He Followed Jesus in The Way by Abioye Joshua
Text: Mark 10:52 KJV
And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. AND IMMEDIATELY HE RECEIVED HIS SIGHT, AND FOLLOWED JESUS IN THE WAY.
Thanks to God for the permission granted to release the last article for the year 2020. Be blessed as you read! Amen!
Mark 10:46-52 has always been one of my favorite places I read in the scriptures. As most of us know that it was referring to the story of a Blind Bartimaeus. Bartimaeus was a wonderful man in the scriptures, in fact he has revealed a lot of things to us from his story. He was blind, with the occupation of begging, BUT HIS HEARING WASN’T DULL! Immediately he heard Jesus was passing by, He took an action of crying to Jesus for MERCY.
Mark 10:47 KJV
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.
Although, he was being checked/rebuked by some to keep quiet, he didn’t hear them, instead the bible said “HE CRIED THE MORE”. He was desperate to be healed, He was tired of being Blind, His state of blindness has limited him to just a work(begging), location (on the highway), he couldn’t go about like his colleagues, he couldn’t be helped by others. No wonder when He heard about Jesus, THE ONLY SOLUTION, he cried out.
He cried and the Saviour heard Him. I pray May your voice be recognized in His Ears in JESUS NAME. Amen!!! But mind you, His crying was a reasonable One, I trust the Lord helping me in days to come to reveal the mysteries of his prayer “THOU SON OF DAVID, HAVE MERCY ON ME”
A prayer that commanded the attention of Jesus. The bible said:
Mark 10:49a KJV
AND JESUS STOOD STILL, and commanded him to be called.
Imagine someone’s prayer commanding the attention of the whole universe to stand still. I pray may you always pray the prayers that will command the attention of Heaven. AMEN!
Now, Bartimeus was at the front of Jesus and Jesus asked another strange question:
Mark 10:51 KJV
AND JESUS ANSWERED AND 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.
My question is Didn’t Jesus see him as being blind? Why asking again? Of course Jesus wanted to be sure that Bartimeus won’t be asking for gold and silver like that lame at the beautiful gate.
Notice Bartimeus response “LORD! THAT I MAY RECEIVE MY SIGHT” very precise and indeed tired of his state. It is another article on his own “When the Lord asks you what do you want, what will you say?”
Bartimeus asked to receive his sight and was granted. HIS EYES WERE OPENED, HE COULD SEE! BUT WHAT GOT MY ATTENTION WAS THE FACT THAT AFTER RECEIVING HIS SIGHT, HE FOLLOWED JESUS IN THE WAY.
Instead of going back after receiving his miracle, HE FOLLOWED JESUS IN THE WAY
Instead to return to take the garment that was tying him down, that couldn’t allow him to rise, HE FOLLOWED JESUS IN THE WAY
Mark 10:50 KJV
And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus.
Instead for him to go back to fight those who rebuked him to hold his peace, HE FOLLOWED JESUS IN THE WAY
Instead for him to say, “since I have received what I wanted, what else again?🤷🏻♂, HE FOLLOWED JESUS IN THE WAY. THE MIRACLE HE RECEIVED PUSHED HIM TO FOLLOW JESUS IN THE WAY.
The Lord said I should ask you this day: “SUM UP ALL I HAVE DONE fOR YOU THIS YEAR, DO YOU FOLLOW ME IN THE WAY?” or after receiving all you prayed for IN HIS MERCY, YOU WENT BACK!😢😭 You were like Bartimaeus, seriously desperate for healing, admission, job, fruit of the womb, etc. You were desperate even not to look at what people were doing to you by using all means to make you hold your peace either by oppression, mockery etc.
You were determined, focused, you engaged yourself in fasting until the MASTER called you and asked you what you wanted. He granted your requests, but instead for you to follow Jesus in the way, you have gone back to pick up the garment you cast away, you went up to old life, behavior, deed.
Instead for the miracle received from Jesus to push you to follow Him in the way of knowing Him the More, in the way of holiness, in the way of following peace with all men, in the way of doing His Will, it is quite shameful, YOU WENT BACK! Mos
t times when people get what they wanted, they don’t bother about following him again. All miracles, granted requests etc should further make you follow Him in the way.
THE QUESTION THE LORD ASKED ME TO ASK YOU AS WE CLOSE THIS YEAR 2020 IS “AFTER YOU HAVE GOTTEN THAT WHICH YOU REQUESTED FOR, DID YOU FOLLOW HIM IN THE WAY OR WENT BACK?
Are you guilty of this, that is why the Lord is calling your attention this day, RETURN! CRY FOR MERCY FOR RESTORATION! You are the one that can pray, study for long when you are in need of a thing, but now the opposite is the case, you are tired now since you have gotten what you wanted! Could you please pray and ask God for Mercy! Ask Him for Restoration! Tell Him that you are ready to follow Him in the way, and believe me, Jesus is ever ready to welcome you back!
BARTIMAEUS RECEIVED HIS SIGHT AND FOLLOWED JESUS!
The Lord bless you and keep you! May He make the year coming a peaceful one for you and your family! And May you come into the realities of who you are in God!
Thanks for being part of my year 2020. I love you!
And perhaps you are in Iwo and its environs, could you please join us tomorrow morning by 10am as the Lord is set to light us afresh in a conference tagged: THE KNOWING OF HIM THAT BRINGS CHANGES!
Thank You once again! 2020 has been good with God and with you.
Abioye Joshua Oluwatimileyin (Abijosh)