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That My Sight Is Bestowed To Me (7 of 11)
Series: I Can See Clearly Now
John Chapter 9
INTRO: This story is actually a continuation of chapter 8 and verse 59. That little word "and" which begins verse 1 of chapter 9 links the two together. Notice that in chapter 8 and verse 59, Jesus hides himself from the Pharisees who wish to stone him. This account corresponds with II Corinthians 4:3 "but if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost" Jesus was and still is the gospel and when he hid himself from those unbelieving and blind Pharisees, he marked them as lost men. Notice also, that immediately after hiding himself, he revealed himself to the blind man, which marked him as an object of the grace of God. This also teaches us that the light of God is manifested to individuals and not to the masses of people. Out of all the people that were present, Jesus saw one blind man that would become a trophy of grace. Notice further, that as the Light of the world was manifested, it either brought condemnation or conversion. This is why the Pharisees sought to stone him, because that light which was shone on them, convicted and condemned them. It is interesting to note, that the Jews had everything in the realm of revelation. They had the written Word of God, the knowledge of that Word, the priesthood and the history of God's dealings with Israel, yet they did nothing with everything. In contrast, the blind man had none of these things, and did everything with nothing. This brings to mind the verse, "Little is much when God is in it". A greater truth can be gleaned from this account, in that the Pharisees were up in religious position, but went down to stone the Lord. The blind man was down in position, and came up to receive the salvation of the Lord. This is the account of the light from God and the one man who could say, "I can see clearly now", as a result of receiving that light. As we expound this text further, we see:
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