KHANDIE'S KORNER - December 29, 2002

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Timely Insights into God's Word from Khandielese Reyes

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“And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him.  And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, CRIED OUT, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David.   And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but THEY CRIED THE MORE, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David.  And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, ”What will ye that I shall do unto you?” They said unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.  So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.”  (Matt 20:29-34) 

Two blind men, sitting alone by the wayside, desiring a miracle.  The scriptures tell us not how long these precious men had been blind, possibly since birth, however one can guess they’d lived long enough in darkness that they were  READY to see LIGHT!   So, here comes The Light, their miracle is passing by as they hear a great multitude of people following a man name JESUS. For these two blind men, this man represented THE MIRACLE!  His NAME, His PRESENCE, represented HOPE!  JESUS, was their way out of darkness!  HE was the deliverer of LIGHT!  Therefore, this was “NOT A TIME FOR SILENCE.”!  This was not a time to sit back and hope they would be noticed through the crowd.  This was not a time to quietly mumble a “please help me Jesus”, under their breath hoping he would hear. This was not a time to sit and feel sorry for themselves because of their dilemma. THIS WAS A TIME TO BE NOTICED, A TIME TO SHOUT!  THIS WAS A TIME TO BE HEARD!  THIS WAS THE TIME TO RECEIVE! Not concerned by the voices of others shouting from the crowd or whether or not they would be heard above the multitude, the blind men began to cry out “Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David.”  They hadn’t got his attention yet and the crowd urges them to be quiet.  Stop shouting, they must have told them, be quiet, wait your turn, Jesus has more important things to do, don’t bother him now.  Courage and boldness built up in them, faith increased all the more, for when they believed their miracle was approaching they were not about to forfeit their chance to receive.  For these two men, this was “NOT A TIME FOR SILENCE”, for if they remained quiet, they may lose their opportunity to be healed.  Ignoring the crowds instructions for them to be silent, they instead did the opposite, they CRIED OUT MORE: “Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David.”  NOW they have his attention.  Their cries went beyond the voices of the multitude and reached the Masters ears.   A cry for deliverance, a plea for help, a shout of faith and he stops and calls the blind men to him.  Having mercy and compassion on them, Jesus grants them their request, touched their eyes and they immediately received their sight.   

What would have happened if these two blind men had become intimated by the crowd and kept silent?  Obviously, they would have missed their opportunity to receive a blessing from the Lord.   

Often, believers miss the opportunity to be blessed of the Lord by listening to the speech of the crowd.  Just when you are moments away from receiving your miracle, your breakthrough, when the answer is at the very door, you are urged by the multitude, by a friend, by a well meaning brother or sister, to be SILENT!   Just when you sense the miracle approaching, you cease from crying out all the more!  Negative speech may reach your ears where someone may say: "if the Lord hasn’t answered your prayers by now, maybe he’s trying to tell you  that it’s not in his will”  or perhaps you’ve listened to the enemy’s voice which says: “Your request is so irrelevant, Jesus has more import requests to deal with, you’ve cried out and prayed and he hasn’t answered you yet, just give up!”  But oh, my beloved brothers and sisters, If you listen, and become intimidated to silence, YOUR miracle might just pass you by.  How MUCH do you desire THE LIGHT?  NOW IS NOT A TIME FOR SILENCE!  The Lord himself says: “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened” (Matt 7:7-8) This is the time to do as the blind men did, IGNORE THE VOICE OF THE ADVERSARY, CLOSE YOUR EARS TO THE VOICE OF NEGATIVE SPEECH, AND CRY OUT TO THE LORD WHO HEARS, AND ANSWERS!    

This is “Not a time for Silence”, BUT a TIME TO BE HEARD!!  Cry out to the Lord!  Let him hear your voice above the crowd!  “Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry ALOUD: and HE SHALL HEAR MY VOICE.” (Ps 55:17)  for HE forgetteth NOT the cry of the Humble (Ps 9:12) 

As the psalmist writes:

“O Lord My God, I CRIED unto thee, and thou hast healed me” (Ps 30:2)  and again “I called upon the Lord in distress: The Lord ANSWERED me, and set me in a large place” (Ps 118:5) and still: “I waited PATIENTLY for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and HEARD MY CRY” (Ps 40:1) and again he says: “I CRIED unto God with MY VOICE, even unto God with my voice; and HE gave ear unto me (Ps 77:1)  Let us remember: “The righteous cry, and the LORD HEARETH, and DELIVERTH THEM OUT OF ALL THEIR TROUBLES” (Ps 34:17)

I love you all so very much. Have a blessed week in the Lord and remember: Whatever we do, do ALL for the GLORY of GOD, who ALONE is worthy of the GLORY and the PRAISE!

May the peace of the Lord be with you today and always…….

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