Matthew 9- According To Your Faith

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. But they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame in all that country. Matthew 9:27-31

Again we take a look at another miracle/healing performed by Jesus, what is the common denominator? Well of course Jesus Christ is the common denominator, but what else? Notice the question Jesus asks them “Do you believe I am able to do this”? Jesus is basically asking them, do you truly believe I am the Son of God and have the power and authority to heal you?

Notice the first act of faith by these blind men, says they were following Christ and crying out him “Son of David, have mercy on us” This is an act of faith, they believe and recognize who Jesus is, secondly they respond by seeking Christ. They didn’t just sit idle expecting God to just cure them, no they got up and followed Jesus. Faith is a demonstration not just some idle words

Jesus then says “According to your faith, be it unto You” so according to the actual faith these blind men had, they would be healed. Of course Christ is the cure, and Christ is the source of the cure, however these men needed to demonstrate genuine faith and then the healing would be granted to them. Do you have true faith? Are you demonstrating your faith?

As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil. And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel. But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils. Matthew 9:32-34

Next a demon possessed man was taken to Jesus and Christ casted out the demon. Notice what the crowd said “They never seen anything like this in all of Israel” Jesus is demonstrating the power of the New Covenant, never before did anyone see a demon be casted out from someone before. Christ has power and authority over the wind and seas, over the demons and angels. Jesus is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, God in human flesh (John 1:14)

The religious leaders accused Christ of working for Satan which is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. However as Jesus said “ Why would Satan cast out Satan, a kingdom divided will not stand” Jesus Christ, the Living Son of God has now brought the New Covenant here and Satan, sin, death, and Hell are all defeated

Question is, Do you Believe who Jesus is? Do you believe Christ is able to deliver you? According to your faith, it will be done unto you, Amen!

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