The Sure Mercies of David
I feel impressed to share again the famous story of a blind man named Bartimaeus:
We read of it hear in Luke chapter 18, but I need to amplify this verse:
Luke 18: 38 And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me.
39 And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me.
This is no ordinary story, it is one of deep faith, for though Bartimaeus was blind with his earthly eyes, He ‘saw’ clearly with the eye of faith. He knew Jesus would stop, He knew Jesus would heal, for He understood Jesus, who He was, and what He would do. Why?
Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Bartimaeus had heard clearly this word from the Jewish writings, and He believed it:
Isa 55:3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.
He knew a prophet had arisen in the land, and that God was with Him!
Surely he knew the stories of Moses, Elijah, Elisha, and of the mighty miracles God had wrought through them, and he knew that God could not lie, and that He had made a covenant with his servant David, a covenant of mercy, open to all who would see and understand the love of God.
He surely had also heard of the mighty testimonies of how the lame walked, the deaf heard, the sick were healed through the touch of this man – Jesus of Nazareth.
This is the story of Blind Bartimaeus, crying out to Jesus as He walked by. This is a sermon I can preach, with passion and power. How Jesus is walking by….
Yet, what was interesting, is what he prayed, ‘Son of David, have mercy upon me!’
He lifted up the promise of God, in passion, and anguish of soul, recognizing his moment of eternal destiny, and suddenly, the promise, breathed life into his sightless eyes, for God is never I was, or I will be: His name is I AM!
And NOW Faith is!
Are you desperate enough to cry out to Jesus tonight?
Will you have your miracle tonight?
It is totally up to you….
Cry out to Him, Now!
“Jesus! Heal me, work in me, show me what to do, reveal Your Power, help me! Take away my pain! Amen!’