Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
January 24, 2019
Pastor Rick Kabrick

2TI 3:16-17, All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.

That’s not a knock against Christian Music. But when the entire church is all about the music or the choir…well hopefully there is solid doctrine being taught.

But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.

[Waiting for the moving of the waters; for an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool and stirred up the water; whoever then first, after the stirring up of the water, stepped in was made well from whatever disease with which he was afflicted.]

The people at the time of Jesus knew this was a Roman ritual pool not a Jewish ritual pool.

Jesus said to him, “Get up, pick up your pallet (bed) and walk.”

It is widely known that Greeks and Romans believed in what they regarded as Divine
healing and as such they worshipped different false gods that represented miracles.

JER 30:17, “For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal you out of your wounds.”

One way or another they sold the public on the idea that when the waters of the pool were “stirred up” the first ones in the pool seemed to be healed.

Because the bubbles, the shiny lights, the rock concert slick show productions will not sustain you in times of trouble nor give you the ultimate cure you need: Christ and the filling of the Holy Spirit. And living under HIS plan for your life.

Afterward Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, “Behold, you have become well; Do not sin anymore, so that nothing worse happens to you.”

The question is how could the LORD tell the man to “sin no more”.
How could HE tell anyone to sin no more. The old sin nature guarantees we will fail doesn’t it.

ISA 1:6, From the sole of your foot to the top of your head there is no soundness-
ROM 3:23, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

JAM 4:17, If anyone, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.

The LORD also had the serpent or snake representing sin nailed to a pole which was a clear
reference to Christ on the pole or Cross and that is where the healing was and is truly found.

2KI 18:4, He removed the high places, smashed the sacred stones and cut down the Asherah poles.
He broke into pieces the bronze snake Moses had made, for up to that time the Israelites had been burning incense to it. It was called Nehushtan. Nechh es tahn = the brass thing, the thing of no value.

In both instances healing occurs as an action of faith. In the wilderness, the bronze serpent brings physical healing; saving people from certain death.
The Messiah’s death saves people from eternal separation from our Creator.

His grave was assigned by wicked men, Yet He was with a rich man in His death (He was buried in a rich man’s tomb), Because He had done no violence, Nor was there any deceit found in him.

HE died for all sins which therefore makes sense that the only sin that cannot be forgiven is unbelief in HE the One who died for the sins.

3 is the number of Divinity, 7 is the number of completion. 3 + 7 is 10 the perfect number of completion.

– Jesus Heals Simon Peter’s Mother-in-Law.
– Jesus heals a man with a withered hand.
– Jesus heals a crippled woman.
spirit for 18 years.
– Jesus heals a man with Dropsy.
– Jesus drives out an evil spirit.
-Jesus heals a lame man by the pool of Bethesda.

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