Monday, December 4, 2017

Do You Want to Be Healed?

Do you want to be healed? John 5: The Charm of Home

Afterward Jesus returned to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish holy days. Inside the city, near the Sheep Gate, was the pool of Bethesda,[a]with five covered porches. Crowds of sick people—blind, lame, or paralyzed—lay on the porches.[b] One of the men lying there had been sick for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him and knew he had been ill for a long time, he asked him, “Would you like to get well?” John 5:1-6
Just like this man we are all existing here on earth in a fallen state of illness and sin. Jesus is asking you now if you would like to get well. You only have to say yes to Him.
“I can’t, sir,” the sick man said, “for I have no one to put me into the pool when the water bubbles up. Someone else always gets there ahead of me.”
Jesus told him, “Stand up, pick up your mat, and walk!”
Instantly, the man was healed! He rolled up his sleeping mat and began walking! But this miracle happened on the Sabbath, 10 so the Jewish leaders objected. They said to the man who was cured, “You can’t work on the Sabbath! The law doesn’t allow you to carry that sleeping mat!”
11 But he replied, “The man who healed me told me, ‘Pick up your mat and walk.’”
12 “Who said such a thing as that?” they demanded. John 5:7-11
The Jewish leaders represent people here now that are of the world (Satan rules this world and them. 2 Corinthians 4:4) They won't like it if you are healed by a miracle. Jesus wants to heal you anyway. 
13 The man didn’t know, for Jesus had disappeared into the crowd. 14 But afterward Jesus found him in the Temple and told him, “Now you are well; so stop sinning, or something even worse may happen to you.”15 Then the man went and told the Jewish leaders that it was Jesus who had healed him.
John 5: 13-15
He sent out his word and healed them,
    snatching them from the door of death.
21 Let them praise the Lord for his great love
    and for the wonderful things he has done for them.
22 Let them offer sacrifices of thanksgiving
    and sing joyfully about his glorious acts.
Psalm 107:20-22
All glory and honor to my Lord Jesus Christ,

I will be linking up with these parties:
Mommy Moments at Life of Faith- Sun evening
The Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims
Moments of Hope at Lori Schumaker
Breakthru Linkup at Breakthrough Homeschooling
Tell Us His Story at Jennifer Dukes Lee- Tues eve
Grace Moments at Journeys in Grace
Thought Provoking Thursdays at 3-D Lessons for Life
Grace and Truth at Above the Waves
Fresh Market Friday Crystal Twaddell
Faith and Friends at Counting My Blessings

The Homemaking Party at Classical Homemaking

Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups


Marva | SunSparkleShine said...

I love that God never forces us to accept Him or His gift of healing. And I'm so glad that He offers this gift so freely! Thanks for reminding me of this today!

Visiting from #MomentsofHope :)

Antiques And Teacups said...

We have just been seeing His gracious response to prayer in the healing of my husband's back. Gos is good! A lovely setting too! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Karen Woodall said...

God is our great healer. Sometimes it's on this earth. Sometimes we have to wait till heaven. Either way, we are made perfect in Him. Thanks