Wednesday, July 15, 2009

MkITN X, Verses 46 - 52

46. Then they came to Jericho, and spent some time there. But as Jesus and His disciples were leaving the city, they passed a blind man by the name of Bartimaeus, which means "son of Timaeus", sitting by the roadside, begging.

47. When Bartimaeus heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out as loud as he could, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!"

48. And many who were in the crowd following Jesus immediately rebuked him, and told him to shut up. But he ignored them and shouted even more loudly, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"

49. Jesus stopped and said, "Don't shut him him over here!" So they called to the blind man, "Hey, beggar man, things are looking up for you! Get up on your feet...Jesus is calling for you!"

50. Instantly the man tore off his coat, jumped to his feet and found his way over to Jesus.

51. "OK...what do you want Me to do for you, friend?" Jesus asked him. The blind man said, "Teacher, I want to see!"

52. "All right, then...go!" said Jesus, "Your own faith has healed you!" And immediately Bartimaeus received his sight, and began following Jesus along the road with everyone else.


Northern Light said...

I know I've expressed this same sentiment more than once......but here the "theme" screams out to me, again.
JESUS "hears and responds" to those that are persistent to get to HIM, those that are diligent in their approach, those that call out even louder when told to hush by those in HIS camp.

In various scenes, be it man or woman......JESUS always let them come to HIM, always let their need be known and ultimately and ALWAYS responded to what they were asking.

OH HOW HE LOVES US>>>>yea, sing it~

Northern Light

Pamela said...

Wed 7/15/2009 2:44 am
The Christ in us, the Spirit in us, we share in oneness. We cannot separate the Spirit of Christ, the Spirit of God in us from one to another. The only thing that separates us is our flesh. As we allow the flesh, ourselves to die off, we become one with the Father, one with the body of Christ, the cohesiveness of the Holy Spirit is maximized.

I turned off the light this morning and I woke and had to write this down, than I heard you preach tonight and I had to share it. I love Holy Spirit. Holy
Spirit transends all. Holy Spirit is the Love of God that goes where Religion can not go. I love you CITN, I miss being ITB on Wed, but I must be obedient to be here for a little while longer. (>2 yrs now). Love, Pamela

Erik said...

Hi Bishop,

MkITN is excellent, of course. Will be back on it.

Tonight’s service, I am so often reminded of my love for this place. I love all the expressions of faith, the enjoyment of The Spirit, and this place in particular, extra special. Energizing Peace.

Diversity lives in a confident heart. A confident heart lives in diversity. Confident heart has joy in diversity, diversity fills a confident heart.

Peace with The Holy Spirit expands the confident heart, which lives in the appreciation of ALL.

The World displays the charisma of God, receives with trust the gifts of G-d to each one, engaging those gifts with peace and joy.

Humility girds confidence and engagement of the gifts.

Saving Grace, the idea and the TV show display the earthy and heavenly entwining of The Creator and The Created.

Anonymous said...

Listen to the Exhortation of the Dawn!
Look to this Day!
For it is Life, the very Life of Life.
In its brief course lie all the
Verities and Realities of your Existence.
The Bliss of Growth,
The Glory of Action,
The Splendor of Beauty;
For Yesterday is but a Dream,
And To-morrow is only a Vision;
But To-day well lived makes
Every Yesterday a Dream of Happiness,
And every Tomorrow a Vision of Hope.
Look well therefore to this Day!
Such is the Salutation of the Dawn!

I saw this in one of my books after sundays service- thought-maybe this was written by an a culture who has never called itself christian- maybe it was written after Acts II-

THis is usually clamed as being written in about the 5th century, from the culture of India!! So maybe I need to not be such a snob about being from a christian heritage--maybe the spirit of GOD influenced this much loved poem!!

Sundays sermon was totally controversial to me- He has already come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just heard tonights sermon on my pc. Keep an open mind- we have been limiting GOD!!

anon in N GA

Izumi/JOY said...

47. Bartimaeus heard that it was Jesus. His impairment didn't prevent his healing. Neither did the reproach of his detractors.

49 - A good testament for: Faith comes by hearing. And, hearing by the Word of God.

50. Divinge exchange - a garment of praise, for a spirit of heaviness.

51. Wonder why Jesus called Bartimaeus, "friend". Outwardly, they'd just met. I believe the Lord healed him completely. (body, soul, and spirit)

Where he was formerly known as, "Blind Bartimaeus", an encounter with Jesus changed Jericho's indigent to, friend of the Nazarene.

Isn't it fascinating how Bartimaeus called Jesus, "son of David" and "teacher"? This spotlights his own introduction: Bartimaeus the destitute, son of Timaeus, "the defiled".

52. Also noteworthy - the prescription: "All right, then... go!" It signifies wholeness, change of position, a place in time, and a course of action.