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Asking in Faith!

Scripture reading for July 28th: 2nd Chronicles 24, 2nd Kings 12, Psalm 50, Matthew 9

Key Scriptures: Matthew 9:27-30 “And as Jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed Him, crying aloud, “Have mercy on us, Son of David.” When He entered 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 be it done to you.” And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly warned them, “See that no one knows about it.””

Jesus had just raised a dead girl to life and healed a woman who touched His garment of 12 years of hemorrhaging. As He moved on, two blind men followed crying out in faith to Jesus for their healing, using the divine title, ‘Son of David.’ Jesus asked them if they believed that He was able to do what they were asking and they replied in the affirmative. One touch from the Master Jesus and a Word brought instant healing! He sent them away warning them to tell no one!

Psalm 50:15 “. . . and call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will glorify Me.”

Faith confession and prayer: Lord Jesus, I believe that You can do all things and that I bring You glory when I call on You for help, healing, or deliverance. Help me to humbly ask for help as I labor restoring Your House.

2nd Chronicles 24:13 “So those who were engaged in the work labored, and the repairing went forward in their hands, and they restored the House of God to its proper condition and strengthened it.”

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The blind receive sight!

Scripture reading for January 12th:  Matthew 9

Key Scriptures:  Matthew 9:27-30  “As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed Him, calling out, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!” When He had gone indoors, the blind men came to Him, and He asked them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?”  “Yes, Lord,” they replied.  Then He touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith will it be done to you”; and their sight was restored.”  

Blindness is a horrible affliction that cuts us off from many of the pleasures of our world.  Darkness is the companion of the blind and they need assistance to get around.  In this story, two blind men call out to Jesus for mercy!  They address Him as the “Son of David”, a messianic title.  Jesus went inside, apparently not interested in addressing these requests, but the blind men follow Him.  We are not sure how they found their way, but they were persistent and Jesus questioned them about their faith: “Do you believe I am able to do this?”  They answered with an affirmative, “Yes, Lord!”  Jesus then simply touched their eyes and told them that they would receive what they believed!  Immediately their sight was restored!

Observations for over-comers:  Persistence in prayer–calling out to Jesus–is essential in overcoming “impossible” situations.  We will receive what we believe!  “Abram believed the Lord, and He credited it to him as righteousness.”  (Genesis 15:6)

 

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