Summary: when you move with God you cannot fail, when you move without God you cannot win. There is a time to be still, but there is a time for making a move,
Multitudes of feeble folk surrounded that pool waiting for the moving of the water.
Here was a multitude of people that testified by their very presence that they were in need of something there, that they couldnï¿½t get anywhere else.
Weï¿½re gathered in this place today as they were then.
Our very presence here is a revelation of the fact that we need something that we canï¿½t find anywhere else.
Itï¿½s not in a bottle, itï¿½s not in a pill, and itï¿½s not in drugs or sex, or money
The doctor canï¿½t do it for you; you wonï¿½t find it in motorcycles, boats, or sports.
What we need is nothing less than the supernatural presence and power of the living God.
I know sometimes itï¿½s hard to come to the place where weï¿½re ready to admit our desperation and our impotency.
But here I am today admitting that Iï¿½m no different than the multitude gathered at that pool.
Iï¿½m impotent, Iï¿½m powerless, and Iï¿½m helpless, Without his touch Iï¿½m nothing.
Without his anointing I can do nothing.
And I found out that one of the greatest keys to that touch and that anointing is learning how to wait on God.
God doesnï¿½t operate on my timetable, so I have to wait on him.
Ps 62:5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.
Ps 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
La 3:25 The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.
Lu 21:19 In your patience possess ye your souls.
Isa 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
When I come before God in prayer and I get quiet before him and I just wait. Iï¿½m admitting to God Iï¿½m powerless without you.
Iï¿½m impotent without you.
I canï¿½t even walk without you holding my hand.
But you have to realize there is a time for waiting and there is a time for stepping.
A lot of people sit around on their hands excusing their fear, their doubt and their laziness by saying (Iï¿½m just waiting on God).
Thereï¿½s a time for waiting and there is a time for moving.
2 Sa 5:18 David was anointed to be king, when the philistines heard about it they all came to fight with David.
David enquired of the Lord, shall I go up and will you deliver them into my hand, God said go up, David did and won a great victory.
A short time later the philistines came back, David again enquires of the Lord, and the Lord says go up, I will give you the victory, again David wins a great victory.
Then a Third time the Philistines come up against David.
Most people would have assumed that God was with them based upon past victories and rush into battle.
But David understood the need to get Gods Help and Gods direction.
When David enquires, God tells him 23 And when David enquired of the LORD, he said, Thou shalt not go up; but fetch a compass behind them, and come upon them over against the mulberry trees.
24 And let it be, when thou hearest the sound of a going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt bestir thyself: for then shall the LORD go out before thee, to smite the host of the Philistines.
25 And David did so, as the LORD had commanded him; and smote the Philistines from Geba until thou come to Gazer.
In other words God said (wait) If you want me to be with you, and you want my power on your behalf then wait.
The revelation here is that there is a time for waiting and there is a time for moving,
When the water moved, there was an angel present (whatever their need was it was met immediately when they stepped into the water.
When the water moved there was a miracle in the water, but only when the water moved.
Touch 3 people and tell them: ( Donï¿½t miss your move).
In my imagination I see this crowd of people spread out around this pool waiting for the moving of the water.
They did not know when it was going to happen, so they had to watch the water.
I can imagine all of these people anticipating their miracle concentrating on the water, getting as close as they could to the place of Blessing.
I can imagine the struggle to be in the front and how over a period of time those who started out in the back made it to the front.