Why do we need a lesson like this? John 8:31-32 Jesus says to those who believe in Him, if you continue in My word, then are ye My disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth and the truth will set you free. Simply, it is the truth that sets people free. Satan has deceived the whole world, and everyone born into this world system was born blind.
To the Lord our God belongs mercies and forgiveness’s, though we have rebelled against him.
Jesus and his disciples come to Jericho and there by the roadside is a man called Bartimaeus who was born blind begging. He heard the commotion and wanted to know what was happening and was informed Jesus was passing by. When he heard he started shouting Jesus son of David have mercy on me. The people told him to shut up, but he shouted even louder and Jesus heard and called him. When he came, Jesus asked him a question, what is it you want me to do for you? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight. Jesus says to him, go thy way, thy faith has made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus in the way.
Jesus responds to faith, Bartimaeus entire world was in darkness from birth. He had heard of the miracles Jesus was doing and this kindled his faith, and when he heard Jesus was passing by, his faith/belief made him cry out. Notice people will always shout you down because you have faith, true faith should shine brighter in the face of adversity, so far from being silenced he cried out even more and Jesus had to respond to faith in him. Bartimaeus said Lord that I might receive my sight. He followed Jesus in the way before believers were called Christians in Antioch, they were known as people of The WAY. When your blindness is removed, you will only follow Jesus
Blessed are the undefiled (pure) in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord (what makes us undefiled? walking in the law of the Lord. Duet 8:3/Matthew 4:4 Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
Good and upright is the Lord, therefore will he teach sinners in the way. He will teach sinners his laws, so they stop sinning. 1 John 3:4 Sin is breaking God’s laws.
Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way.
There is a way that seemeth right unto man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. Matthew 7:13-14 Narrow the way that leads to life and few find / broad is the way to destruction.
Jesus says "I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH and the LIFE: no man cometh unto the FATHER but by me".
Isaiah 42:1, 4, 5-8
The Father Jesus speaking about his son Jesus. (HOLD YOUR SPOT AT VERSE 4)
Micah 4:1-2 - The law shall go forth from Jerusalem
To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
Jesus says, I am come a light into the world, that whosoever, believeth on me should not abide in the darkness.
John 9:1-5, 39
Jesus and his disciples were passing by and saw a man blind from birth, a question was posed who sinned to cause this condition, was it the man or his parents? Jesus said neither but that the works of God might be manifest in him.
(vs4) HOLD YOUR SPOT-Mark 14:41 From Jesus arrest to trial and execution and resurrection, no work was done. (Zechariah 13:7) I will smite the shepherd.
(vs5) Jesus says, As long as I’m in the world, I am the light of the world.
(vs39) For judgement I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and they which see might be made blind.
1 Corinthians 1:19-21
For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. (Isaiah 29:14)
Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.
The fool says in his heart there is no God
The Pharisees were a strict religious sect who observed the traditional and written law and were very self-righteous. They had Doctorates in the law. Jesus heals a man in response to his friend’s faith and said thy sins are forgiven thee. The Pharisees accused Jesus of blaspheming because he said to the man thy sins are forgiven. They had the correct assumption that Jesus was saying he was God, but they were blinded because of their self-righteousness.
Jesus tells them plainly that he has power on earth to forgive sins and heals the sick man and tells him to get up take up your bed and go home and he did.
John the Baptist, who paved the way for Jesus locked up in prison and his faith wavered a bit because it is written in Isaiah 42:7 that the Messiah would bring out the prisoners from the prison, so he sent two of his disciples to ask Jesus if he was the one to come. In that hour Jesus did some miracles and sent an answer back to John. The blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.
Jesus kept the Sabbath and he stood up to read from the law and the prophets (not tell us stories or what is on his mind) He is quoting Isaiah 61:1-2
Preaches to the poor, heals the brokenhearted, deliverance to the captives, RECOVERING OF SIGHT TO THE BLIND, to set at liberty them that are bruised.
We often hear church people say they get called and they are chosen-we ask chosen for what?
God identifies himself to Moses by his name Jehovah and tells him of the covenant he will make with Israel which he swore unto Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and that he will deliver them out of their slavery to the Egyptians.
God does what he says and brings his people Israel out by signs and wonders and tells them if they obey him, they shall be a special treasure above all the people of the earth and the whole nation will be a kingdom of priests. To bring the good news of the kingdom of God and how to get into It to all the nations to reconcile them back to God.
Let’s go back to John 9
John 9:6-31 HOLD YOUR SPOT HERE (Isaiah 59:1-2)41
This is a complete lesson and he who was blind was made to see physically and spiritually and immediately gave the doctor, doctor, professor, professors a lesson that left them hopping mad and they threw him out. Jesus finds him and declares himself to him and the man believes and worships Jesus. The Pharisees ask Jesus if they were blind too. He tells them if they were blind they would have no sin but because they say they see their sins remain. In other words, if you humbled yourselves and came to me, because the prophets testified of me then I would forgive your sins and you would be healed. But because you hold your self-righteous position and reject me, the only one who can forgive your sins then your sins remain.
If we do not believe in Jesus, we will die in our sins and the lake of fire awaits. Hebrews 9:27 It is appointed once for men to die and after death the judgement.
And the word of God increased, and the number of disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly, and a great company of the priests was obedient to the faith.
Isaiah 8:16-18, 20
To the law and the testimony, if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
Psalm 119:18, 34-35, 60, 86, 92, 126, 142
Sanctify them by thy truth, thy word is truth
These verses speak for themselves, the only law we are not under, is the law of animal sacrifices. Hebrews 10
Jesus reinforces the Law/Commandments must be kept. Not the least punctuation mark will be removed from the law till all be fulfilled.
Israel is the Lord’s servant who became blind due to rebellion, but the Lord has always reserved some for himself in every generation for he will not leave the earth without witness.
Isaiah 48:12-13, 16-18
The Lord who made the heavens and the earth (Jehovah was sent) He is the redeemer and the holy one of Israel, which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go. If only Israel had listened.
You only have I known of the families of the earth, therefore I will punish you.
Deuteronomy 28:1-14 / 15, 25, 30, 32, 36, 41-44,46-48, 64, 68
Blessings for obedience but curses for disobedience
Daniel 9:7, 11
Have we any idea who this cap fits and who is wearing it? Mr and Mrs Black Carribean/Black British/Black Afro American.
Go and look, no nation has ever changed their God’s
Everyone has come and made a profit off us. Is there any hope for us?
1 Kings 8:46-49
Solomon dedicates the temple and prays for Israel
The Lord will be a little sanctuary for those of us who turn to him even as we live in our enemies’ lands.
Deuteronomy 30:1-4, 19
In the land of our captivity, if we think about our situation and return to the Lord with all our heart, us and our children, then he will turn our captivity and return (not raise up another Moses) and take us back to our land. The real Israel cannot go back to the land until the Lord’s return.
The secret things belong unto the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed belong onto us and our children forever, that we may do all the works of this law.
But then I tell this to some of our people and they say the Europeans/the white man wrote the bible to keep us in slavery.
For those of you saying this, you are saying the Europeans will be taking us back to our homeland of Israel, they also write it that they are going to become our servants and make us rule over them for oppressing us.
Matthew 15:1-3, 9, 12-14
The Church leaders were transgressing the commandments/laws by their tradition and Jesus pulled them up for it. We are full of traditional teachings today without any biblical foundation. Christmas, Good Friday Easter Sunday doctrines, dead people going straight to heaven, the rapture, Sunday worship, pray over anything and eat it, God is a trinity-vs 7-9 Jesus says in vain you worship me. Vs 12-14 and the leaders are blind leading their people who they have made blind with these doctrines.
2 Corinthians 11:3-4, 13-15
Paul warns of another Jesus, another spirit and another gospel and who this comes by. Satan’s ministers.
Jesus is talking to church people here who are going to say to him when he returns to set up his kingdom; Lord, Lord did we not prophesy in thy name? and in thy name cast out devils, and in thy name done many wonderful works? Jesus answers; I never knew you: depart from me, ye who work iniquity.
Lord, I pray for all present, and who may come across this teaching online, that we would receive our sight in Jesus Christ name we pray, Amen!