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Sunday - October 14th, 2006
"WILT THOU BE MADE WHOLE"
by Pastor Tony Sutton

Joh 5:1 After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
Joh 5:2 Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.
Joh 5:3 In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.
      
AS WE LOOK AT THE IMPOTENT FOLK, WE CAN INDEED SEE THE SIMILIARITY OF SIN SICK FOLK. MANY ARE SPIRITUALY BLIND, HALT AND WITHERED. THEY TOO ARE WAITING FOR A STIRRING.
Joh 5:4 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.
Joh 5:5 And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.
     
MANY ARE WAITING AND WATCHING FOR A STIRRING OF THE WATER. I THINK THAT MANY OF THEM HAD BEGUN TO SEE THE WATER AS THE HEALER.
Joh 5:6 When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole?
     
WILT THOU BE MADE WHOLE, IS THE QUESTION THAT JESUS ASK THE IMPOTENT MAN. WHAT WE NEED TO REALIZE IS THAT JESUS CAN MAKE US WHOLE WITHOUT ALL THE BELLS AND WISTLES.
Joh 5:7 The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me.
      
JUST AS THE IMPOTENT MAN BEGAN TO EXPLAIN TO JESUS WHY THAT HE COULD NOT BE MADE WHOLE, WE GIVE EXCUSES AS TO WHY WE CAN NOT BE MADE WHOLE. ALSO WE NEED TO VISIT THE FACT THAT THIS MAN HAD BEEN HERE FOR 38 YEARS. HE SAID THAT HE HAD NO MAN TO HELP HIM IN, AND EACH TIME THE WATERS WERE TROUBLED SOMEONE WOULD GET HIS WAY. I PRAY THAT I AM NEVER IN THE WAY OF SOMEONE BEING FREED. DO YOU EVER THINK ABOUT THE MANY THAT ARE BY THE WAYSIDE, SAVED OR LOST AND THEY ARE JUST ABOUT TO REPENT, OR ACCEPT CHRIST AND YOU STEP IN FRONT OF THEM WITH A HELLISH LIFE STYLE OR A LIBERAL ATTITUDE AND THAT PERSON PASSES UP THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE SAVED. WOE UNTO THE MAN THAT BECOMES A STUMBLING BLOCK.
Eze 22:30 And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.
     
THE WORD SAYS THAT HE SOUGHT FOR A MAN THAT WOULD STAND IN THE GAP AND MAKE UP THE HEDGE, BUT HE FOUND NONE. HOW SAD IS IT TO KNOW THAT PEOPLE ARE ON THIER WAY TO HELL AND NOT CARE. IS THERE ANY THAT WILL STAND IN THE GAP, ANY THAT WILL MAKE UP THE HEDGE?
Joh 5:8 Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.
Joh 5:9 And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.
    
  KNOW THIS AND KNOW IT WELL. JESUS WILL SET YOU FREE. DON'T WAIT ON SOME SPECIAL OCCASION,  KNOW THAT IF THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS DRAWING YOU, YOU SHALL BE SET FREE IF YOU WILL ONLY ACCEPT JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR. KNOW THAT YOU CAN TAKE UP YOUR BED AND WALK, BECAUSE IMMEDIATLY YOU WILL BE MADE WHOLE.                                   
                           
WILT THOU BE MADE WHOLE?
 

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