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God Is Troubling The Water

God Is Troubling The Water
God Is Troubling The Water

After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had. Now a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be made well?” The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me.” Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.” And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked. And that day was the Sabbath.

John 5:1-8(NKJV)

Once a year, an angel would visit the Pool of Bethesda and stir the water which immediately triggered a release of God's miraculous healing power. Anybody needing healing had one job. Step in the water first! Hence, people simply hung out around the pool waiting for their opportunity. If they missed it, they had to wait a full year for their next chance. However, things changed when Jesus, The Living Water, showed up at the pool. For the certain man with the 38 year sickness, his Day of Visitation had come on a completely different schedule. He didn't have to wait for the angel to show up anymore, God Himself was there. Again, the man had one job. Believe! He did and he received his healing.

God is troubling the water! Our day of visitation has come! We are in a season of miracles and answered prayer! These are all statements we hear from time to time in Charismatic Christian church circles. They help to motivate our intensity during corporate worship, encourage church attendance, inspire devotion to prayer and scripture reading as well as heighten our spiritual expectation. However, are they even true?

Honestly think about it. If every time I see you, I tell you that it's your day of visitation or your season of miracles at what point will you start questioning the veracity of my statements? That's why I strongly resist the urge to make frivolous declarations even if they're positive. I know it doesn't hurt to speak good things over your life but the scripture says in Proverbs 13:12(NKJV); "Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But when the desire comes, it is a tree of life."

However, when the day of visitation is really coming, I feel like it's my duty to shout it from the mountain tops. As 2018 was drawing to a close I knew something was going on in the spiritual atmosphere around me. God was gearing up to do some new things and my spiritual sensitivity was heightened. Now I can confidently confirm that what I felt was coming is officially here. The season for miracles is not on its way, it's already here. How do I know? I'm seeing it happen before my eyes.

But Jesus looked at them and said, “With people [as far as it depends on them] it is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Matthew 19:26(AMP)

One by one, God is answering prayers in our family and church, some of which we figuratively threw at the wall hoping they would stick. Things we couldn't see could possibly happen with our natural eyes are happening and they're happening one after the other. We posted a list and have started crossing items out the moment God delivers. Not just that, once we realized that our Day of Visitation had begun we added a few more items to our prayer list that would only happen with miracles.

The wind blows where it wishes and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it is coming from and where it is going; so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

John 3:8(AMP)

It's impossible to predict how the Spirit of God will move unless He tells us. So without a prophetic unction I couldn't tell you long in advance that 2019 would be a special year. However, I'm telling you now. This is an unusual year. I don't fully know what's going on in the spirit but something is stirring and God is doing something amazing. Not only is the water troubled allowing one person to get a miracle, The Living Water has shown up allowing anyone who believes to access whatever they need.

Jesus said to him, “[You say to Me,] ‘If You can?’ All things are possible for the one who believes and trusts [in Me]!” Immediately the father of the boy cried out [with a desperate, piercing cry], saying, “I do believe; help [me overcome] my unbelief.”

Mark 9:23-24(AMP)

Do you want to see impossible things become possible in your life? Can you believe God? If yes, then expect God to do what only He can do. Don't miss your hour of visitation like the Jews. They brought Jesus to tears in Luke 19:41-44. Many of them are still waiting for God to do what He has already done. Let that never be said of you. He is releasing angels. He is answering prayer. He is going miracles. He is opening doors. He is inspiring repentance. He is moving. You have one job. Believe God!

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