For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had. — JOHN 5:4
God in His own right of divine sovereignty saw fit to send an angel down to trouble the waters. I don’t know how often He did it, but he apparently didn’t send the angel on any kind of a set schedule. If He had, there wouldn’t have been any need for the sick people to be out there every day. They could have just gone on a certain day when they knew the angel would show up. But they were there all the time because the angel might come at any time.
When an angel came down from Heaven and troubled the waters of this pool, the first person in got healed. No one else got healed until next time around. Why did God do it that way? The Scripture doesn’t say why, but if God wanted to do it that way, He certainly could!
Sometimes God moves this way as a sign. He initiates healings to attract attention to Himself and to His Word. The Bible said that there was a great multitude of sick folk waiting on five porches there, but only one person at a time was healed. However, under the New Covenant, God’s Word will work for everyone!
Confession: I’m so glad I don’t have to wait for a sovereign move of God. I can believe what the Bible says. And according to First Peter 2:24, I am healed.
Source: Health Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin. Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications. Copyright © 2002, 2007 Rhema Bible Church aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved.
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