This is another miracle we only find in the book of Mark. Much of it follows what we have seen before. Parts of it, are quite odd.
A new town:
Although people, the multitudes, found Him, wherever He went. He still needed to travel, from town to town.
Why? Not everyone who had needs, could make it to where He was.
I hear people complain of todays evangelists, and faith healers, needing private jets.
If Jesus needed to be alone, and had to borrow boats, from followers, (for His travels), do not todays preachers, who travel much further, and reach many more, need the same.
They brought and besought Him:
Wherever Jesus is present, and allowed to work, (within us, or our Churches), believers will seek Him out and bring the hurting, whether the hurt is physical, spiritual or mental. Jesus, will heal all.
That is why it is the gifts of healing. We need the gifts of Faith and Words of Knowledge and Wisdom, to know how to pray, what to do, to help those in need.
He took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of town:
He needed to be apart from the unbelieving, even if they were believers. We need to do that today. Many believers, do not believe Jesus heals today. They accept being Powerless, while Jesus told us to go forth in Power.
He said, we would minister in Power and the Holy Spirit. It is up to us, to learn to ask for and use the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Some think, we automatically know what and how to walk in the Spirit. Not true. We must practice, pray, then obey, if we expect to take up His Yoke, and find His Rest.
Now, something happens:
This was a blind man.
“He had spit on his eyes, and put His hands upon him, He asked him if he saw ought.”
We see Him spit in Chapter 7 also, again a man deaf and dumb. He spit, and touched his tongue. He, immediately, spoke and heard.
This blind man wasn’t immediately healed. Jesus laid hands on him twice. The first time, he saw, but not well. (Saw men as trees).
The second time, Jesus had him look up, and he was totaly healed. Again, I have no idea why He spit.
We must look up to the source of our faith, and walk in it.
It is interesting though, earlier, when His Disciples had forgotten to bring bread. He asked them three questions.
Do you not see? Do you not hear? Do you not remember?
He had just feed Four Thousand, with a few loaves of bread and fish.
Did they not see, hear or remember, God is able to supply all our needs, according to his riches in glory?
“And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him.
And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought.
And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.
After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.
And he sent him away to his house, saying, Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town.”
Lord, help us to see, hear and remember, that You alone are our source. Amen
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I read through your post and as I am now more and more into reading about healing in the Bible, your post resonated with me. My mother was diagnosed to have two cancers last month- one in her abdomen and the other in her breast.We have all been praying for her healing and we believe that she has been healed. The abdominal mass turned out to be non- malignant though it had been massive. God has been amazing to us. I believe in faith healing. I believe our Lord Jesus is powerful – even today. The only thing I need guidance on is should we go to faith healers for healing prayers or can we by our prayers acquire the gift of healing ? I am praying about this. I am trying to spend more hours every day, getting closer to our Lord. My family has all been drawn closer to God through this testing experience. Every day is a blessing now and every day a miracle.
When before I used to say, Lord, take me from this world, I can’t take it any more- now I am humbled enough to say, thank you Lord, thank you for an additional day so I can study your word and learn about you better.
Glad your Mom has had some good news. Should you go to a Faith healer or pray yourselves… yes.
I wish there was a definitive answer. There isn’t. I am writing this series, because I noticed each healing has a message of its own.
John 14:12-14, clearly states we have been given Power to do the works of God.
The reason we don’t see it?
Have we built up our faith, by praying in the Holy Spirit? (Jude 1:20). We have all been given a measure of faith. (Romans 12:3)
Have the elders of the church prayed? (James 5:13-16).
I wish there was a formula to healing. There isn’t. Jesus said, “Only Believe ” (Mark 5:36).
Does any of this help? Nope…
“Lord, susieshy, loves You, and trusts You. We are lifting up her Mother, that she also loves.
I rebuke this sickness in the Name of Jesus. I command it to go and trouble her no more.
I thank You for filling this family with the Peace, and comfort of the Holy Spirit, and the Doctors, Nurses and all Caregivers with the Wisdom and Knowledge to fight this sickness.
Lord, we pray for and expect a reversal of these symptoms. A path back to health and strength.
We Thank and Praise You for Your wonderful Love and Grace. Amen”
Please keep me in the loop… I will continue to lift you up.
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Thank you Bill and thank you God for good friends, who hold me in their prayers.