Jesus had healed the two blind men. When they departed the fame of Jesus spread abroad in all that country. This mute man in this lesson was possessed with a devil; the ailment was because of this devil. Jesus healed this man by casing out the devil. We need to always remember Jesus is the light and life that came into the world. Those who are followers of Jesus shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
Jesus and His disciples went out, they brought to Jesus a dumb man possessed with a devil.
When the devil was cast out, the dumb spoke: and the multitudes marveled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.
But the Pharisees said, He cast out devils through the prince of the devils.
What Can Be Learned From This Lesson?
This account of the miracles of Jesus ends very abruptly. The lesson does teach a valuable lesson. The cause of this man being dumb which means cannot speak and can be dull in hearing, was because of a devil.
This man was possessed with a devil; the ailment was because of this devil. This man was under the power of a demon that had entered and held possession of the man. Remember that not all men that are dumb and cannot speak are because they are possessed by devils.
Once Jesus expelled this demon then the man could speak. The multitude marveled because this man was held bound by a wicked spirit. Once Jesus had cured him they had not seen anything like it in all of Israel. Once again we see the glory of the LORD.
Pharisees immediately thought Jesus had cast out demons and this made Jesus the ruler of the demons. They literally thought that Jesus was using evil power to exorcise demons.
The people marveled and saw the glorious grace of the LORD. The Pharisees only saw this miracle of love, healing and grace as being from evil. There is no work of our LORD God that is done out of wickedness.
We need to remember always that Jesus is the light and life that came into the world. Jesus said: “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. (John 8:12).
So when the Pharisees implied that Jesus was the ruler of the demons they were insulting our Lord Jesus Christ. “For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. (John 3:20).
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Holstein, Joanne “Jesus Heals a Mute Man Possessed With a devil:.” Becker Bible Studies Library Jan 2015.<https://guidedbiblestudies.com/?p=2063,>.
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Holstein, Joanne (2006, January) “Jesus Heals a Mute Man Possessed With a devil:.” Becker Bible Studies Library. Retrieved from https://guidedbiblestudies.com/?p=2063,.
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Holstein, Joanne (2015) “Jesus Heals a Mute Man Possessed With a devil:.” Becker Bible Studies Library (January), https://guidedbiblestudies.com/?p=2063, (accessed).