“Ephphatha,” that is “Be opened.” Mark 7:34.
These are the words of Jesus Christ to the deaf and mute man. Throughout the Holy Bible we come across several instances where God opened mighty ways and worked miracles for His own people.
The Lord opened a way for the Israelites who were pursued by the Egyptians by dividing the
Red Sea. He
instructed Moses to lift the rod and to stretch out his hand over the sea
(Exodus 14:16). It was a blessing for
His people whereas it was a severe punishment for the enemy.
When the Israelites were travelling through the Wilderness of Sin they camped in Rephidim where there was no water for the people to drink (Exodus 17:1 – 7). Moses cried out to the LORD and the LORD said, “Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock in Horeb; and you shall strike the rock, and water will come out of it that the people may drink.”
In Joshua 3:13 we see how God opened the
for the Israelites. When the feet of the
priests who bear the ark of the LORD, the Lord of all the earth, rested in the
waters of the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan was cut off. Jordan
In my life, I have gone through several situations where the Lord Jesus Christ himself has sent His angel down for me to overcome my severe problems. It is the same angel we come across in Exodus 23:20, “Behold, I send an Angel before you to keep you in the way and to bring you into the place which I have prepared.” I know for sure that the same Jesus Christ is there for you too. When I come across such a situation I always remember the cry of blind Bartimaeus which stopped Jesus (Mark 10:46).