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Tuesday, August 19 2014

John 4: Who Is The Saviour Of The World?
Verse of the Day: V42 “And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.”

1. Samaria (V1-30)
V4 “And he must needs go through Samaria.”

During Jesus’ time, no Jew would go through Samaria in order to get to Galilee, because the Jews despised the Samaritans who were mostly poor and of a mixed multitude as a result of the intermarriage between the Jews and the Gentiles. However, Jesus, being a Jew, did not despise the Samaritans and still chose to go through Samaria, because He knew that there was a Samaritan woman as well as the entire city of Samaria, who needed to hear His message of salvation, and believe and receive Him as their Christ and Saviour. 

V29 “Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?”
      
2. Saviour (V31-42)
V41 “And many more believed because of his own word;”

When the Samaritan woman introduced Jesus Christ to the people in the city of Samaria, they quickly went to Jesus to see for themselves whether Jesus was truly Christ, the Saviour of the world. When they finally saw and heard Jesus, they immediately believed that Jesus was indeed the Christ, the Saviour, and in particular, their personal Saviour.

V42 “And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.”
 
3. Seventh (V43-54)
V52 “Then enquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.”

A nobleman went to Jesus believing that Jesus would heal his dying son. When he returned home, his servants told him that his son was healed. When he enquired of them of the hour his son was healed, they told him he was healed at the seventh hour, which was exactly the same hour which Jesus said to him that his son shall be heal. As a result, he and his entire family truly believed that Jesus was indeed the Son of God, the Saviour.

V53 “So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house.”

Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You that the Lord Jesus Christ is my personal Saviour.

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