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  • Bennymkje - 2 weeks ago
    Mark :46-52 "Immediately"

    While Lazarus figures in a Parable we have the healing of a blind beggar and he is named. As his name Bartimeaus implies he is the son of Timaeus. He is addressing "Thou son of David, have mercy on me." The son of David informs it is a request from a man in need of the Son of man.. Matthew 1:1 gives us the generation of Jesus Christ in which he is the son of Abraham and the son of David. Two names representing his Alpha Omega aspect.

    Jesus first would want Bartimeaus speak out what specifically he needed."(Jesus)said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight./And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight." The Spirit here gives the fulfilment of the word of God, "He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions."(Ps.107:20) Compare this with his healing of the man with palsy by the pool of Bethesda. "And immediately the man was made whole."( John 5;9) There also the Spirit mentions 'immediately' referring to the ministry of Jesus, theword become flesh. In this context what shall we make of the Psalm quote? It is the word of God of which the Holy Spirit instructs us, "For ever, OLord, thy word is settled in heaven."(Ps.119:89)

    "Immediately' as used profusely in the Gospel is as loaded as the term "now" referring to Jesus as the word become flesh.

    The gospel thus reached Bartemaeus. So the Spirit adds,"and followed Jesus in the way."
  • MotherMac - In Reply - 2 weeks ago
    I like the way you said that!!!Thanks for Psalms 107:20. Godbless you!

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