Speak to Hear, 29MAR/08APR – #544



Speak to Hear, 29MAR/08APR

Sometimes I can’t take the time to finish a spirit-led thought – and I promised the Lord I would get back to this one –

“HEAR” it is…

I love Michael Card’s writing as much as his singing – like him i would call myself a “Jesus junkie” – I love pondering the spirit – so this writing came together from two separate non-related items – but when I read and the Spirit connected the dots – boom into my head  – I have to say: “It’s a match”…

Jesus Heals a Deaf and Mute Man (Mark 7)

31 Then Jesus left the vicinity of Tyre and went through Sidon, down to the Sea of Galilee and into the region of the Decapolis. 32 There some people brought to him a man who was deaf and could hardly talk, and they begged Jesus to place his hand on him.

33 After he took him aside, away from the crowd, Jesus put his fingers into the man’s ears. Then he spit and touched the man’s tongue. 34 He looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh said to him, “Ephphatha!”(which means “Be opened!”). 35 At this, the man’s ears were opened, his tongue was loosened and he began to speak plainly.

36 Jesus commanded them not to tell anyone. But the more he did so, the more they kept talking about it. 37 People were overwhelmed with amazement. “He has done everything well,” they said. “He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.”

In Mark 7, Jesus opens the ears of a deaf man. Boom… “BE OPENED”…

Mark is a writer of stories of the emotional Jesus – thru the eyes, ears and reminiscings of Peter – His emotional disciple…  Michael Card interprets that this miracle and hearing Jesus’s own native tongue could be Jesus speaking to us – emotionally – “BE OPENED” –  as an urging that Jesus wills for all of us to hear… “BE OPENED”…hear the good news thru your own ears…

Surely CS Lewis has his own take on life, but when I heard this quote recently, I related it immediately even if ironically to that scripture…  CS Lewis wrote: “I wrote the books I should have liked to read. That’s always been my reason for writing. People won’t write the books I want, so I have to do it for myself.” As quoted in C.S. Lewis (1963), by Roger Lancelyn Green, p. 9

CS Lewis writes books that “he himself” wants to read… Although that may sound reverse of us hearing God’s word and not our own selves – it does connect to that fact that we won’t hear Jesus’s words until we hear them thru our own words to our own hearts… the spirit conveys the wisdom – we need to actually formulate and say those words to ourselves and then to our worlds: “Jesus is Lord”…

Jesus was asked to open that man’s ears – then asked the ears themselves to be opened – Jesus asks still today that the whole world of people’s ears be opened – Jesus wants us to open our ears and our mouths…  We won’t hear Jesus until WE OURSELVES ‘be opened” – we need to hear Jesus’s words thru our own ears – thru our own hearts – Jesus won’t ring true until we hear it for ourselves… “so I have to do it for myself” – yes, yes you do…

Yes, Jesus’ teachings were not just for those ancient times – Jesus was and is on a mission to open the whole world’s ears – Jesus taught in tremendous parables, stories that did and will still will be retold, reiterated, and will reverberate and reverberate – shaking us until they rattle enough inside our own ears until our sound barrier shatters…

God scripture does its work before it is returned to God… God wants us to hear Him so we can reiterate AND reverberate His Word back to Him….  “the purpose for which I sent it”

As Jesus is the Word made flesh, then we need to be the flesh that now speaks the words of the Word

Speak to HEAR!

“…As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,

so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you,
and all the trees of the field
 will clap their hands

Isaiah 55:10-12

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