Summary: John five indicates that there is a man known only by his issue that was at the pool of Bethesda, (Mercy House) - (Church). Waiting for the stirring of the water... He was at a place of help, hope and healing.
I’ve Been Here too Long
John 5: 1-8
John five indicates that there is a man known only by his issue that was at the pool of Bethesda, who dealt with this issue for 38 years and did not have anyone to help him in the pool when there was the stirring of the water he had was brought to this place and he had become so complacent that the contentment of returning every season was more like a ritual.
Your enemy continues to try to keep you handcuffed to your past because the only material they have is from your past. Be not dismayed, they will continue to remember, but yet in their remembering they place themselves in bondage where you have gained victory. Haters will always talk. If you want to have power you have to deal with pain.
Rendered - Impotent – Blind – Halt – Withered - Waiting for the moving of the water. Waiting to see if there circumstances would be any different in this season than the season before.
Bethesda = Mercy House
Isaiah 41:10 Fear thou not : for I am with thee: be not dismayed: for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee: yea. I will help thee, yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
Wait On Him
1) People will get blessed before you
Psalm 28: 1 Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silentato me, I become like them that go down into the pit. 2 Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle. 3 Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts
You can’t have a Yes in your Belly and a no in Your Heart and Expect the move of God
Psalm 121 1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. 2 My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. 3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber
But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for such the Father seeks to worship him.
Why do you have to wait until you’re going through a tight squeeze to give God a praise.
2) People won’t have debilitating infirmities
James 5:7 Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. 8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.
Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgement thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.
3) They won’t be kept from getting what they need to get healed.
He had given people first class tickets to occupy his opportunity to be blessed though the process, life has it’s quirks and need your undivided attention
Watch – Work - Pray
What if I suggested to you:
1) People will leave in your time of weakness just to get what you have been waiting for, for years
2) They will step over you just to get what you need
3) They will know that you have a need and won’t help you
When Jesus Sees You He Doesn’t See your Faults. He Sees Your Needs.
He sees you waiting patiently for a blessing he will look at you because he sees your needs when everyone else ignores them. Jesus here in this text spots out a man with an infirmity for a great period of time, however, Jesus knew that he had been in this predicament for a long time and asks him "wilt thou be made whole for some reason we live dependent upon people when everything lies in the hands of God, yet we will make man our God and begin to question what we believe (Faith).
Co-Dependency is being practiced on a national level simply because we have been swayed through manipulation and domination and intimidation that the only blessing was hinged upon a man and while he was yet getting his he was leaving you behind, but God, unlike man loves one who will wait patiently for him to show up on the scene and take care of every need that he has heard you cry out. Will every need be met, that’s not an answer that I could give you, but one thing I do know is that in the timing of God he supplies your needs according to his Riches and Glory.