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Faith To See

Sun, 15 Feb 2009

  

A.      KEY VERSE:  John 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.

 1.       BLIND:

a.       Lacking the sense of sight by natural defect or by deprivation.

b.      Not having the faculty of discernment: lacking intellectual light: unable or unwilling to judge rationally.

c.       Without regrd to rational discrimination, guidance, or restriction.

d.      To deprive of insight or understanding.

e.      Something to hinder sight or keep out light.  2 Corinthians 11: 13-15

 2.       BLINDING: depriving of understanding: confusing.

 3.       BLINDLY:

a.       Without reason or understanding : without comprehension or consideration.

b.      Without conscious purpose.

 4.       BLINDNESS:  Failure to exercise understanding, judgment, or discrimination.

 B.      SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS:

 1.       Deuteronomy 28: 15-68   Promised curses for Disobedience .

28.  The Lord shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart: 

29.  And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee.

 2.       Isaiah 42: 1-25    Comfort because of God's Servant

16.  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.

 17.  They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, that trust in graven images, that say to the molten images, Ye are our gods.

 18.  Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see.

 19.  Who is blind, but my servant? Or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? Who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the Lord's servant?

 20.  Seeing many things, but thou bserves not; opening the ears, but he heareth not.

 21.  The Lord is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honourable.

 22.  But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore.

 23.  Who among you will give ear to this? Who will hearken and hear for the time to come?

 

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3.       Matthew 15: 10-20   The blind will lead the blind.

10.  And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand:

 11.  Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.

 12.  Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?

 13.  But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.

 14.  Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.   1 Corinthians 14: 38 "But if any man be ignorant, then??????

 4.       Mathew 23: 13-33    Jesus condemns the blind religious order.

13.  But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.

 14.  Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.

 15.  Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.

 16.  Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!

 17.  Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?

 18.  And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.

 19.  Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?

20.  Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon.

 21.  And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein.

 22.  And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.

 23.  Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

 24.  Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.

 25.  Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.

 26.  Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.

 27.  Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.

 28.  Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

 

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29.  Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous,

 30.  And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.

 31.  Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.

 32.  Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.

 33.  Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?

 5.       Romans 1: 18-32     Blindess will cause a reprobate mind

28.  And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 

 6.       2 Corinthians 13: 5-6    We in Christ Jesus are not reprobates.

5.  Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?

 6.  But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates.

 7.       2 Thessalonians 2: 7-12    Don't go along with liars.

7.  For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

 8.  And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

 9.  Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

 10.  And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

 11.  And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

 12.  That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

              YOU CAN TRUST IN THE LORD for the TRUTH  John 8: 32-36 & 2 Timothy 2: 15-16

 8.       Proverbs 1: 7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

 9.       Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

 10.   Proverbs 4: 7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

 11.   Proverbs 3: 5-6 

5.  Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

 6.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

 

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C.      SCRIPTURE STUDY TEXT:  John 9: 1-41  Jesus Heals a Blind Man (Physically & Spiritually).

 [1]  The disciples talk to Jesus about the blind man.

1.  And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth.

 2.  And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?

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

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

 5.  As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

 [2]  Jesus heals the blind man

 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,

 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.

 [3]  The people tried to doubt that the blind man was he that was blind from birth.

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.  Some said, This is he: others said, He is like him: but he said, I am he.

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

 [4]  The blind man tells his story of who healed him.

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.

 [5]  The Pharisees could not break the blind mans faith in Jesus.

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. 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.

  

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[6]  The Pharisees also questioned the blind man's parents.

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.

 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: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue.

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

 [7]  The blind man is brought before the Pharisees a second time.

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.

 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.

 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.

 [8]  The blind man's spiritual eyes are opened to speak  and testify of Jesus

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.

 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.

 [9]  Jesus reveals himself to the blind man.   And condemns the Pharisees

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.

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.       John 8: 12-24-             Page 5


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