In my DIG yesterday I wrote about the account of Jesus healing the man at the pool of Bethesda.
I wrote of the need to take responsibility and ‘do something’ to help manifest our healing.
I think I need to clarify this a little; we need to take a step of faith, believing that we are healed.
In this account we see Jesus telling the man the following; to rise, to take up his bed and to walk (John 5 v 8).
In verse 9 we read something similar, however it is important to read this carefully, as sometimes what is missing from the Word is as important as what is there!
We read that he did take up his bed and he did walk, but we read nothing about his rising.
What we read is that he was made whole.
I believe that this tells us that he was healed as he was rising up!
He was healed as he took a step of faith and moved into his healing; he was healed as he was rising up.
Now this is only one model of healing that Jesus used, but it is a model where we see a step of faith involved in healing.
In a sense it is similar to the woman with the issue of blood where Jesus tells the woman that it was her faith that made her whole (Matthew 9 v 20 to 22).
In faith, she acted and took a step towards her healing.
At times I believe that we need to walk out in faith and ‘do something’ to aid the manifestation of our healing.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I see many models of healing in the Word and thank you that your will for my life is supernatural health”.
John 5 v 9…..And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath