June 22, 2005
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? 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?”
Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, 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.” --John 4:11-12
Jesus knew exactly who this lady was and all her past failures. He cut right to the heart when he called out her past relationships. He didn’t let her get away by putting up a façade. So many people live a lie and they need to admit their need of salvation.
Francis Schaeffer who was a prophet in this generation was once asked, “If you were going to share Christ with someone else, how would you go about doing it in one hour?”
Schaeffer replied, “Well if I only had one hour with an individual, I would spend 55 minutes on that individual’s need of salvation because of their sin, separation from God, and rebellion toward Him. I would spend my time hammering that home until the person was despairing, then in those last five minutes I would give them the good news that Jesus died on the cross for their sins and rose again on the third day that they might have eternal life.”
No matter how long we take, we must simply drive home the seriousness of sin. We’re often afraid that if we witness to someone straight forward, then we’ll run them off. Well, I want to ask you, where are you going to run them off to? Hell number two? Hell number three? Hell number four?
Jesus loved this woman enough to confront her in her sinful state. He nailed her to the wall. She was living a lie and she had to admit it before she could be saved. Are you the person that needs to confess your sin? I pray that if you have some unconfessed sin in your life, that you would tell Jesus about it, ask for His forgiveness, and then realize the hope you have in Him.
ADMIT THAT YOU’RE A SINNER, REALIZE THAT CHRIST DIED FOR YOUR SINS,
KNOW THAT HE ROSE AGAIN VICTORIOUSLY, AND REJOICE BECAUSE
YOU WILL SPEND ETERNITY IN HIS PRESENCE.