Get Up and Walk... 30+years is a long time to be down. I can only imagine the story of this man's life. Yet, he was asked if he wanted to be healed. And, instead of saying a simple yes, he explained what was hindering him from being able to go into the water where others were being healed.
Can you relate? Instead of answering for what I desire, often I explain why it's out of reach. "Thank you, but I don't have what it looks like I need to receive. I don't qualify. See... I have this blocker..." The truth is, Provision is given. It's okay to need it, want it, believe in it. But, you must be okay with saying "YES, I want to get well" and believe that Your Father knows how to make it happen. Even If you can't get to the water where everybody else is !!!!.... You have the same ability to receive whatever is needed.
The water is not the source of healing, but the One who provides healing in the water and to tell you to Take up your bed and walk! In the very moment He spoke, "at once the man was cured." Read the scripture below. Look it up and keep reading to discover that there was opposition because the man was up and carrying his bed on the Sabbath and people had the nerve to ask " why are you up carrying your bed?" "WHO told you to do this?!" Ha! People are funny. The same people who saw him crippled for 30+ years. Whew! I'll save that for another post. Smh.
6 When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?” 7 “Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.” 8 Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” 9 At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked.
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