Have mercy on meFrom The Heart
Publish date: 03/06/2016
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. 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. 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. 49 And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth thee. 50 And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus. 51 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. 52 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. Mark 10:46-52 KJV
1. Jesus never changes – He is always the same.
a. Hebrews 13:8 KJV – “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”
b. James 1:17 KJV – “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”
2. The healing of blind Bartimaeus.
a. He heard of Jesus.
b. Romans 10:17 KJV – “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
c. He cried out, “Jesus, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me.”
d. People told him to be quiet - he cried louder.
e. He got Jesus’ attention.
f. Jesus stopped, and called for him.
g. The same ones, who told him to be quiet before, were now telling him to cheer up, because Jesus was calling him.
h. He threw off (cast away) his garment – his beggar’s robe – that signified he was blind.
3. Jesus asked, “What do you want me to do for you?”
a. Bartimaeus replied, “Lord, I want to receive my sight.”
b. Jesus declared, “Go your way, your faith has made you whole.”
c. Immediately, he received his sight.
d. He followed Jesus in the way.
e. The people glorified and praised God.
f. Luke 18:43 KJV – “And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.”
4. Things to do to receive from Jesus.
a. Hear the word of God.
b. Allow faith to rise up in your heart.
c. Don’t allow anything to stop you.
d. Cry out, and cry out louder.
e. Psalm 34:17 KJV – “The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.”
f. Psalm 107:19 KJV – “Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses.”
g. Psalm 107:28 KJV – “Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.”
h. He hears.
i. He is asking you, “What do you want Me to do for you?”
j. Tell him.
k. Matthew 7:7 KJV – “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”
l. John 14:13-14 KJV – “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.”
m. John 15:7 KJV – “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.”
n. James 1:6 KJV – “But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.”
o. 1 John 5:14-15 KJV – “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.”
q. Luke 11:10 KJV – “For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”
r. John 16:24 KJV – “Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.”
s. 1 John 3:22 KJV – “And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.”