Bible In One Year-Day 307 (Sunday, November 03, 2013)
Commentary: John5-8. Talking about rules, we are talking about;
- Conditions to follow
- Established statement indicating what is allowed in a contest.
- Ways that best suggest how to easily achieve something
- A criterion
- A regulating principle
- A binding law
- It is the standard operating procedure (SOP) to get quality result
- It is the law
- A condition
Virtually all things in existence are guided by rules and conditions otherwise known as laws. Even in the spirit realm, divine rules and conditions are followed. Wherever you see the word “if”, it means there is a condition that must be fulfilled.
In our reading today, we could see that in many instances Jesus changed the rules and conditions to give joy to an individual or group of people. A scenario is what happened by the pool of Bethesda.
John 5:5-8 “And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years. When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith to him, Wilt thou be made whole? 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. Jesus saith to him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.”
Here, Jesus met this man and asked what his intention was. The man was narrating conditions to be fulfilled for him to get his healing; he regarded this as a contest. Jesus was talking about result; the man was talking about the process to getting result not knowing that the Angel he was talking of was only fulfilling the spiritual conditions to give healing. This condition was given by Jesus; that is, the angel was an errand of Jesus. Jesus ignored the conditions the sick man was striving to fulfill to get healing. At Jesus’ word, he became healed. Once Jesus speaks to your situation, all conditions must change in favor of what He said.
Isaiah 55:10-11 “For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”
All creations must obey the conditions that allow the word of God to come to pass. His word is spirit and life; Life to the dying thing and Spirit to break yokes and fulfill God’s agenda.
Whenever Jesus walks into your situation, the rules must change for your joy to be full. The rule of the Sabbath changed for a man to be healed. In chapter6, He changed the rule for 5000 people to be fed with only five loaves of bread and two small fish. The rule changed when Peter and company were faced with the troubles of the powers of the waters, also in chapter 6. In chapter8, a woman was accused of adultery; this was against the law of the land. She fulfilled the conditions of death; sin is a condition to fulfill death. But when the woman ran to Jesus, the rule changed and no one could stone her. She ran to Jesus as a sinner, but left His presence as a free person.
Whatever the unfavorable condition is, run to Him, He will change the rule for your sake. To enjoy this grace of change of rule, humble yourself before Him and be opened for His words to have its course in you.
John 6:63 “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak to you, theyare spirit, and they are life.”
Psalms 119:130 “The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.”
His word will change the binding condition of the sin and death and makes His grace to abound towards you; grace to flee the appearance of sin, grace to break the yoke of iniquity, grace to be restored to the original, grace to be re-branded just as Peter enjoyed. Only Jesus can change the rule. Your past could be horrible, Jesus can change the rule and you have a glorious and unimaginable future that would confound your mockers.
Colossians 1:27 “To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:”
Let us seek for the old path where we could find rest. Let us listen to the trumpet’s sound, wherewith we could escape the calamity to come. Our reading for today is John9-12. Keep the fire of burning and alive.
Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries