Cry Out to Jesus
Daily Devotional for January 25th
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. 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. Mark 10:46-47
Since the fall of Adam and Eve, the earth has known well the effects of Satan. Our world has been reduced to one of darkness and spiritual slavery. Satan had totally enslaved us. The world continues to suffer daily from the trauma he has brought in. Man has no hope of spiritual freedom, only to live a life under the oppression of a slave master. But when Jesus came to this world, He forever changed human kind as we knew it. The best part was, Satan could do nothing to stop Him!
Like Bartimaeus’, your lost condition without God leaves you a beggar. Under Satan’s authority, we do not live, we simply exist. God never designed you for this. Begging is a sign that a person has no provider. Satan’s desire for all of us is to keep us as beggars. Jesus desires to be your provider. The people of God are not beggars. David said in Psalms that since his time on earth, he had never seen the righteous begging bread. Jesus promised if we seek the kingdom, all these things would be added unto us.
When Bartimaeus heard that it was Jesus, he cried out. Did you know that Jesus longs to hear you cry out to Him? Your cry means everything! When the lost sheep cries out, the shepherd always comes running! His desire is for you to be free. The only thing that keeps the world captive is they have not called on the name of the Lord. God’s word promises, salvation, freedom, liberty to all who call upon the name of Jesus.
When he cried out, Jesus stood still. No matter what the circumstance, when you cry out, it gets the attention of Jesus. Are there circumstances you face today where there’s no hope? Are you in bondage to the devil and cannot seem to break free? Why don’t you cry out to Jesus today? Nothing can remain the same when Jesus enters the scene. Jesus said He has come that we might have life, and that we might have it more abundantly. This means living a life of victory. The strongest of Satan’s chains will fall when you call on Jesus by faith.