Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither. The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband: For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly. The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. John 4:16-19
Jesus tests the Samaritan woman and asks her about her husband. Jesus already knows she’s been married multiple times, but he wants to see how honest she is going to be with him. The woman is very honest with Jesus, and instead of that condemning her it helps further along the conversation
This brings up a good point, why was the Samaritan woman alone at the well at the hottest part of the day? Because she was an outcast in her society, instead of her going to the well when everyone else does, she goes alone at the worst part of the day to avoid the judgment and condemnation of others
But Jesus seeks her out, he’s going after his lost sheep! The ones that society rejected Christ will restore ,if you are willing to come to the well and drink the Living Water!
Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. John 4:20-22
There’s a small debate, whether you should worship God in the Temple at Jerusalem or worship God on the mountain, Jesus said “A time is coming where you can worship God anywhere”!
The Temple is where the Spirit of God lived on Earth, however with the Living Water, the Holy Spirit now lives inside of us! No longer is the Temple necessary to be in the presence of God, the Holy Spirit now lives inside of you by Christ!
But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. John 4:23-24
Jesus said “ A time is coming when we will worship God in spirit and truth” That time has already come for us, when Jesus said “It Is Finished” on the cross, all things were fulfilled and accomplished by Christ! The Holy Spirit has been poured out on all believers!
The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he. John 4:25-26
Now a big moment was about to happen, the Samaritan woman mentions that the Messiah is coming and will reveal all these things, Jesus says to her “ I AM He” meaning I AM The Messiah! The Samaritan woman is the first person Jesus reveals he is the Christ to, was this a coincidence that she wasn’t Jewish, absolutely not!
Jesus is revealing the New Covenant, a covenant not with just Israel, but everyone who calls upon the name of Jesus, everyone who worships God in Spirit and Truth, Amen!