JOHN 9:28-41 JESUS SAID TO HIM, “DO YOU BELIEVE IN THE SON OF GOD

24Mar

John 9:28 Then they reviled him and said, "You are His disciple, but we are Moses' disciples. 29 "We know that God spoke to Moses; as for this fellow, we do not know where He is from." 30 The man answered and said to them, "Why, this is a marvelous thing, that you do not know where He is from; yet He has opened my eyes! 31 "Now we know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, He hears him. 32 "Since the world began it has been unheard of that anyone opened the eyes of one who was born blind.

 33 "If this Man were not from God, He could do nothing." 34 They answered and said to him, "You were completely born in sins, and are you teaching us?" And they cast him out. 35 ¶ Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when He had found him, He said to him, "Do you believe in the Son of God?" 36 He answered and said, "Who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?" 37 And Jesus said to him, "You have both seen Him and it is He who is talking with you." 38 Then he said, "Lord, I believe!" And he worshiped Him. 39 ¶ And Jesus said, "For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may be made blind." 40 Then some of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these words, and said to Him, "Are we blind also?" 41 Jesus said to them, "If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you say, 'We see.' Therefore your sin remains.

 In this section of Scripture we will see the formerly blind man being confronted by the “religious” leaders (Pharisees) of the day.  Instead of jumping up and down and rejoicing for his newly found sight, they mistreat the man because they want to find the Man who broke THEIR Sabbath.  These Pharisees think they are somebody and they confront this man, but little do they know that he has a new found confidence and will soon have salvation too, while they end up lost and headed for hell.  This man when confronted says that Jesus is not a sinner but from God and who has ever heard of anyone opening the eyes of the blind!  So the religious leaders remove him from fellowship with any Jew by kicking him out of the Synagogue.  Well, Jesus goes and finds the man and asks him if he believes in the Son of God (Messiah), then man says who is He that I might believe and Jesus says I am Him.  Right then and there the man believes on the Lord Jesus Christ and is saved.  Then the Pharisees meanwhile demand to know whether they are the blind Jesus is talking about who are lost and Jesus says yes, you are.  Are we blind, yet think we see and know the truth, or do we really know the Jesus of the Bible?

 V28 The controversy exposes another deceit. No, they are not disciples of Moses. Because Jesus said in John 5:46, “If you believed Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote of me.” Now we start to see who is really blind in this story.

 V 35-38 And that’s the last thing we see or hear of him. That is the point of the story. Jesus does the works of God. Jesus is the glory of God. Jesus is to be worshipped. The man was blind. And then he called Jesus “the man.” And then he called him a prophet. And then he defended him at huge risk. And then fell down and worshipped. This is why Jesus came into the world. He is seeking worshipers.

39–41 The same light that leads one person can blind another

    John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. Have you trusted Him as your Savior? He can Save you if You ask Him based on His death, burial, and resurrection for your sins. Believe in Him for forgiveness of your sins today.

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