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Healing of Messiah

The Healing of Messiah, Jesus Christ, Yshua Ha Meschiach, God's Son
and his disciples

Deaf and Dumb Man healed-Mk 7:32-37 Index | Healing Blog |

Jesus Christ
Deaf man with impediment in his speech
The multitude

  • Near the Sea of Galilee, in the Coasts of Decapolis, departing fromthe coasts of Tyre and Sidon

  • When
  • After the healing of the Syrophenican Woman's Daughter of vexation
  • Before the feeding of the loaves and fishes
  • Type of Healing
    Had an impediment in his speech
    The Request
  • The approach was that among a multitude, the deaf man is brough to Jesus, and they beseech Jesus for him

    Mar 7:32 And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him.
  • Jesus' Response and Means of Healing, The Healing
    1. And he took him aside from the multitude
    2.And put his fingers in his ears
    3. and he spit,
    4. and touched his tongue
    5 And looking upo to Heaven He sighed
    6. and saith unto him, [The Command] 'Ephphatha' that is, beopened. Mark 7:34.

  • An immediate and complete healing:
    And straightway, his ears were opened
    -and the string of his tongue was loosed,
    and he spoke plain. 7:35.
  • People's Reaction
  • The more Jesus charged them to tell no one, the more the word was spread, as in other similar circumstances...."a geat deal they published it.
  • They were 'astonished' beyond measure. Mark 7:37
  • They said,
    saying, 'He hath done all things well' he maketh both the deaf tohear and the dumb to speak.'
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  • Jesus' or Apostle's Teaching
  • The Charge to tell no one. We have dealt before with Jesus' charge to tell no one. The most eminent reason is given directly in Scripture: it is because of the fulfillment of prophecy about Messiah' voice not being raised in the street, nor him breaking a reed. (
    Isa 42:3 A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.

    Mat 12:16 And charged them that they should not make him known: Mat 12:17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Mat 12:18 Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles. Mat 12:19 He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets. Mat 12:20 A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory. Mat 12:21 And in his name shall the Gentiles trust

  • Implications for Faith Note: Deaf and dumb go together most often but can be separate, and can go with blindness as well.

    both may or may not be associated with demonic possession or physical impairment.

  • Trouble for the deaf vs. the blind is notable as to why not many deaf are healed: the deaf take on a wholenew social world when healed while the blind only partially: further, the world becomes a 'noisy' place a radical change for input of sensation for someone who may have been deaf since birth. Even today, there are some who would remain deaf rather than be healed.
  • Deafness is portrayed both as a type of being unable to hear others, and hear God. In Zc 7:11 it is equated with a refusal to obey, and equated with rebellion. Spiritual 'deafness' is described in Isaiah 6:10, Jeremiah 6:10 and Ezekiel 12:12. In Mark 9:25, the deaf and dumb condition is referred to as a spirit. 2 Tim 4:4 describes turning from truth to a fable as a form of deafness, and at one point, Messiah is referred to as deaf, in the sense that he will hear only God.
  • It is a sin to curse the deaf: Lev 19:14 Thou shalt not curse the deaf nor put a stumbling block in thier way.
  • In Is 29:18 the deaf are restored whoe in the Millennium.

  • Cross-references & Other Critical Facts
  • First mention: Ex 4:11 (To Moses who says his speech is not eloquent)
    Andthe Lord said untohim, Who hath made man's mouth? orwho maketh the dumb or deaf, the seeing or blind? havenot I the Lord.
    Itis a remarkable passage for it attributes deafness and the other conditions not only to random chance, but as under the sovereignty of the Lord.

    Prophecies of the deaf healed: Isaiah 35:5; 42:18, and the curse of deafness referred to in Micah 7:16. Healing of Christ: The Healing of Peter's Mother-in-Law

  • Healing of Messiah

    The Healings of Messiah, Jesus Christ, Yshua Ha Meschiach, God's Son
    and his disciples

    This healing is also under the category of "Casting Out"

    Healing of the father's son with the dumb Spirit :Jesus casts out a devil His Disciples could not. Index | Healing Blog |

    Jesus Christ
    the Disciples of Jesus
    A possessed boy's father
    The demoniac son with the dumb spirit

  • Coming down from the mount of Transfiguration.
  • He had just been at Caesarea Philippi, and then 6 days later on a mountain in the region, where the Transfiguration took place. The place of the healing is somewhere coming down from the mountain, and headed for Jerusalem.
  • When
  • 1. After the Jesus appears with Moses and Elijah on the Mount of Transfiguration
  • Right after the healing of the blind man who saw 'men walking about as trees'.
  • After leaving Bethsaida, and then Caesarea Philippi
  • Type of Healing Vexation of a Devil
    "and behold a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying Have mercy on me, O LORD, thou son of David; My daughter is grieviously vexed with a devil. 15:22
    The vexation in Mark 7:25 is called an "unclean spirit".
    The Request
  • Have mercy on me, O LORD, thou son of David; 15:22

  • After Jesus's response to her, she worships him, shows faith and supplication:

    Thencame she and worshipped him, saying Lord, Help me. 15:25

  • Following Jesus's admonition about the children's bread, she says:

    Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their Master's table"
  • Jesus's Response
  • At first, he does not respond: "...He answered her not a word.".

    Response of Disciples:

    And his disciples came and besought him, saying Send her away; For she crieth after us."

    Jesus's eventual response:

    "...I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 15:24)

    One of the more troubling passages for some is Jesus's further response,:

    ...It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs. (26)

    It should be noted though, that this passage refers not to bigotry, but to the characteristic of pagans of Tyre and Sidon of perverting the right ways of God. 'Dogs' while used literally was a common term for evildoers and sorcerers (Rev 22:15). It would have been 'unclean' and out of order to veer off his purpose, unless, by faith, it became purpose. The woman was not only not Jewish, but her people were immersed in occult/pagan practices that grieved the Holy Spirit and were anathema to God.
  • Means of Healing, The Healing
  • The spoken word of Christ

    "...O woman,great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt.

    Mark 7:29 For this saying go thy way, the devil is gone out of thy daughter.

  • Outcome
  • The healing was immediate: the child was delivered
  • The child was made whole.
    ."And her daughter was made whole from that very hour. 15:28..

    Mark 7:30 And when she was come to her house she found the devil gone out, and her daughter laid upon the bed.

  • People's Reaction None directly mentioned, except for the disciples 'aggravation' with the woman's persistent pleading for mercy. However, directly following multitudes are met for healng on a Mount beside Galilee. Mt 15:29-
    Jesus' or Apostle's Teaching
  • The immediate teaching from Jesus is regarding his ministry/purpose for being here, and his showing that faith makes whole,even before racial status or being of the bloodline of Chosen people. This is not some naive ecumenism: He teaches that faith makes one the 'child of Abraham' eminently, even above genealogy. One cannot mistake his disdain for those opposed to God's ways, but it is the woman's humility and faith, which is rewarded with the healing of her daughter. His words seem harsh out of context, until one realizes that the pure love of God cannot leave nor accept people in a dissensioned state, but must do what is necessary to bring them into wholeness.

    Jesus teaches though that he is sent "first to the lost sheep of the house of Israel"---God never dissents from his created order: to the Jew first. Jesus and the disciples when they entered a town went always first to the synagogue, whether they were received or not, even AFTER Pentecost. Why? The Gospel was Jewish good news: their captivity had come to an end. "Let the children be filled first" Mk 7:27 regarding the living bread, was a mark of sanctity. If God rewards those opposed to his truth and plan, would that really be love? Would it be love if one rewarded a child for breaking another child's arm? He had to bring the woman to a point of faith, for her and her daughter to be made whole.He also declared that He was here before all else to heal the House of Israel, and find the wandering strays as a good shepherd would necessarily do.

  • Implications for Faith 1. Faith overrides even racial boundaries: not inblind ecumenism, but in the understanding of what the Jews truly are.
    2. The Jew, the House of Israel is primary always in God's work and plan.
    3. Healing by Christ is imminently intertwined with faith
    4. Works of darkness require rebuke

    Cross-references & Other Critical Facts
  • Tyre and Sidon were two 'twin cities' which were rich and in need of nothing, but in which some of the worst sin of Israel occurred and they were rebuked and cursed before the exile into Babylon for slavery and idolatry as well as gluttonous living. The land itself was the site of the first founded Phenician city, and according to Thompson's was know for beauty, fruits, fertile plains and may ruins. A tomb of Eshmunazar, the King of Sidonians from the 5th century was found. It was known for its worship of Ashtoreth (Astarte), Dagon (Esmuno) of Philistine influence, and Baal of Sidon. Thompson's Chain Reference KJVThe curse of Tyre and Sidon appears to have been fulfilled: an expedition in 1860 found very little in the region. although fragments of mosaic pavements, and the elegant purple dyed garments of the wealthy and shells were found. Note also that the woman in Mark is referred to as Greek, in addition, so she was the pristine 'type' of paganism.
  • The Healings of Jesus Christ,

 Yshua HaMeschiach, the Adonai of Heaven
    Readings on Healing

    Healing Topics

    Father of Publius Acts 28:8
    Peter's Mother-in-Law-Mt 8:14; Mk1:30;Lk 4:38
    The Nobleman's Son
    Healing of Possession
    Demoniac in the Synagogue Mk1:23-8;Lk4:33-37
    Dumb Demoniac Healed-Mt 12:22;Lk 11:14
    The Gadarene Demoniac-Mt8:28-34;Mk5:1-20;Lk8:26-39
    Demoniac Son-Mt 17:14-21;Mk 9:14-29
    Syrophenician Woman's Daughter-Mt 15:22-8; Mk 7:25-39
    Mary Magdalen's 7 devils
    Sceva and the Vagabond Jews 19:13-17
    Woman with Spirit of Divination Acts 16:16-32
    Healing of Lunacy
    The Lunatik Son
    Healing of the Deaf
    Deaf and Dumb Man healed-Mk 7:32-37
    Healing of the Dumb (overlap)
    Dumb Demoniac Healed-Mt 12:22;Lk 11:14
    Blind & Dumb man healed Dumb Demoniac Son healed-Mt 17:14-21;Mk 9:14-29
    Healing of the Blind
    2 Blind Men in Capernaum following Jairus' Daughter-9:32-4
    2 Blind Men after the Transfiguration: Mt 20:29-34; Blind & Dumb man healed-
    Blind Man at Bethsaida-Mk 8:22-26
    Blind man in Temple Jn 9:1-41
    Blind Bartimaeus coming out of Jericho - Mt 10
    Healing of the Lame & Halt
    The Centurion's Servant
    The Paralytic healed: Mt 9:2-8; Mk2:2-12; Lk 5:18-26
    Impotent Man at Bethesda John 5:2-9
    Healing of the Withered Hand: Mt 12:9-13; Mk 3:1-5; Lk6:6-10
    The Healing of Aeneas at Lydda Acts 9:33-35
    Beggar at Gate Beautiful-Acts
    The Crippled Man at Lystra Acts 14:8-17
    Healing of Lepers
    Healing of the 10 Lepers
    A Leper Healed
    Healing of Spiritual Blindness
    Saul: Healing of Divine Blindness: Acts
    Raising the Dead
    Widow of Nain's Son Raised Lk 7:12--16
    Jairus's Daughter Raised Mt.9:18-19;Mk5:22-5; Lk8:41:-42
    Lazarus Raised John 11:1-49
    Dorcas (Tabitha) Raised by Peter: Acts 9:36-42

    Healing of Multitudes
    Healing of the Multitudes following healing of Peter's M-I-L
    Healing of the Multitudes at Galilee-Mt 12:15; Mk 3:7-15;
    Healing of the Multitudes
    Healing of the Nations
    National Prayers:Daniel,Esther et al.
    Nations: Healing in Exile.
    God's Way in Healing of Nations
    Healing of the Nations: Intro
    Misc. Healings
    Healing of Malchus's Ear
    The Afflicted Woman Healed Mt 9:20-22; Mk 5:25-34; Lk 8:43
    Healing of the Man with Dropsy Lk 14: 1-6
    Healing of with an 18 yr Infirmity Lk 13:10-17

    1Notes and Research by E. Best footnotes and references available upon request.
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