Chinese Translation: GB Big5

Curing a Demon-possessed, 
Blind and Mute man

Matt 12:22; Luke 11:14

Matt 12:22-24 (web)
Then one possessed by a demon, blind and mute,
was brought to him and he healed him,
so that the blind and mute man both spoke and saw.
All the multitudes were amazed, and said, "Can this be the son of David?"
But when the Pharisees heard it, they said,
"This man does not cast out demons,
except by Beelzebul, the prince of the demons."


What does this reveal about Jesus?

Jesus casting out demons reveals him as the Son of David and heir to the throne.

Notes & Applications:

Casting out demons implies authority, as demons respond to legitimate spiritual authority. But while some inferred him to be the Son of David and heir to the throne, the Pharisees accused him of being in league with the devil. But Jesus goes on to warn them of not misidentifying the Holy Spirit. For blaspheming the Holy Spirit was unforgiveable.

Previously we have seen that in casting out demons Jesus put a man in his right mind, restoring his family relations, and we saw a man healed of his communication disability. But included in this healing is the restoration of sight. The devil can blind not only physically, but more commonly spiritually so that people don't see the light of the truth in Jesus' teachings and person. But this handicap is taken away when one turns to the Lord.

"Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts.
But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away." 2Cor 3:15,16

The Berean Christian Bible Study Resources Jul 29,2015