The Waters Have Been Disturbed

“When God’s angel stirs up the pool and there is healing the waters, the diseased and lame will gather, in crowds, as the report of blessing spreads; and so these little meetings became crowded.”1

The waters of this country have certainly been disturbed, but instead of seeing it as a grievance, might we instead see it as a work of God, designed to separate His people from placing their trust in the works of man? While the waters are still, men lie in repose. To the church, comfortable in its convalescence, might these be healing waters? “Do you want to be made well?” After 38 years of complacence, this was a serious question that the Lord asked. Put aside your excuses, Christian! Take up your bed and walk!

“But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you. Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell what you have and give alms; provide yourselves money bags which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches nor moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Luke 12:31-34)


  1. -A. T. Pierson, “The Keswick Movement: In Precept and Practice” []

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