The Pool of Bethesda

In the 5th chapter of Luke the bible tell us there was, in Jerusalem by the sheep marker, a pool called Bethesda. Along the pool, there were a multitude of people blind, halt, withered with all types of infirmities and diseases waiting for the moving of the water.

For at one time and in certain seasons, an angel went down at into the pool, and troubled the water; and whoever went and stepped in after the troubling of the water was made whole of whatever disease they had.

There was a certain man there, who had an infirmity thirty eight years.  Jesus, being in Jerusalem at this time, saw him lying there, and knew he had been there a very long time with his infirmities waiting for the waters to be moved. He said to him “Wilt thou be made whole? Will you be healed?”

The man answered him, “Sir, I have no one, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool; but while I am coming, another steps down before me.” As he would make his way, dragging himself to the waters, no one to carry him or assist him, the multitude would pass him by, with help from others or possibly within closer proximity to the water. He just could not get there while the water was stirred and healing was taking place.

Jesus replied to the impotent man, “Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.”  Immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked. That same day, it was the Sabbath.

I believe the Spirit of God has a message here for the church. Are we waiting (sitting in pews, traveling from on place to another) for the waters to move. I have heard it said “come here or go there, the waters are stirred” or we are in a season of the pool of Bethesda.

Come to this city or that, we are experiencing an open heaven. I’m sure some of you will misinterpret what I am saying. I do not speak against coming together in conferences or meetings and experiencing, as the corporate body of Christ, the many great men and woman of God who teach and inspire us in our daily walk with the Lord. Often as we assemble, we experience His power, love and the manifestations of the gifts He bestows upon us. My question and what I believe the Lord has placed in my heart is this. Are we becoming like this certain man waiting on an open heaven or the waters to be troubled?

Jesus our Christ did not take him to the water but rather brought the living water, as in Himself to the certain man. He moved beyond the pool into this man’s life. He was not waiting, carrying or dragging to try and get to the source of life. The truth and the life came to him right where he was.

Praise God we have been given the victory of His cross, the blood and the power of His resurrection. The Bible tells us the same power that resurrected Jesus Christ abides in us. We have the power of the Holy Spirit living inside of us, the source of power and strength.

My friends, the heavens are open right now and have been open since Jesus Christ opened the way for us all. They’re open to you, since you excepted and received Jesus Christ as Lord. You don’t have to wait. The church doesn’t have to wait – no need for sitting by the pool. He has delivered the river of life directly into our hands.

As the church, the body of Christ, we don’t have to stand in line, we have an open pass to enter whenever in need. Heavens are open to you. You can go boldly into the throne room of God. He is pouring out, not just pools but rivers of life. As a church, let’s not sit at the edge of the water. Lets jump into the river by the power of God and His Holy Spirit.

If you’re waiting to purchase a ticket or bought one and are sitting by the water waiting for an angel to stir it up your sitting or getting ready to sit in the wrong place. We have a much greater gift, a much greater covenant. We have been purchased with the blood and the cross of Christ. We do not have to purchase anything. He paid it all, Price paid in full.

In Him is your healing, your deliverance, your peace and your purpose.
No swimming lessons required, only believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and take Him for His word. So come on dive in, get into the water, the river of life, Jesus Christ.



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