Summary: DIVINE INTERVENTION Luke Chapter 5:1-9 5:2 Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. 5:3 In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waitin
Luke Chapter 5:1-9
5:2 Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.
5:3 In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.
5:4 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.
5:5 And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.
5:6 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 made whole?
5:7 The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me.
5:8 Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.
5:9 And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the Sabbath.
1. There are occasions in every man’s life when no one wants to help. David said – Psalm 27:10 He said, When my father and mother forsake me then the Lord will take me up. In other words, father and mother may even forsake. There are occasions when nobody wants to help.
2. There are occasions when those who want to help may fail. Isaiah 49:15&16 God asked a question, He said, Is it possible for a woman to forget a sucking child? That she should not have compassion upon the child of her womb? And he answered a question. He said, “Yes, she may forget.” The people that want to help may fail. During the bomb explosion in Lagos, a lot of women abandoned their sucking children. Those who want to help may fail but God will never fail.
3. There are also occasions when it is beyond the ability of man to help. In Isaiah 43:2 the Almighty God said, when you are passing through the rivers I will be with you, when you are passing through the water it won’t overflow you. He said even when you are passing through fire; the fire will not burn you because I will be there by your side! Now there is no friend who will pass through the fire with you.
So there are occasions when nobody wants to help. There are occasions when those who want to help may fail and then there are occasions when it is beyond human ability to help. In all these cases you need divine intervention.
Every on needs divine intervention at one time or the other so I know God will intervene in our lives! Because in Luke 18:27 the Bible said those things that are impossible with men are possible with God. In fact in Luke 1:37 the Bible said, with God all things are possible. So I want you to tell your neighbour _ “My own will not be impossible tonight!” And I want you to say it believing it because whatever you say that’s what God will do. My own will not be impossible with God!
Because the Bible says in Jeremiah 32:17 God said in His Word, He said, Behold, I am the God of all flesh – is there anything too hard for me? Now he’s asking you that question today. And I want you to give the answer. God says I am the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me? (No!)
Let us consider certain areas of our life where we need Divine Intervention.
1. Our Physical Life. In John 5:2-9 the Bible tells us about a man who was sick by the pool of Bethesda. The Bible said, he has been there for 38 years. There was no man anymore ready to help him – but somebody came who is the help of the helpless and that somebody is here today. Does anybody know His name? Let me hear You shout that Name! Loud and clear! (Jesus!)
In Matthew 17:14-18 a man brought his son to the disciples. The disciples prayed – they wanted to heal the boy but they failed. They tried but they failed and then somebody came who can never fail. And he set the boy free. There is somebody here in our midst tonight who can never fail. Does anybody know His Name? Let me hear You shout that Name! (Jesus!)
And when you look at Matthew 8:1-3 we have the story of the leper. His case is beyond what any human being can do – no human being could heal him but then there is someone with whom nothing shall be impossible.