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May 22, 2022

Healing a Deaf and Dumb Man (2)

Isa 35:6 Then the lame will leap like a hart, And the tongue of the dumb will give a ringing shout; For water will break forth in the wilderness, And streams in the desert. Isa 50:4 The Lord Jehovah has given me The tongue of the instructed, That I should know how to sustain the weary with a word. He awakens me morning by morning; He awakens my ear To hear as an instructed one. 5 The Lord Jehovah has opened my ear; And I was not rebellious, Nor did I turn back.

[Part 2 of 2] Deafness is often the cause of dumbness. In many cases, a person who is deaf is also dumb. The reason for this is that speaking is based on hearing. A child learns to talk by listening to others speak. Eventually, a child speaks what he hears. We may say that his hearing becomes his speaking. We speak with difficulty because we are careless in listening to the Lord's speaking. If we were more careful in our hearing, we would speak spontaneously. We need to practice listening to the Lord's speaking. As we listen to the Word, it will penetrate our being. Then we shall be able to speak fluently. But many cannot speak without difficulty because they do not hear properly. If we take care of listening to the Word of God, this listening eventually will become our speaking. Oh, how much we need the Lord to open our ears! For too long our ears have been closed to the word of God, to God's speaking. We also need the essence of the Lord's word to be applied to our tongue. We cannot speak, we are dumb, because we lack the Lord's "spittle," the essence of the word that proceeds out of His mouth. Our tongue needs to be touched by this essence. We need to let the essence of the Lord's word become an ointment applied to our tongue. If we allow the Lord to anoint our tongue with the essence of His word, then our stammering tongue will be able to speak fluently. (c) Living Stream Ministry.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Mark, pp. 207, 209. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. Please visit us at www.emanna.com. Send comments to: comment@emanna.com.

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