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Wednesday, March 1 2017

Seeing The Light: The Healing For All Born Blind

"Whereas I was blind, now I see"

The Messiah healed many people of physical (sickness and injuries; see Healings Of Man And Nature) and spiritual (possession by unclean spirits; see The Gospel Witnesses Who Were Healed Of Devils) ailments. One healing in particular however was significant of what has become an acquired disorder that all of humanity has suffered from until such time that they become healed of it.

First, the Messiah's healing of "a man born blind."

"9:1 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. 9:2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?

9:3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. 9:4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. 9:5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

9:6 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, 9:7 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." (John 9:1-7 KJV)

Siloam It was a joyous miracle, but it was met with skepticism and disdain - first by those who had known the blind man, as a blind man, for his entire life.

"9:8 The neighbours therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged? 9:9 Some said, This is he: others said, He is like him: but he said, I am he.

9:10 Therefore said they unto him, How were thine eyes opened?

9:11 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.

9:12 Then said they unto him, Where is he?

He said, I know not."(John 9:8-12 KJV)

The man's neighbors then took the man to the Pharisees for their "judgment" of what had happened, but they "did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and received his sight." So they called the man's parents to testify regarding their son. The parents declared that he was their son, and that he was born blind, but they subdued their joy because of the fear that they had for the men who were in charge of their religion: "These words spake his parents, because they feared."

The carnal-minded (i.e. spiritually blind; see the Fact Finder question below) Pharisees then began to regard the Messiah as a threat to their "leadership" over the people, so the character assassination of Him began (see also The Character Assassins). When their frenzy reached its peak after the healed man himself testified to them, the Pharisees expelled him from their congregation.

"9:13 They brought to the Pharisees him that aforetime was blind. 9:14 And it was the sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes. 9:15 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.

9:16 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.

9:17 They say unto the blind man again, What sayest thou of him, that he hath opened thine eyes?

He said, He is a prophet.

9:18 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. 9:19 And they asked them, saying, Is this your son, who ye say was born blind? how then doth he now see?

9:20 His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind: 9:21 But by what means he now seeth, we know not; or who hath opened his eyes, we know not: he is of age; ask him: he shall speak for himself. 9:22 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. 9:23 Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him.

9:24 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.

9:25 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.

9:26 Then said they to him again, What did he to thee? how opened he thine eyes?

9:27 He answered them, I have told you already, and ye did not hear: wherefore would ye hear it again? will ye also be his disciples?

9:28 Then they reviled him, and said, Thou art his disciple; but we are Moses' disciples. 9:29 We know that God spake unto Moses: as for this fellow, we know not from whence he is.

9:30 The man answered and said unto them, Why herein is a marvellous thing, that ye know not from whence he is, and yet he hath opened mine eyes. 9:31 Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth. 9:32 Since the world began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind. 9:33 If this man were not of God, he could do nothing.

9:34 They answered and said unto him, Thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach us? And they cast him out." (John 9:13-34 KJV)

Blind

When the Messiah heard that they had cast the healed man out, He went to him, not merely with words of consolation, but with the Word of the Light that the man could now "see."

"9:35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God?

9:36 He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him?

9:37 And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee.

9:38 And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him.

9:39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind." (John 9:35-39 KJV)

The incident ended, as it always does until the blind have also received their healing, with their further rejection of the Truth that they not only could not yet see, but as such, still then refused to see.

"9:40 And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also?

9:41 Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth." (John 9:40-41 KJV)

Fact Finder: Was the apostle Paul "born blind"? How and when did Paul get to "see"?
See Paul's Blindness Lesson


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This Day In History, March 1

752 BC: Romulus, the legendary and semi-mythical first king of Rome, was victorious over the Caeninenses (see also The Politics Of Rome).

509 BC: Publius Valerius Publicola, Roman consul, won the first triumph of the Roman Republic after his victory over the deposed king Lucius Tarquinius Superbus at the Battle of Silva Arsia (see also A History Of Jerusalem: Pompey And The Caesars).

The Spread Of Rome

293: Roman Emperor Diocletian and Maximian appointed Constantius Chlorus and Galerius as fellow Caesars - beginning of the Tetrarchy or Quattuor Principes Mundi ("The Four Rulers of the World").

1498: Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama arrived at what is today Mozambique, on his voyage to India.

1562: Roman Catholic troops massacred over 1,000 Huguenots as they prayed at Vassy, France, starting the First War of Religion. The 40 years of conflict ended when Henry IV of Navarre seized the French throne and granted the Protestants partial freedom.

1565: The city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil was founded.

1632: Samuel de Champlain was appointed the first governor of "New France" (northeastern North America; see also Thanksgiving In History and Prophecy).

Champlain

1692: Sarah Osborne, Sarah Good and Tituba were brought to court in Salem Village, Massachusetts, beginning "the Salem witch trials" (see also What Is Sorcery?).

1815: Napoleon landed in France after returning from Elba, where he had been after being forced to abdicate in April 1814. Britain put only a small fraction of its military forces into the relatively minor wars of 1776 and 1812 against the U.S. revolutionary colonies; the bulk of the British army and navy was involved in fighting Napoleon's French Empire throughout Europe and Africa e.g. British Admiral Horatio Nelson's victory over the French fleet at Trafalgar and Wellington's victory at the Battle of Waterloo.

Napoleon

1845: U.S. President John Tyler signed a bill to authorize the annexation of the short-lived Republic of Texas, after its independence from Mexico.

1871: German troops entered Paris during the Franco-Prussian War.

1896: The Battle of Adowa in Ethiopia between the Ethiopian army of King Menelik II and Italian forces. The Italians, outnumbered 80,000 to 20,000 were routed. The decisive Ethiopian victory checked Italy's attempt to build an empire in Africa comparable to that of the French or British.

1917: During the First World War (1914-1918), the "Zimmermann Telegram" was published. The message from the German Foreign Ministry to Mexicans encouraged them to go to war, in alliance with Germany, against the U.S. to recover their lost Mexican territories (see also The Mexican Border Wall).

Mexico

1932: The infant son of aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh was kidnapped. The child was found dead on May 12.

1941: Bulgaria joined the Axis Powers and allowed German forces to enter the country.

1960: Approximately 20,000 people were killed at the Atlantic seaport city of Agadir, Morocco. The city was destroyed by 2 earthquakes, a tidal wave and fire.

1966: The Soviet Venera III landed on Venus. It was the first spacecraft to land on another planet.

Venera

1985: The Pentagon admitted the scientific studies that a nuclear war would block the sun, causing a "nuclear winter" i.e. there would be no "winner" in a nuclear war (see also Who Would Throw A Nuclear Boomerang?).

1992: Bosnia and Herzegovina declared independence from Yugoslavia.

2003: The International Criminal Court held its first session in The Hague, Netherlands. The Court has remained mostly impotent because most of the greatest war criminals of the modern age escape justice in their militarily-strong nations. Only the weak and the losers of wars face that Court's "justice." True justice is surely coming however; no one "gets away with" anything (see What Happens After The Messiah Returns?).


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