John 5:6 “When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be healed?”
And the invalid replied : 7 “Sir, I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.”
Then JESUS SAID to him, 8 “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk!”
Amazing! JESUS spoke sternly but with conviction and love over this man! JESUS didn’t even have to touch him or pray a beautiful healing prayer….the man was HEALED! It was simply the divine healing power of LIGHT and the SPOKEN WORD from the mouth of sweet Jesus…..Get Up, Walk! Done!
The key to understanding this story’s healing power is that Jesus went directly to the source of the man’s sickness, his broken and darkened heart! We to, as believers and vessels of HIS power, are able to call on the strength of God, go to the source of pain and darkness… AND HEAL IT! The gift of healing is spiritually nurtured and grown through intense prayer, unshakable faith, personal conviction, and an ability to “go there” in spirit…..TO ALLOW IT & BELIEVE!
This man needed the healing Love Light of Jesus, the warmth of the rays of God’s grace and mercy, a Holy radiation. Anyone along the streets would have thought otherwise for this man was clearly paralyzed. But his actual paralysis was the internal state of his heart, desperately sick from the evil and sin of the world! He could not be healed physically and live a good purposed life until his heart was cured and beating to the rhythm of GRACE. His defeated heart was comprised of deep soul wounds both self induced and world afflicted. He had been stabbed with hopelessness, evil, despair, rejection, shame, loneliness, cruelty …… bleeding out! The years of feeling invisible, as life passed him by, while watching the people flock to the healing pool was just too much to endure. He had never received a kind word or even a touch from a passer by-er which only made the voice of Satan louder in his ears: worthless, forever sick, doomed, forgotten…
But, this is where we draw the blood line in our own lives and claim “In The Name of Jesus” that Satan is a liar and that he must flee God’s Presence. Satan wants to see our hearts ill and weakened by sin and painful stabbings. He does not want us to find freedom and become GREAT in The Light! SO, RESIST the wrong voice!
James 4:7 So place yourselves under God’s authority. RESIST the devil, and he will run away from you.
I can boldly say from my own past brokenness and soul wounds that the flesh, sin, the world, destructive words, rejection, shame, unworthiness, blindsided punches, un-forgiveness, false idols, tempting spirits…. can all cut a heart very deeply! And in my various levels of spiritual growth and vulnerability, I have seen my heart as a pure and completely healthy. But, I have also seen it paralyzed with fear, great sadness, and weakened by the threats of the enemy’s jagged knife. Satan wants to see my blood splattered everywhere! But, I know the truth and the promises of God’s word! It says:
Luke 10:19 I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; NOTHING will harm you.
Jeremiah 20:11 But the LORD is with me to help me like an awe-inspiring warrior. Therefore those who persecute me will fail and will not prevail over me.
Satan may threaten me with his lies but The Blood of Jesus, The Lamb of God, has already been sacrificed once for all to save my soul and heal my heart when sickened. There will never be a blood splattering because the battle is already won and The Cross is the proof! The gift of healing revealed …”YOU ARE HEALED TO HEAL”, says The Great Physician
Isaiah 66:9 So says the Lord,”I will not cause pain without something new being born of it.”
Ministering music: “In Jesus Name ” by Third Day (amazing song)
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Beth McMillan is a child of the Most High God. He calls me “bride to be” and sees that I have fallen in LOVE with His son, Jesus. Appropriately named, Beth translates “House of God”. I work for Jesus at McMillan Interiors displaying His Splendor. Word of God speak…a creative vessel.