Arise Into Your Rest
It was based on the passage of scripture in John 5:1-9 about the paralyzed man who was by the pool at Bethsaida waiting for the water to be troubled so that He could get in and be healed.
For thirty-eight years this man waited in this paralytic condition until one day Jesus passed by and told him to arise, take up his bed and walk.
The minister stated that you may be going through some difficult period in your life and it seems as if every time you make one move forward someone or something is pulling you back, but today is your season to rise up into the purpose that God is calling you.
You are not forgotten because God is a God of the impossible and He will make a way out when there seems to be no way.
You have come too far to give up now. The race is not for the swift, but they that endure to the end.
Therefore, with endurance, you will rise. Today is your season to rise. (Minister Nicola Allen)
The message was rich and powerful and I felt as if God was speaking to me directly.
Indeed, at the end of the minister’s message, the Lord spoke to my heart and said quite clearly that I should note carefully that the paralyzed man received his miracle on the Sabbath.
The Lord further assured me that this year is my season of rest.
I should rest in prayer, rest from my labor and rest in my prophetic utterances.
The latter meant that in this season, whatever I prophesy over my life and children will come to pass.
Hallelujah! Glory to God!
Already I am experiencing the manifestation of this word over my life. Thank you, Lord!
I pray that this word will also be a blessing to you.
Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.” And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked. (John 5:8-9)