John 9 … being blind

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?

Wonder why they would have this opinion?

Genesis 3:17 “And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;”

Is it possible they related sin to curses? The ground is now defiled and will produce anomalies. Where did Adam come from? Yep! The ground.

Genesis 2:7 “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”

This is the corruption that would lead to blindness from birth not the individual man or his parents actions.

Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.

  • Many times and in many places I have heard the saying, “God calls the equipped, or He equips the called.” While this seems completely plausible who would think that he would purposefully debilitate a human? Have you been given a “thorn”? 2
  • Corinthians 12:7 “And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn* in the flesh”
  • G4647 σκόλοψ skolops (sko’-lops) n. (figuratively) a bodily annoyance or disability.}

I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

This is a reference back to creation in my opinion. Look at day and night according to Genesis. 3

And God said, Let there be* light**: and there was light.

*H1961 הָיָה hayah (haw-yaw) v. 1. to exist. 2. to be or become.3. to come into being, i.e. to happen, to occur

**The Hebrew word for “light” is “owr”. This word does not mean an object that emits light like the sun, moon or the stars, not even like a lamp. Rather it means to make luminous or better yet it is “kindled glorious”. When the Bible says God is light it says Elohim is “owr”. This word is closely associated with life and joy and goodness.

And God saw*** the light, that it was good****: and God divided the light from the darkness.***

The word “saw” here is the combination of two words. H7200 רָאָה ra’ah (raw-aw’) v. (literally or figuratively) to see. Plus H853 אֵת ‘eth (ayth) prt-x.1. (properly) self. 2. (generally) used to point out the object of a verb (or preposition) more definitely. This meaning points us to the word ‘understand’. YHVH understood the light as being “good” or in Hebrew “tov”.

****The word “good” in Hebrew is “tov” and it does not simply “pleasant”. It means capable of, presently engaged in the process of, and destined for, completely fulfilling the Divine purpose for which it was created. Something “evil-ra” or wicked is something that stops something or someone from being able or capable of fulfilling their Divine purpose.

As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. {“kindled glorious”}

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, [the worlds first “skin” graft.]

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.

After the healing of any affliction there is always the command to wash. Again we see the application of Torah in the action of Jesus.

The neighbours 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: others said, He is like him: but he said, I am he.

(Satan immediately starts sewing seeds of doubt.)

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

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.

12 Then said they unto him, Where is he? He said, I know not.

13 They brought to the Pharisees him that aforetime was blind.

14 And it was the sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes.

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.

16 Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keepeth not the sabbath day. (The Pharisees version of Sabbath.) Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them.

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.

18 But the Jews (Pharisees) 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.

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

20 His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind:

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.

22 These words spake his parents, because they feared the Jews (Pharisees): for the Jews (Pharisees) had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue.

  • The Jews, as in, the people of Jerusalem, would not have the authority to exclude someone from the temple, only the Pharisees.

23 Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him.

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.

  • Jesus had not sinned against God…. He had broken the man-made rules of the Pharisees.

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.

There is more power in this statement than most will ever see. This man cares nothing for the religious establishment, his only concern is that he has been healed. This is the truth and the reality for this man.

When will this generation come to this conclusion?

The institutional church has become the same as the Pharisees; they create, dispense and monitor all information concerning the Scriptures. The credibility of any other person and their knowledge of the Bible is at the discretion of the “church”. There is no credence give to the person that has 30 or 40 years of study. Nor is there any value given to studying in the original languages. The ONLY thing they count…. Your indoctrination in the Greco-Roman university system.

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

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?

28 Then they reviled him, and said, Thou art his disciple; but we are Moses’ disciples.

29 We know that God spake unto Moses: as for this fellow, we know not from whence he is.

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.

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.

  • Proverbs 28:9 “He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.”

32 Since the world began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind.

33 If this man were not of God, he could do nothing.

34 They answered and said unto him, Thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach us? And they cast him out.

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?

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

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

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

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.

  • Ezekiel 17:2 “Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable unto the house of Israel”
  • Matthew 13:10 “And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?”
  • Matthew 13:13 “Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.”

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

41 Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.

Paul tells us this same thing: Romans 7:8 “But sin seized the opportunity and used this commandment to produce all kinds of desires in me. Sin is dead without the Law.”

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