Summary: If you are tired of being thirsty, come for a drink of living water.
RECEIVE FROM THE LORD
JOHN 4: 1-14
4:1 When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John,
2(Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)
3 He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee.
4 And he must needs go through Samaria.
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.
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.
7 There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.
8(For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)
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.
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.
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?
12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?
13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:
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
We need to try and get the picture this morning of what Jesus was doing 2000 years ago, so that we can understand what it is that He is wanting and trying to do today.
He was out traveling around the country side, because the Word said that He came to a city of Samaria, which was called Sychar, near the place Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
I believe that He travels all around in the hour we are living in. Why? Because He has children and potential children all over the world that He needs to minister to. Every kind of deliverance that you can imagine is needed in the people of this world. And, through those who will be used of Him, He is still working in this world.
The Bible said that the place He came to had a well located on it. Being wearied with His journey, He sat on the side of the well. It was about noon time. In the heat of the day. The part of the day when a person could desire a drink of water because of the heat.
Now, we remember the story, a woman came to the well to draw water and when she arrived at the well, Jesus said to her Give me to drink.
Isn’t that just like the Son of God. He has more than we can even imagine and He asks us to give Him to drink.
And a lot of time people don’t know how to respond to that. What is He saying, " Give me to drink?" How can I give to Him? I’ve never even seen Him. Well, the truth of the matter is, we have seen Him. We see Him in other people who have helped us to get to where we are today if we know Him as our Saviour. We, the Church, are the only Jesus that people, who are in our community, are ever going to see.
So, how are we going to give to Him a drink. He said, In so much as ye have done it to one of the least of these, ye have done it unto me. Wow, by helping others who are hurting, we are doing it unto Him.
The Bible says that one day He passed by Matthew. Listen, Matthew needed Him. He needed Him in his life. He needed to be changed and conformed to the teachings of a man who was born of a woman, but at the same time was born of God. He needed Jesus.
Thank God, one day He passed by me. I also needed Jesus. My life needed to be changed and molded into something different. I needed a drink of the water that Jesus had to offer, just like the woman at the well. Praise the Lord He came by.
Hey! You needed Him to pass by you too. You needed help. Your life needed change. You needed Him! Thank God, He passed by. Thank God you received Him as your Saviour, Deliver, and your Healer.