Interruptions—Luke 18:35-42

Posted on June 14, 2023

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Interruptions—Luke 18:35-42

As Jesus and his followers arrived at Jericho, a blind beggar was sitting by the roadside. When he heard the crowd approaching, he asked, “What’s all this commotion about?” “It’s Jesus!” they said. “Jesus the Nazarene is passing by.” The blind beggar shouted, “Jesus, Son of David, have pity and show me mercy!” Those in the front of the crowd scolded him and warned him to be quiet, but the blind beggar screamed out even louder, “Jesus, Son of David, show me mercy!” Suddenly Jesus stopped and directed those nearby, “Bring the man over to me.” When they brought him before Jesus, he asked the man, “What do you want me to do for you?” “Master,” he said, “please, I want to see.” Jesus said, “Now you will see. Receive your sight this moment, for your faith in me has given you sight and new life.” Luke 18:35-42 (TPT)

This blind man prayed based on the will of God. He demonstrated faith in action. He was savvy enough to differentiate between the distracting noise and discouragement of those who didn’t understand his pain; believing he will not be denied by the God who answers prayers. His persistence triggered a divine interruption!
We persevere to receive. There is no shortcut to perseverance, just as Jesus did as was testified to in Hebrews 12:2 (TPT).

We look away from the natural realm and we focus our attention and expectation onto Jesus who birthed faith within us and who leads us forward into faith’s perfection. His example is this: Because his heart was focused on the joy of knowing that you would be his, he endured the agony of the cross and conquered its humiliation, and now sits exalted at the right hand of the throne of God!

The blind man experienced this understanding that there is gain on the other side of pain, so press on dear friend (Matthew 7:7) because the Lord is happy to interrupt His schedule for your sake. He did for the:

  1. Woman with the issue of blood—Matthew 9:20-22
  2. Widow in the city of Nain—Luke 7:11-17 and
  3. The centurion’s servant—Luke 7:2-10

There is no reason why He cannot do the same for you if you will wait for Him. Selah

Pastor Afolabi Oladele

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