Summary: Beloved, herein is the great truth; as a Christian, you are either a pot owner or a well owner. Many people suffer day and night because they carry pots instead of going directly to the well. I was told the following story about some Arabs.....
Father Lord, we pray for a fresh touch of your power. Speak to our spirits and turn our lives around to that which you want us to be. Thank You heavenly father, in Jesus name.
Our message this week, is entitled. “The pot or the well.” In John chapter four, we see an interesting passage where Jesus was talking to a woman. Verses 5-18 say, “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. 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. There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat). 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 dealing with the Samaritans. (In those days, the Jews used to call the Samaritans dogs so they did not like them at all). Jesus answered and said unto her, if thou knewest the gift of God, and who is he that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. The woman said to him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with , and the well is deep; from whence then has thou that living water? Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well (the woman did not know she was talking to the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob), and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle? (Look at it, the well that Jacob dug long before he died was still found useful.) Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: 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. The woman said unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not neither come hither to draw.
(She did not understand.) Jesus said unto her, Go call thy husband, and come hither. The woman answered and said, have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband; for thou hast had five husbands, and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband…”
What our Lord Jesus is saying here is that if a man marries only seven wives, the last six are not really married to him. They are just glorified girlfriends. Verses 19-30 says, “The woman said unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. Jesus said unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh when ye shall neither in this mountain, or yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. Ye worship ye know not what: (So, Jesus did not want to outrightly tell her they were worshipping demons,) we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. 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. God is a spirit; and they that worship him, must worship him in spirit and in truth. The woman said unto him, I know that Messiah cometh, which is called Christ; when he is come, he will tell us all things Jesus said unto her, I that speak unto thee am he. And upon this came his disciples, and marveled that he talketh with the woman; yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her? The woman then left her water pot, and went her way into the city, and said to the men, Come, see a man, which told me all thing that ever I did; is not this the Christ? Then they went out of the city and came unto him.”
That Bible passage is interesting in many aspects. The woman was very sharp and quick to identify a spiritual truth that is hidden from so many today. She saw the well and threw away the pot. Sometime ago, there was a certain blind man in a church. Everybody in that church prayed for him to be healed but he did not get healed. After some time, the pastor of the church took time to ask God why he could not be healed. The Lord told him to look at the man’s walking stick the next time he came to church. The next day, when the man came to church, the man of God looked at the walking stick and found out that it was the walking stick of those who belonged to the Lodge society. So, he told the man that if he wanted the Lord Jesus to touch him, he had to renounce his membership with the occult. The man said, “No, pray for me, I want to be healed.” Then the man of God said, “Don’t worry us here. You have already donated your eyes to the devil and now you said we should be praying.” The man held tight to his cult. He did not want to release it so that he could receive his sight. It is the same thing with many people. They have refused to release their pots so that their wells can come out. At this juncture, I think you should close your eyes and pray the following prayer point with anger; “Every good thing that I have donated to the devil, whether consciously or unconsciously, I take them back now, in the name of Jesus.” That man donated his yes, and was given a stick instead. He was even proud going about with the stick.