(Fasting and prayer day 20)
“Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him” (Jn 9:1-3)
This is the story of man who was born blind and who was healed by Jesus. This man was healed purely by the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ. He did not ‘merit’ this healing. He was not rewarded with a miracle for any good deeds he did in the past. He did not even pray or call on Jesus. He was not brought to Jesus by friends like in the case of others. This is what happened: Jesus ‘passed by’, saw him and healed him. This is a great revelation. The Lord has the right to heal anyone He wishes and to ignore any other. The Lord does not owe any man anything. Jesus Christ is the sovereign God. That is why He is The Lord of lords. But it is to our advantage to position ourselves in humility and faith waiting for Him to just ‘pass by’. If the shadow of Peter can heal the sick, how much more the very mention of the name of Jesus can bring life to any dead circumstances.
The primary purpose for this miracle of healing was that ‘the works of God be revealed in him’. The second purpose was to free a suffering man from a life time of bondage to the powers of darkness. By giving sight to a blind man others will see that our God ‘does not sleep and does not slumber’. They will be reminded that ‘all power belongs to God’, that ‘nothing is impossible for God’. The Living God is actively interested in displaying His glory and mighty works that no man or demon can deny.
This is my prayer for you: If you are in need may God locate you today! If you are sick may the healing grace of our Lord Jesus Christ touch you today! May God use you as a sample of His unique wondrous works on earth! May you be healed, in your body, soul and spirit! May your spiritual eyes be opened to see King Jesus in His glory, seated on the throne! Whatever is your affliction, be healed, in Jesus name!
In Christ I declare:
I am a child of God!
I am saved by grace alone thru faith in the Crucified Christ!
God is busy in me! He will finish what He has started!
I am healed! I am delivered!
I am a living proof of God’s power and love!
To the glory of God!
In Jesus name