Weekly Nuggets September 30, 2019
John 5:1-8 NKJV
After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had. Now a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be made 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.”Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.” And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked.
Key Phrase: Wait-listed? Or Confirmed
God speaks in diverse ways. I had a confirmed ticket for an afternoon flight but suddenly needed to get on an earlier flight to meet an appointment. As expected, the early flight was fully booked and I was wait listed – along with a several other passengers!
Many anxious minutes later, the check-in was closed, reconciliations, and a few seats confirmed available. I got the first seat, because I already had a confirmed ticket. This ministered to me richly “though the wait may be long and anxiety filled, as long as you have Jesus (our confirmed ticket) it will come to pass”
The Bible text referenced today teaches us about a man who was waiting, waiting, 38 years and still no promise of a breakthrough. But then, Jesus happened and the wait was over. Healing was confirmed, break through was confirmed.
Today, the name of Jesus will accelerate every thing waiting confirmation in our lives.
Father, teach us to be patient, joyfully anticipating the manifestation of your glory. Teach us the true meaning of Phil 2:10-11, that at your name, every knee in heaven and earth knee bows and that every tongue confesses to your Lordship. Mostly Lord, confirm Your name in our lives, let every waiting come to a joyous end, In Jesus mighty name.