Month 6:05, Week 1:4 (Revee/Shavu'ot), Year 5935:147 AM|
Gregorian Calendar: Saturday 3 September 2011
Don't You Wish?
Without Faith the Blind Remain Blind
A lady, who once looked at one of Turner's paintings which depicted some scene in nature, said to the artist: "Mr. Turner, I cannot see in nature what you put in your pictures." The artist's quiet response was: "Don't you wish you could, Madam?"
"Now as Yah'shua (Jesus) passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth" (John 9:1, NKJV).
Most of the world observes the rapture of Christian emunah (faith) and Christian hope, and read the joyful words of Christian ahavah (love) and experience, and say with a sneer: "We cannot see any such joys as these in religion". The only proper answer has to be: "Don't you wish you could?"
It takes the artist's eye to see the glory in nature and it takes the opened eye of Messianic emunah (faith) to see the glories of Yahweh' spiritual kingdom.
In the Gospel of John we read the account of the man born blind. This man's condition, moreover, was incurable. Like him, every sinner is spiritually blind and incurable and none but Yah'shua (Jesus) can remove this spiritual blindness.
To the unsaved, this Kingdom-life in believers remains an incomprehensible mystery. Few are able to walk away without reacting negatively to it because they won't exercise emunah (faith) and obey. They want the fruits but won't pay the price: surrender and the death of pride.
"Unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of Elohim (God)" (John 3:3, NKJV).
If you are an unbeliever hearing or reading my words, don't you wish you could have what we have? If you do, it is time to step out of unbelief...