• Phillip Fields

Divine Intersections: The Unlikely Influencers in the Move of God.

The great sin of our generation is APATHY!

CHRISTIANS don't care enough to jump in the fight. We are like the bystanders on the subway train in New York City who recently watched a woman get raped and did nothing to stop it.

What will it take to fulfill II Chronicles 7:14? When will we put more priority on gathering to pray than attending our favorite sporting events or wasting time on social media?

John Knox prayed, "Give me Scotland, or I die!" George Whitfield prayed, "Give me souls, or take my soul!"

Revival or We Die should be the motivation we need to get praying.

"Without a national awakening, America as we know it is doomed,"

according to Michael Brown from his book Revival or We Die.

Look at what happened at the well; a DIVINE INTERSECTION. (John 4:4-38)

Jesus encounters a Samaritan woman at a well, Jacob's well. Seems innocent, but it turns into a revival for an entire city. The woman does what she does every day. She fetches water for her household. She's bored. Something I hear from Christians is they are tired of church being the same old thang. If nothing new is happening in your spiritual life it's because you keep doing the same things expecting different results.

It's time for you to make a big change: FIND YOUR DIVINE INTERSECTION!

Social issues immediately flair up as soon as these two begin to interact. Jesus asks for water and she accuses him of attacking an innocent Samaritan woman. Hatred filled the air because the man asked for a drink of water. That would NEVER happen to us in our day and age. Racial issues, gender equality, profiling, and hatred so deep that murder is a real threat are just below the surface waiting to erupt in our culture just like it was between Jews and Samaritans.

Let's face it the Samaritan woman's mindset was a defensive, half-breed expectation looking to get rejected and condemned by a self-righteous Jew.

Jesus saw her, a deeply troubled lady with a broken heart desperate for more than water. He was not judging her but her story only allowed her to believe he was there to pile on more shame.

Jesus says He has a gift for her. She's never been given anything by a man without something more required in return. He introduces a life to her that is absolutely foreign to her. He's describing water, that goes deeper than Jacob's well that has offered her family water for generations. She's intrigued but defensive like a wounded animal.