Christ is the great Physician, who comes to every Bethesda where impotent folk are gathered, and speaks out his loving, searching question, Wilt thou be made whole? And some will believe it for others, but they are sure it is not for them. When he answered, “Sir, I have no man,” etc., it was clear that he did not know to whom he was speaking, for … Then comes the ready obedience to Christ's command, that rises up and walks. He needed one to save him where he was, and as he was, and that Christ offered to do. Fearless Testimony. |He that saith he abideth in Him ought so to walk even as He walked.| It is a walk by the Spirit and after the Spirit. He then listens to man's confession of his utter helplessness. Handfuls on Purpose for Christian Workers and Bible Students, Series I–XIII. Wilt Thou Be Made Whole. He restores him to perfect health, and leaves him. If he had refused to take this self-humbling step he never would have been healed. It is Well. But if we will listen to the word that tells us of the walk that is not only possible, but has been proved and seen in God's saints from of old, if we will fix our eye on the mighty, living, loving Christ, who speaks in power, |Rise and walk,| we shall take courage and obey. Come to Christ to heal you. John 5:1-18 After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.… A superfluous question, it might seem, for who would not be made whole if he might? There—among the “blind, halt, withered, waiting.” He was not ashamed to take his place among the helpless and the needy. VI. The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool. +((!++(!!)+!!+!!+!!+!!+!!+!!+)+(+!!)+(!++(!!)+!!+!!+!!+!!+!!)+(!++(!!)+!!+!!+!!)+(!+-(!!))+(!++(!!)+!!+!!)+(!++(!!)-)+(!++(!!)+!!+!!)+(!++(!!)+!!))/+((!++(!!)+!!+!!+!!+)+(!++(!!)+!!)+(!++(!!)+!!)+(!++(!!)+!!)+(!++(!!)+!!+!!)+(!++(!!)+!!)+(+!!)+(!++(!!)+!!+!!+!!)+(!++(!!)+!!+!!+!!+!! Christ Jesus Himself is our life, in a sense that many Christians have no conception of. He has done it for many: He will do it for you. Hear what the New Testament speaks of it: |That like as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we also should walk in newness of life.| It is the Risen One who says to us, Rise and walk: He gives the power of the resurrection life. It was utterly useless for any other man to say, “Rise and walk.” It would only be solemn mockery, but coming from His lips the words were “spirit and life.”. By faith he obeyed. God Will Set Your Fields on Fire. V. Personal Call. 2. Wonderful truths Jerry! About the answer of the impotent man there could be no doubt. By grace are we saved through faith, but faith is manifested before men by works (James 2:18). VII. And he arose immediately.| -- ACTS ix.34. Just accept Jesus Christ the Living One, and trust Him to do His work. When the impotent man was made whole he had still all to learn as to the use of his new-found strength. This the broken law of God is sure to do. |Peter said, AEneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise. Sickness needs special measures. Observe his—. 9 Responses to “WILT THOU BE MADE WHOLE?” julie on 31 Jul 2009 at 5:16 pm #. But some there are with whom it is not thus. Brian Baer Wilt Thou Be Made Whole How many Christians there are to whom, like the maimed and the halt and the lame and the impotent, movement and progress in God's way is indeed an effort and a weariness. There are a great many “others,” seen and unseen, within and without, that are ready to step down before a soul seeking salvation. 1. |As ye have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye also in Him.| It is a walk like Christ. To visit the website of Jack Coe, Jr. and purchase the sermons of Jack Coe, visit jackcoe.org by … Your soul is sick; your impotence to walk joyfully the Christian walk in God's way is a sign of disease; fear not to confess it, and to admit that there is no hope for restoration unless by an act of Christ's mercy healing you. The mercy of God is the sinners’ only hope. “He had an infirmity thirty and eight years” (v. 5). 10:32, 33). But it is not with those who went into the pool that we have to do, but with the man who did not get in, and yet was healed. I rise to walk with Thee, and in Thee, and like Thee.|. The more they study them, the more they feel that they are spoken as for daily life. Our text leads us to take one, -- walking. He had taken his place among the “impotent folk.” Now he is doing the best he can; but his best only ends in failure and disappointment. Let us listen to our Lord as He offers to restore our spiritual strength, to fit us for walking like healthy, strong men in all the ways of the Lord, and so be fit rightly to fill our place in the great work of intercession.
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