Daily Fountain Devotional for Sunday 12th November 2023
ANGLICAN DAILY FOUNTAIN DEVOTIONAL FOR SUNDAY 12, 2023
Read and Digest Today’s Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional for November 12, 2023 written to inspire and bless you!
TOPIC: SAY NO TO STAGNATION
TEXT: John 5:2-14(KJV)
5:2. Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.
5:3. In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.
5:4. 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.
5:5. And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.
5:6. When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole?
5:7. The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me.
5:8. Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.
5:9. And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.
5:10. The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed.
5:11. He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up thy bed, and walk.
5:12. Then asked they him, What man is that which said unto thee, Take up thy bed, and walk?
5:13. And he that was healed wist not who it was: for Jesus had conveyed himself away, a multitude being in that place.
5:14. Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.
Anglican Daily Fountain 12th November 2023 STUDY:
Today’s passage reveals the situation of a man who was sick for thirty-eight years and had no helper around him. He was at the pool called Bethesda waiting for an angel to come down and stir up the water so that he could step into it and receive his healing. What made his healing difficult was that multitudes with all kinds of infirmities were at the pool with him, waiting for the same miracle that would be available for just only one person in a while. As a result, he kept waiting for several years.
Suddenly, Jesus appeared at the pool and had compassion on him; He knew that he had been in that condition for a long time. Jesus Christ broke his yoke of stagnation. Beloved, do not complain about your situation like this man at the pool of Bethesda, instead say no to your stagnation. Jabez rejected his condition by praying to God for a change and God heard him (1Chron. 4:9-10). Are you experiencing stagnation in any area? Are your efforts to progress in life abortive? Have you been on the same spot for years? Suicide is not a solution, rather, turn your life to Jesus today and ask him to turn things around. He says, “Come to me all who labour and are heavy laden, I will give you rest” (Matt. 11:28). Pray like Jabez; God will answer you.
PRAYER: Dear Lord, please break every yoke of stagnation around my life in Jesus’ name, Amen.