When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he had already been a long time in that condition, He said to him, “Do you wish to get well?” John 5:6
Do you wish to get well? Some may think this is a dumb question, of course we all want to get well. But remember our faith determines Gods miracles. A lot of times we already defeat ourselves because of our lack of faith. Jesus is talking to you today, “Do you really want to get well?”
The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, but while I am coming, another steps down before me.” John 5:7
This man has been disabled for most his life, and he pretty much gave up. When Jesus asked him why he didn’t get into the water, he made excuses. Am I saying his excuses are not valid? No , we all have valid excuses to give up on life. This is exactly what Satan wants to do, to give up hope and lose all faith. But Jesus is still asking you today, Do you want to get well?
Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” John 5:8
Jesus showed his love and compassion for the man and told him to “Get Up!”. Remember action justifies your faith. Without works your faith is dead. Jesus is calling you today, to Get Up, all those who want to be healed! Come to the cross, repent your sins, and earn a new eternal life. By the stripes we are healed in Jesus Name Amen