“Do You Want to Be Made Well?”

 

When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he had already been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be made well?” The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me.” Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.” And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked. And that was the Sabbath.~John 5:6-9 Jesus will not force himself on anyone. Sometimes the hardest thing in ministry is watching someone suffer and not responding to my invitation to come to Christ and allow Him to heal them. Just like the this man with the infirmity, instead of responding to Jesus’ question, “Do you want to be made well?” with an instant “YES I DO!” they make excuses; “Well you don’t understand what I’ve been through. Every one has always pushed me to the side and trampled all over me.” When you are finally ready to answer Jesus’ question to be made well with an affirmative, be ready for change. Be prepared to labor. You see the man with infirmity was healed in the Sabbath. The picking up and carrying of his bed would have been considered labor. There is healing in the name of Jesus. Sometimes to bring COMPLETE HEALING in our lives we are going to have to labor, because most times the surface issue isn’t the problem at all… It’s only the outward sign of a deeper issue. The man with infirmity was paralyzed because his infirmity was so severe. What is paralyzing you today? Jesus is asking… “Do you want to be made well?”

By: Marlene Barba
 

Source: https://www.facebook.com/marlene.barba/posts/611753875504330

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