READ: John 5:1-20
John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven
The story of the healing of the paralytic in John 5 proves to us that Jesus only did what He saw God doing. Let us learn great lessons here by studying Jesus’ comments after the miracle (John 5:17). The words of Jesus give us direction.
Jesus knew that He could fulfil the purposes of God better by restricting His activities to what the Father did. He did not feel embarrassed that He would be allowed to heal only one person. If God wanted one miracle, He would do no more than one.
Jesus knew that the Father would show Him (make visible) the miracles, the moves and the works that He, the Father was doing. When God loves you, He will show you whom He is calling and whom He is sending. When God loves you, He will show you whom He is healing and whom He is touching. If the Father is not showing you this love, you will be left to stumble in the dark and experiment with unworkable options. Occasionally , you will find something that works. Nevertheless, most of the time, you will be found beating the air, sweating away to no purpose.
I have learnt one thing. You cannot do anything that God is not doing. If He is not making your church grow you cannot make it grow yourself. If He is not healing you, you cannot be healed. If He is not delivering you, you cannot be delivered. The point I am making is that God is always doing something in particular. We must see and flow with what He is doing. We must move away from what He is not doing!