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Jesus Is Still Opening Up Blind Eyes
"Unless Christ can pour light upon those who are born blind, He is not the Savior the world needs." - Pulpit Commentary
 
In John 9:5, the Lord Jesus said - "As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world." In other words, He is Light to the world - enlightening and saving the bodies and the souls of men. He is still opening the blind eyes of the body and the soul.  
 
You may have never seen God perform a miracle in opening the eyes of a blind person. But that doesn't mean that He is not doing it. In fact, He is opening blind eyes all over this world. And He certainly is still in the business of opening the blind eyes of the soul. If you are a Born Again child of God, then you are an example of one who "once was blind, but now sees" - spiritually speaking.
                                                                      
The Scriptures abound with one example after another - demonstrating how Jesus opened the eyes of the blind.
 
Matthew 9:27-30 says - "And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed Him, crying, and saying, Thou Son of David, have mercy on us. And when He was come into the house, the blind men came to Him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto Him, Yea, Lord. Then touched He their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.  And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it. "
Matthew 11:5 says - "The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear..."
Matthew 12:22 says - "Then was brought unto Him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and He healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw."
Matthew 20:30 says - "And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David."
Mark 8:23-25 says - "And He took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when He had spit on his eyes, and put His hands upon him, He asked him if he saw aught. And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.  After that He put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly."
Mark 10:46 says - "And they came to Jericho: and as He went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging."
Luke 4:18 says - "The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He hath anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He hath sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind..."
Luke 7:21 says - "And in that same hour He cured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many that were blind He gave sight."
John 9:6 says - "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. 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."
 
"The blind receive their sight..."
"...and unto many that were blind He gave sight." 
 
This is the Jesus that we serve! He is the One and Only Miracle Worker. He is still opening up blind eyes and unstopping deaf ears.
 
We must not limit Him in any way with our unbelief. We cannot allow the enemy to categorize situations as being easy or hard for Him. "With God all things are possible"(Matthew 19:26).  
 
Isaiah 35:5 says - "Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped."
Isaiah 29:18 adds - "And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness."
 
This is all made possible when Jesus comes on the scene - when He comes to save(Isaiah 35:4)
 
Oh! How we need His presence in our midst - how we need Him to manifest His greatness and glory in the midst of our church services. When He does, anything can and will happen.
 
Isaiah 43:8 and 42:19 make us aware of the fact that people can be spiritually blind and deaf -
 
"Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that have ears."
"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?"
 
Actually, in the first verse mentioned above, God was challenging the people over His omnipotence - His superiority to their false idols. Today, in the midst of so many man-made idols, He wants to manifest His glory and greatness and demonstrate His power. It doesn't matter whether or not the people are physically or spiritually blind or deaf - He can open the blind eyes and unstop the deaf ears. Most are blinded spiritually to His great power and goodness because of their sin and idolatry. And also due to their leaders who "cause them to err"(Isaiah 3:12). 
 
"Who is blind, but My servant?...and blind as the LORD'S servant?" The "servant" in this verse was Israel. The Jews refused their Messiah Who was in their midst performing all kinds of miracles - including opening the blind eyes and unstopping the deaf ears. Although they had the greater advantage to the heathen idolaters because they had the oracles of God, they were "blind" because they shut their eyes to the "Light." They were willingly ignorant, erroneous, and very careless - being blind and deaf in spiritual things.
 
Jesus boldly declared -  "...I am the light of the world." 
 
John told us in John 1:4 that that "Light" contained "life""In Him was life; and the life was the light of men."
 
In what way are you "blinded" to the ways of the Savior? Do you really believe that He can perform miracles in your midst?
 
Who do you know is spiritually blind or deaf? Do you believe that Jesus can open their ears to "hear the words of the book" or their eyes to see and receive the beauty of God's Truth?
 
We leave you with a quote from Matthew Henry, the renowned Bible Commentator - "Blindness and deafness in spiritual things are worse in those that profess themselves to be God's servants and messengers than in others."
 
"Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that have ears."
 
Sad but true - The first in line would have to be all the Preachers who preach a powerless Christ!
 
May God Bless His Word.
Connie
 

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