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IHS 03 - The Spit.

I am sure a lot of people have heard the stories of ‘David and Goliath’, ‘Samson and Delilah’ and ‘Jonah in the whale’. But ‘the Spit’, what was that all about?! 

As you all know, there is no specific or just one method of ministering healing to those in need. Today, I will be relating 2 stories where I spat while ministering healing. It is an unusual method indeed, you might say!

In the first story, it all started at the borders of Tyre and Sidon. Earlier, I had healed the Syro-Phoenician woman’s daughter. Having then left the borders of Tyre and Sidon, I came to the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis. 

There, the people brought to Me a man who was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseeched Me that I might lay My hand on him.

I took him aside from the multitude, and to his credit and faith, he didn’t put up a fight. I proceeded to put My fingers into his ears, and then I…

You guessed it! I spat and touched his tongue. Looking up to heaven, I groaned and said to the man, “Ephphatha!”, that is “Be opened!” And immediately his ears were opened, and the impediment of his tongue was removed, and he spoke plainly. 🙂

Now moving on to the second story. After the feeding of the four thousand at the region of Decapolis, I went to Bethsaida. A blind man was brought to Me, and they implored Me to touch him. Taking the blind man by the hand, I brought him out of the village. Again, as with the man in the first story, to this man’s credit and faith, he didn’t resist. 

Guess what did I do next? Yes, you’ve guessed correctly again!

I spat on his eyes and laying My hands on him, I asked him, “Do you see anything?” And he looked up and said, “I see men as trees, walking around.” After that, I put My hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up. He was restored and saw every man clearly. Then I sent him away to his house, saying, “Do not go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town.

Thereof are the stories of ‘the Spit’. 🙂




Reference: Matthew 15, Mark 7, Mark 8