Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. John 4:10
Jesus encountered a woman, a woman with a past. You see, she had been with many men, and even the man she was with was not her husband. Jesus told her the truth about her situation. He confronted her with the condition of her soul. Because in order to find healing, the first step is always to recognize our problem.
But Jesus didn’t leave her there, and neither should the Church. He told her that she had hope. He told her that there was living water which is an analogy for the Holy Ghost, the Spirit of Jesus Christ. Jesus said if you believe on me as the Scriptures have said, out of your belly shall flow rivers of living water. John 7:38
People today want to bring others under condemnation, particularly women. Why is it always that women are the only ones with multiple partners? Does anyone suggest that a man with multiple partners is soiled goods unfit for marriage? Does anyone suggest that a man is even wrong for having multiple partners? A study performed by the Center for Disease Control showed that slightly less young men (15-24) were virgins than women of the same age–27%. Which means overall, women are more virginal than men.
The Bible says that if any man is in Christ, they are a new creature. The Bible says that we are no longer under condemnation if we walk according to the Spirit. God doesn’t care who you were yesterday. He cares who you are today and whether you are going to walk with him in the Spirit.
Jesus Christ loves people–women included–and He offers hope to those with a past