Emanna for 06/15/2020
Applying the Lord's Salvation
Matt 11:5 The blind receive their sight and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; and the dead are raised and the poor have the gospel announced to them; (6) And blessed is he who is not stumbled because of Me.
Words of Ministry
The Lord mentioned the blind receiving sight first because there was no such miracle in the Old Testament. By this, He gave clear evidence to John that no other could have done such a miracle but the Messiah. In spiritual significance, the blind receiving sight is also first. In the Lord's salvation, He firstly opens our eyes (Acts 26:18); then we can receive Him and walk to follow Him. The lame signify those who cannot walk in God's way. After being saved, they can walk by new life. The cleansed lepers signify those who have been saved from their rebellion (leprosy) to become the kingdom people. The deaf signify those who cannot hear God. After being saved, they can hear the Lord's voice (John 10:27). The dead signify those who are dead in sins (Eph. 2:1, 5), unable to contact God. After being regenerated, with their regenerated spirit they can fellowship with God. The poor signify all the ones without Christ, without God, who have no hope in the world (Eph. 2:12). Upon receiving the gospel, they are made rich in Christ (2 Cor. 8:9; Eph. 3:8).
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life-study of Matthew, pp. 378-379. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 6/11/99) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: email@example.com.