LISTEN: The Blind Walk By Faith and Jesus Gives Them Sight, Part 3 (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 674 since Jan. 20, 2017 / Day 1,039 since Jan. 1, 2016 with Daniel Whyte III)

Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: Matthew 9:27-31

27 And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us.

28 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.

29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.

30 And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.

31 But they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame in all that country.


Daniel Whedon said, “Jesus touched the blind men as if His finger were the conductor of the power. But the act served to show that the cure was no accidental coincidence. It visibly manifested that the work was His. This act shows that the faith a person has shall be justified, sustained, and rewarded. Thus, faith is a readiness to receive of God. Though we have no merit to deserve a reward, yet it is the right state of soul to receive God’s truth and mercy.”

From this account of two blind men seeking their healing from Jesus, we have seen the significance of walking by faith. Real faith is active, not passive. The blind men showed that they believed by literally walking by faith and not by sight. They latched onto the object of their faith — Jesus Christ. They did not know how they would get to Him; they did not know the steps they would take or the path they would walk. But they proceeded anyway. The blind men also showed their faith through their words. They confessed with their mouth that Jesus was the “son of David,” the long-awaited Messiah. Since they believed that Jesus was the Messiah, their confession showed that they expected Him to carry out the prophesied messianic duties such as giving sight to the blind. Thus, they begged Him, “have mercy on us.”

However, the journey of these blind men was not over. Verse 28 tells us that Jesus entered into the house — likely Peter’s house where He and His disciples had been staying. Then the text says, “the blind men came to him.” Jesus did not stop to address the concerns of the blind men. Jesus heard them crying out. He knew what they wanted. But, He did not stop to interact with them. Perhaps, He wanted to test their faith. Either way, the blind men persisted — and that is another mark of true faith. True faith is persistent faith. They so strongly believed that Jesus would and could heal them that they followed Jesus into a place where they did not belong. They would not let the matter go until they had an answer.

Jesus asked them, “Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.” Only after they verbally confirmed their faith did Jesus touch their eyes and heal them. Take note of His words: “According to your faith be it unto you.” While God, in His mercy and grace, often acts above and beyond what we believe and what we deserve, the rule is: we will most often receive that which we ask for in faith. And we will not receive that which we do not ask for in faith. D.A. Carson wrote, ‘In many ways, God says the same to men and women today: “According to your faith let it be so to you.” There is much to have by faith, and much that is never received because it is never grasped with faith. “According to your faith” does not mean “in proportion to your faith” (the level of sight in accordance with the level of faith), but rather “since you believe, your request is granted.”‘

How many of us today have failed to receive from God simply because we do not believe? You might be saying, “Well, I have faith. I believe that God can answer my request.” Ask yourself if you have done as the blind men did in this account? Have you walked by faith? Have you acted in expectation that you will receive what you desire? Have you confessed verbally that God is Who He says He is and that, because of His nature, He can do what you desire of Him? Finally, have you followed through even when it seemed as though a door was shut or as though you were entering a place where you did not belong? Have you been persistent in your walk of faith?

Fanny Crosby wrote:

While struggling thro’ this vale of tears,
I want more faith in Jesus;
Amid temptations, cares and fears,
I want more faith in Jesus.

To war against the foes within
I want more faith in Jesus;
To rise above the powers of sin
I want more faith in Jesus.

To brave the storms that here I meet
I want more faith in Jesus;
To rest confiding at His feet
I want more faith in Jesus.

I want a faith that works by love,
A constant faith in Jesus;
A faith that mountains can remove,
A living faith in Jesus.


Now, if you are with us today and you do not know Jesus Christ as your Savior, allow me to show you how you can place your faith and trust in Him for Salvation from sin and Hell.

First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Now that is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved… For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your Salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and today I choose to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the Cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

If you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior today, please email me at and let us know. There is some free material that we want to send you. If you have a prayer request, please e-mail that to us as well, and we will pray for you until you tell us to stop.

God loves you. We love you. And may God bless you.

Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry.

He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.

He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.