When she said
When she said, “Come, see a man,” her attention was
on the One who offered living water, which if she drank
she would never thirst again.
He said it would be in her a well of water springing up into everlasting life. He was a Jew but had offered this water to her, a Samaritan, freely and without prejudice.
Here was a man who had crossed the line of discrimination, not only to converse with her but to offer her something that seemingly belonged only to Jews!
After Jesus revealed His supernatural knowledge of
the woman’s sinful life, He explained, “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth” (John 4:24).
She responded, “I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.
Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he” (John 4:25-26).
For the first time, Jesus openly revealed His identity as the Messiah. In the process, He also stated the vital truth that God is Spirit.
This statement tells us that God is in a realm that no
one understands or comprehends.
He is beyond, remote, invisible, immortal, incomprehensible, eternal, the only wise God!
(See I Timothy 1:17.)
In Jesus Christ, however, God has made Himself visible and knowable.
This incident discloses that Jesus Christ actually came in the flesh and acknowledged Himself to be the Messiah.
We must see and understand Him as the Son of God, the
Son of man, the Messiah, a genuine flesh-and-blood, perfect man.