Summary: We have all felt at times like we have been overlooked, and underestimated, and at times completely ignored, But The Holy Ghost says It’s your turn now.
I came to prophesy to someone Like this man at the pool of Bethesda, you’ve been overlooked, crowded out, passed over, outran and pushed out.
But you’re getting ready to get in.
You’ve been like this man, you’ve been looking at it, dreaming about it, talking about it, and singing about it ( but you’re getting ready to get it).
I can imagine this man staring at the water, watching for the slightest ripple, saying to himself. ( don’t miss it this time) for hours and days and weeks, months, and years he watches the water then for a minute he dozes off, or something caught his attention and he misses it.
Shouts ring out as a once lame man cries out I can walk I can walk. His heart sinks as he realizes (I missed it again, somebody got ahead of me again).
I’m talking to someone today who has watched other people get blessed, get healed, get promoted, get their new car. And it looks to you from all natural evidence that it will never be you.
But the Lord said to tell you, it’s coming ( Be not weary in well doing for in due season you shall reap if you faint not).
The Lord said to tell you to take the limits off him, don’t restrict him to past methods or past experiences or past manifestations.
He says: Behold I will do a new thing
For years the sick the afflicted, the feeble would come to this pool and wait for a move of the water, but on this particular day God chose to move in a new way.
Jesus stood in front of this man (Jesus the word, Jesus who is health and healing, and blessing and prosperity).
Jesus who is the full manifestation of everything he ever dreamed of is standing right in front of this man.
Yet the impotent mans mind is still on the pool (He could believe for his miracle, his breakthrough, but he couldn’t see beyond past glory.
God is bigger than that.
Yes Gods spirit was in the pool, but the pool was not God.
(God is bigger than the last method he used) For one blind man he touched his eyes and said according to your faith be it unto you, for another blind man Jesus spit in the dirt and made mud and rubbed it on his eyes.
This man almost missed his miracle because his faith was still attached to the pool, he was expecting his miracle to come in the water
He almost missed his miracle because it didn’t come in the way he expected it.
When you need a miracle from God you have to give God the latitude to use whatever means he desires to get it to you.
If you are not careful you can miss the glory, the blessing, the miracle you need simply because it doesn’t come in the package you expected.
Remember God can use a dirty bird to bless you, God used a raven to feed his prophet Elijah.
Some of you: If God was to send your blessing by raven express, you’d shoot the raven before the blessing got to you.
There are some folk that are so caught up on king James pronunciation that if a prophecy comes to them and it’s not in King James English they won’t receive it.
Many times it’s not the devil that keeps us from receiving our miracle, it narrow minded religious attitudes that try to tell God how to do his business.
Bless me God, and here’s how I want it, and when I want it.
This man almost missed the person with his blessing because he was still attached to the pool.
His breakthrough had come, but it didn’t come the way he expected it and he almost missed it.
He was so locked in to the experiences of the past that he thought the only way he could get his breakthrough and his miracle was, to get in the crowd and push and kick and crawl and cry and fight and work his way into the pool.
He could not fathom that it be as simple as just receiving.
Your miracle your blessing and your breakthrough is here and it’s not in the pool, it’s in the person and it’s not in your works it’s in your faith.
Yes faith has works (faith without works is dead).
But you can wear yourself out trying to work your way into a blessing, or a miracle.
You can wear yourself out trying to make things happen, trying to get people to recognize you, trying to open doors for yourself, trying to get a platform for your gift.
Trying to convince God that you deserve a blessing, that you deserve a breakthrough, that you deserve a promotion.