God bless you. We have a new day praise the Lord. I Thank God everyday for New Day Hallelujah, Baruch Hashem, Adonai. Amen, God has been blessing me and for that I am thankful Hallelujah. Today the message is going to be on the title “Meet me at the wall.” Amen, and I’m going to be taking it from John. Chapter 4 And I’m going to be reading from verse 1 to verse 29. John 4 12-29 amen, amen.
Amen, hallelujah I hope everybody’s ready. Turn your sword to John 4. Grab your pen and your note-taking device of your choice. Amen. You’re drink and your snack. God is good. Amen. The word reads like this. John 4:1-29
Jesus and the Woman of Samaria
Joh 4:1 When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John,
Joh 4:2 (Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)
Joh 4:3 He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee.
Joh 4:4 And he must needs go through Samaria.
Joh 4:5 Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
Joh 4:6 Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.
Joh 4:7 There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.
Joh 4:8 (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)
Joh 4:9 Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.
Joh 4:10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.
Joh 4:11 The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?
Joh 4:12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?
Joh 4:13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:
Joh 4:14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
Joh 4:15 The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.
Joh 4:16 Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.
Joh 4:17 The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband:
Joh 4:18 For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly.
Joh 4:19 The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.
Joh 4:20 Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
Joh 4:21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.
Joh 4:22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.
Joh 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
Joh 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
Joh 4:25 The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.
Joh 4:26 Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee amhe.
Joh 4:27 And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her?
Joh 4:28 The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men,
Joh 4:29 Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?
Come see a man Hallelujah! Notice she left the water. And went back to the city she came from to tell everybody to come see. She received when he offered her, and that is what he’s telling us today to do. The world will offer you fake and funny stuff that won’t even last. God offers us everlasting life. Amen. First of all noticed the Christ revealed himself to the woman of Samaria. I’m going to talk about Samaritan’s for a while. They were colonists. Who the king of Assyria sent to inhabit the land of Israel after the Captivity. And hence, they were despised by the Jews. And you can also read that in 2nd Kings 17:20 to 41 if you’d like a little background on that. They start to form an alliance with the returned captives and to reunite with them for the building of the temple, but they were rejected. The Jews rejected them. And you can also read up on that and Ezra 4 verses 2 and 3. But they were treated with Charity by Christ which is why we have to be careful of leaving people out and trying to judge who should hear the word and who shouldn’t hear the word. Okay? We don’t want to be like Jonah. Amen. We don’t want our gourd to dry up on us.
Samaritans were posers of Israel. When you look up the word, a poser is oen who hinders religious work. That should hit you right in the gut just seeing or hearing that sentence. All of you who are in Ministry, I didn’t say with titles and deeds and papers hanging on the wall. How many times have you had people try to hinder your religious work? They tried to hinder that which you feel that God has given to you. That goes from companies to even when I’m trying to come on on Sundays. Within 10 minutes before I come on I have no internet. That kind of stuff, you know? Or it can be the people who talk about you and dog your name, so nobody else would want you or want to be around you. Just like in the book of Nehemiah building the wall, he had his Horonites. We all have our Sandballots and Horonites. People who want to hinder that which we feel God has told us to do. It’s evil influences ladies and gentlemen, it’s the devil trying to come up against you. But no weapon formed against us shall prosper. Amen. Hallelujah it is those who seek to silence the prophets and religious leaders.
There’s our spiritual posers and those in a natural as well. We see it every day in our countries, our governments are leaders and even in our neighborhoods and government officials who seek to destroy Ministries and churches and attempt to change our declaration and our rules. They want to tell us how to preach and what to do. They don’t realize that God is our Father. He is the author and the finisher Hallelujah. We don’t listen to man. If they want to continue to bump their heads up against the wall, stand back and let them because you already won, you read that in the book. Amen. They want to widen our regulations to include whoever they want to include and do their will instead of the will of God. God says repent. But they won’t repent. Watch this, your opposers don’t want to repent of their evil ways, but they want to hang with you and secretly undermine your ministry. Amen. Does that make sense? They still want to mingle with Christianity. How can a poser help us build and tear down at the same time? That’s a word. Someone who is opposing you cannot help you build! Jesus! That’s an oxymoron. That is a word to whoever is reading this right now. That is a word to somebody praise God. Someone is opposing you but at the same time they have two faces. God his show me they have two faces. They want to help you but at the same time they are jealous of your success. That’s not Kosher. Amen? How can two walk together except they be agreed Amos 3:3 Are you talking somebody continue to disagree with you and act like they’re on your side? Come on now. They are not of the camp. A double-minded man is unstable in all of his ways. And so is a double-minded Ministry. I’m not just talking about preachers. I’m talking about the ministry that God has laid into your lap and given to you. Be careful of your circle. All right? Be careful of your circle. That is a word to somebody right now. We have to be very careful of who we allow into our Circle. Just as Jesus chose his we must choose ours. I’m not talking about eliminating someone to to be ignorant and smart and treating them like they’re less than, but watch who you let in your private circle. When somebody shows
an interest in me the first thing that comes to my mind is the word “why?” Why is this person showing interest in me? What is their MO their Mode of Operandi? Be very careful. Be careful when someone comes to you. Make sure they’re sent by God and not the Devil Himself. Amen. Your first question should be why? Think of this “what do we have in common? What do I have in common with this person or these people?”
If a colonist took over your land wouldn’t you question their motives? Just like with Israel and the Samaritans. And especially if you were captured like Israel was and you were going to be out of order for a while (captured) and these people took over your stuff. They’ve taken over. People like that are opportunists. Beware of opportunists. Amen. That is a person or persons who exploit circumstances to gain immediate advantage rather than being guided by consistent principles or plans. The colonist is a settler or an inhabitant. Those who inhabit an area that is under full or partial political control of another country. They claim that they are related to Ephraim and Manasseh. The northern tribe, a group of people of one nationality or ethnic group living in a foreign city or country. Now, can you see why Israel wasn’t so keen about Samaritan’s who wanted to help them build their temple with them? Amen? The beautiful thing about Jesus is that he does include all even if they are posers, if they accept him as their savior. So, Jesus is the common denominator between Christianity. If someone may have not gotten along with you for years except him as their savior are they not your brother? Did you not greet them with a holy kiss and hug them? Simply put all your weight aside amen. It’s hard but doable.
Jesus knew that he was going to Calvary for not just the Jews but for everybody. Jesus went to Calvary for your enemies, humans that is. He did not die on the cross for demons and if you are harboring any I suggest that you get delivered. The people that you don’t get along with, you have to love them no matter who you think is right or who you think is wrong. Jesus went to Calvary for them as well. Amen. Yes, Heaven is all inclusion, but you can’t bring your Sins with you. There are too many people who are trying to enter into Christianity, trying to be reassured that their future is okay, but they won’t let go of their sins. Everybody has sinned and come short of the glory of God. So when I say that, don’t think of people that you know, think of all of us, we have to let go as the song says Let It Go, Let It Go. Live with a renewed mind and a new spirit. As the Word says. When you accept Jesus Christ, you are a new creature you are different. If people accept Jesus Christ and they are still living the same way they lived before they accepted him, they’re living a lie. Once you get God inside of you and you’ve accepted him and His Holy spirit is inside of you the Holy Spirit is directing you. Believe me He will not direct you in the same path you took before you got saved.
The disciples got hungry and had to leave to eat. But as usual, Jesus put the hungry soul before his physical need and he helped those who were spiritually hungry. He put his flesh where it belongs last, which is the same thing that we should do with our flesh. There are too many of us putting our flesh first. We put our flesh first and our Savior last. Does that makes sense? And then people wonder why they’re not successful. They wonder why they’re not blooming and blossoming the way they know that they should be. They are not in order. God likes things done decently and in order. Everything that deals with the kingdom should come first and all else follows. The disciples wanted a sandwich. They wanted some pop, they wanted coffee tea and Jesus wanted a Soul. That’s the difference. Jacobs well is counted as a Christian, holy site today. Jesus fasted to offer someone spiritual freedom. The disciples were concerned about filling their bellies and Jesus was concerned about filling the kingdom.
The word does say that he was weary from his journey from fasting. It wears out your flesh. But Jesus pushed through so that he could ordained one soul in order to win other Souls through her. Amen. Now the Samaritans really didn’t believe that the Jews Torah was still the same as it was in the begining, and they believed it had been corrupted over time and no longer served the duties it should have since Mt. Sinai .That is the difference between the two cultures. They believe in their own Torah called The Samaritan Torah. As opposed to the Torah used by Jews. As the Word states and it tells us everyday if you read it that, A house divided against itself will not stand. They do follow Moses, but they believe the Torah in Judaism has been corrupted. Jews revered the Temple Mount but Samaritans regarded Mount Gerizim as holy and still yet Jesus offered himself. Jesus wasn’t concerned about the mountains. Verse 21 in John 4:21. Jesus said to the woman, Believe me the hour cometh when you shall neither in this mountain nor yet in Jerusalem, worship the father. Jesus is telling her right there that it’s not about mountains. Human beings argue over our feelings and there is so much separation. Denominations are separation. Is that true or not? Denomination is a separation somewhere. Some of the Believers in “The Believers of Washington City” don’t believe in Tithing the same way that other Believers in Washington City do so they go off and start another church called “The Believers of Washington City #2.” Division Amen? There is One Lord One Faith one baptism regardless how people feel. The woman came to the well not knowing that this was a Divine appointment and Jesus, our Lord, asked her to give him water. You could see that in Matthew 25:22. How many of us out here have run into a Divine appointment and not even noticed it? Some of the things that are happening in your life are Divine appointments. Pray it out and ask God. Say “Lord. Is this you?”
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 about just about everything? We’re not ashamed or embarrassed and bring anything 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 or listening to this today is a Divine appointment. It’s not because Reverend Essie is so good, she’s so great and a bag of chips. Oh Lord no. You came because you want to hear the Word. 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 just outrageous, I just don’t listen to them anymore. I don’t 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 are 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 ask you to go eat because you might want to go to “The restaurant of the religious around the corner on 4th Street” or something.
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?
I thought of this last night while I was studying this, but how did she know that Jesus was a Jew unless he had some identifying idioms or characteristics on the outer of his being? Jesus wore the badge so to speak. There was something about him that when you saw him, and I’ll let you figure this out on your own, but when you saw him, 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. Thank you, Lord. Jesus is the greatest representation of Heaven 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 that she noticed. It’s like us today, there are differences in the way that various cultures dress. American Indian Regalia, African Kente Cloth, German Lederhosen, and so forth. 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 he 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, Germanm, but do you know who they really 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 Samaritan. 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 out of line. They thought that they themselves were the bomb. So she 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. You know old folks used to say if it was a snake it would have bit you. This is why we have to fast. We have to pray, we have to put that flesh last. For 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 drank at this well and brought his animals with him and they drank as well? Are you greater than him?” She challenged Jesus’s divinity. Verse 13 and 14 Jesus offers her a better well then her forefather Jacob. He was very bold because he 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 vessels the water vessels back and forth. She may as well have said, “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! Did she say this was HER forefather Jacob’s Well? Hast thou forgotten what her former conversation was about? Didn’t she just worship and praise Jacob? Now she doesn’t want to come anymore. She thinks that Jesus has something that will stop her from coming to the well. He could save her trip. A few trips. She’s a futurist. Just like today. People sell their soul so easily. 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? Holding 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. Our arms are to short to box with God my friends. 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 it ironic that the people call themselves Samaritans in the natural, being old fashioned, closer to religiosity of course, but their lifestyle stinks? That’s something to think about. Let’s look at this way. It is still going on right now. There are Samaritans in life. I’m using this as an example of course. There are Samaritans, That 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 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 used and abused everybody, breaking hearts because they’re afraid to commit. And what about the ones who are holy and they’re Christian, Believers, but 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. Samaritans on the outside and they stink and are on the inside, rotten to the Core. Amen. Actually, the phrase “Samaritans with 5 husbands” is almost a joke. You are a Christian, but you lie but you’re a Christian, you get high your Christians, but you get drunk you’re Christian, but you cheat on your taxes or your husband or wife or girlfriend or boyfriend. You’re Christian, but you can’t stand your pastor or preacher because they’re just so weird to you. You don’t understand them. You don’t like what they do. You’re a “Samaritan with five husbands,” my friend. Glorifying 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 are 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 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 that thing is definitely going to happen either immediately, next week, or next year, next month, or days from now believe that. God is not a man that he should lie. Our problem is we wants 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 Christians about it, and 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. You have the power to sow seeds. So let’s to see that you do so. Amen.
He tells the Samaritan woman that one must worship God in the spirit, little ‘s’, we all have the little ‘s’ inside of us. The Holy Spirit is the big ‘S’. We have Him inside of each and every one of us. How big He grows depends on how much of him we let use us. It depends on how much we open up to him. Amen. When I say it I’m talking about the dunamis power of the Holy Spirit. Dunamis come from the word Dynamite. Are you using your dynamite power or are you just a
little firecracker, a dud? Is that your power? Or are you a boom? You have to worship God in spirit and in truth. No lies. News flash. You have to worship God in spirit and in truth. No lies. No flesh. I don’t care what you’re doing. But if you’re doing it in your flesh, even if you say you’re doing it for the kingdom, it is not going to work. You want to be an Able not a Cain. Cain offered God the fruit of the Earth. We can’t say “cursed Earth” yet, but he offered God the fruit of the ground while his brother Abel Offered an animal, something that was living that needed sacrificed for God and most likely exactly as his father before him had taught him. I am very sure that they both knew what was required to please the Lord. Just like we do today, we know what is desired but we still want to do our own thing with is called, “Oppositional defiance.” It is so good to know that we don’t have to go around killing animals anymore. Amen. Jesus is the greatest sacrifice that ever happened. So all of you tree-hugging hippies that are out there in the woods, killing animals and children and putting them on the altar or whatever and you think you’re making a sacrifice you are being used of your father the devil because there is no greater sacrifice than Jesus Christ. Jesus we thank you. These types of people are in error. We are to worship God in spirit and in truth and believe that he is amen.
Jesus had to tell the Samaritan woman that he was the Messiah that she spoke of. She should have known. She should have felt His presence in her spirit. Sometimes we get so religious and methodical that we are numb in our spirit. The woman was so overwhelmed with the love of Jesus Christ. It finally came to her. Watch this, she left her pot and ran back to the city to tell other people about it. John 4:28. She went her way into the City and said to the men “Come see a man. He told me everything that I ever did in my life. Is this not the Christ?” She said come see a man. Jesus is real. Love. And I’m telling each and everyone of you. I want you to come see a man. I want you to have this supernatural Divine appointment experience. You are here and reading this for a reason. God sent me to you. God sent you to me. He wants you to know that he is the one. Jesus is the Messiah. If you’re listening to or watching this and you don’t believe it stop waiting. Jesus is the Messiah. He’s waiting for you. Are you saved? If you’re not saved, pray to God right now, it’s called “repenting.” That’s why he died on the cross for you for this. Repeat this. Jesus. Please forgive me of my sins. I believe you died just for me. You became sin for me. So that I could be forgiven. I believe you Rose three days later from the dead and you are alive today. Be my savior. Be my Lord? I love you. Thank you Jesus. Amen. Hallelujah and God bless you. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Amen angels are rejoicing in heaven. And God is happy. You are covered by the blood of Jesus. I cover you with his blood. No weapon formed against you shall prosper and all that rises up against you shall fall. Go find a bible-believing church that believe sin the in-filling of the Holy Spirit. Hallelujah. Jesus Christ makes you safe. Learn of him. Don’t just go around saying “I’m saved I’m saved today is my day!” and give them the date. Learn of him. Go on to learn about him and tell other people about him and learn about him as much as you can. Get yourself a Bible that doesn’t have scriptures missing or even books missing as some do, and learn of him. He’s everything. You can to start studying about Jesus Christ, who is the entire purpose of the Bible. He wrote it, it’s chock full of his miracles.
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