Bread of Life Devotionals
THE BURNING BUSH DOMINION CHURCH INC.
Date: Wednesday, March 17th, 2021
Topic: THAT STIGMA MUST BE ERASED
Text: Mark 10:46-47, 51-52
46….”And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging.
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.
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.
52….And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.”
🔥A stigma is a mark placed on people by Satan to cover the glory of God in such persons. It often replaces their names like the blind man in our text. Many people today call him Bartimaeus, but that wasn’t his name. As a matter of fact, his name is not in the Bible. The blind man’s father’s name was Timaeus according to Mark 10:46. The word BARTIMAEUS is a descriptive word. ‘Bar’ means son of. So Bartimaeus means son of Timaeus. Because Timaeus had a blind son, to stigmatize Timaeus, people forfeited his son’s name and began to call his son, blind son of Timaeus. Beloved BoLD reader, I don’t know the stigma you have been struggling with because of your family or yourself, but today it is over in Jesus’ name.
🔥🔥The blind man in our text would have remained stigmatized if he hadn’t taken some steps. He begged money from others, but when he heard about Jesus, he changed his prayer point and begged for his sight instead of money…V51. The blindness was the stigma not the lack. Child of God, are you still coming to God because of financial lack? Change your prayer point today. Identify what caused the lack and bring it to God. Another step he took was to cast away his begging uniform. That pitiful disposition you put up each time you want to ask from God or even from man, has become a stigmatic uniform; cast it away – Mark 10:50.
🔥🔥🔥His actions of faith, resulted in making Jesus to stand still, to call on him, and to ask him to be of good comfort in V49. But Jesus wasn’t through with him, and even you. He gave him an open cheque in V51, and the blind man didn’t miss the opportunity to fill the rightful amount. Beloveth, for your stigma to come to an end today, Jesus will stand still for you, call you, comfort you and give you an open cheque that will erase that stigma.
🙏Oh Lord, every ancient and negative mark in my family that has become a stigma, I erase you by the blood of God, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏Precious father, cause your Son to stand still for me, and uproot every derogatory name in my life, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏🙏You unseen uniform of lack and sorrow I have been wearing since birth, I cast you away from my life, in Jesus’ name.
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