How to Be Miraculously Healed
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By S.E. Miller
In John 5:1, Jesus tells a man to stop sinning or something else worse would happen to him. Let’s read the account.
After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches.
In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water.
For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had.
Now a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years.
When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be made well?”
The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me.”
Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.”
And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked. And that day was the Sabbath.
The Jews therefore said to him who was cured, “It is the Sabbath; it is not lawful for you to carry your bed.”
He answered them, “He who made me well said to me, ‘Take up your bed and walk.'”
Then they asked him, “Who is the Man who said to you, ‘Take up your bed and walk’?”
But the one who was healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, a multitude being in that place.
Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, “See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you.” John 5:1-14
Commentator Adam Clark says, in verse 14 Christ says: Sin no more, unless something worse happens to you -Because he wanted to show the man he knew the secret of the past. He also showed that his former sins were the cause of his long affliction.
He also wanted to show him that he knew the future that if he repeated the iniquity his punishment would be increased.
Scripture proves there is a connection between sin and sickness you may review the following passages for further study. Matthew 9:2, Isaiah 38:17 and James 5:15-16.
Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God, he died to take away the sins of the whole world. He will take away your sins and give you the gift of Salvation. He came to this earth to give us the keys to the kingdom of heaven. One of the keys we can use to receive the blessings of heaven is forgiveness. According to scripture a condition to receiving God’s healing is forgiving others. As well as asking for forgiveness (confessing our faults) if we have sinned against them.
“Remember the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” James 5:15-16
Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses. Mark 11:24-26