Summary: The religious crowd tends to desire to feel comfort and safe with the status quo? Be quiet poor old blind man? No, I hear Jesus is coming this way.
TAKE OFF THAT COAT!
WHAT DO YOU WANT? CAN YOU FEEL A PARADIGM SHIFT?
MY MIRACLE IS COMING!
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
I. WHAT DO YOU WANT? CAN YOU FEEL A PARADIGM SHIFT?
I WILL FEAR NO EVIL? I WILL FEAR NO EVIL!
A. DO WE UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE ROD? THE STAFF?
B. Do we understand the difference in a FIDDLE and a VIOLIN?
The difference? There is no difference in the VIOLIN and the FIDDLE.
They are the same instrument. They are tuned the same way. They both use a BOW.
Then what is the difference? It is easy.
The way you play the instrument determines if it is a FIDDLE or a VIOLIN.
1. If you play MOZART #5 or classical music, it is a VIOLIN.
2. If you play BOIL THE CABBAGE DOWN, bluegrass --- it is a FIDDLE.
Psalm 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil:
for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
C. THE ROD vs. THE STAFF?
1. The ROD is for correction and to keep you straight.
2. The STAFF is for comfort, safety, to draw you closer.
D. The Holy Spirit can bring bright light when all around is DARK.
Your behavior, your attitude, your actions will determine whether you will
face the ROD? or the STAFF.
E. You can be calm and in peace... EVEN WHEN THE WORLD TEDDERS BACK AND FORTH.
YOU NEVER NEED TO FEAR EVIL... THE GOOD SHEPHERD HAS A PLAN.
F. God does not abdicate HIS THRONE when the sun goes down...
Sin, religious backslidding, indifference, apathy, darkness can never DIM THE LIGHT and EYES
Death is as a man wrapping himself in a blanket and laying down to rest.
GOD DECLARES WE MUST NOT FEAR EVIL.
II. WHAT DO YOU WANT, MY FRIEND? CAN YOU FEEL THE WIND IS BLOWOING?
WILL WE HEAR THE CRY? REVIVAL WINDS? CHANGE IS COMING?
YOU EVER DREAM: I KNOW THERE IS MORE? THANK GOD FOR THIS, BUT THERE
IS A SOUND OF A RUSHING MIGHTY WIND --- NOT EVERYONE CAN HEAR THE
STILL SMALL VOICE OR THE WIND BLOWING IN THE TOP OF THE TREES?
A. DO YOU KNOW TODAY HOW WE IDENTIFY A BLIND PERSON?
Today, if we see a WHITE, RED CANE, we understand that person is LEGALLY BLIND!
Mark 10:46 And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great
number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging.
B. In Jesus' day the BLINDNESS SIGNAL was different. A blind person learns to depend on their other
senses. They can hear better? They pay attention more.
A BLIND PERSON wore a DISTICTIVE COAT, one could see the coat at a distance and
IDENTIFY the person wearing the COAT AS BLIND.
C. THIS BLIND MAN WAS KNOWN AROUND JERICHO. For many years he daily begged for his food,
and depended on the kindness of others. Blind people were considered OUTCAST. He could not
go into the church?
D. BLIND BARTIMAEUS CAN YOU FEEL IT? THERE IS A MIRACLE COMING...
Occasionally this blind man must have heard the BUZZ of a GROUP of people coming by?
He heard a lot of noise? He must have heard someone speak of THE SON OF GOD, JESUS.
E. WHAT? DID YOU SAY JESUS IS COMING DOWN THE ROAD? JESUS?
IT IS MY TIME!
Luke 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.
III. THE RELIGIOUS POSTURE IS FOLD YOUR ARMS AND BE QUIET!
BE QUIET! BE QUIET BLIND MAN --- I REFUSE TO BE QUIET, TODAY IS THE DAY OF MY MIRACLE.
DO NOT BE CRUEL AND TELL OTHERS CALM DOWN...
A. The earth around the Blind man is SHAKING, MY MIRACLE IS COMING...
B. BARTIMAEUS SAYS: I WILL BE LOUD! I am going to GET THE ATTENTION OF THE SON
OF GOD... HE GROWS LOUDER.
Luke 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.
C. I KNOW JESUS IS COMING NEAR, I WILL, I WILL GET HIS MY MIRACLE TODAY!
IV. SURELY JESUS WILL COME TO ME?
NO! IT IS EASIER FOR JESUS TO COME TO ME? WHAT DO YOU MEAN COME TO YOU?
I DO NOT KNOW WHERE YOU ARE? JESUS DEMANDED AN EFFORT TO RELEASE
A. Hey Blind man, JESUS SEES YOU...
B. Jesus is CALLING YOU!
Luke 10:49 And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man,