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We need to be spiritually minded

I love the story of the Samaritan woman in her encounter with Jesus at the well in Sychar (John 4:1-42). Jesus cut across social barriers (V 9), in love, to reach this woman. The Holy Spirit in Jesus revealed details of the woman’s background to him and so that he was able to get her attention (V17-18). This allowed him to show her the route to salvation (V26; Rom 10:9).

There is also a great contrast in these verses as well. The contrast of the natural mind of the non-Christian (the Samaritan woman) versus Jesus and the born-again Christian (v10-18). The woman only saw natural water but Jesus spoke of living water (v10 and 13-14) or the spiritual power of the word of God (Heb 4:12) to satisfy our spiritual thirst and transform us as children of God (v10 and 13-14).

“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1Cor 2:14; KJV). The bible tells us we are “spirit, soul and body” (1Thess 5:23). It is our spirit that is born again or saved when we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior ().  The Holy Spirit reveals God’s word to us, to our born-again spirit (our spiritual heart or conscience; John 14:25-26; 16:13). We call this revelation; its not just head knowledge but the word comes alive to us; it jumps off the page at us, we see its spiritual meaning.

We are told that God’s word: “is truth” and that: “the truth shall make you free” (John 17:17; 8:32). Free from what? Well, anything that holds you back from walking in the abundant life God has for you (John 10:10).

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