John 5:5-8
One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years.  When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?”
“Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.”
Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.”  At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked.

Can you imagine being that man?  Sick for 38 years...he probably gave up hope of ever getting well.  Then Jesus came and everything changed for that man. 

The sick man probably would've been happy if Jesus would have just given him money or food, instead, Jesus asked him a simple question,  "Do you want to get well?".  Jesus then healed the man with a simple command, "Get up!  Pick up your mat and walk."  
After 38 years of being sick, he was instantly healed!  What a day that must've been for him!  
Sometimes, we become satisfied with money or food rather than the full supply Jesus died for!  Instead of sitting, begging, we can get up!  We can live healed!  We don't have to wait for an opportunity to get into the pool, we can stand on the finished work of Christ!  
Today, expect to live in the fullness of all Jesus purchased for you.  Don't be satisfied sitting, begging by the pool.  Take your authority and receive all that was purchased for you! 

The Lord has awesome plans for your life, and those plans aren't overlooking where you are today.  Today, blessings are overtaking you.  Today, you can get up and be healed.  Today, you can live in the fullness of His finished work! 


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