“For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out My Spirit on your offspring, and My blessing on your descendants.” Isaiah 44:3 New International Version
God uses different ways to communicate with us. God can even use your pet to speak to you. But one of the most common ways, He will use other people. As people, we can be God’s Hands, Feet, and Mouths when He wants to accomplish His purposes in our lives, to answer our prayers, and so on.
There are some answers only God is able to solve for you, so don’t depend on man to give you what only God can give or bring you, and fulfill in you, and in your life. Seek God first, and if God uses another person to bring it to you, maybe He has been speaking to us through His Holy Spirit, through an inspired Rhema word through His Word and revelation, but we may not be listening or really understanding it, so God, through His Holy Spirit may use another person, or another way of communicating, to reach to us.
Let’s learn from the story in the Bible of “The Samaritan Woman At The Well” in the book of John Chapter 4, verses 1 to 42. It says that “Now Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that He was gaining and baptizing more disciples than John— although in fact it was not Jesus who baptized, but His disciples. So He left Judea and went back once more to Galilee. Now He had to go through Samaria. So He came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as He was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon. When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give Me a drink?” (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)The Samaritan woman said to Him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can You ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.) Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and Who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked Him and He would have given you living water.” “Sir,” the woman said, “You have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can You get this living water? Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?” Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” The woman said to Him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.” He told her, “Go, call your husband and come back.” “I have no husband,” she replied. Jesus said to her, “You are right when you say you have no husband. The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true.” “Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that You are a prophet. Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.” “Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe Me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for Salvation is from the Jews. Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and His worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When He comes, He will explain everything to us.” Then Jesus declared, “I, the One speaking to you—I am He.” Just then His disciples returned and were surprised to find Him talking with a woman. But no one asked, “What do You want?” or “Why are You talking with her?” Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?” They came out of the town and made their way toward Him. Meanwhile His disciples urged Him, “Rabbi, eat something.” But He said to them, “I have food to eat that you know nothing about.” Then His disciples said to each other, “Could someone have brought Him food?” “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the Will of Him who sent Me and to finish His work. Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest. Even now the one who reaps draws a wage and harvests a crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together. Thus the saying ‘One sows and another reaps’ is true. I sent you to reap what you have not worked for. Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped the benefits of their labor.” Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in Him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.” So when the Samaritans came to Him, they urged Him to stay with them, and He stayed two days. And because of His words many more became believers. They said to the woman, “We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.”
I mean, there are few things we can learn from the story of the Samaritan woman. Even though I don’t think I have some of her issues, each time I read this Bible passage, I feel like somehow it speaks to me. We learn that this woman was thirsty for many things. She was searching for God and truth. She was looking for answers only God can answer her. Perhaps she has been praying for a while, and that day was her lucky day when she had an encounter with Jesus at the well. Lucky day because not only The Lord was looking to delivered her from her situations, but to bless her with a ministry, she ended up having her testimony and a sense of purpose. That day the Lord Jesus called her into a ministry and she went to tell the people at Samaria about the Lord and shared her testimony. And many people believed in the Lord Jesus because of this woman’s testimony.
The Bible says, The Lord Jesus knew about her life, about her thirsty and her situations in life. One, she was searching for spiritual and religious truth about God and worshiping Him, and that day she got some of the answers she was searching for. And the passage says, the Lord Jesus told her, “Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe Me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for Salvation is from the Jews. Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in Truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is Spirit, and His worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in Truth.”
If you can re-read the Bible passage, it also looks like one of her other situations was that she was also going through ‘a trial and error, catch and dump, to I don’t want commitment anymore kind of situations.’ This woman was looking for something from those men. Therefore was also suffering from marital relationship issues. All those men she had couldn’t fulfill what she was looking from them to fulfill her. She had some serious issues that she needed to be delivered from. So The Lord Jesus revealed what she has been doing wrong and told her, she was relying on wrong ways to solve her problems, with this kind source of water, which I believe was a metaphor of human solutions, she will continue to be thirsty and will never be satisfied of what she was looking for. She was looking for something to fulfill her in wrong places, fulfillment only God can fulfill her. She was looking for her solutions in wrong places. She was depending on man-made-well, instead of going directly to the true source of all men blessings. Only the Lord knew what were her truly problems. Maybe self-esteem issues, maybe she wanted money and fame, or lacked purpose and felt useless, and et cetera.
It is God’s living water that is always reliable and can quench all of our thirsty. But it is also God’s water that will never run dry because its source is unending, limitless, true, and original source. It is God Who knows what we truly need, and what can truly fulfill us. So The Lord came to delivered her, and call her into ministry. He told her, I have solutions to your problems. I know exactly that you are looking for and what you need to solve your issues and situations. The Living Water, The Holy Spirit of God. And if I give Him to you, then you will never depend on man-made water again because The Holy Spirit of God will become your source to guide and direct you, provide solutions to you, fulfill you, and bring answers to all your problems.
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