The Blind Made To See…

The Blind Made To See…

Our wicked ways keep us from seeing the Truth, the Way and the Life. We are blinded by many things, many distractions the devil makes for us. We are so blind that our vision begins to flatter and we no longer see anything of value or worth. We see the sons and daughters of God as nothing more than cannon fodder, whores and tools or drug addicts, drunks, losers and a host of other devil inspired names.

It doesn’t have to be this way. We don’t have to see God’s children as something they are not. We don’t have to buy the lie the devil is selling us. The devil is called the “deceiver” for a reason. He makes us to believe things that are not True. When we turn to God, we can see clearly. We can see the wicked ways of the deceiver, the accuser and seek the help of the Holy Spirit to rebuke these thoughts, these unclean spirits that surround us. We can ask God to fill the void left by these unclean spirits – fill the void with the Holy Spirit and the goodness of God.

Then they came to Jericho. And as He was leaving Jericho with His disciples and a large crowd, a blind beggar named Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the road. When he heard that it was Jesus the Nazarene, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Many were sternly telling him to be quiet, but he kept crying out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” And Jesus stopped and said, “Call him here.” So they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take courage, stand up! He is calling for you.” Throwing aside his cloak, he jumped up and came to Jesus. And answering him, Jesus said, “What do you want Me to do for you?” And the blind man said to Him, Rabboni, I want to regain my sight!” And Jesus said to him, “Go; your faith has made you well.” Immediately he regained his sight and began following Him on the road. ~ Mark 10:46-52 NASB95

Do we jump for joy when Jesus calls us? Do we leap to our feet and run as quickly as possible in the direction He, the Holy One, has called to us?  The “blind beggar” found his identity in Christ. The multitudes did not. Bartimaeus, a child of God, was healed by faith. We are all children of God. Followers of Christ should want their identity in Christ. Many times in the Gospels Jesus Christ, Himself, makes it clear that the “multitudes”, “the many” “large numbers of people” are not known by Jesus but merely followers. Yes, they follow Him, but do not know Him and Jesus does not know them. Even Jesus Christ ask one of the most important questions we can ask – what do you want me to do…? We find Jesus Christ asking the same question that Saul ask during his conversion (Acts 9:3-9).

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Meyou who practice lawlessness.’ ~Matthew 7:21-23 NASB95

Discovering our Christ identity is a key factor in our walk.  Are we merely followers or are we known?

Either the Scripture is the divine Word of God teaching us how to live and how to be a reflection of Him, or it’s nothing more than a historical account of events.

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