Wednesday, October 27, 2010

He Restores Their Sight

When you read in the word, He restores sight to the blind, who do you think Jesus is talking about? Yes there were times when there was actually a blind person, like the man Jesus' healed of blindness, who was blind since birth and He put the mud on his eyes, and restored his sight.

But there was something else I saw. What about when He restores sight to those who have been blinded by tradition, wrong teachings, hard hearts, negative influences?

I believe some of those times when He is talking about restoring sight to the blind, He is referring to those people. People who can not believe because they can not see the physical proof, then something happens and their hearts are softened and they are able to see what was there all along. They are able to see their healing. They are able to see through the eyes of Jesus.

What about Saul before he became Paul? Didn't the Lord cause him to get scales on his eyes and then when they fell off, he was a changed man, he could believe? AMEN! Who had a harder heart than him? He was persecuting and killing all those who followed Jesus. He was the ring leader so to speak. And then Jesus caused him to fall to the ground while He spoke to him and caused him to be blinded with scales on his eyes. Read Acts chapter 9 to get the whole story.

Acts 9 v 18....Immediately there fell from his eyes something like scales, and he recieved his sight at once; and he arose and was baptized.....

We have to see the way Jesus sees in order to believe.

What about Jairus, the ruler who went to Jesus because his young daughter was dying. He told Jesus, come and lay your hands on her and she shall be made well. He spoke what he believed. Now not long before he was the one who would be in charge of persecuting those who followed Jesus. But after seeing and hearing of the miracles Jesus had done, who do you think he went to when his daughter got sick? You might say he had a change of heart about who Jesus was and what Jesus had the power to do. You might say his eyes were opened to the truth. AMEN!

Then along the way, the woman with the issue of blood came out and touched Jesus garment, and said if only I touch the hem of His garment I shall be healed. She SPOKE what she believed to be true.

So Jesus stops to give her a miracle, and in the mean time, a servant of Jairus comes and says, never mind, it is too late, your daughter is dead. Now Jairus could have gotten upset and said, stone this woman who has taken up Jesus time for her miracle while my daugher was dying. He had the power to do so. He had the power to stone her period because she was out in public with an issue of blood which in those days was punishable by stoning. But he stayed focused on the GRACE of Jesus.

As soon as Jesus heard the NEGATIVE, The BAD REPORT from the servant, He said, "Do not be afraid, only believe." You see He knew how quickly one bad report or one person speaking negative reports could challenge someone in their faith. So He immediately told him not to listen, to stay focused on what He said, don't let your faith waiver, but only BELIEVE. AMEN.

Mark 5 v 35-36....While He was still speaking, some came from the ruler of the synagogue's house who said, "Your daughter is dead, why trouble the Teacher any further?" As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, "Do not be afraid; only believe."......

Don't we all go through that sometimes? Don't we all have times when we are believing for something and someone comes along and tries to ruin it for us with all of their good intentions.

When you are believing for something of the most importance, like Jairus wanting his daughter to live, then we have to avoid the naysayers, the negative reports, all those with their good intentions of telling us why something can't be, when Jesus says it is finished, it is already done. We have to keep the blinders off, and keep our sight on Him. AMEN!

Thank the Lord, Jairus listened to Jesus, and kept his eyes on Him, and not on what the world was telling him. Jesus told them she is not dead, she is sleeping. They thought He was crazy, and they ridiculed Him.

Is that what happens to you when you are believing for something like your healing, your finances to be supernaturally paid, your marriage to be restored? Do the people around you ridicule you for believing for a miracle, or for believing in what the WORD of GOD says to be true?

Don't give up. Press on. Like the woman with the issue of blood. She had to press through a huge crowd of people, but she believed and she pressed on. Read Mark chapter 5 and get the whole story about her and Jairus and his daughter.

Don't be blinded by what the world is telling you. Let God restore your sight, so that you may see His miracles, His blessings, His Joy He has for you. AMEN!


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