Sunday, July 25th, 2021
Man is born of dust and will return to dust, but before that there is the judgment. Life does not end at death here on earth but on the other side. God asks you to make a choice. God gives you a free choice between the way of God or the way of the evil one.
God had given Cain dominion over this evil desire but Cain made his choice, he killed Abel. God does not do anything randomly. God gives you the opportunity to hear the Word today because you don't know what tomorrow will bring. Maybe tomorrow will be the end for you.
Ezekiel 36: 22-26
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. In the beginning it was with God. All things were made through him, and without him nothing was made that was made." (John 1:1-3)
Genesis 1:1-4 / Hebrews 11:1-3
All tangible things were created because God spoke. The earth that you touch is the expressed Word of God. "For he says, and it happens; he commands, and it exists. (Psalm 33:9) The Word that comes out of His mouth cannot return to Him unless it reaches its goal. Everything God has said will come to pass. That is why we have respect for the Word of God when God speaks. The things that were foretold will come to pass. No one can stop the Word of God.
God always does the thing so that the glory goes to Him. Why did God make man? God made man so that he could worship Him. Wherever you go, it should be seen that it is God who does everything for you. "Sanctify them with your truth: your word is truth. (John 17:17) We speak of the Name of God but do men know this God? Some speak of the Trinity. Nowhere in the Bible will you find where we speak of God the Son, but we speak of the Son of God, that is to say the Savior. "Today in the city of David a Savior has been born to you, who is Christ the Lord. (Luke 2:11) "And who do you say that I am? Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon, son of Jonah: for flesh and blood hath not revealed this unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven." (Matthew 16: 15-17) "For whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." (Romans 10: 13)
The name of God must be known. There are many preachers who like their name to be known. We must return to the faith of our fathers, but what were our fathers like?
Peter did not have an itch, but he had something. This is the same Peter who said to the helpless man, "I have neither silver nor gold, but what I have I give to you: in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, arise and walk. (Acts 3:6) What are you? When a man is filled with the Holy Spirit, you can never move him from his place. We must not walk in the train of religions. When we looked at Peter and John, they had nothing, no titles but they had power.
When we went to the temple and saw this impotent man, we saw him begging. But when Peter and John passed by, they took a different look. The Word of God sees the main thing in your heart. It was not Adam who asked God for a wife but it was God, when He probed Adam's heart then "And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper like unto him." (Genesis 2:18) We must love this Word because it is good for us. "But toward evening the light will appear. (Zechariah 14:7) The Word is a light. Do not be sad because God lives, so we live too. Men are always searching, but when you have found this Jesus, you are at peace. "We have found him of whom Moses wrote in the law and the prophets spoke, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. (John 1:45)
When Jesus went to the well, there was this woman. Everyone saw her as a prostitute, but Jesus saw her heart. You are looking for gold and worldly goods but that is deceitful. We need this Jesus. Everyone saw the Samaritan woman as a woman of ill repute, but Jesus did not come to meet the crowd but this woman. Jesus came to do what man could not do for man!
We looked for a man in the Bible who could open the book, we did not find one. Where was Moses? David? All the prophets? Yet they were great men. We searched the earth, under the earth: we did not find. "Cursed is the man who trusts in man, who takes flesh for his support, and turns his heart away from the LORD. (Jeremiah 17:5)
This woman thought in her heart that she could never get out of this state. The eyes of the Lord are not like our eyes. This woman did not want to lead that life, but people did not know that. God does not look at people, at the crowd, but at your heart. God sees your tears my brother, my sister. Jesus Himself came to sit at the well. Jesus does not care what people think. We must live according to what God tells us to do. God does not bring religion but Life. At that well, the woman went down. We don't have the life of Christ but we have religion. You, when you see this woman coming, you will have fled. Jesus stayed there knowing very well the life of this woman. At home, the woman had the desire to draw water but it was God who called her because it was her day! Jesus was not looking for the crowd but for the lost sheep. It was Jesus who approached the woman. "Jesus said to her, 'Give me a drink. (John 4:7) The first thought that comes is that this one is courting me. Jesus didn't argue but kept talking. If you knew the gift of God and who it is that says to you, "Give me a drink! You yourself would have asked him for a drink, and he would have given you living water." (John 4:10) We are not to despise anyone. The woman answered this call. "Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again; but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst, and the water that I shall give him will become in him a well of water springing up into eternal life. (John 4:13-14) When you are despised, He desired you. Jesus had great compassion for this woman. When you have the love of God, you will always have compassion for others. "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. (Matthew 5:7) He despises no one, He forgives all. "It excuses all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. (1 Corinthians 13:7)
God does all things through His Word, God can change you today if you want. When the woman responded to this call, Jesus asked her to go and get her husband. This had nothing to do with water, but it is God's way.
When you are a child of Abraham and enter the presence of God, fear comes. The woman answered, "I have no husband. Jesus said to her, "You were right to say, 'I have no husband. For you have had five husbands, and the one you have now is not your husband. In this you have spoken the truth. (John 5:17-18) Things have changed. Lord," the woman said to him, "I see that you are a prophet. (John 4:19) The water began to flow. "But the hour is coming, and has already come, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for these are the worshippers the Father requires." (John 4:23) This woman had knowledge. The woman said to him, "I know that the Messiah is to come, whom they call Christ; when he has come, he will declare all things to us. Jesus said to her, "I am he who speaks to you. (John 4:25-26) The woman threw away her jug, no more need for water. Her life was changed, she told what happened and the village was converted.