Have you ever wondered why Jesus asked the paralytic man, did he want to be made whole? His question seemed to imply that the man had a choice, to be made whole or to remain an invalid. What the plant kingdom does instinctively to flourish, we must speak the word, develop a vision and a plan to attack the dysfunction in our life. Yes, we must speak the word and say, I want to be healed, and made whole.
This is key, we must rise up, pick up our bed of affliction and go forth and embrace the storms of life knowing that on the other side of the storm is the rainbow God promised us. His will is that we would flourish like the palm tree. Not, sit by the pool of Bethesda waiting for someone to help us get in the pool. As painful as it may be when we are going through our fiery trials, we must speak the word of healing, pick up our bed of affliction, and press on.
The difference between the plant kingdom and mankind, is that we have the power of life and death in our tongues. We get to answer the question about whether we want to be made whole. We can choose to hang around a pool or neighborhood of sick invalids, or we can speak the word, rise in our thoughts, our vision, take up our bed of affliction and release the dysfunction, the disease, the negative mindset, and be set free.
Jesus’ first miracle changed the DNA structure of water into wine. He changed the atmosphere at the wedding party from mourning about not having enough wine, to having the best wine. Jesus has saved the best for us too. He told us that we would do greater things, which means through the power of life and death in our tongues, we can cause cancer to shrivel up, make dead things come back to life, give birth to children that will rise up and called their parents blessed, and give birth to all of our dreams.
What are you speaking, declaring, and walking out in your life? Are you speaking defeat, dysfunction, generational curses, or peace, prosperity, life, and wholeness? I dare you to trust God and speak life!
For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he. Proverbs 23:7 KJV