(2 Kings 9-11, John 5:1-24)
7The sick man answered him, “Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, and while I am going another steps down before me.” 8Jesus said to him, “Get up, take up your bed, and walk.” 9And at once the man was healed, and he took up his bed and walked. (John 5:7-9)
Human reasoning never got anyone healed. Human reasoning is full of practical insights, and steps, and processes and systems. Healing is now. Healing is in a Word. Healing is through a Man.
It seems to me that everything about the ministry we have been given in Christ defies human reason. The world tells us to put money in a 401k, but Jesus sends His disciples out with no money or extra clothing. The world has hierarchies and systems and gold and silver, but our Jesus has fire!
It’s not our good ideas that bring the Kingdom. The scriptures say that the foolishness of God is better than wisdom. I wonder if we are foolish enough to follow Jesus? I wonder if we are unsophisticated enough to be healed?
Reinhard Bonnke says, “The Word in God’s mouth is the same as His Word in my mouth.” What a statement! Shall we be foolish enough to believe such a thing? I think so! So then… Get up. Rise up, step out of your disease, in the name of Jesus.