Summary: He you can depend on Him
Joh 5:1 After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
Joh 5:2 Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.
Joh 5:3 In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.
Joh 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.
Joh 5:5 And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.
Joh 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?
Joh 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.
Joh 5:8 Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.
Joh 5:9 And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.
Joh 5:10 The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed.
Joh 5:11 He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up thy bed, and walk.
Joh 5:12 Then asked they him, What man is that which said unto thee, Take up thy bed, and walk?
Joh 5:13 And he that was healed wist not who it was: for Jesus had conveyed himself away, a multitude being in that place.
Joh 5:14 Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.
Joh 5:15 The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole.
Joh 5:16 And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.
Joh 5:17 But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.
Bethesda house of kindness favor and flowing outpouring water. This was a place that was marketed for its healing. When an angel made the waters move stireed agitated troubled the water the 1st person to step in was healed.
Sick blind lame paralyzed were all around.
For 38 yrs he was sick. This man was lying around this pool waiting for his healing.
Then jesus comes into this area. Jesus had to know this area. Jesus is drawn to the pain filled, messed up, sick, sinners, losers, weak.
Jesus asked do you want to be healed? Uh no I just love hanging around all these sick paralysed folk.
His response is I have no man I cant do it
I do not have opportunity
Jesus is drawn to the underdog. Jesus makes up the difference. Having no man in your corner means nothing when jesus is ring side.
Do you want to be healed do you want to be made whole.
Jesus asks a question to let us know he is the answer
Now some there accused jesus of breaking the rules and healing on the Sabbath.
Jesus response is something we need to get down deep in our spirits