“Wilt Thou Be Made Whole?”
“Wilt Thou Be Made Whole”
“Wilt Thou Be Made Whole” John 5:2-3: “Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.”
on you, on your life, on your relationship with your spouse, your children, your siblings, your friends, your co-workers, and whoever you come in contact with... sin is a destructive force..
It will cause you to be blind to the goodImpotent folk... Impotent: 1.lacking power ness of God, to the needs of others, to your or ability; 2.lacking force of effectiveness own circumstances; it will cause you to be (Webster’s Dictionary). Without Christ in halt, in other words lame, unable to do your life in a real way, you're impotent. what is needed to change your own life, When anything comes up in your life that not able to follow where Jesus is leading you can't deal with through your natural you; it will cause you to be withered, you means, you realize you are impotent. won’t be able to withstand the trials and You're powerless. You have no other resource outside of yourself or your family and friends... You're limited, but Jesus is omnipotent and as Paul wrote, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Philippians 4:13).
stresses of life, you’ll come up short under the intensity of difficult situations.
John 5:4-6 “For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had. Blind, halt, withered... sin leaves you in a And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years. When messed up condition. Sin ruins lives and marriages and destroys homes, communi- Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had ties, towns, cities, states, and countries. In been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, ‘Wilt thou be made whole?’” fact and in truth, the entire world is in peril because of sin. “Wilt thou be made whole?” Are you tired Sin of itself is destructive. That's why God of your condition? Are you tired of that life forbids it. He knows the effect it will have of sin that's making you miserable? Are you tired of hurting? Are you ready to do Copyright Mission Globe 2013
“Wilt Thou Be Made Whole”
“Wilt Thou Be Made Whole” what it takes to get your life straightened out in a real way?
at a time. The first step is to realize that this is your opportunity; the first step is to realize that this is better than being put in the pool, this is better than 1000 counseling sessions, better than being operated
John 5:6-7 “When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be on by the world's best physician, better than being given a wonder drug, better made whole? The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the than sitting in a church having someone lie to you and tell you to just do the best water is troubled, to put me into the pool: you can and God will understand, you can but while I am coming, another steppeth be made whole! This is your chance, this down before me.” is what your soul is crying out for... this is what you need, this is your chance to get “Another steppeth down before me.” The the help you need for your soul!
impotent man began to make excuses. He began to say why he couldn't get healed. I The next step is to make a move... rise... got this problem, I got that situation going bring your burdens to an altar of prayer on... I'm involved in this, I'm caught up (wherever you get into the presence of in that, I'm a part of this group or that or- God at). Is anyone sick of sin? Is anyone ganization. I'm just going to wait until sick of living in sin, sick of doing the same next time and maybe somehow I'll have a thing over and over and getting the same better opportunity. Next time I get to results? You can get off the merry go church, next time I get to the doctor, next round of sin! time during counseling, next time I go to the spa, next time... John 5:8 Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk. Get up, and walk... He didn't ask the man to do back flips or a handstand, just to walk, take it one step Copyright Mission Globe 2013