15 June 2010 (Shleshi/Bikkurim)|
Day #92, 5934 AM
Blind Man Healed
Revilers and Excommunicators
When people do not hear the answer that they want to hear, they will sometimes ask the question over and over again in the hope of hearing the answer they wanted. In the Dark Ages they applied torture to ensure the desired answer and in the Modern Age they are still doing that clandestinely and perhaps not so clandestinely in some countries.
"I told you already, and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again?" (John 9:27a, NKJV).
The answer of the once blind man to their questions did not satisfy the religious authorities of Yah'shua's day. Their demons knew that their position in their hosts as well as in the political echelons of the society of that time depended on Yah'shua being discredited. So they pushed for an answer that would discredit Him. These same people eventually pressed for Yah'shua's murder and indeed obtained their desire but with unforseen consequences both for themselves and for their private demons.
Now the man who had been supernaturally healed of blindness was was not so sophisticated or devious as his questioners - he in all innocence asked:
Because their was no innocence, light or godliness in themselves, they stooped to what demonised people do best:
Here you have summed up in one short paragraph the mechanics of the flesh when confronted with emet or truth. When the desired answer is not obtained, the response begins with reviling and ends with dismissal. The man was mocked and then excommunicated. He was vilified - meaning he was met with abusive language and declared worthless. He was served theological justificication too for their abuse - they declared that he was 100% born in sin and that there was not the smallest particle of goodness in him! In short, he was, they were claiming, totally possessed of the devil, the same accusation they levelled at Yah'shua when they accused Him of healing by the power of the devil. That is, after all, all the devil can do - accuse others of his own vices. The devil named himself through their mouths and thereby announced his spiritual ownership of these religious leaders. They belonged to hell.
"When they reviled him and said, 'You are His disciple, but we are Moses' disciples. We know that Elohim spoke to Moses; as for this fellow, we do not know where He is from.' 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! Now we know that Elohim does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshiper of Elohim and does His will, He hears him. Since the world began it has been unheard of that anyone opened the eyes of one who was born blind. If this Man were not from Elohim, He could do nothing.' They answered and said to him, 'You were completely born in sins, and are you teaching us?' And they cast him out" (John 9:28-34, NKJV).
Notice also that these leaders lied. They declared that they did not know where Yah'shua was from. Yet as we know they had spies everywhere completely keeping them up-to-date on everything Yah'shua did, who He spoke to, what He said, and, of course, His background. He was under surveillance 24/7. So they pleaded ignorance to justify themselves.
Abandoned by the world, Yah'shua steps in, for Yahweh leaves no one an orphan:
Willful blindness does not go down well in Heaven. Yah'shua was not only making a judgment in the here-and-now but also a prophetic one for He knew these people would never repent. Those who refuse to listen to emet (truth), who revile and cut off those who do not meet up to their expectations, remain in their sin and hold the devil's hand all the way down to the bottom of the pit. But one man believed and worshipped and was saved - one who had been blind but could now see!
"Yah'shua heard that they had cast him out; and when He had found him, He said to him, 'Do you believe in the Son of Elohim?' He answered and said, 'Who is He, Master, that I may believe in Him?' And Yah'shua said to him, 'You have both seen Him and it is He who is talking with you.' Then he said, 'Master, I believe!' And he worshiped Him. And Yah'shua 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.' Then some of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these words, and said to Him, 'Are we blind also?' Yah'shua said to them, 'If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you say, 'We see.' Therefore your sin remains'" (John 9:35-41, NKJV).