Thursday 10th October 2019 Prayer Devotion
Scripture Reading:- John 9:1-38
Topic:- What Made Jesus To Heal The Man That Was Born Blind 
Text:- John 9:1
The blind man’s trip to Siloam was an astounding act of simple obedience. The request was strange, and the appearance of a man with mud on his face stumbling through the city even stranger. The unfortunate man had to endure stumbling and falling among the stones, but the shouts and derision of those who saw his misfortune were the more painful blows. This journey had a dual purpose. It tested the blind man, and memorialized his virtue, and also made it impossible for the envious Jews to credibly deny the miracle.
E. Wherefore did He not this at once, instead of sending him to Siloam?
1. That thou mayest learn the faith of the blind man, and that the obstinacy of the Jews might be silenced: for it was probable that they would all see him as he departed, having the clay spread upon his eyes, since by the strangeness of the thing he would attract to himself all, both those who did and those who did not know him, and they would observe him exactly. See John 9:6-7.
2. When you gaze upon the journey of the blind man, do you not see a model for prayer? We must pray with obedience, simply and with great and prolonged effort.
3. We must not allow any obstacle to destroy our faith, and the prayer that proceeds from this faith. Are not all these virtues shown in the obedient walk of the blind man?
F. Jesus said to His disciples, in John 9:4, after they asked him about the blind man. What is the meaning?:
1. That is, when there is no longer faith, nor labors, nor repentance. For to show that He calleth faith, a “work,” when they say unto Him, “What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?” See John 6:28.
2. How then can no man work this work in the future world? Because there faith is not, but all, willingly, or unwillingly, will submit. See John 9:1-2.
G. Another washing in the Old Testament, this one, being seven washings that also affected a healing of Naaman the Captain of the host of the king of Syria and also a leper. A slave who whose mistress was Naaman’s wife kindly told her, would God my lord were with the Prophet that is in Samaria! For he would recover him of his leprosy. See 2 Kings 5:3.
The King of Syria loved Naaman, so he sent him to the Prophet Elisha with all the trappings of wealth and pomp befitting a favorite retainer of a king: And the king of Syria said, Go to, go, and I will send a letter unto the king of Israel. And he departed, and took with him ten talents of silver, and six thousand pieces of gold, and ten changes of raiment See 2 Ki 5:5.
When Naaman finally gained an audience with the Prophet Elisha, the Prophet’s instructions seemed strange and made the great man angry and rage. See 2 Kings 5:10-12.
Naaman did not obey in simplicity, because he did not understand and was proud, but God did not abandon him. His wise counselors told him. Then Naaman obeyed, and dipped himself seven times in the Jordan, and was cleansed. See 2 Kings 5.
H. Five Facts About The Healing Of The Man Born Blind:
1. The man was born blind from his mother womb. No eyes at all since in the womb. See John 9:1.
2. The question of who sin, did not even called for but that the glory of God may manifest. See John 9:2-3.
3. His healing was different than others in the Bible because he was anoited Jesus spit made with clay and to go and wash, and came seeing. See John 9:6-7.
4. Genetic curse inherited healed from Adam. See Genesis 3:17-19; Psalm 51:5; Romans 3:23.
5. Spiritual eyes opens, in which he believed on Jesus. See John 9:35-38.
Prayer Point:- Oh Lord God, open my eyes of understanding and spiritual eyes henceforth by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
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