The Two Blind Men and their Faith!!!
When Jesus departed from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out and saying, “Son of David, have mercy on us!” And when He had come into the house, the blind men came to Him. And Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.” Then He touched their eyes,saying , “According to your faith let it be to you.” And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly warned them, saying, “See that no one knows it.” But when they had departed, they spread the news about Him in all that country…. Matthew 9:27-31
In these verses, we see Jesus giving sight to two blind men as He returned from the house of the Ruler of the synagogue after raising his Daughter from the dead. I perceived they heard the news about the Miracles and said to themselves “If He could raise the Dead, Will opening our eyes be a challenge to Him?” The stories and testimonies of Jesus should stir us up to seek after Him like these blind men. Let us therefore consider the circumstance.
Two blind men followed Him, crying out and saying, ” Son of David, Have mercy on us!” : These blind men recognized that Jesus was the Son of David. Generally, According to prophecies the Messiah was expected to come from the root and family of David. Though they have not seen him with their eyes, yet they recognized Him in their heart when they heard about His words and Miracles. What the Pharisees and the Chief priest could not see about Jesus was revealed to this blind beggars. What was hidden from the Wise and intelligent in the synagogue was revealed to these blind beggars on the street. Indeed God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the Wise and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are Mighty(1 Corinthians 1:27). He has hidden the mysteries about Jesus from the Wise and intelligent and have revealed them to babes(Matt 11:25). Let us therefore Humble ourselves and come to the Scriptures as babes so that we may see things about Jesus that is hidden from others. There is something also significant about calling Jesus the “Son of David”. Which means He was the Son of an ordinary Man. In fact Jesus always refer to Himself as the “Son of Man” One truth we must never forget is that Jesus came to Earth as a “Man” just like everyone of Us. He was tempted Like Everyone of Us(Hebrews 4:15), He needed the Holy Spirit Just Like we do. He prayed, fasted, Hunger, slept and grew Like Us. It is necessary that Jesus should be made in all things like us so that He can be an example for Us(Hebrews 2:17-18). It would be wickedness if Jesus was not Exactly Like us and Yet Expects us to walk as He Walked(1 John 2:6). So the Humanity of Jesus Christ is a Great truth that we must never forget because if We do, then We will have an excuse for Our Sins. So let us be gripped by this truth, that the “Son of David Walked on Earth as a Man and never Sinned because Grace was upon Him and He was filled with the Holy Spirit” What God the Father did for Jesus, He will do for us if we believe and walk in Humility exactly as Jesus did!
So these Blind Men followed Him Crying. And it seems to Me that Jesus took no notice about them. He did as if He was not concerned with their case But Yet they Followed Him. There are times Jesus delay in replying to our cries to strengthen our faith and to teach us to continue in prayer. To teach us patience and perseverance in prayer and see if we will continue in dependence upon Him even if He refuses to grant what we requested for. What were they saying to the Lord? “Have Mercy on us!” In all our approach to the Lord, what we need is Mercy. Even if He does not Heal us, once we are partakers of His mercy, then we are Blessed indeed. Notice that they both said “Have mercy on Us” not “Have Mercy on Me” Those who will receive Mercy from the Lord must learn to Pray for mercy on behalf of others. Those who will receive sight and revelation from the Lord must be willing that the Lord also grant sight to His brothers and sisters and those around Him. Many Believers are still blind because they are selfish and only thinking of their own good. They have no concern for the spiritual sight of others. Let us therefore Learn from these Blind men if we would receive Mercy from the Lord.
And when He had come into the House, the blind men came to Him. And Jesus said to them, “Do you believe I am able to do this?” : The Blind men did not give up but pressed on and followed Him into the House. And Jesus never rebuked them for entering the house rudely without invitation. Christ door is always opened for believing and repentant heart to run to Him. For He who comes to Him, He will never cast away. Then Jesus asked them a very important question, “Do you believe I am able to do this for You?” Jesus does not work until we have answered this Question. If you ask anything from God in prayer, nothing is going to happen unless You answer this question. There are many of us who read things in Scriptures but Yet do not believe that God is able to do it for us. For Example, Don’t Lie, Be anxious for nothing, Don’t Lust with Your Heart, Put away All anger, Don’t seek for Honour, Don’t Love Money, Don’t Judge others, and so on. Many read this and Yet do not believe that “Jesus can do it for them” Do You believe the Lord can work upon You to make you keep this commandments? Do You believe He can do it for You?Do you believe He can open Your eyes to see Jesus in the Scriptures? Do you believe He can free you from that dirty habits that has ruled You for Years? Do believe He can free You from Masturbation and watching of pornography? My brothers and Sisters, Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. And He is still asking you today that “Do you believe I can do this for You?”
And they said, “Yes Lord”. Then He touched their eyes, saying “According to Your Faith, Let it be done to You. And their eyes were opened: imagine one of them had said to Him “Lord, I believe You can open one eye and not both eyes?” He would have gone out with one eye opened. And if the other had faith that Both eyes could be opened, then both eyes will be opened. It would be done to you according to your faith not according to God’s Power!!! If God were to do to us according to His powers, then all of us will receive exactly the same benefits. But why is it that different Christian receive different degrees of benefits from God spiritually and physically? Why is it that some comes into a greater measure of Victory over Sins, partake more of God’s nature, than others? Is there partiality with God? Not at all.!!! It is done to us according to the measure of our faith. As much as You believe that Jesus can do for You, so will He do for You!! If You only believe that Jesus can Forgive Your Sins but cannot save You from Committing those Sins again, so shall it be for You. The Bible says” Sin shall not Be Your Master(Romans 6:14)”, if You don’t believe it, You will never enjoy it. It would be done to You According to your faith!!!
And Jesus sternly warned them saying, “See that No one knows about it” : Again Look at the Humility of Jesus that He seeks to hide His Miracles because He did not come primarily to Heal but to lead people into the new Covenant where they can know God personally as Father. This is one reason why He asked people to keep the Miracles secret so that they will not be distracted about the main message He had for them. Contrary to what we see in Today’s Christianity where people seek to publish their Miracles but fail to proclaim messages that Leads men to knowing God and being conformed to the image of Jesus Christ.
But when they had departed, they spread the News about Him in all that country : Despite the blind men were seriously warned, Yet they disobeyed the express commandments of the Lord. They did it out of Zeal and excitement but their actions cannot be justified because it was a direct disobedience to Jesus commands. There are times we foolishly reveal things that should have been kept in secret in the course of our testimonies and zeal for the Lord. Let us therefore speak with Wisdom lest we disobey the least commands of Jesus Christ and end up becoming the least in the Kingdom of Heaven(Matt 5:19). May the Lord give us wisdom from above in Jesus name (Amen).
Dear Friend, as You step out today, Remember Jesus was a “Son of Man”, He came in a Flesh like You and tempted Exactly as you are. And Yet He overcame through the power of the Holy Spirit. Now He says to you, “Do You believe I can do this for You also? Do You believe i can give You power to Walk in Victory over Sins? Do You believe I can keep You from falling into Sin daily? Do you believe I can stop You from getting angry and losing Your Joy? Do you believe I can fulfill all the Promises in the Bible in You and through You?” There is No partiality with God!!! It will be done to you according to your faith. It will be done to You according to what You believe He can do for You!!! Come up Higher My Dear Friend, there is so much God wants to accomplish through You!!! Don’t come short of the Great Grace of God. How would You feel when You stand before Jesus on the Judgement day and He says to, “There are many many things I wanted to do for you and through You for Your generation but I couldn’t because You did not believe I can do it for You.” May the Grace of God work upon our Hearts until we come to the point where we can say “For with God, nothing will be impossible!!!”(Amen). God bless you. Have a blessed day.
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