- Matthew 9:26-30
- Mat 9:26 (KJB)
- And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land.
- Fame - Report or news
- Hereof - Of this
- Once the daughter of Jairus was raised from the dead, it was not long
until the entire region heard the news. This region was probably all of
northern Palestine. Isn’t it something in a time when there was no mass
communication networks, the news of the Lord Jesus Christ had gone all
throughout the land. Lack of modern conveniences could never hinder the
spread of the Gospel.
- Mat 9:27 (KJB)
- And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and
saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us.
- When Jesus had left the house of Jairus, there followed him two men who
were blind. Blindness was a common problem in the ancient world and much of
it came from poor hygiene. They did not have water purification nor did they
have bathrooms in every house to take showers or baths. Water had to be
drawn from a well and carried back to the house for such things. The two
blind men who followed Jesus had called Him by His royal title of the
Messiah, “Son of David.” (Mat 22:42 KJV) Saying, What think ye of
Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David.
These two blind men had more vision than many because they saw Jesus as the
Messiah. They no doubt had heard the news that Jesus had raised the daughter
of Jairus from the dead and if He could do that, then how difficult would it
be to give sight back.
- Mat 9:28 (KJB)
- 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.
- Was Jesus being mean when He seemed to ignore the requests of the blind
men? Of course not, what He was doing was testing their faith and
perseverance. (Luke 18:1 KJV) And he spake a parable unto them to
this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
He was teaching a lesson about perseverance in prayer. The blind men had
followed Jesus to the house which may have been the house of Peter, where
Jesus normally stayed when He was in Capernaum. The blind men had approached
Jesus and He already knew what they wanted. Although Jesus did not answer
them while He was walking to the house, He was well aware of what their
needs were and their request. He asked them if they believed that He could
heal them? They answered in the affirmative and they also recognized Jesus
as the Lord and addressed Him as such. So their faith was genuine.
- Mat 9:29 (KJB)
- Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto
- Jesus then realizing they had great faith, He touched their eyes which
was a sign to these blind men that Jesus also stimulating their faith. Their
healing would not have been in response to the amount of faith they had or
else they may have only received back partial vision. The would be healed
because of their faith, even if it was a small amount of faith.
(Mat 17:20 KJV) And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for
verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall
say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove;
and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Even the
smallest amount of faith is recognized by Jesus. If their faith was either
small or large, it was directed in the right way and manner, straight at the
Lord Jesus Christ.
- Mat 9:30 (KJB)
- And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See
that no man know it.
- Then when Jesus spoke to them, their eyes were opened and they were able
to see. Then Jesus sternly charged them not to make this healing known to
anyone. The words “no man” is one word in the Greek and is in the Cardinal
form. The cardinal form in Greek represent numbers such as 1,2,3, etc. Here
Jesus is telling them that are not even to tell one person about the healing
and who did it. He did this because He needed to go to the cross in His
timing and if the fact of these healings had spread, they would have tried
to make Him a political king and that was not His mission. He wanted to keep
things quiet until the appointed time of revealing came.