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Jesus touches the deaf man, and says (with a sigh), “Ephphatha,”

 Amazing!   The deaf man heard, and told everyone he could.  “Ephphatha!”

 The desperate Syrian mother heard, and found her once-tormented daughter resting peacefully.  “Ephphatha!”

The curious disciples heard, and were rescued from the bondage of legalism.  “Ephphatha!”

Ironically, only the religious leaders closed their ears to the message of freedom…even as the Lord was calling for them to listen (vs. 14).  “Ephphatha!”

But!  Even now, if you listen closely, you can hear the voice of the Lord Jesus, speaking to your heart and to those gates of Heaven and the door of the heart are closed because of sin.:

Ephphatha!  Be opened!

Welcome to Ephphatha Website!

Ephphatha is the Aramaic word which means, "Be opened," uttered by Christ when healing the man who was deaf and dumb (Mark 7:34).

There are two kinds of deaf and blindness in the real world.

1) Natural: The person is born as deaf and blind by natural birth.

2) Spiritual: Physically, they are born without any defects. But they are spiritually blind to see and hear the truth.

And this is where we work to open their spiritual eyes. Our aim is to share the truth of the Gospel. As 2 Corinthians 4:4 says "The god of  this age has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God". We try hard to reopen their eyes which satan has blinded.

But People seek darkness rather than light. They love darkness rather than light, because their deeds are evil, and coming to the light would expose the evil of their deeds.

We do not usually think of Jesus as a celebrity or megastar, and yet His presence drew crowds like nothing or no one, before or since.  Everywhere He went His reputation always arrived before Him.  He often sought rest, but instead was met by more crowds, more needs, and more criticism.

We see Jesus facing frantic crowds, arrogant religious leaders, ignorant disciples, a desperate mother, and a deaf, mute man.  As the chapter closes, we read that Jesus touches and heals the deaf man.

... and says "Ephphatha!  Be opened!"