The Seventh Man
“And he must needs go through Samaria . . . Now Jacob’s
well was there. Jesus . . . sat thus on the well: and it was
about the sixth hour. There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw
water . . . Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and
come hither. The woman answered and said, I have no husband.
Jesus said unto her, For thou hast had five husbands; and
he whom thou now hast is not thy husband” (John 4:4,
Jesus is the lid to Jacob’s well in the sixth hour.
He who is our propitiation and mercy-seat (Romans 3:25) is
seated on Jacob’s well. There is a Well on the well!
The woman represents His body, the church (Ephesians 5:17-33).
But this woman is not satisfied, for only He can satisfy (Psalm
107:9). She has had five husbands. She has been married to
a frustrating experience, governed by her five natural senses.
Yet she still comes faithfully each day with her earthen vessel
to draw from that old nature. But no more, for it is noonday,
when the sun is in its fullest strength. The light will never
be any bigger or brighter than it is now. But what is this?
There is a Man on the well! If she is to draw from that old
nature, she will have to move Jesus out of the way.
Are you tired? Are you one of the outcasts of Israel? Do
you come to the well at noon, rather than in the morning or
evening, because those other women are talking about you?
Is the bitter water of the well of Jacob worth the trip each
day? Do you long for something more? Is there another well
in your spirit that cries out to be filled with life? Then
listen. There is a Man who wants to talk to you. His Father
has arranged this meeting with you. This is your day! You
will never be the same again!
The Man on the well will deliver us from the past frustration
of being married to our five natural senses. He will heal
and restore us from the misery of being yoked together with
unbelief (2 Corinthians 6:14-18). He will pour in oil and
wine, setting us free from the bondage of being in union with
a walk that is governed by the natural senses.
We have tried those relationships, and they didn’t
work. They left us broken, disappointed and empty. And so
we brought our waterpot again and again, longing for something—anything—that
will fill the inner void.
Her present lover is husband number six: the number of man.
We have flirted with the lust of the flesh, and the lust of
the eyes, and the pride of life (1 John 2:15-17): all that
is in the world that man longs for; all that is in the world
to entice us away from the Man on the well; all that the world
system is trying now, as it gropes blindly for satisfaction
and purpose and fulfillment. The sixth man is our present
lover. “Why do you spend your money for that which is
not bread? And your earnings for what does not satisfy?”
(Isaiah 55:2, Amplified Bible)
The Man on the well is the seventh man! He beckons you to
come closer. He is not going to allow you to draw from Jacob’s
well any more. Throw away the old waterpot. Cast it out (Galatians
4:30), and become a new waterpot that will reach into Him.
He is the Well, and you are the waterpot. And the Well is
deep (John 4:11; Psalm 42:7). “Deep calleth unto deep.”
Be baptized and immersed into Him. Plunge into Him who is
your refreshing. He is the sweet water and the living water.
Cast the bitterness of those past relationships into Him,
and be healed (Exodus 15:23-26)! “Casting all your care
upon him; for he careth for you” (1 Peter 5:7). “Casting
the whole of your care—all your anxieties, all your
worries, all your concerns, once and for all—on Him;
for He cares for you affectionately, and cares about you watchfully”
(The Amplified Bible). “Unload all your worries on to
him, since he is looking after you” (Jerusalem Bible).
Now, run into your city and tell everyone that you meet that
a new day is come for all men. You are now the waterpot filled
with His life. First a container, and now a dispenser of that
life! “However, we posses this precious treasure (the
divine light of the gospel) in . . . vessels of earth, that
the grandeur and exceeding greatness of the power may be shown
to be of God and not from ourselves” (2 Corinthians
4:7, Amplified Bible).
Do you really want what the Holy Spirit now speaks to you?
Is it really possible that you can partake of what you have
heard? Is there more in God for you than you have ever realized?
The answer to all three questions is yes! All you have to
do is drop the old, and become the new. Lay aside the weight
that so easily besets you and come to Jesus. He is the perfect
man, and you are complete in Him. Only He can fill the spiritual
vacuum in your being. He has delivered you, and does deliver
you, and shall deliver you (2 Corinthians 1:10). The seventh
man is the overcoming, risen Lord. He will change your life!
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn
of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find
rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is
light.” Matthew 11:28-30
“If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
He that believeth on me . . . out of his belly shall flow
rivers of living water.” John 7:37-38
“And every thing shall live whither the river cometh.”
“And the Spirit and the bride say, Come! And let him
that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the
water of life freely.” Revelation 22:17