MAYBE YOU KNOW THE STORY of the man healed at the pool of Bethesda? Jesus said to him, “Do you want to be healed?” To which he had a lame response, perhaps because of the condition he had been in so long. Jesus said, “Take up your matt and walk”; he did and was immediately rebuked, “The Jews therefore said to him who was cured, “It is the Sabbath; it is not lawful for you to carry your bed.”” John 5:10
I have found in my own life that when Jesus does a miracle, others immediately come against you. He was just healed! I’d be running laps. When I was born again, I had persons tell me, “You can never get married. You will never be used in the ministry. Your past is too nasty. You cannot do this or that”. The Scripture I’ve clung to since the beginning is: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” II Corinthians 5:17 I once was blind, but now I see!
People are going to tell you everything you cannot do, but Jesus says, “take up your matt and walk!” Get up and get moving towards the Savior. You’ve been healed, redeemed, delivered, restored, set free! IF Jesus tells you to walk, then walk, “Go and sin no more”. If His Word says you’re a new creation, then you are, period. Hold fast to His Word until it takes root in your soul. Your past is not held against you. Your sins are under the blood. Don’t let anyone keep you lying on your sick bed. #runyourrace
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