John Lesson 6 Day 2 ~ Study of John 4:31-34
3- a. I have a kind of food you know nothing about. John 4:32
In Verse 34, Jesus explained what He meant—”My nourishment comes from doing the will of God, who sent me, and from finishing his work.” AMP
Jesus was being fed from within. The living water He had told this woman about was flowing through Him like a river. The Spirit had so taken control of Him that He wasn’t hungry for physical food at that time. Andrew Wommack
Revelation 2:17 “…To everyone who is victorious I will give some of the manna that has been hidden away in heaven…” NLT
Deuteronomy 8:3 “…man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord.” NLT
John 17:4 “I brought glory to you here on earth by completing [down to the last detail (MSG)] the work you gave me to do.” NLT
Hebrews 1:9 “You have loved righteousness [integrity, virtue, uprightness in purpose] and have hated lawlessness [injustice, sin]. Therefore God, Your God, Has anointed You With the oil of gladness above Your companions [forever].” AMP
b. When I’m in intimate fellowship with the Lord, when my eyes are on Him, the things of earth grow dim and irrelevant.
The zeal for God consumes me and energizes me. Some times are more consuming than others. Like the time I was sitting next to John Michael.
c. An unbeliever only needs to drink of His living water through being born again (see John 3:3), and he will never thirst again.
“But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.”
John 4:14 “But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.” NLT
4- a. The disciples misunderstood—again.
Notice that this well of living water springs up unto everlasting life (i.e., intimacy with the Father – see John 17:3). It’s like an artesian well or spring, not a normal well that has to be pumped. The life of God should just flow out of us, and it does when our minds are stayed upon Him (Isaiah 26:3 and Romans 8:6). Andrew Wommack
We are the bride of Christ. Not His housemaids. Not His janitors. His bride. God created man in His image. He created us for fellowship with Him. So that’s our number one thing on our to-do list. It’s probably the ONLY one we need to have on our to-do list. If we cultivate intimacy with Him, the lover of our soul, we don’t have to worry about a to-do list. We will do what we see our Father doing.
There is nothing that compares with the sense of satisfaction that comes from knowing you are right where the Lord wants you to be and doing what He wants you to do. Jesus was basking in that satisfaction. We can too. Andrew Wommack
Don’t put on a religious act.
Love the Lord with all your heart, soul, mind and strength.
- Seek Him.
- Abide in Him.
- Let anything kind and generous we do always be as unto the Lord. (See Matthew 25:37-40)
- Don’t neglect our hidden relationship with Him in the secret place.
Love your neighbor
- Help those who need help.
- Forgive them.
- Don’t gossip about them.
- Mourn with those who mourn.
- Refresh the weary.
- Encourage those who need encouragement.
- When we do anything kind and generous, let it be as unto the Lord. (See Matthew 25:37-40)
- If your elderly neighbor uses a walker and their mailbox is out at the street, offer to take the mail to their door every day.
Matthew 28:19-20 Jesus commissioned His disciples by saying, “Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Acts 20:24 “But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.”
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