All 6’s & 7’s: Journey Beyond The Senses


Go, call your husband, and come here.” The woman answered him, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You are right in saying, ‘I have no husband’; for you have had five husbands, and the one you now have is not your husband. What you have said is true.”

-John 4:16-18

There’s a transformative process taking shape here. She’s unmarried but is living with someone and doesn’t seem to owe any allegiance. Her five husbands become the five senses when we take the story inwards. Yeshua tells her to take her 6 senses inwards.

The woman said to him, “Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet. Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you say that tin Jerusalem is the place where people ought to worship.”

-John 4:19-20

This is where the narrative gets real. She is speaking with a dual meaning here. She’s talking about the macrocosm- the two temples in their respective places and the living temple all mystics know of.

Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews.”

-John 4:21-22

Yeshua immediately explains the physical temples have served their purpose and the temples within us are coming forward. He references 2 Kings when He speaks of what the Samaritans don’t understand. The King of Assyria says “Have one of the priests you took captive from Samaria go back to live there and teach the people what the god of the land requires.”

They saw rituals and observances for prosperity but hadn’t been filled with an understanding of the living God. Yeshua came to those who were hungry and fed them the wisdom they needed.

But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

-John 4:23-24

Spirit and Truth. The two mountains converge on our Trinitarian doctrine and we ask who’s church? Your church and your enemies church. The ritually unclean and outcasts are welcome to bring their five husbands in and worship in truth. Yeshua demonstrated exactly what He meant by sharing profound wisdom with a people who had been intertwined with them since the beginning. He wasn’t starting a new religion, He was demonstrating how to live in the law of love and “give to everyone without reproach!”

The Samaritan Woman immediately understood and applies what she learned. “So the woman left her water jar and went away into town…” The numerical significance of the 7th Jar directly relates to the Wedding At Cana.

We’ll revisit this story later. For now, it is enough to know that we too are in a relationship with our five senses and the worlds they perceive. Let the understanding Yeshua shared in the town of Sychar sit within you a bit. Let His wisdom intoxicate you for a few days and read the story for yourselves.


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