Performance In Christianity series
Blind Man in Bethsaida - Performance of Jesus
As we are lead to examine the fruit of Jesus' performance, we must be reminded of His mission. In Luke 4:18-19, The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath 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, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
The city of Bethsaida had a problem, and this is why Jesus leads the blind man out of the city (Matthew 11:21-30). Jesus did not want to dignify the lack of respect in this area, the blind man and his friends were already weak in their Faith by performing "great work" in the midst of this place that would not Glorify God. Jesus knew the hearts of these people and respected their choice to be rebellious, and He also knew that He could work with the Faith of the man who was blind. In each case, Jesus worked the Faith of those who sought Him, and in each case, they were restored. No Faith, no healing.
And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him. 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 ought. And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking. After that he put [his] hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly. And he sent him away to his house, saying, Neither go into the town, nor tell [it] to any in the town.
The LORD (our) Peace, Jehovah Shalom (Judges 6:24), we thank You for You know our Faith even before we act upon it. We praise You because You can heal us with the Faith that will Glorify the Father. We decree and declare blessings upon those who walk in the compassion of Your salvation so that; by the Work of Your Faith, we carry the sick and they recover. Now, for the Kingdom and the Glory of God, we petition, with anointing in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and Savior, Amen.