Matthew 9:32-34 A Demon Possessed Mute Man Speaks.

Matthew 9:32-34 A Demon Possessed Mute Man Speaks.

It would be one thing to be demon possessed, but to not be able to voice one’s suffering would have been doubly hard (v. 32). If the man was able to speak we may imagine that the demon would confess that it knew who Jesus was and was afraid, as happened in other cases. In any case, the fact that the man was able to speak was a testimony itself to his deliverance. There is little doubt that a person’s own personal testimony is a powerful witness to Jesus as the Christ, which is brought into sharp focus when a mute man speaks, and the people who knew him all along were amazed (v. 33). More amazing still is the obstinacy of the Pharisees, who accused Jesus of healing the man by the power of the Devil (v. 34). However, as Jesus will say a little later, it made no sense for Satan to destroy his own little fiefdom (12:22ff.).

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