Can this be the Messiah?

Posted by Elaine March 18, 2017 at 12:00 AM AEDT

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Jacob’s well was there; and Jesus, tired from the long walk, sat wearily beside the well about noontime.

Soon a Samaritan woman came to draw water and Jesus said to her, “Please give me a drink.”
He was alone at the time because his disciples had gone into the village to buy some food.
The woman was surprised, for Jews refuse to have anything to do with Samaritans. She said to Jesus, “You are a Jew, and I am a Samaritan woman. Why are you asking me for a drink?”

Jesus replied, “If you only knew the gift God has for you and who I am, you would ask me and I would give you living water.”

“But sir, you don’t have a rope or a bucket,” she said, "and this is a very deep well. Where would you get this living water? …

Jesus replied, “People soon become thirsty again after drinking this water. But the water I give them takes away thirst altogether. It becomes a perpetual spring within them, giving them eternal life.”

“Please, sir,” the woman said, “give me some of that water! Then I’ll never be thirsty again, and I won’t have to come here to haul water.”

“Go and get your husband,” Jesus told her. “I don’t have a husband,” the woman replied.

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Jesus said, “You’re right! You don’t have a husband for you have had five husbands, and you aren’t even married to the man you’re living with now.”

Jesus knows everything about us.

“Sir,” the woman said, "you must be a prophet… “I know the Messiah will come — the one who is called Christ. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.”

Then Jesus told her, “I am the Messiah!”

The woman left her water jar beside the well and went back to the village and told everyone, “Come and meet a man who told me everything I ever did! Can this be the Messiah?” John 4:5-29

Jesus explains that He came to earth to become our sacrifice:

“The time of judgment for the world has come—and the time when Satan, the prince of this world, shall be cast out. And when I am lifted up on the cross, I will draw everyone to me.” He said this to indicate how he was going to die.

“Die?” asked the crowd. “We understood that the Messiah would live forever and never die. Why are you saying he will die? What Messiah are you talking about?” John 12:30-34

Christ offered himself as an unblemished sacrifice, freeing us from all those dead-end efforts to make ourselves respectable, so that we can live all out for God.

How dare she come in here…. she’s a prostitute!…

Mary Magdalene was a demon possessed prostitute who was completely forgiven when she met Jesus, not turned away…

He cast out 7 demons and from that moment onwards she followed Jesus! Learn more about Mary Magdalene from the Bible by clicking this link:

Jesus replaced the old sacrifices, sacrificing His own life on the cross so that we can be set free:

But when the Messiah arrived, high priest of the superior things of this new covenant, he bypassed the old tent and its trappings in this created world and went straight into heaven’s “tent”—the true Holy Place—once and for all. He also bypassed the sacrifices consisting of goat and calf blood, instead using his own blood as the price to set us free once and for all. If that animal blood and the other rituals of purification were effective in cleaning up certain matters of our religion and behaviour, think how much more the blood of Christ cleans up our whole lives, inside and out.

Through the Spirit, Christ offered himself as an unblemished sacrifice, freeing us from all those dead-end efforts to make ourselves respectable, so that we can live all out for God. Hebrews 9:11-15

Jesus knows you intimately, He loves you personally, regardless of your failings and He’s wants you to come to Him. Read more about what it means to begin in relationship with Jesus – He’s only a prayer away!

If you made a connection with Him please message me so I can pray for you and please share this message to bring light and hope to those you love!
2017 Elaine Costin – Capturing Sunrise / Blog