In Luke 9:23 Jesus indicated that he needed more than than belief – the decision to follow Him. The evidence in action or proof needed to follow:
“And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.” Do we show proof of our belief in our action?
And Jesus said to him, “Go, for your faith has healed you.” Instantly the man could see, and he followed Jesus down the road. (Mark 10:52)
Relate: The miracle isn’t complete until the change takes place. Before talking about Bartimaeus I want to talk about another miracle Jesus performed. He came upon ten lepers who asked Him for healing. Jesus told those men to go to the priest and perform the ceremony (mentioned here) for those who have been cleansed from infectious skin diseases. Now Luke is very clear to let us know that those lepers were cleansed and healed. After this healing, only one of those ten men came back to Jesus to thank Him. When this former leper met Jesus, the Master said to him, “Rise and go. Your faith has made you well.”
Each and every one of those ten…
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