Tuesday, May 31, 2011

According To Your Faith


Matthew 9: 27-34

Story & Lessons

The need of faith is again emphasized!

This time it was in the healing of the blind men.

The blind men didn't have physical sight, but the eyes of their understanding were enlightened.

They were able to see that Jesus was not just a prophet.

They recognized Him as the promised Messiah when they addressed Him, "Son of David."

They were persuaded that He was able to heal them and they called on Him to have mercy on them.

Jesus didn't at first respond to their call.

But they followed Him to the house where He was staying.

Jesus challenged them, asking them if they really believe that He was able to heal them.

They said that they did.

Jesus touched their eyes and said, "According to your faith let it be to you".

The men were instantly healed.

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A demon-possessed man was brought to Jesus.

The demon had rendered him dumb.

The crowd marveled when Jesus cast out the evil spirit and the man began to speak.

But miracles don't convince those who hate Jesus.

The Pharisees responded by blasphemously asserting that Jesus cast out demons through the power of Satan.

Reflections

The Pharisees had physical sight but they were spiritually blinded by their own sin and prejudice.

There are none as blind as those who don't want t see!

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How is our faith?

Do we believe that the Lord Jesus is able to meet our needs when we come to Him in prayer?

"According to your faith let it be to you."

1 comment:

  1. You said, "There are none so blind as those who don't want to see...." But, do You [yourself] want see?

    If you do, then read this... The Prophetic Timeline

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