To The Reject & Outcast — There’s Good News!
Nothing you go through is wasted beloved of God.
Even the good, the bad, and the ugly, He turns it all around into something that can be used for good to save, encourage, and deliver. Everything Satan meant for evil God will turn it around for good!
The LORD is the answer to every tear drop, to every onslaught, sickness, secret fault, and unbridled thought, and presumptuous ways, because He knows all motives and reasons. He, precious one, knows how desperate the needs are.
The many issues that plague the heart, soul, mind, will, body, marriage, family, friends, financial need, future, present, ministry, answers to heart pangs that the internal fire that burns within is threatening to burn up all that remains.
There is so much to look at in “this Season” we all have been found overwhelmed where we exist.
But The LORD Jesus Christ doesn’t want us simply to exist, but to dive into the season with all you are using what you have been freely given and to take captivity captive just as He did when He gave gifts to men.
What better gift to receive than being part of the ultimate gift in ministering Salvation to this generation!
Jesus came to set the captive free! What better way to build and fill The Church, through the power of The Holy Ghost, capturing those who have been imprisoned in their own minds, bodies, through wrong thinking, sickness, and doing what has kept them bound to the things of this world.
For living in a true prison, is a process that takes steps and actions to warrant incarceration.
Our goal daily is to plant seeds, and to know it is a process of doing what is right and good in ministry to others; even the people nobody wants.
God goes after the rejects He delights in loving and saving them. Those who are forgiven of much, love! Some of the most passionate people in the Kingdom of God, have the roughest backgrounds!
Look at the woman at the well. She was set up by God to encounter Christ the Son of the living God! This encounter with Jesus at the well had historic and prophetic implications. The woman at the well knew something major had happened to her!
The woman understood that Jesus was a prophet (John 4:19) and she was majorly shaken by Jesus’ revelation of her five husbands and history with men.
But there had been a long-standing division between the Samaritan and Jewish religions. The Jews considered them heretics and apostates and had nothing to do with them — calling them dogs.
Jesus was saying to the Samaritan woman that the time of spiritual worship of God’s people has arrived!
” “Sir,” the woman said, “I see that You are a prophet. 20Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews say that the place where one must worship is in Jerusalem.” “Believe Me, woman,” Jesus replied, “a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. But a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth, for the Father is seeking such as these to worship Him. God is Spirit, and His worshipers must worship Him in spirit and in truth.” The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When He comes, He will explain everything to us.”” John 4:19-25
Jesus went after the rejects, and those called dogs, knowing her rejection turned into great love!
She was forgiven for much — and she loved much! (Luke 7:47)
Her encounter with The LORD Jesus Christ revolutionized her life and she left her water-pot and ran to Samaria and told everyone about Jesus!
The Samaritan became the first preacher to her people! And a woman! Jesus Loves his women in ministry!
From that woman she spread the message of Jesus, and many came out and Jesus stayed for two days, and Samaria listened to him! Jesus still goes after such as these!
We are creative and even within The Church we plant a seed, another waters it, while the Spirit of The LORD gives the increase!
I believe this encounter also shows the power of how prophecy turned a woman from being called a dog, into a Samaritan evangelist!
“Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in Jesus because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.” So when the Samaritans came to Him, they asked Him to stay with them, and He stayed two days. And many more believed because of His message. They said to the woman, “We now believe not only because of your words; we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man truly is the Savior of the world.” John 4:39-42 NKJV
Prophetically, God restored the breach at Jacob’s well, which name means supplanter/ deceiver into Israel which means God Contended, ‘Wrestles with God’, ‘Triumphant with God..
Why not send the good news to Samaria, where division between the Samaritans and the Jews was broken and initialized by Jesus Christ himself!
God our Father, you created within us, a longing and wonder to search out a thing, but LORD I ask that you cover this precious one with your feathers, covering them from the strife of tongues and the silence that ensues for fear of losing everything that is dear.
Strengthen all that remains dear Jesus and touch the silent and wounded soul, take them out of this confusion and isolation so that though they are alone they are really not alone for you are with them even till the end of the age.
Please comfort them with the Spirit of Comfort and provide that stability and security that only you can bring in these trying days.
May they see Jesus clearer, day by day, and may the Glory of The LORD beam from their face!
When it is all said and done, nothing will matter except when we stand before God and all that remains is burned away and we emerge as pure gold, silver, and precious stones.
In prayer, I saw a book and suddenly I saw whole chapters removed at once. Chapters you wish you could remove from your life though they have taught you fiery lessons.
The LORD has removed the shame and guilt and there is no condemnation. Be free this day in knowing He is with you and He has you — and He’s got this! In Jesus’ name!
“When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)
“You are a Jew,” said the woman. “How can You ask for a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.)
Jesus answered, “If you knew the gift of God and who is asking you for a drink, you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”
“Sir,” the woman replied, “You have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where then will You get this living water? Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us this well and drank from it himself, as did his sons and his livestock?”
Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again. But whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a fount of water springing up to eternal life.”
The woman said to Him, “Sir, give me this water so that I will not get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.”
Jesus told her, “Go, call your husband and come back.” “I have no husband,” the woman replied.
Jesus said to her, “You are correct to say that you have no husband. In fact, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. You have spoken truthfully.”
“Sir,” the woman said, “I see that You are a prophet. Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews say that the place where one must worship is in Jerusalem.”
“Believe Me, woman,” Jesus replied, “a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. But a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth, for the Father is seeking such as these to worship Him. God is Spirit, and His worshipers must worship Him in spirit and in truth.”
The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When He comes, He will explain everything to us.”
Jesus answered, “I who speak to you am He.” ” John 7:7-26
Study: John 4
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey