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Everlasting Wealth


"GIVE ME A DRINK" 

Just who said, " Give me a drink" and to whom was this personality speaking to.


On the third Sunday of Lent, the Bible verse John 4.5-42 was given  for March 19, 2017 from the Sunday Missal, Living with Christ 2016-2017. The verse describes the encounter of the  Samaritan  Woman meeting Jesus Christ at Jacob well where the element water becomes the topic of conversation. Which is why it should be compared to the another essential element to human existence, food. As described in the  Book of Matthew, verse 4:4  It lets us know the essence of the season of Lent. In the 40 days Jesus Christ was in the wilderness he becomes hungry. While Jesus Christ' human flesh must of been thirsty for water and food,  after 40 days he encounters God. Just like in Matthew 4:4 where Jesus Christ encounters God and  in John 4.5-42 the Samaritan woman encounters Jesus Christ both needing God in their heart and both not know what they really lack which is faith in God.




In the Book of John, Verse 4.5-42:

Jesus came to a Samaritan (Samira) City called Sychar near the plot of ground that Jacob had given to the son of Joseph. Jacob's well was there, and Jesus tired out by his journey, was sitting by the well. It was about noon.

A Samaria woman came by to draw water, and Jesus said to her, "Give me a drink."  His disciples had gone to the city to buy food.)

The Samaritan woman said to him. How is that you, a jew, ask a drink of me a woman of Simaria. Jews do not share anything in common with Samaritans.) Jesus answered her, "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, " Give me a drink", you would have asked him and he would have given you living water."

The women said to him, " Sir, you have no bucket, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water, Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and with his children and his flock drank from it, "Jesus said to her everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but the one who drinks of the water that I will give will never be thirsty again..


Jesus and the Woman at Jacob's Well

In  the verse from   John 4.5-42 it is a reminder of "the wishing well". Jesus Christ is saying that the well's water is everlasting.  And by having  faith and trust in Christ our Lord our spirit will lack nothing. Jesus teaches us in his encounter with the Samaritan woman that their will always be abundance when we believe in him. Our spirit will never be thirsty therefore our body will never thirst. Jesus Christ tells the woman, "everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but the one who drinks the water that I will give will never be thirsty again.

Other Comparison to Water


This is also very similar to the Latin phrase written on the back of the  Sagrada Biblia 1962 "Sicut Cervus Ad Fontes" a phrase taken from the Sacred Bible version of Salmos 42:  

Ardientes Deseos del desterrado por ver nuevamente el santuario

1 A maestro de coro. Masquil, de los hijos de Core.
2 Como anhela la cierva las corrientes aguas, asi te anhela a ti mi alma, oh dios!
3 Mi Alma 

The Parallel between the Latin phrase "Sicut Cervus Ad Fontes" from Psalm 42 and  Jesus Christs words in John 4.5 : "Jesus said to her everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but the one who drinks of the water that I will give will never be thirsty again". both are similar because water is the foundation and basis to human life.

Read further how Jesus Christ points out the importance and time one should reflect our souls to be stronger.




Description of Jacob's Well


Evangelist Perry Stone speaks of the desire  of Jesus Christ must come from the Heart as described in the scriptures of John 4.5-42. Perry Stone compares our bodies are like Jacob's well where Jesus met the Samaritan woman. Our desire and eagerness for obtaining water from the well is based on the individual.



Watch the below video where Perry Stone speaks about the woman in the well in scripture John 4.5-42. The water represents the living water of the Holy Spirit and the worship that comes from the person.



What a well can teach you about worship Episode 859




References:
Sagrada Biblia 1962
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad_fontes