HOW TO END DOUBLE-MINDEDNESS: John 5:1-6 'After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate, in Aramaic called Bethesda, which has five roof colonnades. In these lay a multitude of invalids, the blind, lame & paralyzed. One man who was there was there 38 years as an invalid. When Jesus saw him lying there and already knew that he had been there a long time, he said to him, 'Do you WANT to be healed?' The man responds to Jesus in vs. 7, listen for the tone and feelings 'Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, and while I am going another steps down before me.' This guy has been thinking about being healed...for 38 years! I think he has been waiting for someone to ask him if he wanted to be healed but due to a lack of help he developed a mindset that substitutes the answer for the Q..... 'Why haven't you been healed?' This is where most long term sufferers find themselves.
This guy is saying 'I have no help! I can't get healed because I don't have anyone to help me into the water and it more than disappoints me... it cripples me MENTALLY more-so than what I already am physically.' What most people don't realize is that this is a spiritual attack based on a real life crises. SOOoooo what about us and our loved ones? A) Why would Jesus ask him and us if we want to be healed? __Jesus wanted him to speak it out & claim it-breaking an old mindset_____ B) Why would Jesus say to him and to us to bring our bed with us? _Jesus wants us to leave nothing to go back to__ C) Jesus is here today. Where would you like to find a healing? What is the bed you lie on that your intimate with/ What name would you give it? From _loneliness, fear, obscurity, overworked, not loved, financially, physically____ As your writing that in let me say that.....
Realize this happened on the Sabbath to boot and according to John 5:9-13 Jews stopped the man and said 'it is unlawful for you to take up your bed!' But he answered them 'The man who healed me, that man said to me, "Take up your bed and walk" but the man who was healed did not know the name of the man who healed him...Jesus. CONCLUSION: It was good news but on the wrong day according to some. These disgruntled Jews want to be in charge, in your face, even if it means telling God what he could do or not. LESSON: The man at the pool did not get saved, he got healed. But Jesus had a plan for him and for us and went to where he was after he got healed... John 5:14 'Afterwards Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, 'See, you are well! Sin no more that nothing worse will happen to you.
TRANSLATION: Jesus is not saying his sin made him sick and if he continued to sin he would get sicker. No! Jesus was saying...'You have a PATTERN of sin in your life that needs to be BROKEN! Even though your healed after 38 years, if you don't get healed to a deeper level than where your at....your going to a place that makes 38 years by the pool seem like a vacation. TRUTH: For this man and all of us....there is something deeper that needs to happen! The decision this man and us needs to make once and for all is to get off the fence, accept Jesus into all area's of our lives. To become a disciple of Jesus more so than how the world views a Christian. Let's see the difference in this video called https://youtu.be/YWCWfsoQ-uc A double minded man Do you choose to go deeper with Jesus starting today? y/n Will you choose today to stop trying to save yourself and let Jesus do it? y/n Do you want to be healed? y/n Your family, friends, co-workers need us to change because they need hope and Jesus wants us to stop sinning so we can be filled with hope and stop substituting the answer for the Q.....Why haven't I or my loved one been healed but learn to ask the RIGHT question... 'Do YOU Want To Be Healed?' A true life change through Jesus should manifest in HOPE that with God all things are possible. WARNING: Be wary of Joy robbing spirits. After all...HOPE is a by-product of thinking differently. My friends...hope is God's protection for your future!