Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Sidelines Of Bethesda

A man needing healing planned to get into the Pools of Bethesda, but was unable. There, Messiah met him on the sidelines. Not exactly how he planned it, but he got what he needed.

In Israel, at the Pools of Bethesda, I shared about God’s mercy. I walked away feeling as if my sharing wasn’t complete. At our next stop, a missionary from Africa came up to me and told me he had been there to pray for the sick he works with. “I heard you, a Jewish believer like the Apostles, share about the Hebrews and God’s mercy. I was so ministered to. Thank you.” Then it hit me; that’s what the Pool of Bethesda is about.

We have our ideas and plans, a way we think God is going to do something but He doesn’t often use our plan. It’s in the closed doors and detours that God blesses us in another way. So don’t be so caught up in your plans, routines and ideas that you miss the plan of God. And the miracle that’s waiting for you on the sidelines of the Pools of Bethesda.

[Jonathan Cahn]


John 5:2-4 ...  Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.  In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.  For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.

Proverbs 19:21 ... There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand.

Matthew 19:26 ... But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.❤