John 9:1-25 " And as JESUS passed by, HE saw a man which was blind from his birth. And HIS disciples asked HIM, saying, MASTER, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind ? JESUS answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of GOD should be made manifest in him. I must work the works of HIM that sent ME, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. As long as I AM in the world, I AM the LIGHT of the world.
When HE had thus spoken, HE spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and HE anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam (which is by interpretation, Sent). He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing. The neighbors therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged ? Some said, This is he: other said, He is like him: but he said, I am he. Therefore said they unto him, How were thine eyes opened ?
He answered and said, A man that is called JESUS made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went and washed, and I received sight. Then said they unto him, Where is HE ? He said, I know not. They brought to the Pharisees him that aforetime was blind. And it was the Sabbath day when JESUS made the clay, and opened his eyes. Then again the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. He said unto them, HE put clay upon mine eyes, and I washed, and do see.
Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This MAN is not of GOD, because HE keepeth not the Sabbath day. Others said, How can a MAN that is a sinner do such miracles ? And there was a division among them. They said unto the blind man again, What sayest thou of HIM, that HE hath opened thine eyes ? He said, HE is a Prophet. But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and received his sight, until they called the parents of him that had received his sight. And they asked them, saying, Is this your son, who ye say was born blind ? How then does he now see ? His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind:
But by what means he now sees, we know not; or who has opened his eyes, we know not: he is of age; ask him: he shall speak for himself. These words spake his parents because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that HE was CHRIST, he should be put out of the synagogue. Therefore said his parents, he is of age; ask him. Then again called they the man that was blind, and said unto him, Give GOD the praise: we know that this MAN is a sinner. He answered and said, Whether HE be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see. "
JESUS CHRIST is the LIGHT of the world (John 8:12). LIGHT exposes what the darkness hides, and those who love darkness hate the LIGHT (John 3:20). The Bible says it this way: "And this is the condemnation, that LIGHT is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than LIGHT, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hates the LIGHT, neither comes to the LIGHT, lest his deeds should be reproved" (See John 3:18-21). One day JESUS and HIS disciples "saw a man which was blind from his birth" (v.1). This man had never seen light; he had been born in darkness. In the mind of the disciples, the man or his parents had evidently committed some great sin that caused him to be born blind (v.2). But JESUS told them that his blindness was not because of any sin committed by the man or his parents "but that the works of GOD should be made manifest in him"(v.3). Stating again that HE is "the LIGHT of the world" (v.5), JESUS then proceeded to heal the man (vv.6-7). And even though the man could not explain his new found sight, he boldly declared, "I was blind, now I see" (v.25).
Every person is born spiritually blind from birth. Every one of us is born in darkness, and we cannot save ourselves. Only JESUS can save us from our sins. Only JESUS can open up our spiritual eyes. The man received his sight through obedient faith. "LORD, I believe. And he worshiped HIM" (John 9:38). Some Pharisees asked JESUS, "Are we blind also ?" (John 9:40). If a person refuses to believe in CHRIST for Salvation, he is still blind, and his sin remains. No one has true spiritual sight apart from JESUS (John 9:41). If you have not already done so, Let CHRIST open your spiritually blind eyes today ! PNF
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