People in various walks of life and in every echelon of society experience the debilitating effects of disease, affliction and suffering. Many of them assert their determination to overcome and be free from these maladies; however, in their search for remedies, too few affirmatively respond to Jesus’ question, “do you want to be made well”?
The American medical industry is exploding with ever advancing technologies, procedures, and pharmaceuticals. Patients are asked about their medical history and counseled to follow professional prescriptions. Yet, hardly anyone is asking them, do you want to made well.
Remember Jesus asked this question of the man at the pool of Bethesda. That man had been waiting thirty eight long years for someone to help him down into pool when the waters were troubled by God’s angel. Like that man, many people are placing their confidence in the things which they can see. Would they focus their attention on God and not on natural things, Jesus’ faithful words, “do you want to be made well”, will resoundingly reverberate in the soul providing help for their every need.
Well, you may say, I have tried everything and have lost innumerable opportunities. Such was the case of this man at the pool; he had one eye on the pool and one eye on Jesus. My friends, we must get both of our eyes firmly on Jesus. Believe His word with singleness of heart; and that word will make you free. His word does not simply allow or open an opportunity for you to be free; His word “makes” you free. And according to John 8:36, “If the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed”.
Never think that your being made well is not the will of God. Sin and affliction from the Devil are the direct cause of disease. Neither is God trying to humble you through sickness; he desires his children to “prosper and be in health”. A perfect atonement was made at Calvary. The key is, do you want to be made well. Matthew 8:17, declares, “He himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses”.
Failure to respond positively to Jesus’ question, do you want to be made well, is the result of not believing in Him. Dare to believe that Jesus was wounded for your transgressions, was bruised for your iniquities, was chastised for your peace, and by His stripes you were healed (Isaiah 53:5). Press your way through and claim your provision for complete wholeness and wellness in Jesus the Christ.