“The Lord Jesus commanded the man at the pool of Bethesda, “Rise take up your bed and walk” in (John 5:8), meaning : get up out of your comfort zoned lifestyle and walk away from the multitudes as He did, stated in verse 13,”Jesus had withdrawn, a multitude being in that place.” This passage of Scripture identifies how Jesus wants us free from multitudes being around us, to care and nurture us to healthy lives, with all mindfulness and abilities to be self-sustained, and not welfare recipients who rely on someone else’s abilities to get us from “A to B.” Welfare is a wonderful resource by Government facilities to equip people to stay put for a while until they are able to get up and walk freely – meaning: till they are healed of conflicting situations which have caused them to have the need in the first place to become welfare recipients – whether it could be out of loss of job status, or a situation of bankruptcy, or of a situation of financial stress relating to loss of assistance by a marital spouse through the result of a divorce, one can become orientated into a comfort zoned lifestyle through government dependency agents inclining in their lives to make them co-dependant on their laws and abilities for one’s capabilities to be categorised as a welfare recipient all their days without being restricted out of their comfort zoned lifestyle, for lack of wanting to be facilitated always by the government welfare agency’s prerogative of assistance being implemented always to sustain the comfort zoned lifestyle, from being effective in one’s own abilities to get out from that comfort-zoned existence and the multitudes who are connected to the government organizations welfare recipients associations, as did the man at the pool of Bethesda to whom Jesus referred saying “Rise, take up your bed and walk.” This statement Jesus made was all about – it’s time now to rise up from the comfort zoned lifestyle of our accustomed benefits, and take a stand on our own abilities and live in our own capabilities, not co-dependent on the government’s laws established to keep us reliant on government facilities for our well-being, but rather to be witnesses for Jesus as did the man healed by Jesus at the pool of Bethesda in verse 13, “But the one who was healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, a multitude being in that place. Afterwards Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, “See you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you.” Jesus meant that now he was efficiently standing on his own capabilities, he was not to retreat back into his comfort zoned lifestyle where the multitudes were, but to withdraw from that comfort zoned atmosphere of welfare co-dependency. But to now be independently focused on what Jesus had given him for a life of witnessing what Jesus had done in making him well, and not by any other means, so in verse 15, “The man departed and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well.” (John 5:5-15).
This example states that our position in life is to be effectively reliant on the Lord Jesus’ provisions, and not always on what man has erected for circumstances of downtroddedness to take root in effectively providing for a comfort zoned lifestyle, in accommodating for all our needs by turning to government organizations in the time of our need to effectively harbour us for those times when we have been put in financial circumstances of distress, but we must focus solely our gaze on what Jesus has provided for us to be healed of such hurts, and moving out of the comfort zoned lifestyle of law enforcement through government handouts becoming a comfort zoned lifestyle to rely upon in the place of wanting full healing and wholeness, and as the man departed from the multitudes healed and whole with freedom to move out and onwards witnessing his freedom from detaching himself from returning to that place where he had been restricted under the law’s standardisation of methodology that he was not effectively healed in right standing with the Sabbath laws, he chose to believe that his freedom was from Jesus who told him to beware, “Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you.” (v.14), he knew how precious a gift it is, to be walking free it is, so he departed from that place and we never hear about him any more – which is God’s will for us all, not to have notoriety, but to get on with life living as He did when He, Jesus chose to become a bond-servant rather than to be served in a comfortzoned lifestyle, “made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a servant,” in (Philippians 2:7) in which we learn how Jesus carried Himself in a life of servitude for the common good of man in humbling Himself to the lowest point of the law of the Jews by allowing them to crucify him for not allowing the law to officiate in his life by demanding He not heal on the Sabbath, and they, the Jews crucified Him for the very thing that He was sent into the world, according to (Matthew 7:7) “Ask, and it will be given to you, seek, and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you.” Jesus confirms for us too just as the man who was laying on his mat as a bed for thirty-eight years was seeking for someone to help him move out from his place of idle, and comfort zoned lifestyle of circumstantial evidence in that evidence of not being able to walk. Well Jesus asked him to leave, and get up and walk away from that comfort zoned lifestyle where he was accustomed, but he could no longer co-habit with those seeking any longer, because his healing was now apparent to all who saw him walking on his own unassisted. He could no longer be co-dependent, but be a witness of the freedom Jesus had given him to work for his needs now and not be served back in his comfort zoned lifestyle from which he had been released.
The lesson Jesus is teaching us is that just because circumstances get us off His course at times, we are not to seek help constantly from government welfare facilitators, but “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you.” This means for our reliance to be solely on Jesus to sustain us in times of difficulties to meet our need, for just like the man at Bethesda, we need to depart from the comfort zoned lifestyle becoming a way of life, causing us to be co-dependent on government facilitation to meet our needs instead of turning to Jesus to meet our every need, who will heal and make us whole to be doers and not just recipients constantly depending on the law’s accommodation to facilitate us in a co-habitation with us to allow us to live in a style of not worrying about how we are to be maintained financially, but our confidence sustained constantly from week to week in the comfort zoned expectancy of being sustained by the government rather than Jesus. In all that we do, let our testimony be in the freedom we have to serve others and they serve us in turn, by reciprocating back to us financial gain by employment where God opens doors for us, and not just we have been allocated government assistance to support us. God wants everybody to be free to work, free to enjoy the labours of our day, in every aspect of our daily needs looking to Him for His provisions in our sustainability through Him in being whole complete lacking in nothing, for the Lord’s Prayer is the testimony of His ability to “Give us our daily bread” (Matthew 6:11) which clearly identifies how we are to be sustained out from the comfort zoned lifestyle existence which co-inhabits one’s lifestyle for as long as they are welfare recipients, and become indebted lifestyles to the government facilitators for their existence instead of God. The reference here is found in verse 12 of the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13 NKJV), where we are told that we can be forgiven our debts, and led out of our temptation to continue being indebted to those government facilitators who have encouraged our comfort-zoned lifestyles to take effect withstanding any time limitations on the amount of time to be used.
I want to live free from debts to government or any other welfare organization accommodating us with comfort zoned lifestyles to care-take and serve us. Rather, I would choose freedom to serve in which I am not governed by restrictions on where I live, or where I work and for how long, but I choose total freedom in Christ Jesus who came that we might have freedom completely, and wholly sufficient in the asking of His assistance in time of financial difficulties to give us His best, and not a life of freebies accommodating a comfort free zoned lifestyle which continues the indebtedness cycle of oppression to lay low and be served.
I would now invite anyone who is sick and tired of being sick and tired of the co-dependency lifestyle on government or any other financial institution to be indebted to for their freedom to be forfeited in restraints and liabilities from moving freely in their own capacity to work and live where they choose, to now effectively be released from the cycle of comfort zoned lifestyle indebtedness, to speak out and claim your freedom from the oppression of restrictions in your movement, to give Jesus the reigns of our lives to free us and loose us from those to whom we are indebted once and for all time, to depart from living exclusively co-dependent with facilitators, government or others:
*”Lord Jesus you care-take the world, and everything in it exists because of your care and love. Lord I know that I have fallen away from my dependency upon you to sustain my every need, and I now repent of my ungratefulness in what you have supplied to me before I became indebted to the cycle of co-habitation with government and other facilitators for my daily needs being met.
Lord Jesus, I now ask for your forgiveness for my taking everything you have given me for granted up to this point, where I now find I have been stagnated from growth through my turning away from your provisions and becoming indebted to foreign subjects from your will for me.
Lord I truly want to be freed from this life of restricted living in a comfort free zoned lifestyle of co-habitation with organizations overtaking my freedom to live a free life from my dependency upon others to sustain me, now into your hands I commit from this moment forward to take control of my life forever and the day, that my eyes look to you for your relief Jesus from the position I find myself in presently.
Lord Jesus I ask you to loose me from the indebtedness I have allowed to keep me in a restricted lifestyle, whereby I cannot move freely where I choose because of my indebtedness to the cohabitation to my life of the government and other facilitators allowing for a comfort free zoned lifestyle now in your place.
Lord I repent of allowing others to control the way I live, where I live, and where I work to receive government and others’ assistance for my daily needs met.
I reject the lifestyle I have been living in which is no longer of my choosing, so Jesus I now cast the care free zoned lifestyle onto you Lord Jesus, have your way with me Lord, and forgive me for having a replacement, in your place.
Lord I now invite you into my heart to be the Lord and giver of my life, to give me and to sustain my every need to fulfilment of all my desires met sufficiently solely by you, in healing me and making me whole, free to serve you and give a living witness of your healing of my life’s circumstances of hopefulness to others.
Lord Jesus I now commit my life to serving you, for you alone Jesus are the Lord - and the Lord alone - is my God.
I draw the bloodline of Jesus over my past, and look to you Jesus with a renewed hope for my future, Amen, so be it Lord Jesus do it.”