Monday, October 8, 2018

At The Word of The Lord!

In John 5 we read the account of a certain man by the pool of Bethesda. A man who had been on a mat, suffering for 38 years. Jesus, Healer, intervenes in his story and asks him, “Do you want to be made well?” After giving excuses as to why he hasn’t been able to be made well yet, the man hears Jesus say some pretty remarkable things. “Rise. Take up your mat. And walk.” (Verse 8) Wow! And you know what’s next? That man stood. That man picked up his mat. And that man walked. Victory! Healing! Freedom from the thing that held him down! 

There are so many things worth studying and exploring in this passage of Scripture. I would just like to point out this: it was at the Word of the Lord that the man rose, took up his mat, and walked. Immediately, it says! Right away! The Word of God is that powerful. For this certain man. For me. For you. 

The man obviously didn’t have it in himself to be healed. Others hadn’t been able to get the job done either. But Jesus—He had all this man needed. And when Jesus spoke, everything changed. 

May we allow the Word of God to change us. It is powerful. It is mighty to pull down anything that has a strong hold on you. Whatever the strong thing was that kept this man pinned to the mat for 38 years, the Word if God broke it right off of him. Cured it. Healed it. Delivered him. The Word of God has the power to do that for us today. 

Luke 1:37 tells us “For the Word of God will never fail.” It’s true! It’s living and active and able to work right this minute in your life! Still going strong. Still undefeated, still unshakable, still oh so powerful. 

Let Jesus intervene in your story, in your hard thing. Listen to Him speak. Let Him change everything. He never fails.