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Prevailing Voice Daily 25th August 2020

25th August 2020
Text: John 5:5-8KJV

5 And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.
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?
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.
8 Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.

In life no man is an island, everyone at one point or the other needs help from someone else. We are important to each other, we are created to complement one another, God made us to be of help to one another, the rich are there to help the poor, the strong are there to help the weak, those healthy are meant to help the sick.

But there are times when it appears there is no one available to help, a similar situation to the man in our scriptural text above, at such time what can one do?

To answer the question above, is to take a carefully look at the story of the man by the pool of Bethesda and learn some lessons from him.

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* The man waited patiently: God is never slow as some people always think, the scriptures says “he is the very present help in trouble”, which means he is never slow or late to show up. However, to walk with God and to receive from God requires patient. The man by the pool of Bethesda waited patiently that one day it will be his own turn to get first into the water troubled by the angel for him to be healed. Every time the angel comes, that man misses his chance because there was no one to help but yet he was patient that it will soon be his turn. So you need patient

* He remained where God could locate him: There is a location where God can reach out to you and there are locations where God may not be able to reach you even though he is the Omnipresent. Our case study, waited by the pool of Bethesda because he knew that an angel comes to visit that pool every year and so he made sure that he was close to where his healing was most probable. Beloved, when there is no one to help, wait upon God where he can easily reach out to you.

* He never gave up on hope: Our case study was hopeful, this certainly was the reason he remained by the pool of Bethesda. He had faith that his miracle would come one day, he certainly was not sure when it would come, but had hope that one day he would get the troubled water first before anyone, no wonder heaven singled him out for divine visitation. When there is no one to help, don’t give up, just wait in faith that help will come from above and it will surely come.

Dear reader, don’t be like King Saul as we discussed in part 2 who chose to help himself when there was no one to help and he ended up in serious trouble that cost him to be rejected by God, learn from the man by the pool of Bethesda to wait patiently, wait in faith and wait where God can reach out to you. God bless you

Numbers 31, Matthew 26.
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