John 4:14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
15 The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.
21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.
Jesus was revolutionary in more ways than some may realize, and here is one of the most revolutionary truths.
Ancient religion was about places. Places where the gods or god dwelt. Every religion had a sacred place, a temple where the people went to meet with God. The Jews had theirs in Jerusalem, and the Samaritans had theirs on Mount Gerizim.
This same way of thinking exists in religions today. The Muslims have Mecca, Hindus have Varanasi, Buddhists have Lumbini. Many Christians mistakenly look for God in places… but, what we are taught in the New Testament is God is found in a man: Jesus Christ. Jesus never built a temple or required one be built.
The water of life flows from Him to His people. The incarnation changed the world, and the way the world should think. The center of the kingdom of God moved from a place to a person. He has risen from the dead... He is alive... worship Him.