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Blind Bartimaeus

Isaiah ProphecyingJesus word teaching often included quotes directly from the Scriptures. He used Isaiah's words from Isaiah 61.1 when he said of himself, "The Sovereign Lord has filled me with his spirit. He has chosen me and sent me to bring good news to the poor." Teachers today whether in the Sunday school, from the pulpit, in the classroom or during a counseling session have the completed Word of God, the Bible, and we should generously employ Jesus' words to apply spiritual truths. In so doing, the Holy Spirit will take the printed, divinely inspired word and endue it with power in the heart and mind of the hearer. We should note here that the Word of God, the Scriptures or the Law are all God breathed and inspired by God. We cannot selectively accept some passages or verses but not accept others. All Scripture is inspired by God as 2 Timothy 3.16-17 says, "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." Note that the direct result of belief in the whole of the Bible as inspired is that every Christian will be "thoroughly equipped for every good work." How sad that so many Christians pick only the bits of the Bible that fit in with their theology. They loose out tremendously because of it and are not thoroughly equipped for every good work.✞

Letter to Read

Jesus Heals Blind BartimaeusSaint Augustine (354-430) who was a Christian teacher in Roman North Africa once wrote, "Miracles are not as pictures, merely to look at and admire, but as a letter which we must seek to read and understand." In a similar way, the Bible story of the healing of blind Bartimaeus concludes with Jesus special word teaching. He said to Bartimaeus, "Then see! Your faith has made you well." At once, Bartimaeus was able to see and follow Jesus, giving thanks to God. Jesus words here embodied his spiritual power. The Word of God embodies spiritual power and does the same for Christians today!

"Jesus Word Teaching"
by Ron Meacock © 1982-2018

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