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Jesus, Son of David have mercy on me!

Jesus, Son of David have mercy on me!
In Mark chapter 10 we find the story of a blind man named Bartimaeus.
It says that as Jesus went out of Jericho with His disciples a great multitude followed them, and Blind Bartimaeus sat by the roadside begging. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David have mercy on me!” Then some warned him to be quiet, but he cried out all the more, “Son of David have mercy on me!” 

For Bartimaeus, the first step towards healing was humility. 



He humbled himself and cried out. He had to cry out loudly because of the great multitude that followed Jesus. He was a blind beggar, yet he didn’t care what others thought of him. He desperately needed Jesus to hear him!

Those around him tried to silence him, but instead he cried out even more! He didn’t want to stay in the condition he was in. He knew if he drew near to Jesus his condition would be changed. He knew Jesus would heal him! When Bartimaeus cried out all the more, it was then that Jesus stood still and commanded him to be called. His humble cry had moved God’s heart! 


It was then that Bartimaeus heard these wonderful words, “Be of good cheer, Rise, He is calling you.”


Throwing aside his garment, Bartimaeus came to Jesus and was healed. Before he drew near to Jesus, Bartimaeus threw aside his filthy garment which was another step of humility. He left behind his past life. Jude 23 says, “…hating even the garment defiled by the flesh.” 


The key for Bartimaeus’ healing was humility.

What a glorious day it was for him when he received what he was crying out for! If he had not taken that first step of humility, he would have remained a blind beggar till the day he died. 

The well-quoted verse, 2 Chronicles 7:14 says,

“If my people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.“

Bartimaeus followed this progression. He humbled himself, and prayed, crying out to God, seeking to see the face of Jesus and cast aside his filthy garments. In response, Jesus heard his cry, forgave him, and healed him!  
Those who see their condition —  their spiritual blindness and poverty — will cry out for help! 


“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” (James 4:8) 


WE have to take the first step. We must draw near to God!

We have been praying for revival, knowing it is the only hope for America to be saved. The first step towards a revival that will bring healing to us, to our families, to our churches, and to our nation is humility. We must be willing as Blind Bartimaeus was to cry out for mercy, forgetting what others think of us! 


America needs the church to humble herself and cry out to Jesus for mercy! We must cry out until we get God’s attention — until we hear, “Rise and come.” We must not cease from crying out until we hear the call to come and be healed. Will the church be like Bartimaeus and cry out to God until we are healed? Or will the day come when we say like Jeremiah, “The harvest is past, summer is ended and we are not saved”? 


In America Pray Now, we gather together every month in various cities, coming across denominational lines to humble ourselves and pray and seek God. We know if our cry is sincere and deep enough He will hear and respond! Our cry for mercy can bring a visitation from heaven that will open our blind eyes and bring a revival that renews and restores the Church, bringing power and life again. 


Then our nation will be saved! We must be like Blind Bartimaeus and humble ourselves and cry out to God for mercy! We must continue to cry out everyday until we are healed. 


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