Presentation on theme: "“So Jesus answered and said to him, “What do you want Me to do for you?” The blind man said to Him, “Rabboni, that I may receive my sight.” Luke 10:51."— Presentation transcript:
“So Jesus answered and said to him, “What do you want Me to do for you?” The blind man said to Him, “Rabboni, that I may receive my sight.” Luke 10:51
Now they came to Jericho. As He went out of Jericho with His disciples and a great multitude, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the road begging. 47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 48 Then many warned him to be quiet; but he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 49 So Jesus stood still and commanded him to be called. Then they called the blind man, saying to him, “Be of good cheer. Rise, He is calling you.” 50 And throwing aside his garment, he rose and came to Jesus. 51 So Jesus answered and said to him, “What do you want Me to do for you?” The blind man said to Him, “Rabboni, that I may receive my sight.” 52 Then Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus on the road.
I see the grace of God abundantly at work in the healing of this man He came there to beg, not to be healed. He heard- “He heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth.” What do we do with “what we have heard?” He ceased on the opportunity. Jesus is in our midst. Call on Him. Whatever your need is. Call on Him by faith. “Pass me not o gentle Savior, hear my humble cry While on others Thou art calling, do not pass me by.”
“blind Bartemaeus”; that was his name Let’s look at the Miracle (Grace) of his healing. 1. He called upon Jesus. (Grace to call on Jesus) Ro. 10:13 “Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Is. 55:6 “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Verse 46 Ps. 72:12 “For He will deliver the needy when he cries, The poor also, and him who has no helper.”
2. He persevered. (Grace to persevere) *He took courage to ask. *Now he has to overcome the obstacle of those who are discouraging him. *Many are those who discourage people from making the right decision to call on Jesus- seen and unseen distractors. *They are not interested in his (your) healing or deliverance. Wants to keep the status-quo. A daughter delivered out of satanic bondage. Mt.15:21-28 Jacob blessed by his perseverance Gen. 32:24-29 “He (Bartemaeus) cried the more a great deal.” Verse 48
Then Jesus went out from there and departed to the region of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And behold, a woman of Canaan came from that region and cried out to Him, saying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed.” 23 But He answered her not a word. And His disciples came and urged Him, saying, “Send her away, for she cries out after us.” 24 But He answered and said, “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” 25 Then she came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, help me!” 26 But He answered and said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.” 27 And she said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.” 28 Then Jesus answered and said to her, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour.
Then Jacob was left alone; and a Man wrestled with him until the breaking of day. 25 Now when He saw that He did not prevail against him, He touched the socket of his hip; and the socket of Jacob’s hip was out of joint as He wrestled with him. 26 And He said, “Let Me go, for the day breaks.” But he said, “I will not let You go unless You bless me!” 27 So He said to him, “What is your name?” He said, “Jacob.” 28 And He said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; [a] for you have struggled with God and with men, and have prevailed.”a 29 Then Jacob asked, saying, “Tell me Your name, I pray.” And He said, “Why is it that you ask about My name?” And He blessed him there.
3. His response was swift. (Grace to respond) Threw aside his coat- what was his comfort. Our ‘comforts’ can be a hindrance to God’s blessing Put away the hindrance, which it was likely to delay him. This coat, it could well be spared. Rose- Hopefully. Resolutely. Came to Jesus- By Faith- “your faith has made you well.” Healed! “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” Verse 52. He immediately, received sight. In regeneration, the great change is instantaneous!
4. His action was voluntary. (Grace to follow) “followed Jesus on the road.” Verse 52. He became a “follower of Jesus.” A disciple! “Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.” Mt. 16:24 “Where He leads me I will follow, Where He leads me I will follow, Where He leads me I will follow, I’ll go with Him, with Him all the way.”