Abba YHWH, I praise Your glorious Name this day. I thank You for the working of Your Spirit in our lives that saves, sanctifies, and satisfies! May Your Spirit govern me this day that I would not fulfill the lusts of my pitiful flesh and thus be condemned by my own iniquities! Faithful Abba, by Your great grace may I combine my trust (faith) with Your Word that I might enter Your rest this day – mind, body and spirit! Deliver Your children from the hard-heartedness that the deceit of sin has propagated. B’shem Yeshua Adoneinu, Amen.
The Healing at the Pool on the Shabbat (John 5)
1 After this, there was a Judean festival; and Yeshua went up to Yerushalayim. 2 In Yerushalayim, by the Sheep Gate, is a pool called in Aramaic, Beit-Zata, 3 in which lay a crowd of invalids — blind, lame, crippled. 4 (Some manuscripts have verses 3b 4: . . . , waiting for the water to move; v4 for at certain times an angel of ADONAI went down into the pool and disturbed the water, and whoever stepped into the water first after it was disturbed was healed of whatever disease he had.)
5 One man was there who had been ill for thirty-eight years. 6 Yeshua, seeing this man and knowing that he had been there a long time, said to him, “Do you want to be healed (made whole)?” 7 The sick man answered, “I have no one to put me in the pool when the water is disturbed; and while I’m trying to get there, someone goes in ahead of me.”
8 Yeshua said to him, “Get up, pick up your mat and walk!” 9 Immediately the man was healed, and he picked up his mat and walked. Now that day was Shabbat, 10 so the Judeans said to the man who had been healed, “It’s Shabbat! It’s against Torah for you to carry your mat!” 11 But he answered them, “The man who healed me — he’s the one who told me, `Pick up your mat and walk.'” 12 They asked him, “Who is the man who told you to pick it up and walk?” 13 But the man who had been healed didn’t know who it was, because Yeshua had slipped away into the crowd.
14 Afterwards Yeshua found him in the Temple court and said to him, “See, you are well! Now stop sinning, or something worse may happen to you!” 15 The man went off and told the Judeans it was Yeshua who had healed him; 16 and on account of this, the Judeans began harassing Yeshua because he did these things on Shabbat.
Have you given your life as a dispenser of His great Grace and Truth which has been powered by the LIGHT OF THE SON?
The Word became a human being and lived with us, and we saw His Sh’khinah, the Sh’khinah of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth. ~ John 1:14
We are to be dispensing HIS fullness of Grace and Truth in a life of praying for and thinking on others needs before our own. His Life is manifest in our lives as we spend our patience on someone who doesn’t have their own (or doesn’t spend theirs wisely).
There are plenty of moments that I don’t want to give up my life. I want to take it for myself that I might do as I wish in that moment.
Forgiveness: The pathway to abundant living; the ‘being made whole’ of your inner man (which is, in reality, your life) is ALWAYS in Christ’s (inward) expression that He revealed in Gat-Sh’manim.
Then Yeshua went with His talmidim to a place called Gat-Sh’manim and said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.”… “My Father, if this cup cannot pass away unless I drink it, let what You want be done.” ~ Matthew 26:36,42
The outworking or the outward expression of that being made whole, HE revealed BEFORE Gat-Sh’manim in John 5:9.
HE asked the paralytic “Do you want to be made whole?”
Not everyone wants to be made whole.
The paralytic diseased for thirty-eight years due to his own sins of choice, first complained as to why he hadn’t already been made whole. It was somebody elses’ fault. It always is.
The LORD, however, did not answer his complaint, but rather gave HIM a COMMAND “GET UP! (stop talking about it), pick up your mat and walk! (DO! rather than complain).
The paralytic then responded without words. He responded in ACTIONS. He obeyed the Torah (instruction) of the Mashiach.
Do you want to be made whole? Are you complaining about the others who you think are standing in your waters of wholeness?
Instead, YOU obey…YOU forgive…YOU ask forgiveness…YOU GET UP…YOU pick up your mat (your burden) and then YOU WALK it out in obedience to the LORD’s every Word.
HE will not do the thing HE has given YOU to do.
YOU must do it. Then you WILL BE MADE WHOLE.
An additional word Christ leaves the once ill man, ‘”Behold, you have become well; do not sin anymore, so that nothing worse happens to you.”
“When I confessed them (my sins) to the Father, Jesus Christ washed them in His blood. They are now cast into the deepest sea and a sign is put up that says, NO FISHING ALLOWED.” ~ Corrie Ten Boom
But…do you find that you keep fishing in someone else’s sea of forgiveness? Mereas, if your campsite is turned toward this sea and your fishing pole cast, you have not truly forgiven. May His Ruach HaKodesh quicken your hardened heart and set you free from the deceit of this sin. It is HIS pleasure to set you free. It is His will to make you whole!
Furthermore, if His will is that you be conformed to the image of His Son, then ask yourself ‘Would His Son withhold forgiveness from ______?’ You already know the answer.
Have mercy, ADONAI, upon the unforgiving by stirring them up to repentance that You might make them whole!
18 Who is a God like you, pardoning the sin and overlooking the crimes of the remnant of His heritage? He does not retain His anger forever, because He delights in grace. 19 He will again have compassion on us, He will subdue our iniquities. You will throw all their sins into the depths of the sea. ~ Micah 7:18,19
Chaverim! Do you not know that your unity with your brethren (or lack, thereof) is THE INDICATOR of your unity with your very own Father (or lack thereof)?
God cannot be divided. But we surely can.
FORGIVE as you have been forgiven! And you will find that the shalom that His Spirit of Unity has ALREADY GIVEN will envelop your heart and mind. But, first you must respond to His Word.
Get up! Pick up your mat and walk!