John 5:8-15 KJVS

Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.

[9] And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.

[10] The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed.

[11] He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up thy bed, and walk.

[12] Then asked they him, What man is that which said unto thee, Take up thy bed, and walk?

I do find it interesting that the Pharisees, those claiming to be so religious, didn’t seem to care about the miraculous healing but only wanted to know who told him to break the sabbath law by carrying his bed.

Do we ever find ourselves more focused on a rule we deem more important than on other things that are in play? Are we so focused on a rule that we are blind to something else that God just might be doing?

[13] And he that was healed wist not who it was: for Jesus had conveyed himself away, a multitude being in that place.

[14] Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.

[15] The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole.

(Commentary from my study bible)

This man had been lame, or paralyzed, and suddenly he could walk. This was a great miracle. But he needed an even greater miracle—to have his sins forgiven. The man was delighted to be physically healed, but he had to turn from his sins and seek God’s forgiveness to be spiritually healed. God’s forgiveness is the greatest gift you will ever receive. Don’t neglect his gracious offer.


Middle East Prophecy Update August 9, 2015

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1 John 2:15-17

15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. 17 And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.

Put all your idols, whatever they might be in the garbage!  TV?  Internet?  Work or food.  Even if it isn’t a bad thing, if it is too much and it takes your thoughts and focus off the Lord.  If you desire to be with the Lord for eternity then you need not pack a bag.  When we leave this dreadful place we will not want for anything. ..not when we are in the presence of our King!  Praise God..thank You Jesus!  
Keep watching and keep waiting and don’t grow weary. 
God bless and this is the day the Lord has made so REJOICE and be GLAD in it!

Never Doubt His Plans

Memorize this verse and cling to it . Write it on your hearts.  Don’t let something bad destroy you, but instead let God use it for His glory.  You  can choose a root of bitterness for the enemy or you can choose to pray to our King of Kings and ask how to help someone else who may have the same issue and be healed in so doing by God Almighty! 

Romans 8:28
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Believers in Christ have been called according to His purpose because it is His delight to see them involved in the outworking of His plan(s). Love the Lord your God today and remember what He has done for you in Christ. No matter the trial, no matter the situation, no matter the cost – God is working for the good of those who love Him. Be infatuated, immersed, and awestruck at how good God is.

Praise Him!

 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.  Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,  in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.  For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.  So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.  O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?  The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.  But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. – 1 Corinthians 15:50-58


We All Fall Short and Sin, BUT…

Close up of an 17th-century depiction of the 2...


So, is the question about sin or is it about how you deal with your sin? I have to say that after reading the commentary it made me think hard about myself. Yes, I have lived with that type of repentance but have I lately? I think I need to draw a little closer to the Father. I need to think a little more on the details of my own sin. I need to get back to the place where I truly grab ahold of the pain no matter how small the sin may seem, it causes the Holy Spirit to grieve. It hurts my heart when I think of it in those terms. I thank God for His mercy and His amazing grace He gives us freely and undeserved.


Matthew 4:17
From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”


Repentance is at the core of our salvation experience with Jesus. The dictionary definition of repentance is, “to feel such sorrow for sin or fault as to be disposed to change one’s life for the better”. The sorrow comes from having realized that our sin offends and costs our holy, perfect, and righteous God. We don’t wallow in this sorrow, we allow it to catapult us into a love relationship with Jesus who willingly sacrificed Himself for our sins. Repentance is understanding that we fall short, and in receiving God’s gift of salvation His power begins to enact change throughout our lives.


Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.