Another Samaritan Woman, evangelism, Heart Strings, Living Water, Women in Ministry

The Importance of Testimony

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If you only 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. 

John 4:10 NKJV

Read John 4:1-39

Hot in a Parched Land

It is the middle of the day.  Hot, in a parched land.  She is not carrying a vessel for him to drink from.

Everyone says that her worship and the worship of the other Samaritans is wrong, but she knows that the Messiah is coming regardless.

They will need to worship in Spirit and in truth.  All that religious he said she said is not important.  Jesus Himself says that Salvation is of the Jews.  He was a Jew.  The way He had gotten there was through the Jewish people.

He Needed to Go To Her

I don’t believe He just so happened to turn aside to a well due to exhaustion.  I believe He knew she would be coming.

He predestined their meeting.

He foreknew her.  He foreknew the people.  He foreknew she was a woman.  He foreknew her pain, her thirst, her belief that He would come.

She couldn’t stand their stares.  When he offered living water she wanted it.  Without knowing who He was yet.

She was desperate.

She was parched.

She Misunderstood

She thought him a mere prophet.

When he asked her for water she had none to give and nothing to put it in, nothing to draw it out, she didn’t offer her water pot to Jesus. She gave Him nothing.  He gave her eternal life.

Did she just approach the well or did she wait for him to move?

She knew her heritage was of Jacob.

He doesn’t say the words He speaks to the Samaritan woman to anybody else.  She is the only one to whom He reveals Himself with His words, “I Am He.”

Jesus had said had to go there.  And because this woman shared her testimony many were saved.

Others said they came to faith, not just because of her testimony but because they had witnessed Jesus for themselves.

Have you given thought to your testimony?  We are told in scripture to be ready at all times to give an account.

Share a small part of your testimony in the comments below.  I love to hear from you.

And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.  Revelation 12:11 NKJV

 

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