So what did you come up with in the last 24 hours? Have you decided if you want to get well or not? Are you tired of carrying around various types of afflictions for way too long?
You know, it's not just physical. It's spiritual as well. Maybe even more so.
Some of the sickest people in the world are in the Church. On paper anyway.
How do you spot a spiritually sick Christian? The same way an employer spots a physically sick employee. They don't show up. They don't contribute. They don't carry their load. They are self-absorbed instead of Christ absorbed. In fact, they show very little sign of being a believer at all.
Spiritually afflicted Christians are ruled by their flesh. They will lay by the edge of the "pool" but NEVER get in. When Jesus asks them if they want to be set free, if they want to be well, they answer with whining and complaining.
Who doesn't want to get well? Remember I said yesterday, "You'd be surprised"?
That's where it is right now. What are you going to do?
Jesus completely ignored every excuse the man by the pool made. It was as if He never even heard him. Why? Because he had no excuse. He was wallowing in self pity.
Jesus responds today as He did then.
For goodness sakes, GET UP! GET UP and begin to live! GET UP and take your rightful place in the Kingdom of God!
GET UP and obey Jesus Christ!
John 5:8 - "Jesus said to him, Get up! Pick up your bed (sleeping pad) and walk!"
Get up! Walk! Do something! Contribute! Receive! Partake!
Jesus never fails. Why do so many "believers" not believe that?
Keepin' it Real,
Pastor Kevin <><