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Walk in your authority so God can use you in 2008

Reverend Andre Johnson

St. John 5th Chapter

1: After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

2: Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue

Bethesda, having five porches.

3: In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving

of the water.

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


5: And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.

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?

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.

8: Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.

9: And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same

day was the sabbath.

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.

11: He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up thy bed, and


12: Then asked they him, What man is that which said unto thee, Take up thy bed, and walk?

13: And he that was healed wist not who it was: for Jesus had conveyed himself away, a

multitude being in that place.

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.

15: The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole.

16: And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done

these things on the sabbath day.

17: But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work

Now I want to zoom in on three verses:

Vs. 6

The mind;

Do you want it bad enough? Or are you just talking

We as saints read the bible and smile at the good parts and turn from the bad parts , hoping them never experience the living hell on earth, and then we have the nerve to ask for deliverance , but wont pray , wont give to God ( your life) wont comment to the church and be taught the word of God in services , the list goes on. WE have the answers but avoid the challenge to get the results you want.

Vs. 7

The excuse;

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.

We all know that life can deal us some bad deals in life- not all our troubles are elf inflected:

I was born only to have an mom for 17 years

I never had a father

I never had paternal grandparent

I was born poor

I never had a chance from the get go

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