I Am He!…

The story of this woman really touched my life, that’s why I really want to share with you.

                It’s all about a Samaritan woman who was frustrated in her love live, after 5 failed marriages and now on a sinful relationship. At that time, woman didn’t have much value but imagine this one, how she was seen by others, what people would speak about her and how rejected and humiliated  she should be.  Comments like: “Look the one who beds every men!…” should be a daily bread for her.

 But it was exactly this woman that our Lord Jesus reached and had one of the longest conversations. Let’s see…

 John 4 

16 He said, “Go call your husband and then come back.”

17-18 “I have no husband,” she said.

She was sincere and spoke the truth without twisting the facts. She didn’t care about what He could thing about her, she just assumed who she was.

 “That’s nicely put: ‘I have no husband.’ You’ve had five husbands, and the man you’re living with now isn’t even your husband. You spoke the truth there, sure enough.”

This made me think so much, because it is clear that God is not looking for perfect people. He is looking for those who are sincere and recognise their mistakes and want to change their wicked ways.

She was so sincere that Jesus for twice affirmed it and He did not accused or judge her in any moment.

25 …The woman said, “I don’t know about that. I do know that the Messiah is coming. When he arrives, we’ll get the whole story.”

26 “I am he,” said Jesus. “You don’t have to wait any longer or look any further.”

           What a revelation! Jesus reveled Himself to that woman. I do not remember if He did it to someone else…  Indeed she was a woman with a past totally disturbed, but something really special called Jesus attention.

Something that He doesn’t see in many and keeps on not seeing… It’s called SINCERITY and that’s why He doesn’t reveal himself to the majority off people. Many can’t have an encounter with God in their life because they lack sincerity, humbleness and honesty to assume who they are.

The greatest thing that can ever happen to someone, is to be able to hear HIS VOICE saying: “I am he.”

When those conditions are gathered, sincerity, humbleness and total surrender then immediately the person will have an encounter with Him. He said: “You don’t have to wait any longer or look any further.”

This lady had an encounter with God in about 10 to 15 minutes!…

What amazes me is that there are so many people, calling themselves Christians but never heard His Voice. Why?

27 Just then his disciples came back. They were shocked. They couldn’t believe he was talking with that kind of a woman. No one said what they were all thinking, but their faces

28-30 The woman took the hint and left. In her confusion she left her water pot. Back in the village she told the people, “Come see a man who knew all about the things I did, who knows me inside and out. Do you think this could be the Messiah?” And they went out to see for themselves.

The water pot can represent the old life that we live behind when we find Jesus. She realized that the physical wasn’t as important as the spiritual. That pot behind symbolizes the life we have to lose so that we can gain our salvation.

           We see as well that she wasn’t selfish but immediately after her encounter with God, she didn’t keep for herself but went and share with others, how her life has changed. Why people should believe her? Wasn’t she a nobody with a very bad reputation? She found God, confessed her sins and was transformed in to a new woman.

A transformation in life get’s people’s attention.

 39-42 Many of the Samaritans from that village committed themselves to him because of the woman’s witness:

Before she was rejected, criticized, seen by others as a foolish woman…. But now she was seen as a wise woman, people would listen to her voice and follow her example.

She went to the well as a woman unhappy, frustrated, rejected, criticized by others, ashamed, embraced, cursed, selfish….However, she left the well completely different:

Happy, confident, forgiven, excited, light, and unselfish…and above all she found the true HUSBAND….THE LORD JESUS.

Collaboration of Ana Bacala.

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7 Responses to I Am He!…

  1. Michelle Fordah says:

    This exactly how an encounter with God should be. It shouldn’t have to take time, and your joy should be so great that you must tell the world about it. This is to receive the Holy Spirit. This story of the Samaritan woman is strong!

  2. Hellena says:

    I have been touched by this verse and i have seen that JESUS is the only way in our lives. Thinking about the woman she was fetching water at high noon avoiding other women who have shamed her to scorn for being a samaritan womanwith five marriages and sinful relationships while others were fetching water early in the morning before the heat set .Imagine the suprise when jesus came up and spoke to her directly. He even called her WOMAN which was a sign of respect and dignity which was not found anywhere at that time.To be honest its is the world that needs help in catching up the unconditional love that god gives. Look at the women she left the pot at the well and she went to tell others . Thank you god for sharing this story.

    • Beatrice Emiku says:

      Mrs Hellena, very true you raised a strong point, she was avoiding people because of her shame, But Jesus knowing what kind of woman she was still called her WOMAN, which means we are always loved before God not because of who we are,but because of who HE is. Thank you.

  3. Clara says:

    This is very strong for us women, sometimes we seem like we now everything and we don’t want to look for help. this woman was very sensere and honest when Jesus talked to her, she said the truth and did not hide anything from Him. this shows that we have to open up when we talk to God and not hide anything. And also we have to learn how to be humble and leave things behind and move forward because when we trust in God we don’t need anything else.
    Thanks for sharing this with us.

  4. carla goncalves says:

    Esta passagem biblica tambem tocou me .
    Porque esta mulher foi sincera e de uma extrema humildade ela apresentou se da forma como ela era sem omitir ou pretender ser algo que nao era por isso ela teve a bencao de ouvir e falar com o proprio Senhor Jesus e quando o Ele se.comunica conosco fortalece o nosso relacionamento com Ele .Esta mulher antes conhecer Jesus era uma mulher que ninguem respeitava andava sozinha depois de ter conhecido Deus ela usou o passado dela para mostrar aqueles de quem ela evangelizava a diferenca que tinha acontecido na vida dela depois ter um encontro com Deus.
    Eu aprendi duas coisas …Sera que eu tenho sido suficientemente sincera no meu relavionamento com Deus que ele possa falar claramente pra mim como falou com esta mulher ?
    Sera que eu quando falo de Deus para a minha familia e amigos sera que a razao porque nao houvem e porque nao veem.em mim a mudanca que houve nesss mulher que as pessoas paravam para ouvir sobre a sua experiencia com Deus ?
    Pois se Deus revelou nos sobre esta humilde samaritana e porque Ele quer concerteza me usar basta eu deixar….
    Obrigada Dona Ana….

  5. Beatrice Emiku says:

    Very strong Pastor and Mrs Ana, the only way to see God and have an encounter with him as the woman had was to be plain, transparent and sincere before Him. What is the point of hiding from Him, He knows everything. The psalmist said if I go to the end of the world He is there. I have learnt from this message and have been absolutely blessed.
    Thank you.

  6. Virginia Chuna - Luton says:

    This is powerful, it is purely speaking about people like myself who came to the well (UCKG) with nothing but total shame but God through His servants gave me the living waters (His words), I learned about obedient, faithfulness and being sincere to God. It was not easy but my life was totally transformed and above all I found true meaning of life in The Lord Jesus. Thank you Pastor Elijah and mrs Ana for this teaching, it was a blessing. God Bless You.
    from miss Jane

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