ACCEPTING THE FATHER’S ANSWER
“The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.” John 4:25
And then she said; "I know that Messiah cometh when He is come, He will declare unto us all things," and He replied in the final claim, "I that speak unto thee am He." See Deut 18:15, 18.
The story reveals a woman with a remarkable religious background. She spoke of "Our father, Jacob." Most probably she had not referred to that relationship for years, but it recurred in the presence of Jesus. Then at once she revealed the fact of the hope of her people in which she had been trained; the coming of Messiah. As our Lord dealt with her, we observe first her almost flippant address; then there came respect, and a recognition of a Man of God, a prophet. Then suddenly we find her not affirming, but out of a sincere soul asking, "Can this be the Christ?"
All things begin a process that first asks for admission of personal guilt and need of the promised answer to Israel and then the whole world. After acceptance of the Messiah the journey concerning "all things" begin. The end results in a perfect image and likeness of the Messiah Himself. "Be ye therefore perfect, even as YOUR Father which is in heaven is perfect." Matt. 5:48. But first He must be YOUR heavenly Father.
See 1 Cor. 3:21-23 where all things were gifts of words and teaching from God concerning the journey that first begins with acceptance of His threefold ministry. See 1 Cor. 15:24-28 to see where all things are headed.