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Day Eight

Just then his disciples came back. They marveled that he was talking with a woman,
but no one said, “What do you seek?” or, “Why are you talking with her?” So the
woman left her water jar and went away into town and said to the people, “Come,
see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ?”  They went out of
the town and were coming to him. John 4:27-30

The disciples are astonished at Jesus talking with a Samaritan woman because Jews
hated Samaritans, plus she was a woman. The disciples were worried about perception,
but Jesus was concerned about transformation. The disciples were interested in a title,
but Jesus was concerned about a testimony. The woman leaves her water pots and runs
into town shouting, “Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the
Christ?” The town was astonished. Nobody expected to hear these words coming from
this woman. The woman’s critics ran to meet this man. The town
full of Samaritans is running to meet Jesus who is a Jew. Look at what happens, “Many
Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told
me all that I ever did.”  So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay
with them, and he stayed there two days. And many more believed because of his
word.” It’s revival time in this town all because of a woman’s testimony. This is a
transformation of grace. In the book of Isaiah, we read, “Awesome things that we did not
expect.” This is a perfect description of genuine revival because the unpredictable and
unusual are the characteristics of great spiritual awakenings.

Pray for transformation in your life this morning. Pray for God to transform your
relationships. Pray for God to transform the gathering at NewLife. Pray for God to
transform our nation and our world. Pray for the 3.2 billion who have never heard the
Gospel. Don’t stop praying for revival in our nation.