The Daily Word: Sunday, February 26th, 2017
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
So 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 on him, He asked him if he saw anything. And he looked up and said, “I see men like trees, walking.” Then He put His hands on his eyes again and made him look up. And he was restored and saw everyone clearly. – Mk 8:23-25
Many miracles happen immediately; but some take time. This is an instance where Jesus prayed twice for a man who was blind. He was partially healed after Jesus laid hands on him the first time (v 23). Then Jesus interviewed him: He “asked him if he saw anything” (v 23). The man replied that his vision wasn’t yet fully restored; so Jesus laid hands on him again! The man’s sight was healed, and he saw everyone clearly.
Don’t be scared to pray again. If you pray and partial healing happens: pray again! Even if you pray and nothing happens: pray again! Do not back away from the promises of God because they don’t happen right away. Contend for the things of God. Insist that healing takes place. Pray again; and watch as God exceeds your expectations.
Father, make me persistent in my prayers! Help me to leave nothing on the table. If Your word promises it, I am going to contend for it, in Jesus’ name!
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