Here, a blind man (Bartimaeus) is described in calling out for the mercy of the Lord Jesus.
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.
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.
The Lord is merciful, and first demonstrates His willingness to be merciful by asking, “What is your will that I should do unto you?“. The Lord Jesus is ready to respond in His mercy.
Continue reading Merciful Lord.
Grace comes to men by the manifestation of the power of the Spirit of God. In Ephesians 3:7, the Apostle Paul refers to “the gift of the grace of God given by the effectual working of His (God’s) power“. In verse 20, he refers to it as “the power that works in us” – God’s Spirit. Continue reading Grace for Greater Glory.
What is the mystery?
The mystery refers to the purpose of God in Christ, which is addressed by the Apostle Paul in the book of Ephesians:
“9 having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, 10 that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth—in Him.“ Continue reading The Fellowship of the Mystery