LISTEN: The Day Jesus Crossed the Line, Part 3 (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 36 with Daniel Whyte III)

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TEXT: John 4:7-14

7 There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.

8 (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)

9 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 dealings with the Samaritans.

10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

11 The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?

12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?

13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:

14 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.

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Today, I am continuing the daily Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign sermon series, which is aimed at sharing the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ with unbelievers and reminding Christians, in this important election year, to keep the main thing the main thing — and that is reaching unbelievers with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and praying for their salvation, for the problem in America is not only disobedient presidents and politicians but disobedient pastors, preachers, and parishioners who have refused to obey God’s Great Commission and who have refused to obey God’s repeated commands to “pray without ceasing” for unbelievers, believers, and political leaders. Yes, you should pray for the right candidate to win; yes, you should vote for the candidate that the Lord gives you peace about voting for. But, don’t get caught up in it like the world does. Nothing much is going to change until people get saved and get their hearts right with the Lord.

This campaign is inspired by the following three verses: 1 Corinthians 2:2 which says, “For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.” Acts 5:42 which says, “And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.” And 2 Timothy 2:4 which says, “No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.”

This series is not for Christians necessarily. However, I do hope you are one of those saints who still loves to hear the “Old, old story of Jesus and His love” — As the hymn says, “For those who know it best Seem hungering and thirsting to hear it like the rest.” This series is primarily for unbelievers, so they can hear and understand the Gospel and be saved from sin and the punishment of sin which is hell. This is message number 36.

Warren Wiersbe said, “How true it is that the things of this world never completely satisfy. In hell today, people are crying, ‘I thirst!'”

Due to the fact that Jesus is a Jew and male, He has captivated the interest of this Samaritan woman, who has probably never been approached in a respectful way by any Jewish person in her life. She has some idea that Jesus is not an ordinary man because of His words, “If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.”

One would think that following Jesus’ statement, this woman would have had three questions: (1) What is the gift of God? (2) Who exactly am I talking to? (3) How can I (and should I) take the “living water” that this Man is offering?

However, her focus remains on what is physical — the water in the well and the fact that Jesus doesn’t have any. She says, “Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?” The Samaritan woman’s mind is set on how she can continue getting what she has always gotten — a bucket of water from the well to quench her thirst for that day, a bucket that she will have to refill again and again. Although her interest is piqued by Jesus’ offer of “living water”, she still thinks He is referring to material water. In that day, the term “living water” was used to refer to water from a spring or river; it was water that moved or flowed as opposed to water that remained still as water in a well did.

The Samaritan woman says, “Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water? Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?” Now, the woman has an inkling of who Jesus is. She compares him to Jacob, one of the patriarchs, who dug the well where they are sitting. If Jesus can offer her something that even Jacob could not provide, surely Jesus must be a great man.

Jesus responds, saying, “Whosoever drinketh of this water [the water in the well] 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.”

Whatever the world gives will eventually run out. It is a basic law of nature that any material thing, and anything produced by material means, will eventually decay or run out. Money, possessions, success, education, even human relationships cannot satisfy a deep spiritual need.

The only thing that can satisfy such a deep spiritual need is the living water that Jesus Christ offers. The living water is the life of God being present in a person. Because God is eternal and eternally good, this life never dies. It is like a flame that never goes out. Jesus describes it as a “well of water springing up into everlasting life.” When you look at a spring, you will see water constantly bubbling up from the earth. That is what God’s life is like inside of us. It is a gift that keeps on giving.

The Samaritan woman had to look past her immediate physical need for water, and look to her eternal spiritual need of salvation. Today, we must do the same. The devil wants to keep us fixated on the here and now, and what we can do to live comfortably and entertain ourselves. To use the words of the ancient poet, Juvenal, as he described the sad state of the Roman population, all we want is “bread and circuses”, and that is what the devil supplies. He does not want us to think about the eternal tomorrow.

Jesus offers us what nothing on this earth can give us — eternal life, permanent satisfaction, and a relationship with God. He offers “living water”. Will you accept this gift?

If you do not know Jesus Christ as your Saviour, John 3:16 states, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

The Bible also says in Romans 10:9 and 13: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved…. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and I want to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

If you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior today, please e-mail me at dw3@gospellightsociety.com and let us know. There is some free material that we want to send you. If you have a prayer request, please e-mail that to us as well, and we will pray for you until you tell us to stop.

God loves you. We love you. And may God bless you.

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