Mark 10:47 “And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me.”
Mark 10:48 “And many charged him that he should hold his peace but he cried the more a great deal, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me.”
Bartimaeus couldn’t see but he could talk. Once he got wind of the presence of Jesus he started speaking and shouting. I can imagine the tone at which he was shouting in the midst of that crowd.
As he began to shout people came around and asked him to stop but the Bible says, “…but he cried the more a great deal…”
The determination and tenacity of Bartimaeus was second to none. He raised his voice. He never allowed the discouraging voices of the crowd drown out his voice.
Friend, that is a great lesson for us all. No matter the situation, never keep quiet. Nothing is powerful enough to shut you down. In all situation, let your voice be louder than that of your distractors. Make up your mind to keep shouting for as long as it takes.
Don’t quit the place of prayers, fasting and thanksgiving. Refuse to listen to discouraging voices who sees you as a nuisance. Know what you want and go for it at all cost.
On your quest towards the accomplishment of your God given vision, you will meet many people who will want you to keep mum, don’t listen to them. Your mouth is a weapon in spiritual warfare, skillfully use it.
The battle between David and Goliath (1Samuel 17), was principally a battle of words. David would have cheaply conceded defeat if he had not opened his mouth.
Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is quick and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
The word of God is quick, powerful, sharp and so on but that can only be seen and experienced when it is vocalized.
To be continued…
Love you BiG
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