Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Am I Blind? Meditation John chapter 9:1-10

Today's meditation John chapter 9: 1-10

 1. As Jesus passed by he saw a man who was blind from birth. (V1)
2. Disciples of Christ asked him whose sin was it that the man was blind, his or his parents? (V2)
3. Jesus told them that neither his sin or his parents, but he was blind that the works of God will  be manifested through him.(v3)
4. Jesus said he must work the works of the father when it is day as the  night is coming when no man can work. (V4)
5. Christ said as long as he is in the world, he is the light of the world. (V5)
6. After speaking these words Jesus spat on the ground, made a clay of the spittle and anointed the eyes of the man with the clay. (V6)
7.  He told him to go and wash in the pool of Siloam meaning sent. He went in obedience and washed and came back seeing. (V7)
8. The neighbours looking at him said if he the person who was blind and sitting and begging?(V8)
9. Some said that it is he And some said it is not. But the man said that it is he. (V9)
10. They all asked him then how his eyes were opened. (V10)


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.


This is a good question to ask of ourselves today. AM I BLIND... of course not physically, but are we blind to the things of the Spirit? This is a good thought to ponder and examine ourselves.

1. For the blind everything is dark around them.

But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.
1 John:2:11

If we hate our brother we are not walking in the light but in darkness And the darkness has blinded our eyes.

2. Our minds can be blinded by the God of the world that we cannot believe in Christ and his light cannot shine in us.

In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
2 Corinthians:4:4

3. When we sin against God, we do not know where we stumble in the noon day:

We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noon day as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men.

And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung.

4. If we lack attributes like virtue, faith, knowledge, temperance, faithfulness and godliness, we can be short sighted.

But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.
2 Peter:1:9

5. Taking bribe can blind our eyes:

Behold, here I am: witness against me before the LORD, and before his anointed: whose ox have I taken? or whose ass have I taken? or whom have I defrauded? whom have I oppressed? or of whose hand have I received any bribe to blind mine eyes therewith? and I will restore it you.
1 Samuel:12:3

Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.

What to do when we realise we are spiritually blinded?

Our God is a God who heals the blind. He leads them in paths they never know.

I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;

To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.

And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.

So God wants us to follow these steps Today.

1. Acknowledge that we are blinded spiritually and ask God for help, that we might see.

Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

2. Allow God to work in those blind areas however painful and however dirty it is.

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.
John 9:6.

We see a creating power of God working here. The same hands that made Adam with the clay is now creating eyes with clay in the blind man.

The spit of Christ is divine. That is what when mingled with the dust of the ground has got the divine power to create. Let the same power to create work in our hearts too, that our spiritual eyes be opened too.

3. Go and wash yourselves in Siloam... meaning sent.

Here the waters of Siloam means the word of God.

Dear Child of God,
The WORD of the God has the power to cleanse. It has the power to heal and it has the power to open our eyes.

He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.

He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.

The WORD of GOD enlightens our eyes.

The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.

So let us go to this Siloam which God has given us, even this word of God and wash ourselves, that our eyes can see with clarity.... May God reveal himself to us more. Amen.

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