If you’re not sure ask him he is your best friend. Don’t you talk to your best friends? Don’t we talk to our best friends on just about everything? We’re not ashamed or embarrassed to bring things up unless we don’t want them to know about something. But God is different. We can tell him everything. He won’t run back and tell it. Amen. Divine appointment. You being here and reading this today and/or listening to me on the radio show, is a Divine appointment. It’s not because Reverend Essie is so good and she’s so great and a bag of chips. Oh Lord no. You came because you want to hear the Word. Lol, I listen to different preachers. I listen to them online. I watch them on TV or whatever. And I know when I hear my daddy’s voice. If they’re outrageous or “other-worldly,” I just don’t listen to them or watch them anymore. I have to fill myself with the word of God. That doesn’t mean that I don’t have fun and enjoy my life or enjoy other programs or other things. You have to know that God comes first, fill yourself with his word first. Don’t be so Heavenly minded that you’re no earthly good. Amen. People are afraid to come around you and asked you to go eat because you might want to go to the “Restaurant of the religious around the corner.”
John 4: 8 and 9 read it, please. The woman is asking Jesus how is it that He comes to her for water when Jews and Samaritans don’t get along? Did you ever wonder that yourself while reading this?
I thought of this last night while I was studying for the show today. How did she knowt hat Jesus was a Jew unless he had some identifying idioms or characteristics on the outer of his being? His language maybe? Jesus wore the badge so to speak. There was something about him that when you saw him, (or heard him,) I’ll let you figure this out on your own, you knew he was a Jew. It could have been curly locks that they’re known to wear or His prayer shawl, his robe, his clothing. Jesus is the greatest representation of Heaven, love and light that there ever was or will be. He is the greatest representation of righteousness there ever will be or has been. There was something about Jesus she noticed. Jesus told her that if she knew who he was she would ask Him for water. She was quick to observe what He was but she didn’t know or couldn’t observe who He was. As we look on the outer shell of human beings today, we could just about tell what they are. They’re black or white, Biracial, Greek, Italian, Jew, German, but do you know who they are? Be careful of looking on the outside of someone acting like you think you know their pedigree.
Thank you Jesus. Amen. She was spiritual in name. Remember we were talking about the Samaritans. Remember what I said they were earlier. They believed and all that but they just didn’t believe the Torah was proper. Somewhere along the line, they believed the Jews went/were out of line. They thought that they themselves were the bomb. So, the Samaritan woman was spiritual in name, but blind in the spirit. Some people carry spiritual names and some people carry spiritual titles but they can’t actually see in the spirit. Hallelujah! You know old folks used to say “if it was a snake it would have bit (bitten) you.” This is why we have to fast. We have to pray, we have to put that flesh last. Some folks if it was a snake it would bite them because they cannot see in the spirit. They are too fleshly. They don’t take things too seriously as God wants them to or as they should since they call themselves a child of God. This is why some of us fall so short and so quickly in sin because we fall for those things that brings tears to God’s eyes. Sometimes we should ask God if we have offended him. “God did I offend you today? Please forgive me.” Amen.
She goes on to tell Him that He didn’t have His own ladle to draw with and she wanted to know where He was going to get this water from. “Art thou greater than Jacob?” That’s what she told Him. “Are you greater than Jacob who came and even drink at this well and brought his animals with him? Can they drink as well? Are you greater than him?” She challenged Jesus’s divinity. Verse 13 and 14 Jesus offers her a better well than her forefather Jacob. Jesus knew who He was and He knew who He belonged to. He’s a part of the godhead. Amen. He would give her water that would not only satisfy her body, but her soul and her spirit. The Water of Life. She misunderstood him and thought that he was going to give her water that would exclude the hard work of drawing it from the well. She really wanted it because she didn’t want to have to go back to the well and do all that hard work of carrying the water vessels back and forth. It was like, “Yeah give it to me because I don’t want to have to come back and forth to this well all day long.” Wait a minute! Hold the press! Did she say this was her forefather Jacob’s Well? Didn’t she just worship and praise Jacob? Now she doesn’t want to come anymore? She thinks that Jesus had something that will stop her from coming to the well that could save her trip. A few trips. She’s a futurist. Notice the last description in the picture. Reminds me of our water lines and pipes today. May be she had an inventive mind. But that’s just a thought. Who knows? She really wanted to stop having to go get water at the well.
Just like today. People sell their souls for ease. Faith without works is dead. Jesus called her pedigree when He told her to go get her husband. He knew. You can’t play with Him he knows. He read her heart. She said “I have no husband.” He corrects her and told her. “Yes you do, you have five, and the one you’re with now is not yours.” Do you want to hold things from the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit? Do you want to hold it so much thinking that you’re right that they have to let you know that you’re wrong? Bad thing to do. Repent because you don’t want God to correct you. Clean yourself up because you do not want God to do it for you. Because when he does it for you, it’s going to hurt. Isn’t ironic. The people call themselves Samaritans (in the natural, old fashioned, closer to religiosity of course,) but their lifestyle stinks. That’s something to think about. Let’s look at this way, there are Samaritans now in life. I’m using this as an example of course. There are Samaritans, that think that the are all that and a bag of chips and nobody’s greater than them and everything that they do is right and everybody else is wrong. What was I saying about denominations? “Our denomination is the real one!” Really? But you have 5 husbands? You have a wife and a couple girlfriends? You’re confused and don’t know who you like? What about the people who are afraid to commit? Therefore. They abuse everybody and break hearts because they’re afraid to commit. And what about the ones who are holy and they’re Christian, they’re Believers, but they break hearts because they only like the newness of a relationship. So therefore every six months they have a new boyfriend or new girlfriend. They just like that newness. They are Samaritans on the outside and they stink and they are rotten to the core. Actually, the phrase “Samaritans with find husbands” is almost a joke. You are a Christian, but you lie. A Christian, but you get high. You’re a Christian but you get drunk. You’re a Christian but you cheat on your taxes, your husband or wife or girlfriend or boyfriend. You’re Christian, but you can’t stand your pastor or preacher because they’re just weird. You don’t understand them. You don’t like what they do. You, are a Samaritan with five husbands/wives, my friend. Samaritans glorify mountains, Jesus glorified the father just like he said he does in the Bible. She’s concerned about the mountains. Are you concerned about the mountains folks? You were to call things that are not as though they are once you tell them to get out of the way they have to move. Believe that and leave it alone. When something is in your way, don’t go by your old watch your own watch your clock your cell phone or your grandfather clock. When you call a mountain and tell it to get out of your way in Jesus name it is going to happen immediately, next week, or next year, next month, 3 days from now, believe that. God is not a man that he should lie. Our problem is that we want things done in our time and not in His. If somebody is bothering you and you try to talk to them nicely, you try to be Christian about it, you act like a Christian should act with them, you’ve done nothing to harm these people, but they continue to harass you, call that mountain out of your way and tell it to step aside in Jesus name. And wait for God to do the heavy stuff. Amen. Wait on God. What was I saying earlier about Sanballots and Horonites? All those people that are trying to suppress you and trying to get into your way are going to leave. But it’s going to be on God’s time. And until that happens you pray and have patience. You have the power, you are sowing seeds.