“God is Spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” John 4:24 ISV Jesus spoke those words to the woman at the well and speaks them to us by His spirit. Here’s the context:
“Therefore when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Yeshua was making and immersing more disciples than Yochanan (although Yeshua himself didn’t immerse, but his disciples), he left Judea and departed into Galilee. 4 He needed to pass through Samaria. So he came to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son, Joseph. Jacob’s well was there. Yeshua therefore, being tired from his journey, sat down by the well. It was about the sixth hour. A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Yeshua said to her, “Give me a drink.” For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.
The Samaritan woman therefore said to him, “How is it that you, being a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.)
Yeshua answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.”
The woman said to him, “Sir, you have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. So where do you get that living water? Are you greater than our father, Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did his children and his livestock?”
Yeshua answered her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never thirst again; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.”
The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I don’t get thirsty, neither come all the way here to draw.”
Yeshua said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.”
The woman answered, “I have no husband.”
Yeshua said to her, “You said well, ‘I have no husband,’ for you have had five husbands; and he whom you now have is not your husband. This you have said truly.”
The woman said to him, “Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet. Our fathers worshiped in this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where people ought to worship.”
Yeshua said to her, “Woman, believe me, the hour comes, when neither in this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, will you worship the Father. You worship that which you don’t know. We worship that which we know; for salvation is from the Jews. But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such to be his worshipers. God is Spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”
The woman said to him, “I know that Messiah comes, he who is called Messiah. When he has come, he will declare to us all things.
.”Yeshua said to her, “I am he, the one who speaks to you.” John 4:1-24 WMB
The spiritual reality Jesus conveyed in that conversation leads us to worship God in spirit and truth.
We come to God, our Father in heaven by His Spirit. He has poured out His Spirit on all of us (Acts 2:17-18).
Since we have been born of the Spirit, we are spirit, soul and body. Thus, we bring God our Father true spiritual worship in spirit and truth—spiritual reality.
“In most solemn truth I tell you,” replied Jesus, “that unless a man is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the Kingdom of God. Whatever has been born of the flesh is flesh, and whatever has been born of the Spirit is spirit” (John 3:5-6).
In that vein, Paul wrote: “We also speak these things, not in word taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual things to spiritual people. But the unbeliever does not welcome what comes from God’s Spirit, because it is foolishness to him; he is not able to understand it since it is evaluated spiritually” (1 Corinthians 2:13-14). HCSB
“Therefore watch carefully how you walk, not as unwise, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore don’t be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Don’t be drunken with wine, in which is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs; singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; giving thanks always concerning all things in the name of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, to God, even the Father; subjecting yourselves to one another in the fear of Messiah. Ephesians 5:15-21 WMB