2 blind men healed: Healing activated by faith

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Is that Jesus passing by us? He raised Jairus’ daughter from the dead. Think He would heal our blind eyes?

The two men follow Jesus.

“Have mercy on us, Son of David.”

Jesus enters the Capernaum house without a word. The men follow him into the house. I wonder what the owner of the house thinks.

“Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to him, “Yes, Lord.” Matthew 9:28

“According to your faith be it done to you.” Matthew 9:29

And their eyes are opened. Although Jesus tells them not to tell others about their healing, they tell many people.

Five verses, five attributes.

  1. Focused. These men had heard of the compassion and miracles of Jesus, and they knew what Jesus could do for them. Together, they sought Jesus.
  2. AccountableThe two men cried out loudly to Jesus over the crowd. They took responsibility for pursuing Jesus until He answered them.
  3. Intense. When Jesus did not respond to their cries, they followed Him, right into the house. They did not give up when there was no answer from the Son of David, the Messianic name of their Savior.
  4. Trust.They trusted the Scripture. Isaiah 35:5 states that when the Messiah comes, He will open the eyes of the blind.
  5. Hope. Blind men for a season, their hope was an earnest expectation for their sight.

Focused + Accountable + Intense + Trust + Hope = Faith

Result: Healing!

My prayer for you:

Our Father and Lord, You are the God of all compassion, all mercy, and all love. Pour out Your blessings and healing upon our land and upon Your people. Restore our sight to all that is true and lovely. Restore our bodies, our minds, and our land into what You intended. Give us the faith to focus on You as we hold ourselves accountable in an intense trust in You, and we will earnestly hope in Your restoration. We will spread the news of Your great works as these two blind men did. We praise You for all that You are and all that You do. In Jesus’ name, Amen

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  • ブルガリ アルミニウム

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  • Reblogged this on God Happenings and commented:
    I am reblogging this post so that I can remind myself of these truths when pain is screaming louder than my faith.

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  • I love this post, it is a great reminder of how faith is linked to healing. I also wanted to thank you – some time ago you suggested that I read Christ the Healer and read through the Psalms. I don’t know if you remember or not. I had just finished reading Christ the Healer for the second time, so I focused on Psalms and what a blessing they have been to me. It’s almost like reading them new for the very first time! Don’t you just love when that happens. I love this post, I think I’ll reblog it so I can go back to it again when my faith waivers. Thanks, Diane

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    • Diane, Thank you so much for your gracious words. I’m glad that the Psalms have been a blessing to you. The Word of God is alive, and it is miraculous how we can read Scripture many times, and it is just what we need at that time, and the Holy Spirit leads us into new understanding as we are ready. A more academic book on healing that I have found very instructive is “Healing in the Bible” by Frederick J. Gaiser. Jim Garlow published a book on miracles that is great as well. He just lost his wife, Carol, to cancer.

      How are you doing, health-wise? I’ve been praying for you. Please let me know how you are. Feel free to email me at wait4lord@gmail.com, if you would like privacy. Blessings to you and your family.

      In His love, Karen

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