Broken Chains Ministry

Cry out to Jesus!

Cry out to Jesus!

Mark 10:46-52

Then they came to Jericho. And as He was leaving Jericho with His disciples and a great crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, a son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside.

47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, saying, Jesus, Son of David, have pity and mercy on me [now]!

48 And many severely censured and reproved him, telling him to keep still, but he kept on shouting out all the more, You Son of David, have pity and mercy on me [now]!

49 And Jesus stopped and said, Call him. And they called the blind man, telling him, Take courage! Get up! He is calling you.

50 And throwing off his outer garment, he leaped up and came to Jesus.

51 And Jesus said to him, What do you want Me to do for you? And the blind man said to Him, Master, let me receive my sight.

52 And Jesus said to him, Go your way; your faith has healed you. And at once he received his sight and accompanied Jesus on the road.

{52} your faith has healed you.Lit. “saved you”Bartimaeus’ physical and spiritual eyes were likely opened at the same time. The outward healing reflected the inward wellness of salvation.I wonder whether Bartimaeus,a blind man, would have been healed by Jesus if he had simply sat in silence while Jesus walked by. Would Jesus have stopped and turned toward him and touched him? Perhaps. But there were alot of blind people around during Jesus’ earthly ministry. There were alot of deaf people. There were alot of people with leprosy. There were alot of people with all kinds of psysical problems.

But Jesus didn’t heal all of those people did he? In fact we usually find in Scripture that Jesus responded to the people who called out to Him.In the case of Bartimaeus, he cried out,and his voice was heard. It probably helped that he screamed. WE DO NOT NEED TO SCREAM IN OUR PRAYERS , BUT WE DO NEED TO BE PERSISTANT!

What is your need today? Do you need a touch in your body, like Bartimaeus did? Then call out to Jesus! Do you have a child that needs to be healed? Do you have a marriage that needs help? Are you struggling with attacks of the enemy? Maybe addiction? Then cry out to Jesus!

Matt 7:7-8

8 For everyone who keeps on asking receives; and he who keeps on seeking finds; and to him who keeps on knocking, [the door] will be opened.

When Jesus stopped to restore Bartimaeus’ sight , He was on His way to the cross. He was on his way to die for the sins of the world- yours and mine! 13For everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord [invoking Him as Lord] will be saved

Romans 10:13

Deuteronomy 30:19

 

 

 

I call heaven and earth to witness this day against you that I have set before you life and death, the blessings and the curses; therefore choose life, that you and your descendants may live

Keep on asking and it will be given you; keep on seeking and you will find; keep on knocking [reverently] and [the door] will be opened to you.

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