There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” John 4:7.
Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” John 4:10.
After this, Jesus, knowing that all things had already been accomplished, to fulfill the Scripture, said, “I am thirsty.” John 19:28.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
Unforced rhythms of grace—talking with Me and hearing from Me should not be forced—forced labor—it should be a flow, a delightful stream from My heart to your heart and back from your heart to My heart. A connection of hearts and minds that have become One. A continuous flow with no blockage or stoppage; no holds barred, open windows of Heaven pouring out a blessing that you cannot contain without expansion of your heart. And there will be overflow as rivers from your innermost being run over to a thirsty world.
Jesus showed you prayer in a dialogue with a woman of Samaria who was coming to draw water at a well where Jesus sat waiting for her. She did not know when she went out to draw water that she would have a divine encounter that would give her living water to quench her thirsty heart but she did not realize she was coming to a place of prayer in the Spirit either. Many of you approach prayer as she did, a chore to go and try to pull up enough water by your efforts to quench your thirst and clean your bodies. But that day she found out it was much more. It is a divine exchange and impartation that reveals your very depths and the depths of God’s love for and focus on you. It is an exchange. It is a flow. It is revelation at its best, one-on-one.
Jesus began the invitation to prayer, that is, to dialogue. He invited her into the flow. I send out an invitation to every heart. He asked her for a drink, in fact the first words He said in the encounter were, “Give Me a drink.” John 4:7. He asked her to share her heart with Him. But she was not at that level, she did not understand the divine knock on her heart to fellowship. She put up objections to giving Him a flow from her heart because she was still looking at prayer from an earthly viewpoint. All she could see was that a Jew was having a conversation with a Samaritan and the was not acceptable to human wisdom. She did not want to be in conversation or giving her vessel to a Jewish man to drink. She did not see past the physical to spiritual realities. She had reasons to close up.
Jesus did not stop there. He told her that her response should have been to ask Him for a drink—a flow from His heart that He pours out from My heart. (Acts 2:32-33: “This Jesus God raised up again, to which we are all witnesses. Therefore having been exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He has poured forth this which you both see and hear.”). He asks you for a drink first, you pour out your heart to Him as David did in response to the invitation when he first heard it (Psalm 62:8: “Trust in Him at all times, O people! Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah.”). Then you ask Him for a drink and He pours out My heart to you by the gift of the Holy Spirit. Jesus told you this before: “All things have been handed over to Me by My Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.” Luke 10:22. You see this in the words of Jesus’ response to the Samaritan woman’s objections to give Him a drink, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” John 4:10. Both Jesus and My Holy Spirit I call My gifts to you. And both indeed are, but the only way you receive the gift of My Spirit in you for eternal connection is through Jesus. And when you receive the gift of Jesus, you receive the gift of the Holy Spirit with Him. (Acts 2:38: “Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”). In Jesus, you find all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Jesus is the one who baptizes you in the Holy Spirit.
He told her that He would give her living water. My Word washes you and is living and active, My Words are Spirit and life, and My Spirit is living water of which pours into you and quickens your mortal bodies to eternal life and the Spirit is the power by which Jesus will raise you on the Last Day, just as I raised Him. “But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.” Romans 8:11.
And when you read the Book of Revelation you will find the stream of living water flowing clear as crystal from My throne to all the inhabitants thereof. You that are thirsty come and drink the water of life and live forever glorified, immortal, strong, and majestic, reigning with Me.
You are born again by water and the Spirit. It is only then you see the Kingdom working in you though you are on earth. Yes, you need to drink from Jesus, from the font of Wisdom.
But the Samaritan woman does not understand. She is still carnal and limited to her five senses. She is still looking where to draw living water by human efforts with a bucket. But Jesus wants to give her a leaping fountain within. She is still thirsty and has tried to fill her thirst for true love with five husbands and a sixth man she is living with in adultery. But now she found the seventh man, Jesus, who is the Lord of the Shabbat. He is your rest. In Him you are made complete.
Jesus explained He was not speaking to her of the water in the well before them, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again (worldly pleasures, idle chatter, sensual pleasures, human reasoning will not be enough to quench your inner thirst), but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst.” John 4:13-14. Heavenly streams flowing into your heart only get stronger the more you expand your heart in love to become Mine. I give My Spirit without measure to those who speak My Words (My language of love). John 3:34.
Spending time in the flow of prayer with Me is the one thing necessary to live a fruitful life filled with joy and peace in the Holy Spirit. I told Martha that Mary, sitting in the exchange of the flow with My Son, had chosen the best part and it would not be taken from her. I will always answer and be in the flow with you if you will come and give Me a drink and then ask Me for a drink. Even on the Cross, My Son was still seeking your fellowship, “I thirst.”
And Jesus went on further to explain to the woman by the well, “The water that I will give him will become IN him a spring of water leaping up to eternal life.” John 4:14.
We are talking about accessing My Kingdom within you by the One Spirit. We are talking about walking in heavenly realms while you are on earth.
Prayer is a divine exchange with earth—a flow of connection, protection, direction, correction, joy, peace, healing, power, wisdom, purity, purpose, and refreshment. It is meant to be a continual flow, as I had with Adam and Eve, until they severed the connection and connected with a different spirit that was diabolical and not divine, a creature and not the creator. And many today are in a flow with the creature but not the creator, and this is walking in the flesh which leads to death. It had led the thirsty Samaritan woman to six different men and a lifestyle of which she was ashamed, she hid it from Jesus when he asked her to call her husband. She was not ready to pour out anything before Him. She kept it in the darkness. But He brought it out to the light. And then she began to change. He knew her, yet He wanted the exchange. He wanted her to enter the flow. And then He could begin to introduce her to worship in Spirit and in truth. And she went to a new level, the level of looking for the Messiah. And she found Him in the flow of the encounter. And the result? She ran to call everyone she could find into that encounter. And the amazing thing is they listened and came. One transformed life can change an entire city. Why? They all want to be touched by what touched her so profoundly.
Later, in the temple on the last and greatest day of the Feast of Tabernacles, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’ But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.” John 7:37-39. Jesus has now been glorified at My right hand and poured out from Me the Holy Spirit into your hearts, the hearts of you who believe. Acts 2:33. In prayer you should be asking for a drink, to be filled with the Holy Spirit. As My apostle Paul wrote from the Holy Spirit, “And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to yourselves and one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father.” Ephesians 5:18-20.
Isaiah sang of prayer, “With joy you will draw water at the springs of Salvation (Yeshuah).” I will make you joyful in My house of prayer. And you are now My house and a temple of the Holy Spirit. David sang of prayer, “How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings. They drink their fill of the abundance of Your house; and You give them to drink of the river of Your delights. For with You is the fountain of life; and in Your light we see light.” Psalm 36:7-9. He understood. He poured and drank in My presence, the delights at My right hand forever.
Prayer is when we each walk in openness of heart to who the other one is. Intimacy is based on openness to the other.
And what is My last invitation to you in the Bible? “The Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come.’ (And give Me a drink). And let the one who hears say, “Come.” (Ask Me for a drink.) And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost.” Revelation 22:17.
I love you. Come and I will give you the living water to drink that becomes a never ceasing spring in you that leaps up to eternal life. Rejoice always, PRAY WITHOUT CEASING (don’t hinder the flow), and give constant thanks (the Voice of Thanksgiving). This is My Will for you IN Christ Jesus your Lord.