While reading my devotionals this morning I came across this passage of Scripture:
And John, calling two of his disciples to him, sent them to Jesus, saying, “Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?”
When the men had come to Him, they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to You, saying, ‘Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?’ ” And that very hour He cured many of infirmities, afflictions, and evil spirits; and to many blind He gave sight.
Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and tell John the things you have seen and heard: that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the gospel preached to them. And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.”
Luke 7:19–23 (NKJV)
John heard about the things Jesus was doing, but he wanted to be sure that He was the Messiah. When John’s disciples asked Jesus if he was the one, what was His reply? “Tell John the things you have seen and heard”. Malachi 4:2 tells us that the “Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings”. Were John’s disciples seeing healing? Were they seeing what was predicted in their Scriptures? This was all the proof Jesus gave them and He expected John and his disciples to see if His actions fulfilled Scriptural predictions.
When we see things happening, are we familiar enough with Scripture to recognize when we’re seeing exactly what Scripture said we would?