Don’t Drink Spiritual Water From Another Source

13 Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again. 14 But whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a fount of water springing up to eternal life.”

John 4:13-14 BSB

Jesus spoke to a woman—part Jew, part Gentile—who thought she and her ancestors were worshiping the true God (vs. 20). Jesus brought her back to reality and plainly told her that she had no clue who she was worshiping (vs. 22). The reason is that God’s Word (the truth) was given to the Jewish people to make a covenant and to build a strong relationship with them. But, the gift of God’s Word and God’s relationship with them wasn’t only for the Jews, but it was to bring about the Savior, who would open up the door to heaven (through the cross) for everyone, both Jews and Gentiles, who would believe in Jesus as Lord and Savior.

In verses 13-14, Jesus was teaching a spiritual reality with the water from Jacob’s well. Jesus told the Samaritan woman that if she drinks from that well, she will in no doubt get thirsty again. However, if she drinks from the water that Jesus gives, she will never get thirsty again.

The application is that if you drink water from another source like Islam, Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, New Age religion, the Occult, Spiritualism, etc., other than from the truth, Jesus Christ, you won’t be able to obtain eternal life. Every other religion cannot satisfy one’s thirst for the truth. The truth about God and the afterlife—can only be known through the Scriptures. Any other spiritual source apart from the Scriptures will only bring you into deep darkness.

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

John 14:6 BSB

No other spiritual water can quench your thirst by giving you eternal life. Jesus is the only one who paid the price for your sins. The price tag for sin was the death of a sinless life. Jesus, the righteous and sinless one, paid it in full. Don’t wait for tomorrow what you can do right now. Ask Jesus Christ to forgive you of all your sins and to save you, and He will (John 3:16-18).

Are You A Polluted Well?

Like a trampled spring and a polluted well, So is a righteous person who gives way before the wicked.

Proverbs 25:26, NASB

When a Christian sees a false prophet—allowing him or her to continue to pass before his eyes, without sounding the alarm, you have become a well that’s not good for quenching one’s thirst.

Cold water for the one in a desert revives his body. Hot water for the one in the cold, keeps him warm, but lukewarm water does neither.

What type of spiritual water are you? Are you like cold water for the one in the desert and hot water for the one in winter, or are you lukewarm water that doesn’t rock the boat?

As a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, do you keep other Christians from falling into deception?

What do you do with a false Christian who seems charismatic and a flatterer?

Many questions—what to do? Do you find yourself saying, “I don’t want to sound mean, or push anyone away…I’ll let them stay around me and maybe, they can see Jesus in me so that it would change them”.

What does love with the truth say?

Jesus is love and the truth—this is what He said

31 So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly My disciples; 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” -John 8:31-32

Knowing the truth through God’s Word is what will set free a false teacher. In 2 Timothy 3:16-17, it says, 16 All Scripture is inspired by God and beneficial for teaching, for rebuke, for correction, for training in righteousness; 17 so that the man or woman of God may be fully capable, equipped for every good work.”

A true Christian will rebuke and correct, for the purpose of redirecting a false prophet to the truth for repentance and salvation. For a wayward believer, it will bring him back—to righteousness—to be equipped for the good work that the God of heaven has assigned for his life.

Being passive, in the middle, makes you an enemy of the truth. The truth, is not passive but cuts like a sword—“For the word of God is living and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, even penetrating as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” -Hebrews 4:12. God’s Word preached with gentleness and loving kindness toward those who are deceived and on the wrong path in life will bring them back to the light.

How invested are you in the truth (the Word of God)? You want to see the Holy Spirit alive in a person? Throw at him a false preacher or teacher, and you will see his passion for the truth arise, defending it until the end—not sitting on the sidelines