When the Samaritan woman heard this, the lights suddenly turned on,or some would a Holy Spirit moment came upon her and she left her waterpots behind, and went into the village and said to the men and women,“Come, see a man who told me all the things that I have done; this is not the Christ, is it ? The first evangelist was a woman. Note that her intention was to get water, from Jacob’s well and did it in the hottest part of the day because she wanted to avoid the townpeople. Note that she dropped her water pots and spoke to the townspeople. Indicating she was redeemed from her iniquities. Townspeople saw the change within her. They went out to meet Jesus. Many of the Samaritans believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified.‘ He told me all that I have done” they asked Him to stay; and He stayed there for two more days. Many more believed because of his words; and they were saying to the woman,”it is no longer what you said that we believe, we have heard for ourselves and know this One is indeed the Savior of the world.“
While Jesus dwelled here on earth and after His departure into glory. Many men and women with colorful past some people often would view them as the last people that would come to faith in Jesus Christ. However when they repent of their sins. Often they would become the most effective witness in God’s kingdom. The immoral woman in Luke 7; 36- 50 is an example of her faith and appreciation what Jesus did to her by cleaning His feet with her tears and dring them with her hair, Jesus declared that she was forgiven for her sins and said, your faith has saved you go in peace .Romans:5; 20-21, But where sin increased, grace increased all the more,so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. This passage relates to the sinner who is now redeemed from their many sins when acknowledging Jesus as Lord . For example in Luake 7;41.
There many stories within New Testament that indicate Jesus came into the world to redeemed sinners.
Notable Failture In Scritures
The thief on cross first person to accept Jesus as Lord.
The apostle Peter who denied Christ three times was the first person to preached the gospel and three thousand came to faith.
Apostle Paul tried to destroyed the church. He became the apostle to the gentiles.
John Mark bailed out on Paul & Barnabas when they needed him. Became the second greatest missionary in the church history wrote the Gospel of Mark.
Notable Failture In History
John Newton foul mouth sailor who great delight insulting Christian was converted to Christianity and wrote many Hymans such as Amazing Grace,MayThe Grace of Jesus Christ Savior,and How Sweet the Names of Jesus Sounds.
John Calvin studied to be priest and was loyal to the church, his father withdrew pristhood and traineda humanist lawyer.He converted to Christianity and shaped the Reformed Movement
John Bunyan in his youth and was morally reprehensible as a result, who spent much of their time in Taverns and Brothels of Newport Pagnell. Examples of sins which John actually confessed to are; profanity, dancing, and bell-ringing. Thinking He committed the “pardonable sin he keep living the immoral life.He heard a voice stating accept Christ or go to hell. He became follower of Christ and Baptist minister. He was arrested for preaching the gospel without license and served time. He wrote The Pilgrim’s Progress is arguably one of the most widely known allerories ever written,and has been extensively translated. A personal book about himself Grace Abounding To The Chief Of Sinners.
Notable Failure in American
Sgt. Alvin York was born, Pall Mall,Tennessee, while poor they worked work, however Alvin was prone to fighting in bars and accumulated several arrests within the area.In December 1914 he accepted the Jesus as Lord Savior and forsoke his life style. While the church was pacfic abhor violences or any form of war he was torn torn between conflicting loyalties. Patriotism or pacficism. He later saw the wisdom taking arms especialily those who threat against the world. He felt Germany was that threat. The German surprise 328th Infantry Regiment of 82nd Division. During the assault, six German soldiers in a trench near York charged him with fixed bayonets. York had fired all the rounds in his M1917 Enfield rifle,but drew his, 45 Colt automatic itand shot all six soldiers before they could reach him. After the war 1918-1919. He spent much of his time in France performing Christian service and revival work with the Chaplain. They held prayer meetings with small groups of men.Despite heroic deed they went unnotice until newspaper article wrote about his bravery in which he received many medals and attracted offers in which he turn down. York believed God had chosen him to ” … bring the benefits of an industrial society to his neighbors …” and that ” … the war had been part of God’s plan to prepare him for a life of service .. (to his neighbors).” He said, “My ambition … is to devote my time improving conditions here in the mountains.” York set up the Alvin C. York Foundation. Its purposes were to improve the education of mountain children with an elementary school, support an industrial school, and a Bible school to ” … encourage faith and prayer …” He died August 1964. Despite all good he did throughout his still maintain his fath and believe in praying and reading his bible
Nicky Cruz and Israel Narvaez were part of Mau Maus Gang, a ruthless Puerto Ricans gang that oerated out Brooklyn mid 1950 and mid 1960 They became born again believer in the late fifty. They became will known evangelist throughout the world.Several books were writtrn about them: The Cross and Switch Blade, Run Baby Run and Second Chance audio- biography about Israel where left the faith return back to the gang and became Christian again and given second chance . They both love the Lord and are faithful servant. them
A visiting pastor once said these words to me,“It not how you start the race, it how finished the race the matter“ All of us have sinned and missed the mark and need Jesus as our savior.
God is looking for broken men who have judged themselves in the light of the cross of Christ. When He wants anything done, He takes up men who have come to the end of themselves, whose confidence is not in themselves, but in God. H.A Ironside
Grace is the very opposite of merit… Grace is not only undeserved favor, but it is favor, shown to the one who has deserved the very opposite H.A. Ironside
Everyone person in this narrative failed God, however they all contribute into his Kingdom finished the course while. While others continue to be faithful