Jesus Christ said, “It is written, My house shall be called a house of prayer.”

The Blind Walk By Faith and Jesus Gives Them Sight, Part 5 (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 677 since Jan. 20, 2017 / Day 1,042 since Jan. 1, 2016)


Daniel Whyte III

Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: Matthew 9:27-31

27 And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us.

28 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.

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

30 And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.

31 But they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame in all that country.

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John Abbott said, “The Savior seems often to have given directions with a view of limiting the publicity of his most remarkable miracles, in order to keep the popular excitement which they occasioned within due bounds. Since the Jews expected the Messiah to head their armies, and expel the Romans from their territories, there was danger, if he became suddenly known as the Messiah, before he had corrected their erroneous views of the nature of his reign, that popular insurrections and bloodshed might ensue. On one occasion, this result was narrowly escaped. And besides, even if no popular tumult should ensue, still the greater the publicity given to his movements and miracles, the greater was the danger of their attracting the attention of Herod’s government in Galilee, or that of the Romans in Judea.”

From this account, we have seen the faith of the blind men demonstrated in three ways. First, they acted on their faith: they walked even when they could not see ahead of them. Second, they confessed their faith verbally: they proclaimed Jesus as the object of their faith and pleaded with Him to have mercy on them. Third, they persisted in faith. Even when it looked like the door to the house might swing shut in their faces, they followed Jesus into the house seeking the healing that they desired. Jesus rewarded their faith, touching their eyes, and saying, “According to your faith be it unto you.”

After Jesus opened their eyes, the Bible tells us that He “straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.” Jesus did not simply heal the men and send them away. He gave them something to do. This happened frequently with those whom Jesus delivered. Some, like the Gerasene man who was delivered from demonic possession, were sent back to spread the good news to their communities. Some, like the healed lepers, were told to show themselves to the priests as a testimony that God’s work was being done through Jesus’ ministry. Others, like these blind men, were told to keep quiet about what Jesus had done for them.

We don’t know all of the reasons why Jesus gave different people different tasks after they were healed or delivered. Some commentators have speculated that the reason Jesus sometimes discouraged people from broadcasting their miracles is because it was not time for His ministry to be more well-known than it already was. Jesus always operated according to God’s timetable, not man’s. There were times when men were ready to crown Him king, but Jesus knew that the cross had to come first.

That being said, however, we do see a pattern in these interactions. Those who are delivered by Jesus are not simply sent away to celebrate. They are often given a specific ministry-related task or, as in the case of the Samaritan woman, they take it upon themselves to spread the good news of Jesus so that others might have faith in Him and believe for their own deliverance and salvation. The blind men, of course, did not obey Jesus. They “spread abroad his fame in all that country.” They could not keep the good thing that had happened to them to themselves. While Jesus’ wishes were not followed in this instance, we know that God worked all things out for His glory and the benefit of His Son’s ministry.

Each of us has been touched by Christ in response to a profession of faith. And we each have a part in God’s larger work in the earth. It is not enough for us to get our healing, our deliverance, our salvation, and go away and celebrate. We must seek to do the things that God has designated for us to do.

Fanny Crosby wrote:

We walk by faith, and oh, how sweet
The flow’rs that grow beneath our feet
And fragrance breathe along the way
That leads the soul to endless day.

We walk by faith; He wills it so
And marks the path that we should go.
And when, at times, our sky is dim,
He gently draws us close to Him.

We walk by faith divinely blest,
On Him we lean in Him we rest.
The more we trust our shepherd’s care,
The more His love ’tis ours to share.

And thus by faith till life shall end
We’ll walk with Him our dearest friend.
Till safe we tread the fields of light
Where faith is lost in perfect sight.

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Now, if you are with us today and you do not know Jesus Christ as your Savior, allow me to show you how you can place your faith and trust in Him for Salvation from sin and Hell.

First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Now that is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved… For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your Salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and today I choose to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the Cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

If you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior today, please email me at dw3@gospellightsociety.com and let us know. There is some free material that we want to send you. If you have a prayer request, please e-mail that to us as well, and we will pray for you until you tell us to stop.

God loves you. We love you. And may God bless you.


Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and Amazon.com national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry.

He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.

He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.