John 4:13-15 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 saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.
Physical Water Can't Satisfy A Spiritual Need
In this text, Jesus explained to the Woman at the Well, that drinking the physical water from the well would not satisfy her thirst, it would not (meet her unmet needs) her inward desire to be healed, to be whole, to be "geuninely loved", to love, honor and respect herself; to be saved from eternal damnation.
In verse 14, Jesus explained to the Woman at the Well, that drinking the spiritual water that He would supply, would not only satisfied her thirst but that it would (meet all of her unmet needs) , that she would never thirst again and that the water would be in her a well of water sprining up into everlasting life.
But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst:
John, 6:35, Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.
John 6:58, This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your forefathers ate manna and died, but he who feeds on this bread will live forever."
Shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life
John 7:37, On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink.
Conditions of Salvation - Must Confess Your Sin
John 4:15-17, The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw. Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither. The woman answered and said, I 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: in that saidst thou truly.
Acknowledging The Truth Sets You Free
When the Woman At The Well, confessed her sin to Jesus; by saying, I have no husband, Jesus already knew that the man that she was with wasn't her husband and that she had been married 5 times. You see Jesus read her heart and guess what? Jesus is reading your heart today too...are you going to tell Jesus the truth? Do you want to be healed? Do you want to be set free? Do you want to close the door to the painful events of your past? Good keep reading and take two steps forward because you are next in line for a miracle.
The Benefits of Confessing Your Sins
What is your unconfessed sin today? The word of God clearly tells us in 1 John 1:9 that If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. You may not have had 5 husbands or 5 wives but you have something that you need to be delivered from, you have a door to your past that needs to be closed in Jesus name.
The Benefits of Sharing Your Testimony
John 4:28-29, the woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men, Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ? Then they went out of the city, and came unto him.
The Woman At The Well, was thirsty and Jesus gave her a drink of water that no only quenched her thirst but changed her life and closed the door to her sinful past. Forgetting those things which are behind, when she left her waterpot, she did a couple of things:
- She died to self (He must increase, but I must decrease, John 3:20)
- She changed her old habits and patterns by renewing her mind Romans 12:1-2)
- She realized her identity and potential in Christ Jesus, (1 Peter 2:9)
- She learned that she was fearfully and wonderfully made, (Psalm 139:14)
- She walked worthy of the vocation that she has been called, (Ephesians 4:1)
- She overcame by the blood of the Lamb and the word of her testimony, Revelation 12:11.
The Woman At The Well, shared her "anointed story" (testimony) with the people and the people went to seek Jesus for them selves, to close the door to their past and receive new life and new beginnings, what an awesome testimony!
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus, Philippians 3:13-14
MSN Encarta Dictionary defines forget as:
- Denying access: describes a place to which access is denied or through which passage is not permitted
- No longer to be discussed: no longer to be discussed or investigated
- Rigidly excluding others' ideas: rejecting the ideas, beliefs, opinions, or influence of others