LIVING WATER by Pastor Paul Locke for loxland.com 9/10/2015
Samaritans identified themselves as non-Jews by the woman at the well. (Jhn 4:9) To the present day Samaria is part of the West Bank occupied by descendants of Ishmael and Esau the followers of the teachings of Mohammed, however they love Jews who love them each saying, “We love our neighbours and we have lived with them for thousands of years.” Tolerance is part of Godly living and killing of another human being is ungodly. (Ex 20:13)
Witchcraft otherwise Satancraft is identified in people as ‘manipulation’; demonic pressure on people to go against normal behaviour. (Gen 3:14) The Gadarene Demoniac was manipulated to run naked in a cemetery and cutting himself with stones. (Mk 5:5) Jesus presented the truth to this man who was empowered to throw off his demons by the presence of Jesus the Son of God who came to set the captives free.
False Religion is taking a belief in a god that is ethical and by false teaching change the character of their god to one who hates people. (Eph 5:6) The knowledge of good and evil was imparted to all human beings through Adam and Eve who ate from the tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. (Gen 3:5) The Ten Commandments given by God in the wilderness apply to all people on earth and clearly commands ethical behaviour such as, ‘thou shalt not murder, thou shalt not steal etc.’
Jesus identifies himself as the Messiah when he said about those who drink of the well water would be thirsty again. (Jhn 4:13) He said, “Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” The woman said, “I know that Messiah is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.” Jesus declared, “I who speak to you am he.” (Jhn 4:26) Now she knew who Jesus is and asked for ‘Living Water’.
Free Will is the expression of love by God to us and we are expected to be imitators of God. (Eph 5:1-2) False Islam compels by force when True Islam is peace in pursuit of drawing near to God. Those with humble hearts will be lifted up by God, but God pulls down the proud. (Jas 4:4-7) Submit to God and resist the devil, but beware of delusions of grandeur for the devil comes to kill, steal, and destroy as opposed to Jesus who comes to give life and life more abundantly.