THE CONTINUATION – PART 2
Did you ever wonder about the ‘woman at the well’ in John 4? Well, I did. It just didn’t settle with me from all the sermons and stories that I’ve read. There had to be something more to it. So, I began to research it word by word, and what a hidden treasure it is. You’ll never be the same once you have completed the series. (Please do not omit Part 1 – http://wp.me/p1Fdij-l1 use it to refresh yourself .)
|John 4:4||And he must needs go through Samaria.|
Now, in John 4:4 above we see where Jesus went, it was Samaria part of the heathen circle. But why here, why Samaria? The answer is in the name. Why? Jesus is the Word (John 1:1) and everything was created by words (Hebrews 1:3). In Genesis 1, God spoke and it was created, everything that you see. The Words in the Bible set the stage and tells us what is going on, if we research them and find them out.
Amplified Bible (AMP)
1 In the beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself.
Amplified Bible (AMP)
3 He is the sole expression of the glory of God [the Light-being, the out-raying or radiance of the divine], and He is the perfect imprint and very image of [God’s] nature, up holding and maintaining and guiding and propelling the universe by His mighty word of power. When He had by offering Himself accomplished our cleansing of sins and riddance of guilt, He sat down at the right hand of the divine Majesty on high,
So what’s so important about Samaria? Samaria in the Greek is a transliterated proper locative noun ‘Samareia’ meaning, “guardianship”
1) It is a territory in Palestine, which had Samaria as its capital.
But, (wherever there is a ‘but’ the real stuff follows)
But Samaria comes from the Hebrew transliterated proper locative noun ‘Shomĕrown’ meaning: “watch mountain.”
1) the region of northern Palestine associated with the northern kingdom of the 10 tribes of Israel which split from the kingdom after the death of Solomon during the reign of his son Rehoboam and were ruled by Jeroboam
2) the capital city of the northern kingdom of Israel located 30 miles (50 km) north of Jerusalem and 6 miles (10 km) northwest of Shechem.
What were they watching for?… Let us look at the location. In John 4:5 Jesus stopped off at a city in Samaria called Sychar. Sychar in the Greek is a transliterated proper locative noun ‘Sychar’ meaning, ” “drunken.”
1) probably another name for the town of Shechem, a town in Samaria, near the well of Jacob
We find out that all of this has been planed out from God so that we can see His plan (God’s Footprint or Blue print) for us. Israel was one then there was a split between the tribes that caused the ten to break tradition and leave the fold (original twelve tribes.) Here they made up their own rules of worshipping and seeking God from their King, Jeroboam. John 4:5 also tells us that This particular land was given by Jacob (Hebrew meaning – “heel-catcher or supplanter”) to his youngest son Joseph (Hebrew meaning – “Jehovah has added”.) From the names alone we know that there is a change coming. A change of guard… No more making up stuff (“heel-catcher or supplanter”) to find and worship the true God. It’s Jesus and His revelation of how to really worship God.
|John 4:5||Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.|
This place was destined to be usurped and it was by Rehoboam who split the kingdom, especially through intrigue or underhanded tactics, no less. Are you beginning to see the prophetic through God’s Words? The names reveal the plan of God down through the ages.
This is the place where the first Evangelist was borne, who just happen to be a woman thirsting for the ‘Love of God.’ (John 4:29) When the property was given to Joseph it was God adding it back and Adding women to the ministry. Who just walks in on the scene? Jesus the Son of God to set things right! This part of the world was waiting, watching, standing guard for the appearance of God so they could worship Him. This message was given to the least to promote it…THE WOMAM AT THE WELL. No matter what had occurred in her life she still had purpose and destiny that even she or her husbands cold stop.
John 4:6 tells us how Jesus arrived at the spot wherein it’s called Jacob’s well in Sychar (the city was built up around the well.)
|Jhn 4:6||Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with [his] journey, sat thus on the well: [and] it was about the sixth hour.|
The verse says that Jesus was wearied, but why? We assume it was from walking and not eating, not so. The word wearied in the Greek is a transliterated is a verb ‘kopiaō’ meaning:
1) To grow weary, tired, exhausted (with toil or burdens or grief)
Remember Jesus handled forty days and nights in the dessert really well. So what was Jesus burden with? Lost souls… that is why He came (Luke 19:10), Jesus had a burden for lost souls. He loved them.
The time is mention in this verse above; why? What is so special about the number six? It is very important in Judaism and Christianity. Remember this is the sixth hour and it has been designed to fulfill and complete scripture. Notice the difference between the woman at the well asking and Jesus demanding. It shows her submission and his authority to demand.
Below you will find the meaning of six. I could not cut it down incase God wanted to give individual interpretation beyond the scope of which I’ve written. Enjoy…
*To understand the number six, we need to understand the vav – ו, which is the Hebrew letter representing six. The sixth letter of the alef-beit is the vav. The vav is shaped like a hook (ו). A hook is something that holds two things together. This property of the letter vav, in its Hebrew usage, is referred to as the vav of connection. It is normally translated as and which is used to hook words together.
The first vav of the Torah is found in:
The connectivity of six and the vav is illustrated in the design of an alef – א. The alef is actually made up of three different letters: the letter yud – י above; a yud – י below; and a diagonal vav – ו, or line suspended in between. The upper yod represents the upper world and the lower yod represents the lower world. The vav connects these two worlds.
TO BE CONTINUED
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*This above study on the number 6 was written by
Rabbi Dr. Hillel ben David
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