The Covenant of Ownership

November 28, 2009

Yesterday we talked about the need to place a demand on our Heavenly Father to Hallow His Holy Name. We said God’s name is Hallowed or Honoured when God honours His covenant with Abraham. I thought that I would do justice to yesterday’s subject if I elucidate God’s covenant with Abraham.

God’s covenant with Abraham is a covenant particularly of Ownership.

Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land (OWNERSHIP) that I will shew thee: (Genesis 12:1 KJV)

We said that God swore against His name, hence His name is at stake concerning the fulfilment of the promise. Nonetheless God will do everything possible to protect the integrity of His Holy Name. Therefore His sees to it that the covenant of ownership is always satisfied by those who are called by His name.

The covenant of ownership is still at work today

The promise of ownership is still at work today through the righteousness of faith. The bible says that if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise (Galatians 3:29 KJV). And in the light of Romans 4:13 we understand that we are heirs of the world through the righteousness of faith. This actually means that as a Christian you should own property, businesses, etc. This honour is upon all those that call upon the name of Christ.

The features of your Ownership

To have a clear picture of the features that your ownership should possess, you need look at the features of the Garden in Eden our first parent’s property.

And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. (Genesis 2:8 KJV)

From the verse above I have derived three (3) features from Adam’s ownership:

1. It was a Garden which means in Hebrew a protected area. Hence your property should be protected by title deeds and trademarks.
2. The Garden was eastward in Eden which means it saw the light first, that is, the sun rises from the east to the west. Hence your property should be the first in technology, design, financial value, etc.
3. The Garden was in Eden. Eden means a place of pleasure and satisfaction. Hence your possessions should be a source of delight and through them you should be wholly satisfied.

Father-Hallow Thy Name

Father-Hallow thy Name

November 28, 2009

The Lord’s Prayer begins with the words “Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name”. For many years of meditation on these words I have always thought that these words imply that we should begin prayer with praise and worship. Today I got a fresh revelation that I would like to share with you.

The correct translation should have read “Our Father which art in heaven, Hallow thy name”. The word “be” in the sentence and the “ed” from the word hallow are just translation errors. In the original language, “Hallow thy name” is the more appropriate construction and the meaning changes to putting a demand on God to do something for His name’s sake. Now this is consistent with many verses of scripture in the bible.

The word translated hollow is from a Greek word hagiazō pronounced hag-ee-ad’-zo which literary means to make holy, that is, (ceremonially) purify or consecrate; (mentally) to venerate: – hallow, be holy, sanctify . The root word of hagiazō is hagios (hag’-ee-os) which means to be physically pure, morally blameless or religious, ceremonially consecrated. (Strong’s Hebrew and Greek dictionaries)

Hence Jesus was teaching his disciples that when they pray they should begin with placing a demand on God’s holiness. That is, according to Numbers 23:19 (KJV): “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?”

Below are a couple of supporting verses of scripture:

Ezekiel 36:20-24 (KJV) And when they entered unto the heathen, whither they went, they profaned my holy name, when they said to them, These are the people of the LORD, and are gone forth out of his land. (21) But I had pity for mine holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the heathen, whither they went. (22) Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy name’s sake, which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye went. (23) And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, saith the Lord GOD, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes. (24) For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.

You see God’s name is tied to the Covenant between Himself and our Father Abraham. For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself, Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee (Hebrews 6:13-14 KJV). In the above verses we read that God’s name was profaned when the heathen said that His people had gone out of His land. It’s like saying that God has failed to keep His covenant. Hence God arose and said I will sanctify my great name meaning that He will prove to the heathen that He is a faithful God by gathering back Israel from among the heathens and establishing them back to a position of honour.

Psalms 23:3 (KJV) He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Again in the above verse King David says that God restores and leads us for his names sake. That is He is faithful to the covenant promises.

You see even Christ made promises against His name. He said, “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son” John 14:13 (KJV). Here again we see that God’s name will be kept holy, sanctified and glorified through answered prayer. Hence the next time you knock your knees to the ground in prayer, put a demand on Jesus to hallow his holy name.

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Science vs Religion

November 27, 2009

Does Science contrast Religion? No! God used scientific methods to create the universe. For instance, He used gravitational pull to balance the right conditions for the existence of life and to determine how long it takes the earth to spin the sun. God is the most brilliant scientist ever known and ever existed.

God is referred to as the Omniscient God. The word is derived from two Latin words: Omnis (all), and scientia (science). Hence, God is the God that knows all science. Actually, the science of God is perfect. He knows astronomy, Mathematic, Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, etc. God used astronomy to guide the three wise men from the east to the place where Christ was born (Matthew 2:1-2)

Dinosaurs

The evidence that Dinosaurs ever trekked the earth does not contrast the creation story of Genesis. God created dinosaurs before he created man. According to the book of Genesis, the earth was formless and desolate. The raging ocean that covered everything was engulfed in total darkness, and the Spirit of God was moving over the water. (Genesis 1:2 GNB) The scripture does not mean that that was the beginning of creation. Why? Because no one creates formless and desolate things. When you build a house, you make it beautiful and to the best of your capabilities. Why then would God create a mess?

Before God reorganised the mess of Genesis 1 verse 2, Dinosaurs trekked this earth. They died out when the raging waters covered the earth. The earth of today is just a rebuilding of the original.

Satan caused the destruction the original earth

When Satan rebelled against God, the was a battle in heaven. The shift in spiritual things made a shift of physical things as the spiritual controls the physical. Hence, when Satan was cast to the earth, the earth suffered an imbalance the resulted in the extinction of the first created life forms including dinosaurs.

Science and religion agree

Science and religion do not contrast but they agree. However, most religious people lack scientific knowledge. It is not possible to understand what is beyond your comprehension. On the other hand, most scientists lack spiritual knowledge and experience. Someone said who feels it knows it all. Spiritual people know that God is real because they feel Him. Scientist too know the facts of science because they have experimented on them. I am both religious and scientific and I know that science and religion agree and do not contrast.

Be Blessed.

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Learn to Speak the Christian Language

November 25, 2009

A language is a system of communication: a system of communication with its own set of conventions or special words (Microsoft Encarta 2008)

Every society has a language. Every trade has a language too. Tribes have languages also. Even the deaf learn sign language to communicate. Aircraft controllers are also trained to precisely focus on the exact words pilots and other controllers speak. Languages are not restricted to humans though. Computers have a language for instance. You could have heard of Visual basic, HTML, Java, etc. which are known as computer programming languages. Christianity also has a language.

Advantages of Speaking the Christian Language

The Christian Language also known as the Faith Language has the following advantages:

• Faith language pleases God. Jesus stood still when blind Bartimaeus called on him by faith language amidst a great number of people. (Mark 10:49)

• Demons obey only the faith language. Jesus’ disciples failed to cast out a demon because they lacked faith. (Matthew 17:17-18)

• Mountains move when addressed through the faith language. Jesus commanded us to move mountains by the faith language. (Mark 11:22-23)

Christian Language Utterance Skills

1. Say Let there be

The first words that God spoke when He started creating the universe and all that exists in it are “Let there be light” (Genesis 1:3 KJV). These words are actually translated from one Hebrew word hâyâh pronounced haw-yaw’ which literary means to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass.

The bible says that, Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways. (Job 22:28 KJV). That is our heritage: to say things into existence.

2. Say I am (only positively)

God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM (Exodus 3:14 KJV). The word translated I AM is the same Hebrew word hâyâh is translated “Let there be”. This time God uses the word hâyâh to say that “this is how I exist”. Actually hâyâh is the root word for the name of God- Yehôvâh (yeh-ho-vaw’) which means the Self Existent one.

The Gospel according to Saint John records 10 I AM’s spoken by Jesus Christ. I am that bread of life. (John 6:48 KJV), I am the light of the world. (John 9:5 KJV), I am the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6 KJV), etc. The Greek word translated I AM in Jesus’ words is EIMI (i-mee’) which literary means to be, to exist, to happen, to be present.

3. Say I can

When Joshua and Caleb said I can (Numbers 13:30), God was so pleased with them but when Prophet Jeremiah said I cannot, God rebuked him (Jeremiah 1:6-7).

Say I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. (Philippians 4:13 KJV)

4. Speak in the now

Notice that God uses the present perfect tense when He speaks to Joshua concerning the conquest of Jericho.
And the LORD said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valour. (Joshua 6:2 KJV)

The LORD said that I have given into thine hand Jericho even before the conquest. Learn to speak in the present tense, present perfect tense, and present progressive tense.

5. Be Emphatic

The sound of a horn, and the voice of words, the hearers of which made request that not a word more might be said to them: (Hebrews 12:19 BBE)

When God spoke to the Israelites from Mount Sinai the voice of God was so Forcible, Strong and Impressive that they pleaded to Moses that they should not hear it again.

Add a compulsive tone to your voice especially when addressing Satan and his cohorts.

6. Rejoice always

In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight. (Luke 10:21 KJV)

The language of faith is spoken with joy because whatsoever things that you speak by faith you acquire immediately. Hence joy confirms that you have spoken by faith.

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Understanding our Relationship with Jesus Christ

November 24, 2009

The family of God is related to Jesus both by birth or adoption, and by marriage. You see God addresses himself as both a Father and Husband. This relationship is mysterious because truly you cannot be a Father and husband to your wife or a Father and Husband to your child at the same time. You are just either a Husband or a father period. Therefore what’s the mystery behind this relationship?

Christ as a Husband

Our relationship with Christ our husband puts these demands on Christ:

1. Christ is obliged to nourish and cherish us for we are one body with him for no man ever yet hated his own flesh (Ephesians 5:29)
2. Christ dwells with us according to knowledge for he understands that we are weaker vessels (1 Peter 3:7, Hebrews 4:15)
3. Christ is bound to us by law therefore he can never leave us nor forsake us (Romans 7:2)
4. Christ is committed to cleansing us by his word. That is, he makes things about us perfect through guidance by his word (Ephesians 5:25-27)
5. Christ has left His father by the Holy Spirit and dwells within and among us (Genesis 2:24)

Christ as a Father

Our relationship with Christ our father puts these demands on Christ:

1. Provision- (Matthew 7:11)
2. Protection-(Job 1:9-10)
3. Promotion-(Psalms 75:6)

This mysterious relationship portrays Christ’s total commitment to us. As a husband he sees us as one with himself and as a father he sees whom he adopted through his own blood. You see brethren Christ cannot deny you something because doing so would be equal to denying himself something and also to denying his own offspring that he labored for so hard to produce.

How to Apply the Unchanging Word of God in Changing Times

November 22, 2009

Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. (Matthew 24:35 KJV)

The scripture I have quoted above has two connotations to it: The first is that Heaven and Earth are subject to change and the second is that the word of God nonetheless is not subject to change. How to apply the unchanging Word of God in a constantly changing world has been a hard nut to break since time in memorial. Jesus for example faced hard times with the religious leaders of his time because they could not accept that times had changed. Christ said these words, “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.”(Matthew 5:17 KJV). Christ’s time was a time for the FULFILMENT of the Word of God.

Applying the Word of God to suit Changing Cultures

Social Scientists have observed that culture is dynamic. Culture in this article will be defined as shared beliefs and values of a group: the beliefs, customs, practices, and social behaviour of a particular nation, people, or family. And also as shared attitudes: a particular set of attitudes that characterizes a group of people.

When I was a little boy the culture of my community regarded those that used nail polish and face-paint as wayward women. But today the same people have a different culture concerning the use of cosmetics. Actually in the church today women are taught that the use of foundation, mascara, lipstick, eye shadow, blusher, etc is part of cleanliness. I totally agree them because a temple of God should be clean, beautiful, and organised. But the question is: has the word changed or has the application of it changed? Absolutely emphatically NO! The Word of God never changes and its application remains constant but only time has changed and culture has been transformed due to changing times.

I therefore will not be wrong to conclude that sometimes we humans apply the word of God to suit our cultures when it shouldn’t be so.

Do not make doctrines for changing matters

In my culture when we say that something is Cosmetic or plastic we mean that that thing changes as the outer conditions vary. A woman’s make-up for instance alters her appearance in changing temperatures. When it’s cold it enhances her appearance but when it humid it tones down her looks.

Since the Word of God is the same yesterday, today and forever then it should not be used to make doctrines that address ever changing things like lipstick and mascara.

Applying the Word of God consistently

From Genesis to Revelation the Word of God talks about one thing consistently. That one consistent subject is LOVE. Whether we talk about the Ten Commandments the focus is love: On these two (loving God and loving thy nieghbour) commandments hang all the law and the prophets. (Matthew 22:40 KJV). Whether we talk about Faith the condition is love: For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love. (Galatians 5:6 KJV).

Hence love should guide us when applying the Word of God in this ever changing world. In Genesis for example, Adam preached that a man shall leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. (Genesis 2:24 KJVR). When Christ came 4,000 years later he preached the same and said, “For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?” (Matthew 19:5 KJVR). Many years after Christ Apostle Paul preached the same words saying, “For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.”(Ephesians 5:31 KJVR). This teaching is consistent because only love can make two to become one flesh.

Herein is the conclusion of the whole matter:

If you are hurting others by the foods you eat, you are not guided by love. Don’t let your appetite destroy someone Christ died for. (Romans 14:15 CEV)

You see foundation and mascara have never been evil. But some brothers were nevertheless offended when some women years back applied it before it was acceptable. Hence the teachers of the time should have taught the women to walk by love by avoiding the use of it until it had been accepted culturally. Therefore, the application of the Word of God will remain constant in changing cultures if we apply it in LOVE.

3 Causes of Poverty-The Napkin Investors

November 20, 2009

The messiah told a parable during his earthly ministry as thus:

A certain noble man went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come. But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us. And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading. Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds. And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities. And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds. And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities. And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin: For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou laidst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow. (Luke 19:12-21 KJV)

The 3 causes of poverty can be identified under one group of investors that I call the Napkin Investors. From the parable above we notice that they are three categories of investors.

1. The Investor that invests based on knowledge of Management and Accounting principles. This is the servant that gained ten pounds. The number ten in this passage denotes Biblical Financial mathematics. Hence tithing is based on the same number.

2. The investor whose investments are by reason of the grace of God on his life. This investor may not have the financial skills but his businesses will still prosper. Hence five the number for grace in the bible.

3. The Napkin investor.

The word translated napkin is the Greek word soudarion pronounce soo-dar’-ee-on which literary means sweat cloth or towel. This particular towel (napkin) is notable for three purposes in the bible:

1. For wiping the perspiration from the face,
2. For binding the face of a corpse, (John 11:44)
3. For tying small amounts of money.(Luke 19:20)

All these three purposes of this napkin lead to poverty. The first one is poverty by reason of the curse of poverty pronounced in Genesis: In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground (Genesis 3:19 KJVR). The second purpose symbolizes a lack of vision. The bible says, Where there is no vision, the people perish (Proverbs 29:18 KJVR). The third use stands for poverty as a result of tightfistedness. The bible says, There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty (Proverbs 11:24 KJVR).

Nevertheless, there is a way out of the Napkin Investors Group. If you accept Jesus as your personal savior, the curse of poverty pronounced in Genesis will be broken over your life instantly. You will be transformed into the Management or Grace Investors group. However, if the poverty is as a result of lack of business ideas, you can stand on this scripture: For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich (2 Corinthians 8:9 KJVR). Do not forget to plead the blood of Jesus Christ over your spiritual eyes too because lack of vision is sometimes associated with demonic obstruction. And if your poverty is by reason of being tightfisted, start giving, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. (Luke 6:38 KJVR)

Remain blessed.

Inquiring the LORD: The Old Testament Way verses the New

November 19, 2009

In the Old Testament our forefathers inquired of the LORD for guidance in all matters concerning their welfare. King David made inquires to the LORD on all matters of warfare. The LORD gave him guidance on matters such as whom to save and whom to slaughter in battle; what to recover from the spoil and what to destroy; how and when to attack and ensnare the enemies, etc.

Today, nonetheless, our LORD has not stopped guiding His people concerning the daily decisions of life even when we think that a decision to be made is insignificant. You see the LORD is interested in all the decisions that we make in life be it for marriage, for a job, or even about the home to move into. However the New Testament method for acquiring guidance is different from the Old Testament methodology.

Inquiring in the Old Testament

In the Old Testament inquiries to the LORD where made through priests. The priests had what is called an Urim and a Thummim put in the breastplate that they wore when consulting God on behalf of the people of Israel.

Put the Urim and Thummim in the breastpiece, so that Aaron will carry them when he comes into my holy presence. At such times he must always wear this breastpiece, so that he can determine my will for the people of Israel. (Exodus 28:30 GNB)

Inquiring in the New Testament

In the New Testament, the bible says that Christ has made all of us priests; hence we all have something similar to an Urim and Thummim. The Urim symbolised illumination or lights while the Thummim symbolised the truth. The Holy Spirit plays these roles today. Christ said that when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. (John 16:13 KJVR)

How does the Holy Spirit Show us things to come

Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:26-28 KJVR)

The bible says that by praying in the spirit, the one who searches the hearts (God Almighty) knows what the spirit is saying and then answers us by the same spirit who then tells us what God is thinking about the matter at hand. In the verse quoted above the Holy Spirit’s answer is that all things work out for good to them that love the LORD.

From the day I comprehended this wisdom I always have something to post on my blog because the Holy Spirit illuminates a new truth as long as I inquire through speaking in other tongues.

How to rule as kings that Christ has made us

November 18, 2009

Most of us know that Christ Jesus has made us Kings on earth and that the Kingdoms of the world have become our Kingdoms. I mean the kingdoms that the devil showed to Christ when he took him up an exceedingly high mountain as recorded in the Gospel according to Matthew Chapter 4 and verse 8. Those same kingdoms and the glory thereof have become our kingdoms according to The Revelation of Saint John the Divine chapter 11 and verse 15.

But now we see not so many Christians taking dominion and ruling these kingdoms that once belonged to Satan and his cohorts. In this article I shall teach you “how to rule as kings that Christ has made us”. For me to do justice to this teaching I will take you back to the Garden of Eden and learn from King Adam the original principals of dominating over God’s creation.

You see according to Genesis God created Adam for the purpose of having on earth a king like Himself to take charge of and dominate the earth as He takes charge of and dominates the Heavens.

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: AND let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. (Genesis 1:26 KJVR)

And indeed it was so that when God had finished creating all living things He then took Adam and put him in the Garden of Eden to rule over all created things seen and unseen. Adam’s debut exercise of dominion over all created animals is recorded in Genesis 2 verse 19.

And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. (Genesis 2:19 KJVR)

The bible says that whatsoever King Adam called every creature that was the name thereof. Adam exercised dominion over the animal kingdom by naming them. From the Hebrew perspective a name is generally a descriptive of the position, of some circumstance affecting it, hope entertained, and character of a thing or person. This means that Adam declared how each and every animal should exist. A lion is the king of the jungle because Adam made it to exist that way. The feebler animals Adam made them so by his authority. The stronger animals the same; those that eat grass and those that eat flesh were made so by Adam’s decrees.

Hence, from the beginning man was made to exercise dominion through the power of the tongue. The bible says that kings reign, and princes decree justice (Proverbs 8:14-15). That means that we ought to rule as kings that Christ has made us by speaking the word of God to situations and changing the way they exist according to our desire.

Did you know that you could actually dominate the satanic kingdom and command devils to obey Christ? The bible says, “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5 KJVR). Therefore, the power to dominate the earth and every activity on it has been vested on us through our words. Only do not use your mouths for occasion of sin, but in righteousness building God’s empire.

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4 Steps to Knowing who Jesus really Is

November 17, 2009

Staying in the WORD a bit longer than usually is what most people in this busy world are failing to coup up with. In this article I will show you how a busy Samaritan woman had a remarkable life changing encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ because she hanged about Him a bit longer.

In the Gospel according to Saint John we read of an extraordinary story of a Samaritan woman which met Jesus at the well and refused to give him water to drink because the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans (John 4:9). However as she conversed with the Lord her perception changed.

Her First Perception of Jesus

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. (John 4:9 KJVR)

Her first perception of Jesus was that of an ordinary Jewish man. Although Jesus is the Word of God made manifest in human flesh most however think of him as just an ordinary Jewish man. And if they have no dealings with the Jews, that’s it; they forget about him and go on with their ever busy schedules. Nonetheless, the Samaritan woman hanged on to Jesus a bit longer and her first perception changed to the second perception.

Her Second Perception of Jesus

The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water? Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle? (John 4:11-12 KJVR)

In the above we see that the woman is now addressing Jesus with some respect: Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. You see there are some in the world today who know that Jesus is not just an ordinary man, yet to them he still is no more than a Sir. They just consider him as one of the respected philosophers like Aristotle, Socrates, Plato, Santayana and the quote him in the writings just like any other person learned in all the wisdom of the world, and mighty in words and in deeds. However when the Samaritan woman listened more attentively to this perceived great Jewish philosopher who she compared in greatness to Father Jacob Abrahams the son of the father of faith Abraham, she ended up changing her mind again.

Her Third Perception of Jesus

The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. (John 4:19 KJVR)

By this time in the conversation the woman realised that Jesus is not just a Jew who seeks to understand and explain the principles of existence and reality, but she perceives that he also a prophet. This is how far some have perceived Jesus to be: One of the prophets. To them he is equated with Mohammed the author of the Quran, or Guru Nanak, founder of the Sikh religion, or even Merlin a magician who protects and counsels the young King Arthur. Yet for this woman of Samaria her insight was brightened even further than that of Jesus being only a prophet.

Her Forth Perception of Jesus

Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ? (John 4:29 KJVR)

Prior to the conversation between Jesus and the Samaritan woman, Jesus’ disciples left him at the well whilst they went into the city to buy meat. By the time they came back from buying the meat, the woman had discerned that Jesus is the Christ. She then abandoned her water pot and dashed to the city to evangelize about her new findings. As a result there went out a multitude from the city that came and met with Jesus. Having listened to him personally they besought him that he would tarry with them: and he abode there two days. And many more believed because of his own word; And said unto the woman, “Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.”(John 4:41-42 KJVR)

My brothers, dare to stay in the Word of God a bit longer than usual. Some have discovered that Jesus is a healer. And others that he is a promoter, a provider, and a comforter. For some women he is the restorer of broken marriages, yet for me, he is the saviour of the Whole Wide Web users.

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