Do you want to be made well?
Jesus said this to the man who was at the pool of Bethesda. He had been crippled for 38 years. The pool of Bethesda (house of kindness) is a beautiful picture of Jesus and His church. You entered the Sheep Gate to get to the pool. It had five porches around it where many sick people lay waiting. At a certain time, an angel would come down and stir the water. The first person in the pool after the water was stirred was healed of whatever ailment they had. Jesus saw the man lying by the pool and He asked him, “Do you want to be made well?” He answered that when the water was stirred he could not make it in time to be the first to touch the water. Jesus said to him, “Arise and be made whole!” The man stood up and was completely healed. This is the picture. The angel represents Jesus who would come at the appointed time. The pool is the word of God that is anointed by the Holy Spirit. Thirty-eight years is the amount of time it took for all the men of war to die in the wilderness. It is a picture of God’s judgment under the Old Testament. The five porches are a picture of Gods’ grace, for five is the number for grace. It is a picture of God’s grace under the New Testament. The man could not get to the pool so the pool came to the man. Jesus was the Word of God who was anointed by the Holy Spirit. Jesus gave legs to the pool and carried it everywhere He went. Whoever touched Jesus in faith was made whole of whatever ailment he had. The Sheep Gate is the church, the house of kindness. We are the gate to the pool. The pool (Jesus) now resides in us. The pool is stirred when we share the gospel of Jesus Christ. Whoever believes the gospel is saved and healed.
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Reverend David E.Watson
Founder and President of the University of Health and Healing. He has a heart for seeing people get healed, and freed from the shackles that Jesus broke off for us.
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