Friday, February 22, 2013

The Pool of Siloam

As Jesus was walking along, 
He saw a man who had been blind from birth.
The disciples asked whose sin caused the man's blindness.
Jesus explained that it was not a sin issue.
“This happened so the power of God could be seen in him..." 
Then He spit on the ground, made mud with the saliva, 
and spread the mud over the blind man’s eyes. 
He told him, “Go wash yourself in the pool of Siloam.”
So the man went and washed and came back seeing!
John 9
There is great significance in this passage right now.
The original pool of Siloam was built by the Hebrews
as part of a military strategy to protect
the city’s supply of life-giving water.
By tunneling the water inward,
they made it more difficult for
their enemies to sustain strength.
It also enabled them to protect the resources
they had inside the walls of the city.
The water was channeled through the tight places
of Gihon Springs, with surging waters
leading to the pool of Siloam.
A prophetic word came forth recently that
spoke of a narrow channel with a picture of
glory running out of a spring.

Jesus told the man to wash himself in the pool of Siloam.
He had already healed him with the salve.
The man needed to go to the pool,
not for healing, but for washing.
He washed himself in glory,
the result of God’s power surging through
the narrow places of springs.
 It became a bridge for him to go forth with new vision.
I believe Jesus is touching our eyes at this season.
We have seen with yesterday’s prescriptions,
and He is placing salve on our eyes for today.
I am being challenged on all sides to recognize
all that is taking place right now.
As Jesus is covering my eyes with salve,
it feels like I am seeing less.
But I also sense the narrow places where
God is preparing to release His power.
He is showing me the pools of His glory
that I need to wash in.
I don’t know all that this means,
but I know that I am contending for
something greater than I can see.
There are springs, narrow places, pools,
bridges, glory and an angelic host available
that we may not only receive the sight we need
for this next stage of our journey,
but that we might go forth
fully clothed in the power of God.
Lord, I want to wash myself in the pool
and come out with vision for today.
You are opening minds to think Your thoughts
and resetting heartbeats to regain momentum.
I continue to ask for Your strategy
that I may contend for this next season.
I want my pace to be lockstep with Yours.

1 comment:

  1. very good. i also loved that he told him not to "just wash his eyes" but his whole self.