4 But He needed to go through Samaria.
5 So He came to a city of Samaria which is called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. 6 Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied from His journey, sat thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour.
7 A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” 8 For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.
9 Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.
10 Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”
11 The woman said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water? 12 Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock?”
13 Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”
In this message, Jesus emphasizes the importance of going through Samaria. Despite the cultural division between Jewish people and Samaritans, Jesus wants to reach out to the Samaritans. He encounters a Samaritan woman at a well and believes that if he can reach her, she can significantly impact her city.
There’s a woman at a well in Samaria who is like a key. Jesus wants to use her to reach all the men in the city because she’s had five husbands and is known by them. Jesus sees her as the potential to unlock the city. She left her water pot and went to the men, telling them to come and see a man who knew everything. Jesus wants to give her living water instead of regular water.
A Woman at the Well
I want to share a revelation from a woman’s response to Jesus. She mentioned that the well was deep, and she had nothing to draw with. Jesus used the woman herself to draw water from the well. She left her water pot and became the vessel Jesus reached the city. She was the water pot.
You will be the one I use to draw water from this deep well. I will send you into the city and bring that city back to me. Jesus said he had to go through Samaritans, and now he is saying he must go through you. You have the key to unlock a group of people no one can reach. Just like Jesus waited for the woman by the well, He is waiting for you. There is a group of people that only you can reach in this room.
I have a ministry called The Times of Refreshing. There’s a guy who is currently here. He has been attending all my meetings. This guy gathers people; after he gathers them, I pray for and support him. Last Wednesday, he approached me and asked, “Do you know who I am?” I replied, “I recognize your face, but let me tell you who I am. I’m the guy you prayed for in the parking lot.” I remembered that it was about four months ago.
Here’s the story: I parked my new car far away to protect it from damage. As I walked towards my car, someone grabbed my shirt and urgently said, “Justin, we need your help.” This person needs your prayers as he struggles to breathe. I was about 20 to 30 feet from my car then. They told me he could barely breathe and needed my prayers.
So, I went to him and saw his difficulty in breathing. Instead of praying, I commanded the evil spirits to leave and invited the Holy Spirit’s presence. Once I felt God’s presence, I knew a miracle had happened.
I immediately said, “Let’s address this situation right now.” People were listening to us. I told him to take deep breaths and be honest. Can he breathe properly now? Did God perform this miracle?
He confirmed, “Yes, I can breathe now. This is truly a miracle.” I replied, “Great! Let me explain why God chose me to perform this miracle with you.” And there’s something else: After experiencing this miracle, he had a new passion in his eyes.
I told him, “Listen, going forward, there will be people you can reach that I cannot.” God wants to use you to perform miracles and save people, just like I have done. You might encounter a similar situation, but the person you help could be on the wrong path.
You can achieve what I have done by growing your faith and getting closer to God. The result will be the salvation of someone’s soul. A single miracle has the potential to impact the lives of thousands. The ultimate purpose of a miracle is to be a platform for saving people.
God wants to use you to bring people to Jesus Christ. You are unique and have the talents and abilities to draw a crowd. Now, let’s discuss the two different waters mentioned in the scripture. One water will make you thirsty again, while the other will satisfy your thirst forever.
In John 4:10, Jesus mentions two waters. One is living water, which satisfies and brings freedom. The other is dead water, which only pacifies and enslaves. The dead water represents our flesh, which leaves us thirsty. So, one water is freedom. The other is slavery. It’s about relying on the living water, not our flesh.
If you drink this water, you’ll have to keep drinking it. It will pacify you but not satisfy you. The water of freedom is God inside your spirit. The water of slavery is what the world offers – just flesh. Everyone on this earth is thirsty. Only God can fulfill that thirst. Trying to satisfy it with flesh will only make us miserable, forcing us to drink the same thing repeatedly.
I want to share something with you. About 20 to 25 years ago, I was heavily involved in sinful behavior. I used to teach people how to sin more effectively. However, things have changed now. I am no longer a sinner, as God has transformed me, and I am now preaching. I give all the credit to God. When discussing being a “sinner sinner,” I want you to understand that I have learned some important lessons about sin. Sin is rooted in our flesh, and it is a progressive process.
When you’re a sinner, you’ll realize that sin is progressive. You must elevate yourself to another level, moving from level three to four, four to five, 12th grade to college, until you obtain a degree. Trust me, there is a progression in sin. I speak from personal experience, not from reading. Trust my advice. As a born-again Christian who has been through it, I can assure you that there is a progression regarding sinful behavior.
Listen, if you drink the water, it will quench your thirst. Let this truth sink in: once you drink the water, you will never thirst again. I’m referring to someone who has accepted Jesus Christ into their heart. They may know the Bible and may even speak in tongues. They have access to the right kind of water but choose not to drink it. Why? Because they are “carnal Christians.” They continue to rely on dead water instead of drinking the living water.
Here’s the thing: when you become a Christian, you become a target for the devil. He wants to keep you in a weakened, carnal state. If you die in this condition, God will reject you. He expects you to be passionate or completely cold, not lukewarm. Lukewarm Christians think they are destined for heaven, but they will be shocked when Jesus tells them to depart. So, let’s not settle for dead water.
Why a well? Jesus often uses analogies to explain spiritual concepts. He compares something we can see and understand to something we can’t see. That’s why He uses the term “well” here. It represents an abundance.
According to the Bible, God promises to bless us abundantly, so much so that we won’t have enough room to receive it. It’s like when a cup overflows or a well is filled beyond what we can drink. God desires to bless us abundantly, not just with our needs and wants.
However, there may be some conflicting Scriptures that require further revelation. For example, in John 6:12, Jesus tells his disciples to gather the fragments after feeding the people to ensure nothing is wasted. This shows that God does not waste anything. He is not a waster.
God promises to bless you abundantly. He will pour blessings from heaven that you won’t even have enough room to receive. Even if you can’t handle it all, remember that God wants to equip you to be like Him. He is a giver and wants you to be a giver, too. If your cup is full and overflowing, share the overflow with others. God’s blessings are meant to be shared.
God desires to bless us abundantly. The well within us is meant for others. As Jesus describes, this well is a source from which we can generously give. In the past, people would carry water pots on poles to retrieve water from wells. They would bring the water back to their homes and use it for themselves and their animals. When the animals were thirsty, they would pour water from the containers. This process would continue until the containers were empty, at which point they would return to the well.
Many people would repeat this process throughout the day. Despite the continuous use, the well never ran dry because of its abundant water source. Similarly, God wants to equip us with an abundant well within our spirits to bless others. He desires us to be generous givers, using the abundance He provides.
Be Like Kings
Revelation 19:16 says that God wants to bless us abundantly so we can bless others. On Jesus’ thigh, a name is written: King of Kings and Lord of Lords. A king is a giver because they have abundance. Jesus has those words written on his legs in heaven, proclaiming His kingship. God wants us to think like kings and lords. We need to become givers and think as God thinks. Let’s embrace our identity as kings and lords.
A king is generous because they possess abundance. God wants us to be Kings and Lords, blessing us with abundance. When we give, our abundance grows. It’s like sowing and reaping, a natural pattern. God desires our abundance to overflow. We must embrace a giving mindset beyond finances to reach our eternal destiny. Love and generosity satisfy our souls. In the end, only love remains untouched. Embrace the heart of a king. Let your abundance grow through selflessness and love.
God revealed that only love remains in the fire. Everything else burns. What we give now is what we keep forever. Love is not just emotional, but the example of Jesus on the cross. The well inside of us springs up into everlasting life in heaven.
I’ll explain the meaning. God wants us to go to heaven while we are on earth, not just after we die. According to Ephesians 2:6, we are seated in heavenly places with Christ. We are ambassadors for Christ. We are in this world, but not of it. Our spirits are connected to God’s. The Holy Ghost makes This connection possible, which causes our spirits to spring into everlasting life.
There are moments in life when our spirits come alive and miracles happen. It’s a choice to let our spirits come alive. Psalm 18:29 tells us how David overcame challenges by allowing his spirit to come alive. God wants us to come alive while on earth and be with Him in heaven. Prepare by letting your spirit come alive. Supernatural miracles occur when the Holy Spirit empowers us. That’s the key to experiencing miraculous power.
I want to tell you something important. There were moments in my life when I experienced miracles. I realized that those were good days. God said to me that every day should be like that. To fulfill your destiny, you need to stay connected to heavenly realms. It’s not just a one-time occurrence. If you don’t do this, you won’t fulfill your destiny.
Stop drinking stagnant water and let your spirit rise to eternal life. A power comes upon you when your spirit is aligned with everlasting life. God wants us to dwell in heavenly places.
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