The Healing of two blind men and one possessed with a devil. Then healing every sickness and disease.
Matthew 9:27-36 (KJV)
27 And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us.
28 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.
29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.
30 And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.
31 But they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame in all that country.
32 As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil.
33 And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.
34 But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils.
35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
The stories here are much like the other healings of Jesus.
People cry out to Jesus, to get His attention.
Jesus reaches out to touch and heal the afflicted.
According to their faith, so be it.
Jesus sees the measure of our faith, by the amount of effort we put into calling out to Him.
How important is it to us? Have we fasted, prayed, humbled ourselves. Have you asked more than once?
Are your prayers, effectual, fervent are we groaning, hardly able to express ourselves. Is our faith visible?
There is a crowd of prayers, a multitude, surrounding Jesus.
Our prayer, needs to push through and touch Him. This kind comes by prayer and fasting.
He ordered them to be quiet about being healed. Why?
So He could continue to travel among the needy, doing good. They weren’t.
They brought a man possessed with a devil. He was dumb, could not speak. Jesus, cast out the devil, the man spoke. (Again immediately), and the people marvelled.
They had never seen this display of power and authority. The Religious, said, He casteth out devils, by the Power of the devil.
The Religious today, still, “Know not the Scriptures and deny the power of God.”
Jesus went about teaching and preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom.
That the Kingdom is at hand.
Here, now available to whosoever will. Salvation, Comfort, Peace, Joy, Forgiveness Healing every sickness and every disease, among the people.
Do you have a need? Only Believe. The Kingdom of God is at hand.
Jesus saw the multitudes He was moved with compassion. That compassion is still in Him, today.
He still longs to be our Shepherd. When He is, we shall not want.
Are you in want?
Allow Jesus Christ to be your Shepherd, your Savior, your Lord. Reach out, push through to the Holy of Holies, receive the mercy and grace you need for this time of trouble.