Let us look critically and indepthly at the healing that took place at the pool of Bethsaida. Let us visualize the pool in our minds and the fame of the pool that had reach many far and wide, and the evidence of miracles that had been confirmed; ascertained. You could ask why this particular pool? And why this particular man? What drove Jesus to specifically address this person in the multitude of many? God help us to gain understanding! Enlighten us always with your illuminating light!
Peculiarly, Jesus selected this man for healing and ignored all the others who also needed healing. The Bible says, “In these lay A GREAT MULTITUDE of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered…” (John 5:3). At this meeting, Jesus was surrounded by a large number of very ill people. Would He heal all of them? Did He heal all of them? Did He attempt to line them up and minister to them? The answer is “no”. Jesus simply ignored the large number of sick people around Him and ministered to one person. Why did Jesus heal only one person? How did He select this man out of the crowd? He followed the visible appearance of the Holy Spirit. Jesus did not talk to any of the sick people.
Seeing this man and suddenly knowing a little about his condition made Him sense that God was interested in that man. We would probably say that Jesus had a “word of knowledge” about that man. You see, the unspiritual and faithless would say that Jesus just noticed the first person He saw. However, the spiritual person does not operate by chance, luck or good fortune. He knows that God is at work even in his thoughts. “When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith…” (John 5:6). As soon as Jesus saw and knew something about this man, He acted on it and ministered healing. Indeed, He was very successful in this case because the man received a stupendous miracle after thirty-eight years of suffering. There are indeed great lessons to learn from this experience.
MAY GOD HELP US ALWAYS: THE ALPHA AND OMEGA.
Evangelist Eric Musa
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