The Man From Galilee

A couple days ago I got to read a passage of scripture in the MyDailyBible app that is special to me. It’s found in the book of John chapter 4 about the Samaritan woman at the well. This passage is so full of prophetic nuances. After reading these scriptures an old song that played often in my junior and senior year of high school came to mind and I found it on Youtube,

It became a hit single for the Canadian gospel band Ocean, released as the title track to their debut album. The single peaked at No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, kept from No. 1 by “Joy to the World” by Three Dog Night. The song also reached No. 4 on the Adult Contemporary chart.  It went on to become 22nd best-seller of 1971.

 

 

As we learn to go through our “Social Distancing” phase of life please realize that you need not be alone at anytime or trial of life. The Holy Spirit of God is always with us and Jesus won’t let anything take His children from His hand if we want to hold on to His hand, link to John 10:27-30

John 4:1-26 A Samaritan Woman Meets Her Messiah

Therefore, when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John 2 (though Jesus Himself did not baptize, but His disciples), 3 He left Judea and departed again to Galilee. 4 But He needed to go through Samaria.

5 So He came to a city of Samaria which is called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. 6 Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied from His journey, sat thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour.

7 A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” 8 For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.

9 Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.

My Note:- In the Jews eyes, Samaritans were less than dogs because they were a mix breed with the Gentiles, no longer being full blooded Jews.

10 Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”

11 The woman said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water? 12 Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock?”

13 Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”

15 The woman said to Him, “Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw.”

16 Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.”

17 The woman answered and said, “I have no husband.”

Jesus said to her, “You have well said, ‘I have no husband,’ 18 for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; in that you spoke truly.”

19 The woman said to Him, “Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. 20 Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship.”

21 Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. 22 You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. 23 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. 24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

25 The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming” (who is called Christ). “When He comes, He will tell us all things.”

26 Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am He.”

John 4:39-45 The Savior of the World
39 And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, “He told me all that I ever did.” 40 So when the Samaritans had come to Him, they urged Him to stay with them; and He stayed there two days. 41 And many more believed because of His own word.

My Note:- I believe that Jesus staying with these Samaritans for two days is a prophetic nuance of the 2,000 years of the church age.  2 Peter 3:8 and Psalm 90:4 told us that, A thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night.

Like the Samaritans, the true church of God believes Jesus because of the Word and like them, urge Jesus to “stay” with them. Also the Samaritans like the church have accepted and believe that Jesus is indeed the “Christ, the Savior of the world,” unlike the Jews who for the most part still reject Jesus on those grounds still today.

John 1:11-13 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

42 Then they said to the woman, “Now we believe, not because of what you said, for we ourselves have heard Him and we know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world.”

Welcome at Galilee
43 Now after the two days He departed from there and went to Galilee. 44 For Jesus Himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country. 45 So when He came to Galilee, the Galileans received Him, having seen all the things He did in Jerusalem at the feast; for they also had gone to the feast.

A Nobleman’s Son Healed
46 So Jesus came again to Cana of Galilee where He had made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman whose son was sick at Capernaum. 47 When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to Him and implored Him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. 48 Then Jesus said to him, “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will by no means believe.”

Think about this verse, “4 But He needed to go through Samaria.” Why did Jesus NEED to go through Samaria except for the reason that He and the Spirit of God would reveal and draw these Samaritans into accepting Jesus as the Messiah. Jesus had a divine appointment to keep with a woman who had lived a much less than perfect life. When Jesus told her these words, it wasn’t the first time a man had offered her a “gift” in exchange for something,

10 Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”

I’m sure at least the five men she admitted to “having” in her life had offered some “prized gift” to get what they wanted from her. Jesus offers her the “Greatest Gift” God could offer, Living Water, the Precious Holy Spirit. Later in the book of John, Jesus and scripture says this,

John 7:37-39 The Promise of the Holy Spirit
On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. 38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” 39 But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

You see, Jesus DID give the Samaritans “who believed in Him” the down payment of the gift of the Holy Spirit if they continued to “believe” till the end.

Storm

Put your hand in the hand of the man who stilled the water
Put your hand in the hand of the man who calmed the sea
Take a look at yourself and you can look at others differently
By puttin’ your hand in the hand of The Man from Galilee

Every time I look into the Holy Book I want to tremble (tremble)
Or when I read about the part where the carpenter cleared the temple (temple)
For the buyers and the sellers were no different fellas than what I profess to be
And it causes me shame to know we’re not the people we should beSo, put your hand in the hand of the man who stilled the water
Put your hand in the hand of the man who calmed the sea
Take a look at yourself and you can look at others differently
By puttin’ your hand in the hand of The Man from Galilee

My mama taught me how to pray before I reached the age of seven
She said, “there’ll come a time when there’ll probably be room in heaven”
But I’m feeling kinda guilty ’bout the number of times to do what we must do
But we forget what he said, then we figure that he’ll still make roomSo, you gotta put your hand in the hand of the man who stilled the water
Put your hand in the hand of the man who calmed the sea
Take a look at yourself and you can look at others differently
By puttin’ your hand in the hand of The Man from Galilee Everybody come along

Put your hand in the hand of the man who stilled the water
(Who stilled the water)
Put your hand in the hand of the man who calmed the sea
(Who calmed the sea)
Take a look at yourself and you can look at others differently By puttin’ your hand in the hand of The Man from Galilee!!!

Storm3

 

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