The One You Have Now Is Not Your Husband
For you have had five husbands, and the one you now have is not your husband. (John 4:18 ESV)
So many women have had
And the one they have now
Is not their husband
They have lived with men
That did not marry them
Hoping the man would marry them
And the men did not.
After the first failure or mistake,
They move to another man
Trying their luck
Until it becomes a vicious cycle
As men take advantage of their weakness
Jesus did not condemn her,
He was compassionate towards her
As he knew how desperately she was seeking happiness
He then asked her to seek for the real person
The Living Water – the Holy Spirit,
Precious gift of God.
This woman was obviously
Living with a man
And playing wife to him
He was not her husband
“You have had five husbands
And the husband you
Have now is not
So Jesus is effectively
Telling her that
The husband she had
Is not her husband
Jesus called him her husband
That he was not her real husband
It is very possible
To live with, put on the wifely garment
and play perfect wife to a man who
Secretly does not wish to marry us.
It is also possible to
Marry someone who is not our
Husband or wife.
So many people are living with
People that are not their spouses
And find themselves in God’s
Permissive will – not His perfect will.
In this woman’s case
She was probably living
With a man she wasn’t married to
Not necessarily married to a man
That is against God’s will for her life
We must be very careful
Because wrong husband or wife
Will certainly mean
Because our real spouse
Is the one sent from above
To help us fulfill destiny.
Amen! Jesus didn’t insult her or talk down to her, He simply spoke the truth to her. We need to have true faith in Him and follow Him otherwise, we bring spiritual death to our spiritual lives. Great message, thank you for posting!
Thank you so much for the lovely comment. So true, Jesus spoke the truth to her and we need to have faith in Him and follow Him. I love your enlightening comment. Blessings and grace to you always 💕🙏😊
You always have great post. Your blog is very enjoyable.
Thanks a lot. I’m really grateful and I’m greatly encouraged. God bless you👏
Great Post Laura! I love how you broke down “permissive will” and “perfect will” – that was powerful and ;I felt that, so very true. Well, I’m definitely waiting on the one that’s in his “perfect” will…lol. Not to say we’re not going to have our ups and downs but he’ll be in God’s will for my life, so that means that God’s hand will be in it and I need that…lol. God Bless you = )
Thank you Roshonda, for the lovely comment. Love your comment. Yes, “we will have our ups and downs but he’ll be in God’s will for our lives.” Truly insightful and uplifting. Blessings and grace to you always 💕🙏😊
I enjoy your posts. Be Blessed xoxo
Thanks a lot. I am greatly encouraged❤️👏. Blessings!