Matthew Chapter 9 

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Matthew 9

And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city.

And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.

And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth.

And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?

For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?

But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.

And he arose, and departed to his house.

But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men.

And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.

10 And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples.

11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?

12 But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.

13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

14 Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?

15 And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast.

16 No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse.

17 Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.

18 While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.

19 And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples.

20 And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:

21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.

22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.

23 And when Jesus came into the ruler’s house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise,

24 He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn.

25 But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.

26 And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land.

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.

32 As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil.

33 And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.

34 But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils.

35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.

36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.

37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;

38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

51 thoughts on “Matthew Chapter 9 

  1. But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.
    Matthew 9:36‭-‬38 KJV

    When you go into a crowded restaurant, sit in rush hour traffic, or stand in line at Walmart, what do you see? Do you see lost souls? Do you see a harvest waiting for someone to gather in the fruit?

    Jesus looked on crowds and was moved with compassion. He looked past the inconvenience and saw their greatest need was for a Savior. Then, He allowed His compassion to move Him into action and became that Savior. Finally, He motivated others to action as well.

    We can choose to be part of the God-called, motivated harvest-laborers; but to do so, we must learn to be compassionate rather than judgmental. We must learn to see past the ugliness of the crowd, the fear, and the inconvenience. We must see their lost condition and allow God to love them through us.

  2. And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city.

    2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.

    3 And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth.

    4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?

    5 For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?

    6 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.

    7 And he arose, and departed to his house.

    8 But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men.

    The faith of the friends of the paralytic in bringing him to Christ, was a strong faith; they firmly believed that Jesus Christ both could and would heal him. A strong faith regards no obstacles in pressing after Christ. It was a humble faith; they brought him to attend on Christ. It was an active faith. Sin may be pardoned, yet the sickness not be removed; the sickness may be removed, yet the sin not pardoned: but if we have the comfort of peace with God, with the comfort of recovery from sickness, this makes the healing a mercy indeed. This is no encouragement to sin. If thou bring thy sins to Jesus Christ, as thy malady and misery to be cured of, and delivered from, it is well; but to come with them, as thy darlings and delight, thinking still to retain them and receive him, is a gross mistake, a miserable delusion. The great intention of the blessed Jesus in the redemption he wrought, is to separate our hearts from sin. Our Lord Jesus has perfect knowledge of all that we say within ourselves. There is a great deal of evil in sinful thoughts, which is very offensive to the Lord Jesus. Christ designed to show that his great errand to the world was, to save his people from their sins. He turned from disputing with the scribes, and spake healing to the sick man. Not only he had no more need to be carried upon his bed, but he had strength to carry it. God must be glorified in all the power that is given to do good.

  3. Verses 35-38 MSG “Then Jesus made a circuit of all the towns and villages. He taught in their meeting places, reported kingdom news, and healed their diseased bodies, healed their bruised and hurt lives. When he looked out over the crowds, his heart broke. So confused and aimless they were, like sheep with no shepherd. “What a huge harvest!” he said to his disciples. “How few workers! On your knees and pray for harvest hands!” We will need all harvest hands on deck this VBS….let’s go POFW….let’s “Just….Do It!

  4. 21 For she said to herself, if only I May touch His garment, I shall be well, but Jesus turned around and when He saw her, He said, Be of good cheer, daughter , your faith has made you well. And the woman was made well from that hour.

  5. THY KINGDOM COME
    THE HARVEST

    36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
    37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;
    38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

    The multitudes, this is what moved JESUS. Because they did not know or call on JESUS. They fainted, they were weak and hopeless. JESUS purpose was to save these people. He was moved, he had compassion on them, he was concerned for them. JESUS desired for them to know of HIM.

    He charged HIS disciples, to see the harvest and pray for the LORD to send laborers to gather them. This prayer remains the heartbeat of The King and the purpose of HIS Kingdom.

    Lets GO Gather. GO tell someone about JESUS. Bring them to HIM. The LORD of the Harvest.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap
    iGo
    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

  6. Matthew 9:13 (English Amp) Go and learn what this means: I desire mercy [ that is, readiness to help those in trouble] and not sacrifice and sacrificial victims, For I came not to call and invite
    ( To repentance] the righteous ( those who are upright and in right standing with God) , But sinners ( the erring ones and those not free from sin) . [ Hos. 6:6) For I desire and delight in dutiful steadfast love and good- ness, not sacrifice, and the knowledge of and acquaintance with God more than burnt offerings. There people all around us that need help, Let’s go out and gather them up And bring them to church to get free there sin. Be labor’s for Jesus . Lord send us to then !

  7. 10 And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples.

    11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?

    12 But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.

    13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

    I hear this bible verse when people you hang with drink and want me to do the same. What they don’t understand is that it is an example of Jesus sharing breakfast and a testimony that to take part on their sin. Others say “Love the sinner, hate the sin” this is not biblical, but men made religion.
    How exactly does that work? We hate sin by recognizing it for what it is, refusing to take part in it, and condemning it as contrary to God’s nature. Sin is to be hated, not excused or taken lightly. We love sinners by showing them respect (1 Peter 2:17), praying for them (1 Timothy 2:1), and witnessing to them of Christ. It is a true act of love to treat someone with respect and kindness even though you do not approve of his or her lifestyle or sinful choices.

    It is not loving to allow a person to remain stuck in sin. It is not hateful to tell a person he or she is in sin. In fact, the exact opposites are true. Sin leads to death (James 1:15), and we love the sinner by speaking the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15). We hate the sin by refusing to condone, ignore, or excuse it.
    May the Lord help me to always love them no matter what, to have the courage to always speak the Truth of His Gospel, and to compel them to come to church. In Jesus Name amen.

  8. These miracles were such a new thing to the people in these scriptures, yet they had the faith to come to Jesus, fully expecting to have their needs met.

    This shows me the need to check my faith level – do we, who have had many miracles happen among us, have the level of faith that He would expect of us by now?

  9. 9 And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.
    10 And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples.
    11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?
    12 But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.
    13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

    We give up our own personal will in exchange for freedom from sin and become apart of something much bigger than ourselves. The more we get into what God wants to do and who he wants us to reach, to more we realize how much others need Him more. Being a child of God comes with inheritances but also the giving up of one’s own will for needs. While God is all about healing us and blessing us, we give up the right to have some of our needs met when he has originally delivered us. We become apart of what’s greater and called to serve those still in bondage

  10. 6 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.

    7 And he arose, and departed to his house.

    8 But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men.

    9 And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.

    Immediately following the miracle of the man sick with Palsy, Jesus started calling the men known now as disciples to follow Him and they did. When we allow the spirit of God to work miracles daily through us in the lives of the people who are sin sick (addictions, illnesses, worldliness) it will be easy for people to lay down their will (their lives) and follow Jesus.

  11. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
    Matthew 9:36‭-‬38 NIV

    This is a huge city. We are so thankful that God is growing our church. Raise up workers of the harvest, Lord! I pray a burning passion over us to reach this region in Jesus name!

  12. “And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.”
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭9:20-21‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    This woman had a JUST DO IT attitude. If only we had the same push as she did. The grit and tenacity this woman had just to TOUCH a piece of His garment is what we need to be like.
    Our relationship with Christ can never be enough so every day is a “if I could only just touch his garment” kind of day. We have to be willing to have that JIST DO IT attitude for the Lost to Just reach the Lost, to Just witness to the Lost, to Just speak Truth to the Lost.

  13. Wow, this chapter screams out. Did y’all see that? Jesus had Power to forgive Sin before he ever went to the cross. Yeah it’s right there. What does that mean? Only God can forgive sins. This must mean that Jesus is God.

  14. Can you imagine Jesus just wanting to have lunch. And everybody, and everybody is calling on him to do a miracle. So Jesus happily did. To walk with Jesus would had been amazing. That faith you would have gained, would had been more then a mustard seed.
    And how could Judas betray like he did after seeing such things?….
    “And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.”
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭9:20-22‬ ‭KJV‬‬

  15. 35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
    36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.

    It’s all about souls

    Why do we do what we do? Because of the lost soul. As Jesus, we must have compassion on the souls that are in our city. We must show them the same compassion that Jesus has shown us. It’s all for His Kingdom.

  16. Then he added “now go and learn the meaning of this scripture: ‘ I want you to show Mercy, not offer sacrifices; for I have come to call not those who think they are righteous ,but those who know they are sinners.’
    Matthew 9:13

  17. 9 And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.

    It doesn’t say Matthew argued with God or questioned Him, it doesn’t say he pleaded with God to give him time to get everything in order, it simply say “and he arose, and followed Him.”
    When God calls us to follow or obey Him, do we do it with such abandon? Are we willing to leave everything behind to follow Him? Do we immediately respond, or do we hesitate?

    Sometimes the choice to follow God comes with a few tough decisions. Because we don’t always want to do what God wants us to do. But like Matthew, we must decide to leave behind anything that would hinder our walk with God.
    Arise and follow Him!

  18. 36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.

    37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;

    38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

    Not Enough Help

  19. 6So I will prove to you that the Son of Manb has the authority on earth to forgive sins.” Then Jesus turned to the paralyzed man and said, “Stand up, pick up your mat, and go home!”

    No matter the sin only God can forgive. Many look to others like priests or preachers. Yes we have to repent and ask God to forgive us for our sins. We should pray daily for forgiveness.

  20. 13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

    God’s purpose is to reach souls, it’s His very heartbeat:

    36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.

    And although it’s His job to do the forgiving and saving, He did His part later by dying on the cross – it’s our job to work the field. It’s always been man’s job to work the field naturally so it’s just the same spiritually: God told the disciples to pray for God to send laborers to work the harvest. He could’ve easily saved all of mankind right then but He gave us the power of choice, which means we all at some point have to choose to follow Him, to serve/work for Him. God’s calling on us to do our part, He’s calling on us to get to work – Y’all ready for this? JUST DO IT!

  21. The power of a spoken word!!

    “Get out!” he told them. “The girl isn’t dead; she’s only asleep.” But the crowd laughed at him.
    Matthew 9:24 NLT
    While people in the world are speaking negativity, hatred, and death. As Christians we need to make sure that we speak life all around us.
    Despite in what our eyes see and what our ears hear. Stand firm, Do Not waiver.

    Careful words make for a careful life; careless talk may ruin everything.
    Proverbs 13:3 MSG

    Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit—you choose.
    Proverbs 18:21 MSG

  22. 8 But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men.

    I noticed here that, the multitudes marvelled and glorified God, not that a man had been given such power, but men. They saw the miracles and knew that that power was not going to stay with Jesus.
    Which was confirmed, when the disciples went out and in Acts. And if they could believe that the power was for men when they saw Jesus how much more should we believe that have Jesus living in us?

    24 He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn.
    25 But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.

    Then also them that laughed Jesus to scorn. Jesus response was to put them out. A reminder to me about the dangers of mocking and scorning. For I do not want to be put out.

  23. Matthew 9:37,38 Then saith he unto his disciples, the harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few;
    v.38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest.

    Luke 10:2 Therefore said he unto them, the harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray he therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.

    Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am With You alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

  24. 9;37,38
    Let me look on the crow,as my Savior did. till my eyes with tears grow dim; let me view with pity the wandering sheep, and love them for the love Him.

    37.
    A great work of spiritual harvest needed to be, done but laborers were few. The problem has persisted to this day, it seems; the been is always greater than the work-force.
    The Lord Jesus told the disciples to ask the Lord of the harvastto to send out laborers into His harvest.notice here that the need does not constitute a call. Workers should not go until they are sent.

    A.L.M.A.S .

  25. 5 For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?

    Unfortunately, I believe at times in our lives this can be applied to our own lives. We believe that God can heal the sick and raise the dead, but when it comes to forgiving our own sins, we suddenly think “how could He ever forgive my sin”.

    For God, it’s as easy to tell the lame to walk as it is for Him to cast your sins as far as the east is from the west. But, we first must win the battle in the mind/heart. Stop magnifying your sin and magnify your Father.

  26. St. Matthew 9:5-7
    5) For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?
    6) But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.
    7) And he arose, and departed to his house.

    Psalms 103:3, “Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases.”

    JESUS has the Power to forgive and to heal!

  27. Matthew chapter 9 shows many different ways that Jesus healed people. The man sick of the palsy was carried by his friends and when Jesus saw their faith, He forgave and healed him (because both actions required an act of God). Next, someone requested their servant be healed. Next, the woman with the issue of blood determined in her heart that if she would just touch Him, she could be healed. (I wonder what would happen if every time we come to church we determined to touch Jesus!) Then Jesus asked the blind men if they believed He could heal them and they said yes! Whether we are carrying somebody else in prayer, or requesting for someone else, or making up in our own heart and mind to touch Him, or if Jesus asks us what we believe He can do for us, I believe part of the healing equation is for it to be done according to our faith so let’s keep believing in all of our requests and attempts for Jesus to heal people including us!

  28. 35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.

    36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.

    37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;

    38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

    We are those laborers for the harvest in our region and must be aware of the needs of those around us. We must be ready to pray where ever we are, be ready to teach or whatever the need is- be ready to witness of the hope we have in Him.

  29. The breaking of bread from house to house is of course important in our fellowship, but notice the example given of Jesus here. ‘And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners? But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.’

    Jesus was willing to break bread with the sinners to make a difference in their life! His stated purpose was to call sinners to repentance. We need to remember the impact we can have on those newly born Christians by taking some personal time to be with them. This is more than just shaking their hand and speaking to them in passing at the church. They need to know they’re cared for as individuals… not just by God but by his people. They’re ready to leave a world behind them, so we need to show them their new life can be so much more satisfying than the old. They’ll need some new friends, they’ll need some new examples, they’ll need a lot of attention… just like those natural new births! Let us learn to take the time to be the light they truly need!

  30. 13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

    God’s desire and our desire should be to seek out sinners and lead them to repentance. That is the purpose for our existence.

  31. Josiah: 37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;
    38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.
    God can use those who are willing and obediant to Him. The world far outnumbers the Church in numbers but not in power. We may be the only light someone knows and it is up to us to witness. So, let us GO LABOUR IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD!

  32. 22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.

    From the smallest act of faith, God made her whole. Just imagine if we had faith as small as a mustard seed, all the things we asked God for, would come.

  33. 9:19 And Jesus arose, and followed him, so did his disciples.
    ————-
    I can hear you!
    In the midst of all the commotion, Jesus heard ( payed attention) to this man.
    Did Jesus go straight to his house? No, he did not, as he was heading to his house something else happened, another need….
    He knows my name
    And he knows my praise( to him)
    So while waiting , how about let’s praise him, let’s sing , let’s shout unto God with a voice of triumph!
    His arrival is always perfect.
    The moment that he took off with the man, his need, was already answer, given.
    Your dreams are not dead. He is working behind the seen…
    🙌🙌🙌🙌

  34. 13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

    The Word tells us that, those who are forgiven of much, love much. When we first come to Jesus, and we repent, and are baptized, washing ALL our sins away, we get to see the GREAT mercies of Jesus in action, because there is no sacrifice that we can do to pay for the debt that sin leaves us in.

  35. Matthew 9:28-30
    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.

  36. 20 And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:
    21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.
    22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.

  37. 18 While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.

    There is coming a time when we are in the middle of worship service and men of great renown will come to the Lord. God is reaching for those who have influence in these last days. Those that will turn whole cities upside down.

  38. Your deliverance is just a prayer away. The devil has no authority over our life except we give it to him. When we follow the word of God no weapon formed against us shall prosper.

  39. 38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

    As I pondered on this verse I find it interesting that the He didn’t say send forth labours to do all the work but send labors to reap what has already been planted and grown to the point of being picked.

    This lets us know that the seed has already been planted and watered and the lives are ready. There are people in this region that we do not have to beg and plead with to receive the word but they are just waiting for us to give them direction in the word of God through Bible study. Lord send me to hungry lives that are ready to receive and obey your word.

  40. 36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
    37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;
    38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

    I need to be sure that I am always doing the will of God! It is easy to be a labourer in Gods harvest, so I need to be sure that I am actually working and not just standing around watching others work. God is great!

  41. 2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.

    Faith is what moves God. Without faith, we can’t please Him. In everything we do for God’s kingdom, we must have faith. Nonetheless, faith alone isn’t enough. Faith without works is dead. We have to add works to our faith. We must pray, fast, read scripture, and witness to others about His love and mercy towards us.

  42. 2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.

    Faith equals action

  43. 2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.

    JESUS, That we would have great faith!!! IN JESUS NAME!!!

  44. 2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.

    3 And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth.

    God is so merciful

  45. 12 But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.

    Jesus came to reach those who needed salvation and would accept it. Here was criticized by the religious leaders for having fellowshipped with tax collectors and sinners. Sometimes developing a relationship for the sake of the gospel is necessary. This strengthens their bond to the church by helping new believers build a spiritual foundations they can stand on. Jesus is the true physician because he cannot only heal physical wounds but spiritually, mentally and emotionally too. Jesus created us and knows each of us so intimately like no D.O., M.D., and anyone with a PHD. If we take our needs to him we find redemption, healing, salvation and deliverance all without a bill. He gives of himself freely and only asks for or obedience, faithfulness and willingness to be used vessels for his kingdom. Who could ask for more?

  46. 10 And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples.

    11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?

    12 But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.

    13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

  47. At some point in our relationship with Jesus, we need to grow up. We need to learn our childish lessons and progress into a more mature relationship with Him.

    12-13 Jesus, overhearing, shot back, “Who needs a doctor: the healthy or the sick? Go figure out what this Scripture means: ‘I’m after mercy, not religion.’ I’m here to invite outsiders, not coddle insiders.”

    Some people get stuck in infancy with God. They crave easy to accept rules and guidelines and seem content with shallow a relationship. There is no growth or maturity. It takes time to mature and we must spend that time in His presence. When we take out all the religious elements of prayer it is just talking with God. Immature people talk at God not with God.

    If we aren’t being quiet and listening 50% of the time in your prayers, then we are “that guy” who loves the sound of his own voice in the conversation. Of course God is so much more gracious than any of us and loves spending time with us anyway… But don’t expect your relationship to matures if you never let Him speak!

  48. “And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?”
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭9:4‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Several times in scripture it tells us that God knows our hearts/thoughts. That is a rather scary thought that whatever is within your heart is known. Sometimes the things in our hearts is not what we should do. Jesus help us all to have your desires.

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