As I was studying and meditating upon the LORD and He begin to show me just how naked and vulnerable I was as He began to speak to me about the love of God, and how there is diversity among us in our nation and our churches.
But in the end, God has created it not to divide us, but that we can become one in Him!
You see, God began to speak and to show me that many will and have rejected God’s Word because it did not come from a place of relationship!
But this is why Jesus came to the woman at the well, to show and to demonstrate to her that He came to break down the walls of division and to give us a well of water that we can all drink from!
I said, “God, but some people will not accept Your Word unless they are in a relationship with them?”
And God begin to speak to me regarding the woman at the well who was an outcast. looking in need of a drink. both naturally and spiritually. because she was bankrupt on every end!
Yet Jesus took time out to minister to her, even though he himself was tired and weary!
In his encounter with the woman at the well, Jesus broke 3 Jewish customs:
- He spoke to this woman;
- She was a Samaritan woman, a group that the Jews traditionally despised; and
- He asked her to get him a drink of water, which would have made Jesus himself ceremonially unclean from using her cup or jar to drink from!
God showed me how unclean and broken we as the people of God truly are, because we, like the Jews and the Samaritans, have divided ourselves as though we are too good to speak to others who are not like us; in our tribes, sanctuaries, churches and cathedrals and not just with the sinners, but even other Christians!
The woman at the well did not want to receive a word of knowledge and or wisdom, because Jesus was a Jew and they had no dealings with him!
God said to me, just because you are not in relationship with a person does not mean you can not receive or minister to them!
When we do this, we not only restrict Christ, but we place him in a box saying we lack the love and compassion of Christ in our hearts as disciples and and leaders of Christ!
Remember, God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son that whosoever believe upon him shall be saved! For, Christ did not come to condemn or to judge the world but to save it! (John 3:16-17).
“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. Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest…..”
Meaning she did not recognize are discern who he was!
How many times has God released a word of knowledge and wisdom to us and we have rejected it, because we have no relationship with that person, instead of seeking God in prayer, or placing it on the shelf to see if it is of God or not?
“….. 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,”John 4:9-10 KJV.
This woman was a sinner and she did not have access to the tools that God has graced the Church with today that says,
“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits…..
Do not toss it aside because you don’t like the person or they not in your little click or group.
“….. whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: and every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world,”1 John 4:1-3 KJV.
Come on somebody! God has shown the Church how to try the spirit and place it on the shelf in prayer and still many of us as the people of God and his leaders have begun to box ourselves in and we have failed to minister to others and to allow them to even to minister to us, because we don’t have any dealings with them unless we have a relationship with them!
But, God spoke to me and said, “How can you My people effectively evangelize the world and go into all the world and love your other brothers and sisters in the world when you have this Great Wall between you and others who are not like you are and you only deal with people you have a relationship with!”
“The Apostles went in Judah and Samaria to the upmost ends of the world turning it upside down!” (Acts 1:8; Mark 16:15).
This was an extraordinary woman who was rejected and cast out, because others believed that they were better than her and because she was a Samaritan, a race of people that the Jews utterly despised as having no claim to their God, and she was an outcast and looked down upon by her own people.
But isn’t that what Christ died for? Isn’t that part of His DNA: REJECTION?
This was more than evident by the fact that she came alone to draw water from a public well in the middle of the day! However, this woman was ostracized and marked as impure, immoral, an unmarried woman living openly with a series of men.
Was she religious? Does it sound like it? Did she know better?
According to Christ, she knew her condition, but did not know how to get set free from her sins!
Could we as the church be in a place like the Samaritans and the Jews that we are judging and condemning others who are religious without giving them an opportunity to be set free like the woman at the well?
And could we be like the woman who thought she would reject Help from Jesus because he also was a Jew and she had no relationship with him and almost missed her Kairos moment; her window of opportunity?
After, Jesus had ministered to the woman and her spiritual eyes were opened many of the Samaritans from that town believed in Jesus because of the woman’s testimony, ‘He told me everything I ever did.’
So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and He stayed two days. And because of his words many more became believers.
They said to the woman, ‘We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world,”’ (John 4:39–42)
This woman was a sinner and had to build a relationship with Christ but we that already know him, (eating meat; no milk) His spirit should be mature enough to know when God is speaking to and through us to give us a direct word in this season!
~ Apostle Geraldine Fisher
Apostle Geraldine Fisher has a World-Wide-Social Media Net-Work Ministry. As a Missionary, God moved her into the Office of a Prophet, revealing to her the qualities of a True prophet, humility, humiliation, loving others, interceding in prayer, as she keeps her own life clean to accurately hear from God. Since hearing the audible voice of God calling her to ministry, she’s been called to intercede and pray for others in ministry as God speaks, instructs, directs and gives prophetic words for her to give to others. God promised He would bring her to sit and to learn before great men, all of which He did!