Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Blind Demoniac

Then one was brought to Him who was demon-possessed, blind and mute; and He healed him….Matthew 12:22

Recommended Reading Matthew 12:22-30

Satan is in the Eye-Blinding Business. The Bible warns that the “god of this age” has blinded the minds of unbelievers “lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them” (2 Corinthians 4:4).

This is why we have friends and loved ones who seem impervious to our testimony and resistant to our witness.Jesus Christ is in the Sight-Restoring Business. The prophet Isaiah predicted that He would come “as a light to the Gentiles, to open blind eyes, to bring out prisoners from the prison, those who sit in darkness from the prison house” (Isaiah 42:6-7).

There’s a great prayer we can echo about this in 2 Kings 6:17. Elisha asked the Lord regarding his servant: “Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Let’s turn that into our own prayer for a brother, sister, son, daughter, friend, or spouse who needs the Lord Jesus. And as we pray, we can do so with confidence, “for the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayers” (1 Peter 3:12).

I once was lost but now am found; was blind, but now I see.
John Newton

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