Posted in John Chapter 5, My Notes On The Gospel Of John

Sin Makes You Sick

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. – John 5:14

The man Jesus healed, not only got healed physically, but spiritually as well.  After he got healed Jesus found him in the TEMPLE.  Most likely, he was thanking God, confessing his sins and repenting.

I believe this verse also shows us CLEARLY that the man was sick for 38 years because of some sin or sins he had committed.  Jesus proved this when HE told the man to sin NO MORE.  All sin has consequences.  However, this verse also shows that when we confess our sins, and TURN AWAY from them, we will obtain mercy and be healed.

REPENTANCE is the LEAST preached about topic in most churches today.

Posted in John Chapter 5, My Notes On The Gospel Of John

Only Believe

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? – John 5:6

At the pool of Bethesda, there was a man who had suffered 38 years with a disease, sickness or as the bible says it an infirmity.  He tried to get in the pool to get healed, but someone always beat him to it.  I believe Jesus asked the man if he wanted to be made whole for 2 reasons.

  1. To stir up hope in the man.  Most likely the man at that time was probably hoping Jesus would put him in the water.

  2. The second reason I believe was to get the mans eyes off the pool and get them focused on Jesus. Here the impotent man meets the omnipotent God!

How many times have we asked Jesus to heal us and instead of BELIEVING, we subconsciously still look for other means to be healed?  We pray “Jesus please heal me of this cold, (or whatever) and then we go look for cough medicine, aspirin, or we make an appointment to go see a doctor.

I’m guilty of this myself.  I believe we all are at one time or another.

Jesus don’t need any outside help to heal us.  He has only 1 condition.  BELIEVE what HE says!

And that truly is an apple of gold.

Posted in John Chapter 5, My Notes On The Gospel Of John

What Caused The Jews To Want To Try To Kill Jesus?

And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day. – John 5:16

Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God. – John 5:18

The text here is John Chapter 5:5-18 there is so much to write about in these verses.  Jesus healed a man at the pool of Bethesda on the Sabbath day.  This was a huge no no to the Jews.  According to them, nobody was allowed to do the slightest bit of work on the Sabbath Day.  That included carrying a mans bed.

Jesus changed all of that when He told the man to “Take up thy bed and walk” John 5:11. Doing that, Jesus showed He was God and that He could do anything HE wanted at any time HE wanted. 

The Jews seen Jesus as just a man. They were insulted and embarrassed and more than any other miracle Jesus had done, this one was the most offensive to the Jews.

Posted in John Chapter 4, My Notes On The Gospel Of John

Do We Really & Truly Believe?

Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man BELIEVED the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way. – John 4:50

In the book of John chapter 4:46-53 there is the story of a nobleman who’s son was sick and he came to Jesus to ask him to heal his son.  Jesus told the man to go home, that his son would live.  Notice here that Jesus did not go home with the man to heal his son.  He simply spoke it.

Now here is the thing, the man simply BELIEVED what Jesus told him and he went home and found his son healed!  Can you imagine how hard it must have been for this man to simply take Jesus at His word?

How many of you have a loved one who is sick, or needs surgery or simply needs healing? How many of you have gone to Jesus in prayer and asked for it?  I believe that Jesus is saying to you now, “Go thy way, thy son or daughter liveth.”

Now what are YOU going to do?  Are you going to sit there, worry, rehash it over and over in your mind and heart, and fill yourself up with doubt and fear?  Or are you going to BELIEVE Jesus and GO THY WAY?

Think on this a moment…Matthew 5:36 tells us that we can’t make a single hair on our heads turn white or black.  John 15:5 says that apart from Jesus we can do NOTHING!  So, why are we worrying about something we can’t do anything about?  What we CAN do is PRAY and BELIEVE.  Most of us have the praying part down to a science, but the believing part, that is where most of us fall short.

My truck broke down on me several months ago.  I need a new vehicle and I have no money to get one because I live on a fixed income.  I’ve asked Jesus over and over for a new vehicle.  At the time of this post, I still havent gotten one yet.  But I BELIEVE it is coming.  Somehow, some way, out of the blue, a new vehicle will just miraculously pop into my possession.  Usually, when I expect it the least.

Without that BELIEF, I’d be a jumble of worry and fear which will accomplish NOTHING.  I can’t make a new vehicle come to me.  All I can do is dump my request on Christs shoulders and LEAVE it there.  The rest is up to HIM for like John says…apart from Jesus I can do nothing anyway, so why drive myself nuts with worry?

Did I make my point?  Heck the reason we woke up this morning is because of Gods grace and mercy.  It is NOTHING we did of our own accord.  We need to apply that to EVERY area of our lives.

BELIEVE what Jesus has said concerning your loved one or your situation and GO THY WAY.  If this is too hard for you to do, ask yourself this?  What else CAN I do?

But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. – James 1:6-7

Posted in Prayer Requests

Update On Brittany

UPDATE:
Brittany saw the neurologist today. He said she DOES have to have surgery asap. It is TENTATIVELY scheduled for this friday. Sooner if possible but for now we are planning on friday. We’ve been told that because of where the fracture is, very high up in the neck (it is a complete break with separation, not a crack) that any shifting of the bone can sever or damage the cords running through the bones. This can cause paralysis of the respiratory system as well as the rest of the body. So surgery is urgent.
Please pray. Thank you.

Please join me in prayer for Brittany and her mother.  That Brit may be healed and recover quickly and that her mother may be comforted in her time of need.

Posted in Christmas Posts, John Chapter 1, My Notes On The Gospel Of John

The Christmas Story In A Nutshell

 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. – John 1:14

This is what Christmas is all about to me.  Jesus (God) became flesh (human) and came down and dwelt among us.  He blessed us, He healed us, He taught us, and then He gave HIS life to pay the penalty for our sins.  And then He offered us Eternal Life if we would only believe in Him!  He also promised to come back and get us one day.

That is a lot to celebrate!

Posted in Prayer Requests

Please Pray For Brittany

Please pray for Brittany with me that she heals and has a speedy recovery. May her light shine like the morning and her healing come speedily in Jesus name….Isaiah 58:8

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Prayer Request:  Prayers needed for my youngest daughter, Brittany. She was in a car accident this morning. Baby was not with her, she was on her way to work. She has a fractured vertebrae and needs surgery. She’s in quite a bit if pain. Dekalb co. Hospital (Auburn). Thank you all for praying. (someone ran stop sign, she avoided hitting them but she did hit a tree).

Posted in Wendys Heart Attack & Healing

My Wendy Is Home

Wendy was released from the hospital yesterday.  Praise God again for another miracle.  She does not need rehab. 

I am at her house as I write this.  I am with her and will take care of her until she is 100%.  I am staying right here until she is better.  She has an extra bedroom and a couch I can sleep on, so there is no need for me to leave.

Right now, she is getting some much needed rest.  Her throat is still very sore, but she ate some cereal both last night and this morning.  She has pills she has to take and she still needs to visit a doctor regularly, but other than that, she is doing fine.

She slept straight through the night and is sleeping peacefully again right now. I am so happy!  I feel whole again, lol.

Right now, I am sitting at her computer, going over all the scriptures God taught me during all of this.  I wrote them on 3 x 5 cards and am calling them “My Emergency Bible Pack”.

Thank you all so much for your support and prayers!  You ARE my Christian family and when you need me, I will be there for you.  I have been taking care of myself and I also got some much needed sleep last night.  I feel pretty good today and I will get back to normal posting tomorrow.

Please don’t let the miracle of Wendys healing die.  I know I am not going to let it.  I plan to use it to lift and help others.  Lets pass this miracle on to others who may need it.  Families and sick people.  We have all proven Gods love and the power of prayer.  Now it is our job to pass it on to the rest of the world in hopes that God might save some.

I love you all very very much.  My posts from here on out will be much different.  They will not be so much about what I have read in the bible but how God has taught me to LIVE it and what I have tried and what has worked for me.

God bless you all so much.

On a side note:  I am moderating comments because porn sites seem to be typing just enough of a comment now to get past the spam filter and until I figure out what to do, I have no choice but to moderate comments.  Please do not let that stop you from commenting.  I need to hear from “my family”.

Lots of Love,

Bibleman

Posted in Wendys Heart Attack & Healing

With My Wendy

Hi everybody!!!!! I am writing this on my kindle so forgive any errors. I am at the hospital visiting Wendy. I have been here since noon yesterday.  She is so much better today. She is eating, walking, talking almost like her old sweet self. I am the happiest man in the world. Our love for each other is stronger than ever too. Right now we are waiting to see if she is going to be released today. The doctors said yesterday, that she might. This is just a quick update. This is so hard to do on my kindle lol. Please keep us in your prayers and thank you all very much.

Posted in Wendys Heart Attack & Healing

The Refreshing Peace Of God

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. – Isaiah 26:3

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. – Colossians 3:15

When you have someone you love sick and in the hospital, Satan tends to attack the mind of the Christian with a vengeance.  So how did I deal with it?   I took long walks and observed God’s creation and I also kept my mind fixed on the above verses.  At first, your mind is a jumble of confusion and worry, but then it starts to go away.  When I wrapped myself up in the thoughts of God and what HE has done, for brief moments, I stopped worrying and felt hope and peace.

It comes and goes, but there is peace in fixing ones thoughts upon God and not the problems.  I am speaking not on what I have read here, but on what I KNOW and have tried and what has worked!

Our sick loved ones need us as strong as we can be for them.  So if you have a loved one who is sick and in the hospital, give my method a try.  Get out and walk, observe nature, pray, praise, and fill your mind with thoughts of God. Before you know it, the worry will cease and you will be filled with Gods peace on the matter.

God Bless!