Joh 4:7-26; 1:17-18; 7:37-39; Psa 42:1-2; Isa 12:2-3; Deu 12:5-7; 34:9-12
JOHN-16-210523 - length: 71:25 - taught on May, 23 2021
The dramatic climax of their encounter occurs in verse 26:
Jesus said to her,
"I who speak to you am He."
Every statement Jesus made to this woman was a complete surprise to her.
travelling Jewish man
asking her for a drink
Anyone who drinks His water will never thirst again
He knows everything about her
Water that quenches the thirst in your soul.
Isaiah prophesied about springs of water that bring salvation.
Drinking in John 4:14 is spiritual drinking. You drink by believing in Christ.
She STILL thinks that He is talking about H2O!
So He abruptly changes the subject.
He hit a nerve. Husbands were a sore subject for her.
But that one statement would change her forever.
It was a thirst in her innermost being.
He knew things about her that He couldn’t have possibly known…unless…
unless God had revealed them to Him.
Samaritans didn’t acknowledge any of the Jewish prophets besides Moses.
So she might as well have said that Jesus was THE prophet.
But first she had a question for this prophet.
“This mountain” was the one they could see from Jacob’s well: Mount Gerizim.
The Lord had instructed the Twelve tribes to worship Him in the place that He would choose.
Jesus did not give an answer to that question.
The time of salvation had arrived in the person of the Christ.
Jesus has come to reveal the fullness of who God really is.
Worship will no longer be confined to a mountain or a temple.
Everything will be clear when the Messiah arrives.