100 Days of Preaching the Gospel #25 | with Daniel Whyte III
TEXT — Matthew 9:27-30: “And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us. 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. Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you. And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.”
Thankfully, Jesus healed many blind people during his ministry on earth. But did you know that blindness in the Bible is also a metaphor for a person’s spiritual condition when he or she is without Jesus Christ? Second Corinthians 4:3-4 says, “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” The “god of this world” is the devil who blinds people to the light of the Gospel of Christ.
In this story of two blind men who seek Christ, I want us to consider several things which took place physically that also apply spiritually to those who need Christ.
1. First, I want you to notice that these blind men were earnest.
2. Second, I want you to notice that these blind men were persistent.
3. Third, notice that these men had a definite object in their quest.
4. Fourth, we see that these blind men confessed their own unworthiness.
My friend, you may be in a state of spiritual blindness today. You may still be bound by sin. If you are, then you are on your way to hell. The Bible says in Revelation 21:8, “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
Jesus Christ is asking you the same question that he asked the blind men. Do you believe that He is able to save you? Hebrews 7:25 says, “He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him (Jesus Christ).” The Bible says that Jesus can save you. Many millions of people have trusted Jesus to save them. I know Jesus can save you because He saved me. The question is, Do you believe He can save you?
Everything depends on the answer to that question. When Jesus asked these blind men this question, they said, “Yea, Lord!” They said, “Yes, Jesus, we believe you can heal us of our blindness.” And then the Bible tells us that Jesus “touched their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you. And their eyes were opened…”
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