BLINDNESS

by Dennis Kelly

 2009


The four gospels tell several stories of Jesus healing blind people. They received their sight. These stories are listed below. You can receive your sight also.

Matthew 9

26 And the fame thereof went abroad into all that land.

27 And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, “You! Son of David! Have mercy on us.”

28 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?”

They said unto him, “Yes, Lord.”

29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, “According to your faith be it unto you.”

30 And their eyes were opened; and Jesus, right away, charged them, saying, “See that no man knows it.”

Matthew 11

2 Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,

3 And said unto him, “Are you the one that should come, or do we look for another?”

4 Jesus answered and said unto them, “Go and show John again those things which you do hear and see:

5 The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.”

Matthew 15

30 And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and he healed them:

31 Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel.

Matthew 20

30 And behold, two blind men sitting by the way side when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out saying, “Have mercy on us, Oh Lord! You! Son of David!”

31 And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, “Have mercy on us, Oh Lord! You! Son of David!”

32 and Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, “What will you that I shall do unto you?”

33 They say unto him, “Lord, that our eyes may be opened.”

34 So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.

Matthew 21

14 And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them

Mark 8

22 And he comes to Bethsaida; and they brought a blind man to him, and asked him to touch him.

23 And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw anything.

24 And he looked up, and said, “I see men as trees walking.”

25 After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.

Mark 10

46 And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people. Blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging.

47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, “Jesus! You! Son of David! Have mercy on me.”

48 And many commanded him to be quiet, but he cried the more a great deal, “You! Son of David! Have mercy on me.”

49 And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they called the blind man, saying unto him, “Be of good comfort, rise; he calls you.”

50 And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus.

51 And Jesus answered and said unto him, “What do you want me to do to you?”

The blind man said, “Lord, that I might receive my sight.”

52 And Jesus said unto him, “Go your way; your faith has made you whole.”

And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.

Luke 4

17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,

18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

Luke 7

20 Some men came to him, they said, “John Baptist hath sent us to you, saying: Are you he that should come? or look we for another?”

21 And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many that were blind he gave sight.

22 Then Jesus answering said unto them, “Go your way, and tell John what things you have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.”

Luke 18

35 And it came to pass, when he came near Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging:

36 And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant.

37 And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passes by.

38 And he cried, saying, “Jesus! You! 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, “You! Son of David! Have mercy on me.”

40 And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he came near, he asked him,

41 Saying, “What would you have me do to you?” And he said, “Lord, that I may receive my sight.”

42 And Jesus said unto him, “Receive your sight: your faith hath saved you.”

43 And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.

John 9

1 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth.

2 And his disciples asked him, saying, “Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?”

3 Jesus answered, “Neither has this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.

4 “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night comes, when no man can work.

5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

6 When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay,

7 And said unto him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.)” He went his way, therefore, and washed, and came seeing.

When John the Baptist was thrown in prison (Matthew 14:3), he started to wonder if he had got it right. Things were really not going well and he needed reassurance.

So he sent his buddies to check on Jesus. “Hey, Jesus, Are you the one we are expecting or not?”

Jesus replied: “Tell John that the blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.” (Matthew 11:2-5)

Why did he say that? John should know the scriptures. That’s how you know that Jesus is here. These things prove that he is the Messiah. It was foretold that these would be his characteristics (Isaiah 35:5-6).

If Jesus is in you, then these characteristics should be manifest in and around you. The blind should see. That means you and those around you can see and see without glasses.

Jesus said I will never leave you nor forsake you. (Hebrews 13:5). I will send the Holy Spirit. (John 16:7) and he will abide in you (John 14:17). Jesus and the Holy Spirit are one. Since Jesus sent the Holy Spirit, then you have the Spirit in you. Jesus is in you.

Colossians 2:6 As you have, therefore, received Christ Jesus, the Lord, so walk in him:

9 For in him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.

10 And you are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: Therefore, the Godhead abides in you bodily.

What Jesus did, you can do also and even greater things you can do than what he could do. (John 14:12). Jesus restored sight for the blind.

In the name of Jesus you shall cast out devils (Mark 16:17). In Jesus name you shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover (Mark 16:18).


Jesus told his twelve disciples: Go and preach the Gospel and heal the sick (Luke 9:2). Jesus also told 72 additional disciples. Do you think Jesus picked the 72 new guys? I don’t think so. His twelve disciples probably each picked 6 guys that they thought were good men. Jesus may not have even known them. Anybody can do it, if they have Jesus in them. The Bible promises that you have the Godhead in you.

You are redeemed from the curse of the law (Galatians 3:13). That curse specifically lists blindness as a curse. (Deuteronomy 28:28). You are redeemed from blindness.

Jesus healed blind people. They received their sight. As you have believed be it done unto you.

Prayer:

I believe, Lord. Help me to overcome my unbelief (Mark 9:24). Thank you Lord Jesus. I receive my sight. I can see. You have promised it. It must be so. I receive my sight. Amen! Thank you, Lord Jesus.

Continue to confess these promises until your sight is restored. Stand on the Word. How long? Until you receive your sight. How long will that take? I don’t know. God is faithful to his word and his promises are sure.

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