Man Born Blind: John 9:1-38
Proof that Jesus Christ was the only begotten Son of God and the true
Messiah as prophesied in Isaiah 35:.
[August 6, 1969]
SNT – 301
Publication Date: 08-06-1967
Victor Paul Wierwille was a Bible scholar and teacher for over four decades.
By means of Dr. Wierwille's dynamic teaching of the accuracy and integrity of God's Word, foundational class and advanced class graduates of Power for Abundant Living have learned that the one great requirement for every student of the Bible is to rightly divide the Word of Truth. Thus, his presentation of the Word of God was designed for students who desire the in-depth-accuracy of God’s Word.
In his many years of research, Dr. Wierwille studied with such men as Karl Barth, E. Stanley Jones, Glenn Clark, Bishop K.C. Pillai, and George M. Lamsa. His formal training included Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology degrees from Mission House (Lakeland) College and Seminary. He studied at the University of Chicago and at Princeton Theological Seminary from which he received a Master of Theology degree in Practical Theology. Later he completed his work for the Doctor of Theology degree.
Dr. Wierwille taught the first class on Power for Abundant Living in 1953.
Books by Dr. Wierwille include: Are the Dead Alive Now? published in 1971; Receiving the Holy Spirit Today published in 1972; five volumes of Studies in Abundant Living— The Bible Tells Me So (1971), The New, Dynamic Church (1971), The Word's Way (1971), God's Magnified Word (1977), Order My Steps in Thy Word (1985); Jesus Christ Is Not God (1975); Jesus Christ Our Passover (1980); and Jesus Christ Our Promised Seed (1982).
Dr. Wierwille researched God's Word, taught, wrote, and traveled worldwide, holding forth the accuracy of God's "wonderful, matchless" Word.
Joh 9:1-5; 8:44
Joh 9:22-38; Isa 35:5
- SUMMARY KEYWORDS: Jesus, blind, born, word, excommunicated, healed, wash, record, pool, eyes, disciples, siloam, believed, church, parents, reincarnation
I'd like for you to take your Bibles tonight and turn to the Gospel of John, the prophets of old, in Isaiah, other places in the Old Testament, prophesied of the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. They told about His coming. They said many wonderful things about the Lord Jesus. But there is a prophecy in the Old Testament. When I first read this prophecy, I never understood it. And so I did with it like I've done with hundreds of places in the Word of God. When I did not understand it, I did not deny its reality. I did not say it was a myth. I did not say it was baloney. I simply said, I don't understand. And I'll just let it live dormant. Maybe someday, somebody will help me to understand. Well, it wasn't that somebody that helped me to understand but it was the very keys that I teach in the foundational class, that God inspired my heart one day and showed me this great record in the Gospel of John. And this was the explanation of a prophecy, which was stipulated back in Isaiah, a prophecy that stated, in essence, the following, that when the true Messiah would come, who would be our Lord and our Savior, the one who would be God's only begotten Son, the one who would do exactly what the prophets of old had always spoken about. Isaiah said, that when this man would come, he would do one miracle, a miracle which had never been done before in the history of the world. And the doing of this miracle, would be the proof, in the sense his world that he was God's only begotten Son, and that He was the promised Messiah, that He was the reading. The record directory of that miracle is written in the Gospel of John in the ninth chapter. And in this closing section of our advanced class, it is this portion of the Word of God that I have reserved for my advanced class and for the spiritual enjoyment and enrichment of all of our people who are gathered here tonight, and our people listening by radio, as well as those across the nation who will be receiving the tapes of this closing section. We read in the first verse of the ninth chapter. And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his one, birth, blind, some his birth. And this had been the prophecy of oh, that this man would be healed that a man would be healed who had been born blind. You can read a lot of miracles in the Old Testament, you can read a lot of wonderful things that men of God did in the Old Testament. But there is one thing they never did. Not one of the miracles in the Old Testament records, the record of a man of God, opening the eyes of a man who was born blind. But over here tonight, we have that historic record, when it occurred, and who did it. And this is the greatness of this record. Verse two. And his disciples asked Him saying, Master, who did sin, this man or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, neither has its man sinned, nor is what, but that the works of God should be made manifest in him, I must work the works of him that sent me while it is day, the night coming, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the order.
These first five verses need our attention very closely. Because we have here a number of very difficult statements. First of all, it is not difficult to read and understand the first verse where it says, demand was buying from his birth, which means that he was born blind. But the second verse is the one that the reincarnation issues, the people who talked about having existed in another life before they come back now and They're back for the third or the fourth trip here. They use this verse to teach reincarnation. His disciples asked Him saying, Master who did sin, this man, or his what? If this man sinned, he was born how Blyde, then he must have sinned in a previous existence. Gods he could not have sinned in this one, if he was was born blind. So they said, Did this man sin, it is previous existence. This is the argument that you who did sin, this man are his parents. But he was born blind. I would like to say to you, that the record here, if you'll go back, you'll find out his address to men and women, not to women, sorry, to man, the record is a Bible is addressed to men. Here it is John chapter eight, man, the word the head of the temple in Jerusalem, that 70 that Senate dread, who controlled the spiritual operation of that. And among those men, the vast majority of them were born of the seat of the serpent. They were Pharisees and scribes. And Jesus had told them in verse 44, of the eighth chapter, era of your father was the devil. And if you're, if you're born, if you're born of the devil, you're born of the wrong seed, and you have seed in you. And that's the unforgivable sin to be born in the wrong seed. And he said, Your up your father, the devil. And so these people who were up their fathers, the devil, they had all their reincarnation stuff, and everything else all screwed up. They've been in a mess all the time. And it was these who said, and who had been teaching to the disciples, and they brought this word to the disciples. And the disciples simply said, All right, Master, you explain that, does that mean that the disciples believed what was said here? That but they had heard what these men had said to Jesus in chapter eight. And so his disciples said, Alright, Master, you explain it, they asked him, to explain it to everybody. They're saying, who did send this man or his parents that he was born? But And Jesus answered, neither has this man sinned, nor is what that you know, takes the reincarnation is and just chop them off right below the ears. He said, This man did not say he could not have because he was not in existence before. Then he did something else, which was wonderful to those people, those badges Pharisees and Sadducees. You know what he said? Neither good guess what? Parents. And that's remarkable. You know why? Because many people believe that the reason they have a child born with an infirmity, that they the parents are the ones who sinned, and that it is God who is just bringing this on them because they sinned. We have people all over our country today, good church, people who believe that because a child dies in infancy, they condemn themselves and say, well, it must have been the way I lived when I was a boy, or when I lived when I was a young lady. Maybe it's because of the fight. My husband and I once had this. This is our sin upon the child. That's the correction Jesus makes here and don't you ever forget it? He said, Neither has this child 10 nor his what? Parents then you should put a period. King James has this in chat in verse three.
You should put a period after the word parents because that settles the whole thing. Neither have this man sinned, nor his what the understanding verse For now could begin with the word but and this should set it in contrast with that which precede. But now here we go. We've got a man who is born blind, right? He did. Not saying there isn't any real incarnation Jesus said, nor did he is what? And since now we've got something to start with verse four. But that's the word of God should be made manifest in him, I must work the works of him that sent me while it is day, the night comics where no man can work period and the various for now, it all makes sense. You know, according to the King James what it says. It says in verse three, neither has this man's in noise parents, but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. That's why he was sick. That's why I was born blind. He was born blind, that the work that God should be made, if he was born blind, that the word of God should be made manifest in and God made him blind. And that's an impossibility. Because the way that God says that in God, there's no darkness. And God does not send sickness, God does not make people blind. And just taking this verse and working it accurately, is worth an education, in the accuracy of God's Word. Again, I like to read it to you because people this thing is dreamin. Jesus answered, verse three, neither had this man sin, nor is what parents period. Now start a new verse, but that the word of God should be made manifest in him, I must work the works of him, who sent me while it is day, the night cover, the night come with when no man can watch, then there is a time coming. There is a time coming, when the works. That we are to do with a power of God in us can no longer be worked, there is a time coming. The answer to that is given in next verse. As long as I am in the world, I am the US. So as long as he is here, as long as he is here, then these words of God can be carried out by the believers. Now you put all this together with the greatness of Corinthians, for instance, that we have been given the the ministry of us, rec and the word brought reconciliation, Christ in you the hope of glory. And if Christ is in you, If Christ is in you the hope of glory, where is he then? Right here? Where are the believers? Wherever believers he's there, and he has the light of us, though, therefore that lights here. That's why you know what this very says, Would you rightly divide the word as long as the church, the born again, believers, the church which started on the day of Pentecost, not the church building, not those who just have their names on the road, but But those who are born again are God's Spirit and know God's word. As long as that church is hair, the light is lot here. But there's a day coming. The Bible says when he's going to gather the church, unto Himself, the dead in Christ shall rise first, then we which are alive and remains to be joined with them. When that day comes, this record that is recorded hearing John nine in the works that the churches to do will terminate, but as long as he's here, it's going to be once again, look at the greatness of it. But that the works of God should be made manifest. That the worst of God could be made manifest shown parts. I must work the works of him that sent me while it is day, the night come, when no man can work. But as long as I am in the world, I am the light of what?
Well praise the Lord. That system. That's the beginning. Now, after he had made this wonderful statement of truth, and the presentation of the greatness of this word, he turned to this man who had been born blind. And it says in verse six, when he had not spoken, he spat on the ground. He spit on some ground. You know how he spent on it? Look here. It's very simple. He picked up a handful, put a little dust, little dirt in his hand there and he bet on it. And he made watt play, he made play of the spittle and the ground. And he anointed the eyes of the blind man with what? Is there any healing power in play? Not enough to take a man who was born blind and alien. But there is a tremendous truth here. Here was a man born blind. There are a lot of other people who had been born by in this land where Jesus ministered. Why should it just be this one man? For the same reason, that there were a whole multitude of sick and impotent folk waiting for the moving of the waters. Solomon's parts, but only one God delivered, for the same reason that a man lay up the temple gate beautiful. Jesus walked by him all the time. Every time Jesus went in the temple, he never prayed for that man, he never ministered doing. But one day a Peter and John happened by and that was the day and that was the hour on Revelation Baptist. That's where we've been in the advanced plus, Revelation, God by revelation, where the knowledge wedo is dumb, said to Jesus, pick up some dirt in your hand and bid on it, make some mud pie, little clay and plunk it in each one of the ears, put a tie, put it on each one of his eyes. How did Jesus know to do this, or to knowledge God totally word of wisdom taught him how to do it. And Jesus Christ obeyed God's words. Now, that's the silliest thing in the world, to take a little mutton spidered into a blind man i, the blind man, I know. It's not silly, if God says to do. Now there happens to be something in East Eastern culture and Eastern Orientalism that I think ought to tell you regarding this truth. And that is that the Eastern people believe that a man of God, if he's really a man of God, that his set off is holy. And this man must have believed that. And Jesus knew that by revelation. And so he met the man's need, according to the revelation that God gave him. And so he took that little dust, he spit in it, made some play and put it in each one of the eyes. Each one of the signs. And then he did something else. Verse seven. And he said, You're healed in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. No. He said, Go watch. Go wash in the pool of siloed. Why did he tell him to go wash in the pool at but why did he tell him to go washing the dirt? Because a prophet had told naman to go wash in the jargon. Why did he tell him to go watch in the pool of silos, again, the word of luck, knowledge, the word of knowledge. Other times people get healed, they never have to go watch in the jargon, or in the pool of silo.
You see how a knowledge of the manifestations of the Spirit makes the Word of God living and real and understandable and intelligible. And without that, you walk in darkness on the Word of God. You've just read it. It was like Mrs. Wade said tonight is just don't read until you get that knowledge of the word and then it has an effervescence and it has a glow. It has a heartbeat. It has a dynamite to it that few people have ever seen. He said unto him, go watch in the pool of silos. Now the word of God means what it says and it says what it means. So what do you think Jesus meant when he said go wash in the pool a silo? Amen. Go wash in the bullet silo. He didn't mean go jump in the bathtub. He didn't mean go up to the elaborate All right, take it and turn on the spicket. Then wash your eyes out. He meant go into the pool of settled. Ladies and gentlemen, this becomes so important because the average person never believes that God's word means what it says. And that it says what it means. They believe they can tell you that all the time when God's word said, if you're not born again, a god spiritual have no eternal life abiding within you. They believe they've got eternal life, from the time that they're born. And all they have to do is be exposed to the right environment, they're all gonna have it anyway. And if they don't make a district, they'll be in reincarnated in another body. And I'm getting all over again. But reminds me of the man that got in through reincarnation story and he had been a man he turned out to be an Angus bull down in came.
Crazy words, you know why they get into all this soap, because they all want to know better than God's word. Ladies and gentlemen, down through the history of society, all these 1000s of years have always been men and women who thought they knew more than God's word. Some of the critics have said that by the time they died, the word of God would no longer be read in a place. Those critics are dead and gone. And some of us are just beginning to read the ineffable greatness of that word, the word still here and there going? No, right? A God is always the will of God. It means what it says. And it says what it means ladies and gentlemen. And God has a purpose for everything he says, where he says it why he says that, how he says it to whom he says it when he says, And here was a man who was born blind. And I tell you, they were watching him with Hawk eyes, eagle eyes, because nobody had ever been healed before. And they knew, somehow or other, they knew that in a previous life, he must ascend, or his daddy and mommy must have seemed like real troopers. And so they want Jesus. And I can just see the pictures, all these brains, these theological grandstanding around, you know, watching Jesus, and he does the stupidest thing in the world, he picks up a little bit of dirt, and he fixes. And he goes boop, boop, on each eye, and says, go wash in the pool of silo, you know what those fellows were doing, you know, good no matter what they were doing, scratching their head? Laughing up their sleeve? That's right. That's what they were doing. They you know what they said in modern terms, better send them to Toledo or to Dayton, I don't know where you send them in Columbus. They thought Jesus was off his rocker. They thought he was crazy in the head tax or something text or something? He was way out. That's what they thought. And when you look at it sense, knowledge wise, it doesn't make any sense. I grant you that, that a man should pick up a little bit of dirt, put a little bit of spit on it and plunk it into a man's eyes and tell him go over dirt and wash in the pool of Siloam. Why it just doesn't make any sense at all. But that's remarkable. Because when it comes to the new birth, it doesn't make any sense either. And yet, it makes all the sense in the world. When you carry out what God said when he said if you confess with your mouth, the Lord Jesus believed God raised Him from the dead, you're going to build up. Then knowledge why it doesn't make any sense. But it makes all the sense in the world would you do it? For then the Word of God the will of God, you get the results Sunday. He said go wash in the pool to silo, I want you to know something that before you can get deliverance from God, you have to have the word of God. Remember, first you find out what's available. Secondly, how to what? And thirdly, what area got it again? Boy, that man been sitting around from the time he'd been born. Nobody had ever healed him. He was born blind. All they were saying Well tell us when you sin. What you're doing your previous existence. Or Come on Daddy and Mommy has come he's born by what you do. But nobody around to give him any help. One day got that word of God. It was so simple. It was so simple. Simply put a little mud in his eye and said Go wash in the pool of Siloam truth is always simple arithmetic. complicated. The reason these people have so much difficulty understanding the Word of God and believing God's word is because they're all in air. Through this simple error, it's complicated. He said, Go wash in the pool of Siloam demand, had the word knew exactly what to do. Now it's up to the man to do what do it, demand to carry it out? Because the true God never possesses. He never controls He gives us a greatness of His word. He said, Whosoever will make cub remember. A wonderful truth. Go wash in the poll a silo. And I want to tell you, unless this man literally carries out the word of God, he's not going to get the results to God.
And then you can begin to see you again for the hundreds it 11 times, or more, how every place in the light of God when men are God tapped into the abundance of God. They always literally obey the Lord. And yet I hear people saying all the time, we teach the accuracy of God's words, and we talk about the fourth crucified with Jesus when I get all through some brains pops up, so on, so on. So what, what difference does it make if two died with Jesus, or if for God, Jesus, the most important that tell us a liar to begin with. He doesn't even believe in the greatness of Lord Jesus Christ. If he did, he'd accept the greatness of God's word. It's just a misnomer. It made all the difference in the world to anybody in the world that ever got delivered. When Jesus meant to, he said to when he meant for he said, For when the Word of God says, Do it means do when he said to this man, go walk in the pool in a silo, you know what he meant? Go watch in the Polo sign on. And did you ever noticed the record how wonderfully said, put through all in one verse? He went his way, therefore, he went his way, he went his way. Therefore, where do you go to the pool of odd? And what do you do with the pool? He was exactly according to the Word of the Lord and he came on, man, that's what the Word says. That's what it means. A man who was born blind. You talk about having believe in faith. We talk about having, believing faith to get the film off and running. But gravy here is a man who was born blind and the only word he had was the watch Nicola Sato put yourself in his place. Suppose you were 3540 years of age, and you had been born blind. And somebody like BP Weller Now George or Peter Wade said to you go wash in the New Bremen Creek Would you would you let's man all he had was go wash were in the pool at silo. And it's a remarkable story, ladies and gentlemen, because Jesus didn't argue with Him. Jesus didn't say to this man, look, you poor balance. You've been blind all these years. won't chip please. Just once in your life believe God's word and go wash in the pool of silo want to just please take the time and try it out. After all, you know you can't lose anything you have been blind and if you stay blind the rest of the days in your life you haven't lost a thing. Why don't you just try out God? Ball you'll never get anything by trying out God because God doesn't have to be tried. He's been proven. He is God Almighty. The average person likes for you to beg him to do things of God. Ladies and gentlemen, never beg anybody to do a thing or God if they don't want to do it. Give them God's word and let them go. Forward no man is entitled to hear the Word of God that second time until he believes that the first time Jesus said to that man go wash in the pool of fellow and he left him alone and the man beneath How do I know he believed this Because believe is that right? And it says he went and want to believe is to receive all believing equals receiving. But if you come down and if he just said, Well, I'll go to Liverpool, and I'll try, I'll try it out to see if God really means what he says, You know what happened to that man. He'd have been as blind tonight as he was done if he was still living. He went believing. He believed that he went to that pool and he watched, he come see him. And that's what the Word says. He went to that pool he was, and that man did what he saw his blindness was golf.
Ball, you can teach this to your Sunday school, children, to your young people and to your adults. And every time you read it every time you see it, and you just sit back in the greatness of the all that the believing that was in that man who had been born blind, that somebody should say to him, Go rush you in the pool of Siloam. And that may have believe literally, that it must be God speaking for free when he watched any came see. No wonder it upset the applecart for everybody. Because nobody outside of Jesus and the man believed it would be done. That's those Pharisees and scribes and the Sadducees that were out. They were laughing up their sleeve. They knew it couldn't be done. But there was one man there one word of God, that man believe that word of God and against all odds. aproved No wonder everybody got disturbed. No wonder we're going to have some trouble in the rest of the chapter. Because he immediately after this thing happens. Boy, I have a cool Blake's loose across the whole area, and everybody gets all disturbed and excited. And you know, the first thing they do is call in the neighbors. You got to get the neighbors involved. Because the neighbors have to get concerned about your life. They got to know your business about better you do you know that? So we have a real opportunity here in verse eight. The neighbors there for and they we had seen him that he was blind said is not this he that sat in bed. Some of the neighbors said Yep. This is he other said he has one sounds just like neighbors. They didn't even know he sub said yes. That's our neighbor. Somebody said, Well, it looks like our neighbor. But he said, I am your neighbor, I am He therefore verse 10, said unto him, how were your eyes open? Boy? How did you get your eyes open? He answered and said, man, who is called Jesus made what? Clay. And I did my eyes and said underneath, go to the pool of Siloam and Walsh and I went and watched and I next word received on how to get it by taking it. That's the only way you ever get anything from God is by receiving it by taking it. This advanced class the only reason you moved as fast and forage out because as I taught the Word you did want you received it Kameda Jerome, Jesus said to the man go wash the Pool of Siloam the man believe and as he believed he received he took it he said well that's what the man of God said. He didn't even know it's not a God. He said, Man, Jesus said And therefore I believe he meant what he said I'll just take it. That's how he received this thing. Now verse 12, the neighbors still involved they said all right, where is this fella? They said on Damn. Why is it you say that alright producing bring him in here. Let him speak to you know something? He said I don't even know where he is. He said I know not. Verse let 12 Now verse 13 We read it get the religious groups in buttons now the neighbors take him in said all right that maybe you have a boy don't believe it. Now we're here you go boy, they pick him up by the seat of The pants and they drag him up to the highest outfit they knew. They brought him to the ferrets ease. Now we got the church involved at the temple, you know, the unbelieving believers, the unbelieving unbelievers, I don't know which they brought to the Pharisees him that afford time was what? Blind. And oh my goodness, the first thing they come up with that it was was that Oh, that's terrible. It's the Sabbath day, when Jesus made the clay and opened his one man, you'd know their reaction to this wood. So he's already in the soup. Verse 15. After they argue about that a while then again, the Pharisees also asked him demand,
how he had received it site. And he said unto them, he put clay on my eyes, and I washed and do think, therefore it said, some of the Pharisees does man is not a god. No, sir, he's not a God because he does not keep the lat Sabbath day. And others of the ferrets, he said, Well, how can a man who was a sinner do these miracles? And there was the usual manifestation among the group. There was a watt division among them. So they say verse 17, on to the by man again, you see, they're giving him the third degree, maybe the fifth, they're really burdening? Sure. They say as a blind man again, what's a US dollar him that opened eyes, and he's a blind man said he is a lot. A prophet is a man of God. So the blind man said, he's a man of God. Well, some of the ferrets, he says he can't be of God, because he opened his eyes if he did it on the Sabbath day. Others said, Well, how could a man does that? If he were a sinner? So there was a division among them. But the man who'd been healed said, he's a man of God. Boy, that took curry. Do you know why? Because the man who, who had just been healed of blindness, he had his axe right on the what it slapped. That's right, because he was prepared, appearing before the top echelon of the religious leaders of his day. And they could just chop his head off whenever they want to do. But instead of drawing in his horns, instead of him saying anything less, he said, That was a man of God.
At a fella, tell me a while back, you'd like to come to my headquarters. But I couldn't afford to come here because of what the people thought in the community. Look at that story. Look at that story. You'll see later on that these were just not men in the community one with a little with a little lack of power. These were men who could excommunicate you who could take your bread away from you, who would have the opportunities, he wouldn't have any place to sleep. But he stood right in front of all of men. He said, I want to tell you, he is a lot of profit. He is a prophet. He is a prophet. That's right. What version are we at haha. But the Jews did not believe concerning him that he had been watt blind and received his sights until now they call his watt. Parents now we get the parents well. And they asked him ask them verse 19, saying, is this your son? Whom you say was born? What? How then does he now see you explain it to us? Verse 20, his parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son. And that he was born what? But by what means he now see, we know not or who has opened his eyes we know that. He is of a GS an adult ask him. He tells speak for himself. These words speak his parents because they feared boss. Boy, what a great daddy and mommy. Terrible, isn't it? They had a son who was born blind. And his son was healed. But this Daddy and Mommy didn't have the courage of their own weight of their hair. Just stand for what was right. Hey, if you had a son who had been born blind and he got to be 40 years old or so and a man of God came along and set that man free, you know what you ought to do? for that man of God, and for your son, you want to stand and say, Yes, that is right. But the parents did not do it because of one word what fear for fear. Fear always enslaves. Fear always in cases, fear always makes you less than what you want to be, and what you really ought to be. But for fear of the Jews, they spoke that way. Why did they speak this way? For the Jews had agreed already. You see, you haven't got a chance, because they'd already made up their mind ahead of time. That if any man did confess that this Jesus was the Christ, he'd be put out of the synagogue. Now, that doesn't mean much does today you know why, when they throw you out of the United Church of Christ, the Presbyterians are glad enough to have you. And when the Baptist get rid of you, the United Church of Christ will take any body so they're glad to have you. That wasn't true in that day. You see today to excommunicate somebody is just almost falling. But in that day, when you were excommunicated, you couldn't have a place to sleep. You could not buy bread in that town, ladies and gentlemen, nobody would speak to you. Nobody would give you a clothing or a house or any other thing. You'd walk down the street on this side, and everybody would walk on the other side, they wouldn't talk to you. The Jews had agreed already, that if anybody said that this Jesus was the Christ. They'd be excommunicated. They really had the clamps into the people. The parents got caught 82 therefore averse 23 said his parents, he is of age to a lot because his parents were afraid they were going to be excommunicated. Verse 24 Then again called a the man that was blind, this is a third time and set on him. Give God the praise brother give God the praise. Praise the Lord brother give God the balance. We know this man who did it two years. Hey, great, sounds like a real religious meeting off. Give God the praise. You know what they just forgot to say which God?
Gods they said that this Jesus was a what? They must add some wrong. Remember in the advanced class where they said he had the ultimate. And those men who set this up Jesus they were born on the wrong seat. They're born in the same groups talking to you. They say give God the praise give God the praise. They just forgot to say which God whatever somebody says, Be give God the praise. You always find out from them which God they want you to break. Whether it's the god of this world, who is Satan, or the garden Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, a lot of difference. And I just see this picture, you know, they say, All right, give God the praise Brother, give God the price. Not that Jesus give God the brace.
Verse 25, he answered and said, why not? It's a remarkable whether he be a sinner or not, I don't know. I know not. One thing I know. That was I was bides. Now I want Oh, go right, hallelujah.
If we arrived at that place and quit stewing about whether BP willows got a pocketbook in his right hip or in his left hip, was a river Wade carries his change in his right pocket or in his best pocket. Whether I eat bologna for breakfast or soup for Southern, we'd get some of the things that God's done. You know, the Pharisees were concerned whether this Jesus had done it on the right day and all these other things. And you know what, the man who was born blind, was concerned about one thing Oh, he got set free. He didn't ask Jesus, whether at breakfast at eight or nine. He didn't ask him whether he carried his wallet in his right hip or on his left. He didn't have to do more of your went to church every Sunday morning and pray to throttle. He didn't ask him anything. He could have been carrying his turkey dinner in a basket upside down. He wasn't concerned he's only one thing he said. I was blind and now I want praise God, hallelujah. Boy, when you get to the place, that you're just believe God's word, and quit paying attention, what kind of vessels it pours out of as long as it's stored. That's the word And nothing but that wonderful word of God, it will set men and women free when they believe. Oh, bless your heart. Verse 26. I tell you, they're f3 they set then said day to him again. Tell us once more, what did he do? Does he how often he's on ice? And He answered them, I told you already, and he did not hear. Wherefore would you hear it again? He also want to be His disciples. Oh, man, oh, man. That that takes a little courage, doesn't it? Because they had already agreed they do not excommunicate him. And finally, he just says, All right, you want to hear it once more. Now you really want to you want to be sure you want to be wanting to disciples. Verse 28, then they want reviled him and said, Thou art his disciple, your his disciples, but we are. We are both as a disciple of Moses as disciple. And we know that God spake unto Moses. But as for this fella, this Jesus fella, we don't even know from whence he is. Verse 30, and the man had never graduated from a theological cemetery like these others had who had just spoken to him. The man answered and said unto them, Why fellas hearing is a marvelous thing, that you do not know from whence he is, and yet he has opened my eyes. Now we know that God here at not sinners, but if any man be a worshipper of God, and do with his will hear me hear it. since the world began, verse 32. Was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of the lot of one that was born blind? Isaiah 35, five is the record. If this man, were not a God, he could do what? Nothing? Isn't that a marvelous thing to say to them? They answered and said unto him, doubtless all together born in sin, and docile teach us
and they want Castine boil boil by what a tremendous thing. Jesus heard Jesus heard that they had cast him out. And who went looking for Jesus? Not his daddy and mother. Not his mother and father. Not the people in the church, not the neighbors. Not the ministers. Nobody. Nobody except one. The heart rending story, isn't it? But I want to tell you that one is the best.
That one and a believer always make them a joke. The people may excommunication ladies and gentlemen, you're headed for it if you don't know what I'm telling you. When you walk with the greatness of the Word of God, there isn't one organized denomination that can stand you because of the abundance of the word that lives with him. But even if they can't, even if men and women in that society of ours, kick up their heels, that you have to stand, the word still says there is one standing with you, the Lord Jesus Christ. Remember one of the records we studied in the advanced class Chuji, whom you will serve this day. Remember if the true God the God serve Him, if the bail be God, serve him and one little prophet of God with with a power God put the fire under the altar remember? There is another record in the Old Testament. I think it was Moses or one of the other men of Gods said, Who killed Jesus daddy said, but as for me in my house, we shall serve as the man said, I may have been excommunicated from the synagogues and temples. I perhaps cannot by any bread, I can't even find a place to sleep. But I want to tell you something, he said that this man who opened my eyes could not have been a sinner. And since the world began, as it never been heard, that anybody opened the eyes of a man who was born blind. And this man who did this was of God, and the cast him. And when they cast him out, Jesus was the only one who came looking for him.
And when he had found him, verse 35, he said unto him, just don't believe on the Son of God.
And he answered and said, Who is the Lord that I might believe on him? Oh, he, he didn't even he didn't even know the Lord, the Son of God. He didn't know him. It is like saying to somebody today, he's not born again of God's Spirit.
And yet God healed him. He was not saved. And yet God healed him. Or remarked on remarkable truth. He didn't even know the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus said unto him, verse 37, thou have both seen him, and it is he that tucked with thee. And he the man said, Lord, I, what? Hey, man, God, I want that's it. And he worship to the man was born blind. The only record he had was go wash in the pool is silo, that's all the word he had. He literally believed that word. And it got him into all kinds of trouble. It cost him everything in this world. Everything since knowledge wise, that man had to pay. His daddy and Mother ridiculed. And they didn't ridicule him in public. But I mean, in private, but publicly, they wouldn't really stand with. The neighbors laughed at the people. We went to the synagogue with week after week, month after month. And we're you had given us support all that lifetime, whacked him to score last him discover yet Charlie, that one man said, he is a prophet. And when Jesus found him, and described to him what it was all about. He said to Jesus, Lord, I want mini Lord, I believe, and he worshiped the Lord Jesus Christ. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the greatest record I know in God's word.
One of the things that proves is that everybody else may be against you. They may say that no matter what you'll do, you're never going to be healed.
God can't deliver you because mail said it couldn't be done. Everybody else said it couldn't be done. Here was a man born blind. And yet that one man got the word of God. He believed God's word and he didn't mess around. He didn't say I'll try it out. He didn't say I'm coming down just to get prayed for tonight. It can't hurt me even if it doesn't do me any good thought try it out. No. It was his all or nothing run.