The First Evangelic John 4; 1- 42
In his morning prayer, a Jewish man thanked God that Hehad not made him a Gentile, a slave, or a woman.
This is a narrative about a Samaritan woman and her encounter with Jesus at Jacob’s well, and had affected on her, and the people who 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 immoral 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. She said How could you asked for water from me since, she was a Samaritan, and He was Jewish? Since Jewish people did not 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. A common Rabbis pray in the morning would be “ Where he would thanked God that He had not made him a Gentile, a slave, or a woman.” Because Jesus was a Rabbi, he broke the Jewish traditions when He spoke with the woman. The woman was missing the point, Jesus being patient with her echo in these works, “You would have asked for 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 she said, “You have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. She still wasn’t getting the point, again 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 I some of this water so I will not have to draw water from this well in any more! Once more missing the point 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 immoral, 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 despised by the Jewish people, and Samaritan hated the jews as well. A stigma that hung around her neck and the Samaritan people, and felt like a millstone around their necks.
The only thing she did wrong she had five husbands, and the man she was living with her was not her husband. The reason Jesus came to the earth to redeemed mankind from theirs That reasons Jesus came to the Jacob’s well to set free from her sinful pass. It not sin to be women or different ethnical back grounds or mix raced Personally myself I am against this kind of behavior and the labels that people put on others. To me the skin color and what nationally you’re are, they are precious in Jesus sight. Evidently Jesus spoke with 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 her village. She wanted to avoid the town people because of her lifestyle maybe she was also a shame, and avoided the town people. Jesus did overlook her immoral behavior, nonetheless, He was not trying to shame her, but bring it to the light. Jesus major responsibility was to be the Savior of the world, and rescue such people like her, and he wanted to give her hope relieve of her shame guilt pass. Often, these type of people are most appreciative and become the most effective evangelists, because they’re 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 he comes; He will declare all things to us.” 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. Jesus will use I AM in John; 6:41,48, 51, John; 8:12, John; 10:5,6, John; 11.14, John; 11:25 John; 14:6 John,15:1,5, Claiming that he is God. CS Lewis wrote about Jesus, “Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse.” Furthermore he states, “Jesus could only have been one of four things: a legend, a liar, a lunatic–or Lord and God.
Jesus reveals Himself Messiah; to a Samaritan woman. 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. To bring hope to her and the Samaritan people; found in Acts 1:8 fulfilled in Acts 8; 14- 17 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? Messiah means anoint one or Coming one or Greek word Christ in short to saves sinner from their tyranny of sin, from holy righteous God who hates sin and declare us righteous before God. The Messiah is defined 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. When Jesus reveals that he was the Messiah; to a Samaritan woman who was immoral person.
When the woman heard this, the lights suddenly turned on, or some would say a Holy Spirit moment came upon her and she left her water pots 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 she did it in the hottest part of the day because she wanted to avoid the townspeople. Note that she dropped her water pots and spoke with the townspeople. Indicating she was redeemed from her iniquities. The Townspeople saw the change within her. They went out to meet Jesus. Many Samaritans believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified. ‘He told me all that I have done” they asked for 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 known this One is indeed the Savior of the world.“
While Jesus dwelled here on earth and when departed into glory? Many men and women with colorful past some people often would view them as the last person who would come to faith in Jesus Christ. However, when they repented of their sins and believed. Often, they would become the mosteffective 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 drying 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 is about the sinner who is now redeemed from their many sins when acknowledging Jesus as Lord. HA Ironside wrote, “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. Further more states,“ 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. 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.