September 18th, 2019
Are We Blind Also?
John 9:40-41 (KJB) 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.
A person can be bent on sin and death being naturally blinded by the presence of their own propensity to sin. You see, to sin is natural, but to follow God is based on the supernatural. The Pharisees posing a question to Jesus in this verse operated in this world with natural eyesight rather than having and applying the eternal vision of God.
Nothing is worse than catching a true glimpse of yourself in a mirror. In fact, it can be quite shocking to see a sincere reflection of yourself pitted against the obvious truth found in God’s Word. You see, when a person is spiritually blinded, he cannot perceive his own sin. He cannot see the handiwork of God in this world and equate it to God. He is blind, spiritually lost, and unable to self- rectify the problem of sin at work in his life.
Why because his heart and mind have been blinded by sin. It is like a human eye clouded by a cataract. Clear vision is not possible as long as his eyes remain clouded, and his vision is impaired. Try as you might, it is impossible to achieve clear vision without allowing a doctor to examine and remove this common obstruction found in aging eyes.
An obstruction in the eye clouding vision can be compared to the presence of sin.
You seem since Adam sinned in this world iniquity has stood in the way of a personal relationship between man and God. This spiritual roadblock must be professionally removed. A person is spiritually blind from birth and remains blind until he or she allows the spiritual work of God upon Calvary to affect his vision and his soul. Until this point, a man cannot perceive the natural presence of his own propensity to sin. Nor can he understand the eternal solution available to rectify the problem.
Without a clear vision from God, sin naturally remains at work in a lost person’s vision, heart, and mind. Only the completed spiritual work of God can open a person’s eyes to the problem and eternal solution for recognizing and removing the presence and power of sin.