Blind Bartimaeus Receives His Sight | Mark 10:46-52

46 Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (which means “son of Timaeus”), was sitting by the roadside begging. 47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
48 Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
49 Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.”
So they called to the blind man, “Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.” 50 Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus.
51 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him.
The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.”
52 “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.

Repentance

“He helps the poor, does not lend money at interest, and obeys all my regulations and decrees. Such a person will not die because of his father’s sins; he will surely live. But the father will die for his many sins—for being cruel, robbing people, and doing what was clearly wrong among his people. “‘What?’ you ask. ‘Doesn’t the child pay for the parent’s sins?’ No! For if the child does what is just and right and keeps my decrees, that child will surely live. The person who sins is the one who will die. The child will not be punished for the parent’s sins, and the parent will not be punished for the child’s sins. Righteous people will be rewarded for their own righteous behavior, and wicked people will be punished for their own wickedness. But if wicked people turn away from all their sins and begin to obey my decrees and do what is just and right, they will surely live and not die. All their past sins will be forgotten, and they will live because of the righteous things they have done. “Do you think that I like to see wicked people die? says the Sovereign Lord . Of course not! I want them to turn from their wicked ways and live. However, if righteous people turn from their righteous behavior and start doing sinful things and act like other sinners, should they be allowed to live? No, of course not! All their righteous acts will be forgotten, and they will die for their sins. “Yet you say, ‘The Lord isn’t doing what’s right!’ Listen to me, O people of Israel. Am I the one not doing what’s right, or is it you? When righteous people turn from their righteous behavior and start doing sinful things, they will die for it. Yes, they will die because of their sinful deeds. And if wicked people turn from their wickedness, obey the law, and do what is just and right, they will save their lives. They will live because they thought it over and decided to turn from their sins. Such people will not die. And yet the people of Israel keep saying, ‘The Lord isn’t doing what’s right!’ O people of Israel, it is you who are not doing what’s right, not I. “Therefore, I will judge each of you, O people of Israel, according to your actions, says the Sovereign Lord . Repent, and turn from your sins. Don’t let them destroy you! Put all your rebellion behind you, and find yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. For why should you die, O people of Israel? I don’t want you to die, says the Sovereign Lord . Turn back and live!” (Ezekiel 18:17‭-‬32 NLT)

Resurrection Day is Every day!

Jesus died for you!
He loves you so much, that He was resurrected from the dead and ascended into Heaven!
This gives us life, forever! For even after this lifetime our spirits will rejoice in the Lord when He desires us to enter the Kingdom of Heaven when we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior!

Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior for Everlasting Salvation, Everlasting Love, and Everlasting Peace, with A promise of Everlasting Life with Him when we accept Him and do His Will! God is faithful! Accept His Son as He sent Him to die, rise, and ascend to Heaven for you! 🙂

Faith

How faithful is our God?

Faithful enough to forgive us for every sin we have ever committed.

Faithful enough to accept us in to Heaven.

Faithful enough to accept us as children of God!

Patience

I prayed for patience.

God gave me the ability to be patient. To grow in Him through situations that would cause me to become patient. Situations that would allow me to choose to be patient.

When I prayed for patience I was not sure on what to expect, however after this lesson from God I learned that in times of trial, tribulation, and stillness I am to choose God and be patient.

Trust in Him, it’s worth it. He is faithful, and always will be. Be patient, for that is a part of love.

God bless you all abundantly.

May the Lord and His peace of Christ be with you and in you.