THE HOLIEST Saint John (Explained)
"In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat."
"But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of."
"Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat?"
"Esa saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work." (John 4:30-34)
<1>His disciples insisted that he eat, but he said that he had already eaten and was not hungry. His disciples did not understand what he meant by "I have meat to eat that ye know not of." He was referring to the "hidden manna" (Rev. 2:17), the nectar that allows people in higher consciousness not to require very much food. He went to an ecstatic state by experiencing the nectar.
<2>Those who do the Will of the Father ("him that sent" us to this world) will be provided with this food (nectar).
"Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest."
"And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together."
"And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth."
"I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours." (John 4:35-38)
<3>Christ entered into a prophetic mood. He said, "Is it not true that you say that after four months there will be a harvest? Now I tell you, look up and see the field (the Samaritan lands) that will be ripe in awhile to be harvested."
<5>It is true here that "One soweth, and another reapeth." God sowed the seeds and now he and his disciples would reap those who were ready in that land.
<6>That is why they were there, "to reap that whereon" they "bestowed no labour." Many Prophets and Great Souls had worked many lifetimes to prepare these people, and now his disciples would gather what they had done with no labour exerted.
<7>The significance of these sayings is that they had been said in the land of the Samaritans, the land of the House of Israel (the ten lost tribes). <8>Also, many of the House of Israel had returned to their lands after they were freed from their captors, the Assyrians. So they are the people (the Children of Israel) who should have been gathered together and then spread Christ's teachings even further to the west, to their brethren in the west and northwest of Europe; read Children of Abram (Abraham), All Prophecies Are Fulfilled.
"And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did." (John 4:39)
<9>They were so ready to accept Christ and with the testimony of only one person, many believed.
"So when the Samaritans were come unto him, they besought him that he would tarry with them: and he abode there two days." (John 4:40)
<10>The Samaritans believed and welcomed him to their houses. They did not condemn him or ask him for signs and miracles, but simply believed him because they did not have many concepts that would be a barrier to their spiritual understandings.
"And many more believed because of his own word;"
"And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world." (John 4:41-42)
<11>Also, many believed because of the truth of his teachings, not because of his miracles or knowledge of their past. <12>They believed in him because they saw the light, and because they were the seekers of the truth. They loved the light and came to him.
<13>Again The Plan of God is clearly stated here. God had reincarnated many Great Souls in higher consciousness in the Samaritan and Western European areas, who would accept the Christ and would gather these people under Christ (House of Israel).
"Now after two days he departed thence, and went into Galilee."
"For Esa himself testified, that a prophet hath no honour in his own country." (John 4:43-44)
<14>It is true, those who are close to the Prophet do not believe in his prophethood, because they have seen his childhood, growth, mistakes and shortcomings in the past. They have a very hard time accepting him as a Messenger from God.
"Then when he was come into Galilee, the Galilaeans received him, having seen all the things that he did at Jerusalem at the feast: for they also went unto the feast." (John 4:45)
<15>However, this time the Galilaeans (the people of his home town) received him, not because of his teachings, but because of "all the things that he did at Jerusalem."
"When he heard that Esa was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death." (John 4:46-47)
<16>Again Esa came to the Jewish territory, and they believed in him only when he did miracles. They were only interested in taking advantage of his powers. However, Samaritans believed in him because of his words (teachings).
"Then said Esa unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe."
"The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die."
"And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth."
"Then enquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him."
"So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Esa said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house."
"This is again the second miracle that Esa did, when he was come out of Judaea into Galilee." (John 4:48-54)
<17>So again these people believed in him only after they saw miracles. They were not interested in his teachings but in his powers. <18>However, in Samaria they believed in him because of his sayings (teachings).