The Deaf

The deaf cannot hear. When the deaf cannot hear, the deaf cannot receive.

~ Yolanda Joshua

As with the blind, the Scriptures seem to offer mercy and compassion for the physically deaf, and a commensurate anointing to open the ears of the deaf.

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In Leviticus 19:14, the command was to not curse the deaf. Prophet Isaiah (29:18, 35:5, 42:18) prophesied toward a day when the deaf would hear, and their ears would be unstopped. When the disciples of John wanted to confirm Jesus’ identity, Jesus told them to report back to John that the deaf could hear (Lk. 7:22). 

Deaf is paired with dumb in some scriptures (Ps. 38:13, Mk. 7:37, 9:25). To be dumb is to be unable to speak. Jesus makes the deaf to hear and the dumb to speak. In one instance, Jesus rebuked a foul spirit and charged a dumb and deaf spirit to come out of a man.

So concerning the spiritually deaf, where there is no transformative input, there is no change. What does this say about the deaf (and the blind, for that matter)?  The deaf must be led. The deaf require interpretation. There’s a desire, but a lack of faith to bring forth…faith comes by hearing, hearing by the Word of God, by receiving. 

The task for the leadership in the Body of Christ — apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers — is to follow the example of Jesus. Submit to the will of the Father. Be anointed, and deliver. Pointing out deafness to the deaf yields no miracles, helps no one receive.

Shaunta D. Scroggins is the lead contributor for the Bereans’ Commentary.

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