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Arise Into Your Rest

Today at Sunday morning worship service at church, a young sister preached a powerful message entitled, “It is time to rise.”

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.

Therefore, he received his season of rest after thirty-eight years.

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)



  1. It is always at the darkest point in the night that the dawn of morning light appears. And although we may never fully understand the reasons for such darkness—we can rest in knowing the LORD’s purpose is to bring greater light and glory to His name!

    The tallest person is one who humbly walks on his/her knees—ever looking expectantly upward towards the Lord’s grace. For He says, “ My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness,” II Corinthians 12:9.

    Blessings on you and yours!💗💫

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  2. Yes, take time to rest in Jesus Beverley, for He is our Rest.

    Matthew 12:8 (ESV)
    For the Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.”

    Mark 2:27 (ESV)
    And he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.

    Every day is our Sabbath, because Jesus is our Sabbath, and in our heart and soul each and everyday when we believe and trust in Him.

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    • The Sabbath was made for man. I like this verse. God created an extra day for His rest so that we can rest in Him. Thank you Susan. It is such a blessing to have friend like you.


  3. Amen!! This was a great message. I needed this and God brought me here for a reason and reading this message opened up my eyes.. thanks for sharing


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