Translated from Spanish to English with Google translator.

+ STUDY. JUAN 5.1 - 15. BY FABIAN MASSA. NIV text.

Jesus heals a crippled

5 Some time later, a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
Not long after the miracle of the official's son (John 4.43-54). The expression "A feast of the Jews" can refer to Easter (late March early April) Tabernacles (end of September - early October) or Pentecost (50 days after Easter) which are the three parties that include a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.

2 was there, near the Sheep Gate a pool surrounded by five covered colonnades, whose name in Aramaic is Betzatá.3 In these porches laid many sick, blind, lame and lame were. 5 Among them was a crippled man who had been ill thirty-eight years was.
5: 3 Some manuscripts lower expand and add verse 3 verse 4: waiting a certain movement of water, 4 for an angel of the Lord descended from time to time and stirred up the water. And the first person who got into the water after being stirred was healed of whatever disease he had.

The Sheep Gate, named probably because she spent a lot of sheep were carried sacrificing the nearby temple court, there was a Popularly pond, this pond is known by the name of Bethesda (House of Mercy), but of Bethzatha (Aramaic? olive house) is more textual support.

5 Among them was a crippled man who had been ill thirty-eight years was.
There is a parallel between Israel in the desert, which had around 38 years (Deuteronomy 2.14) around Mount Seir (Deut 2.3) before the Lord ordered them to go to the Promised Land. Both leave of paralysis when they hear the voice of God.

 6 When Jesus saw him there, lying on the ground, and learned that I had a long time to be well, asked:
You want to be healthy?
7 he replied Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred, and when I try to do, another steps down before.

While it is true that in the A.T. there was angelic activity, and the explanation: waiting a certain movement of water, 4 for an angel of the Lord descended from time to time and stirred up the water. So it is that the text does not appear in the best manuscripts, so no need to believe that the agitation of the water was due to the angelic activity (PDF footer Hendriksen 172 Note), may be a popular belief.
Moreover remember that all A.T. angelic activity was always specific and personalized. (Gen. 16:17; Gen. 6.21; 13.3 Judges; Judges 13.13; 1 Kings 19.7, Isaiah 37.36; Zechariah 1.9; etc ...)

8 Get up, pick up your bed and walk 'I Jesus answered.
9 At once the man was healed, so he took his mat and walked.
The man heard Jesus, believed and was healthy.

But that day was Saturday. 10 Therefore the Jews said he had been healed:
-Today is Saturday; you is not allowed to carry your mat.
11 -The who healed me told me, 'Pick up your mat and walk "-Les responded.
12 Who is this man who said to you, 'Pick it up and walk'? 'I interpellated.
13 who was healed had no idea who he was, for Jesus had slipped away into the crowd that was in place.
The Pharisees did not pay credit to the miracle, but it was Saturday. It did not occur to think that this man was healed because God it pleased him, despite being sat.

14 After this Jesus found him in the temple and said:
Look, you've been healthy. No sin again, lest something worse happen to you.
15 The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had healed him.
The man did not look to Jesus to thank him, but when he was called upon, if the Pharisees sought to denounce.
The sick and weak the pool of Bethesda expected a move as "Supernatural", were hoping or expecting more of the angels (the supernatural, depersonalized) operating more in terms of "luck" (which came first water), which of God?

Nowadays something similar happens: Crowds gather around people who have managed to build an image of "Anointed" through which God's power flows. These "Santas Hands" also prophesying of depersonalized way, announcing crowds of 3,000, 4,000 or 5,000 people a healing miracle has taken place between them, which obviously plays his lot to some (as many times none, because the "miracle" only remains ad).

Week 70 is about to start, stop looking for the "Supernatural" and begins to want to hear the voice of God, which is what will really bring salvation.

False teachers, religiosity, John 5.


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