John 9:12 Then said they unto him, Where is he? He said, I know not.
Yesterday we saw how lack of knowledge can lead to fear and binding our ability to recognize Christ.
In today’s message we see the man who was healed of his blindness by Jesus was asked where he was (the one who healed him) and that man said he did not know. Today almost all Christians fall in the position of the blind man. They were spiritually blind and in their blindness Christ touches them and heals them, but even after they are healed on the blindness yet they do not know Christ, as to who He really is and where He is.
Ask any Christian, ‘where is Christ?’ and like little kids they will say ‘in my heart’, then they foolishly point to the natural organ called heart. If cross questioned further they will say not the natural heart but the spiritual heart, referring to the inner-man. And if asked to describe the inner-man and as to how Christ can be resident there. They will not only confuse you but also confuse themselves further, for I have yet to come across one person who knows well on the inner-man.
Note when Jesus healed this man He applied a layer of clay made with mud and spit on his eyes! Did Jesus need to do that, could He not just touch or simply speak and heal Him?
We can only understand this by finding the place where Jesus performed this and how Jesus rebuked them for their lack of faith. Jesus had to do this stun so that their faithlessness does not prevent Him for healing him. Faithlessness of the person and of the people around could cause even Jesus Christ to not heal or do miracles. If we understand it we will know why famous Healers do maximum healing in public events but not in personal one to one sessions; it is not their faith alone that works but also the faith of other that plays a major role.
Lack of knowledge and understanding can not only cause fear but also prevent God from working in our lives.
In OT many words are translated as ‘heart’ in English translations are actually words like Hebrew leb (mind), lebab (inner-man), lebbah (thinking, understanding), nephesh (soul), me’ah (bowels, belly), qereb (within, core) and Aramaic bal (mind)
Just think how people will react when you tell them the organ which Bible equates with love (innermost emotions) is not the organ heart but the ‘kidney’ (Hebrew ‘kilyah’ and translated as ‘reins’ in the English Bible)! This fact alone will tell you how many really know the Bible and truly study the text instead of blindly believing what people preach about it.
Lord You are God and You alone are God. You are Spirit and your world is not this world which is full of corruption and misinformation. Lord we pray we learn to abide in your Spirit and learn for your Holy Spirit for true understanding comes only from Him. Lord open our hearts and minds to know You and your Word…
This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Lamentations 3:13 He hath caused the arrows of his quiver to enter into my reins.
John 12:37 But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him:
Matthew 13:58 And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.
Matthew 16:8 [Which] when Jesus perceived, he said unto them, O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have brought no bread?
Luke 24:25 Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:
Dated 08 Oct 2019