Spiritual Blindness

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John 9:41 ** Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you say, ‘We see’. Therefore your sin remains.

 A child less than two years of age can quickly learn to use the worldwide language of ‘sign’ to say ‘I am hungry’ by placing closed fingers to the mouth. The child knows and asks for the food of life to nourish the body. This language of love to nourish the body of the child by a mother or guardian is related to the language of love by our Father God. Yet the little child quickly becomes spiritually blind. This spiritual blindness is taught by parents and guardians that have never learned or truly accepted the free gift of love taught in the words of the Holy Bible. A child born blind can even turn the parents or guardian from initial love to desperation and even hate since the blind child totally disrupts their lifestyle. An institution for the blind child removes the disruption. The sin of the guardians or parents remains for they think they see but are spiritually blind guided along with the world into everlasting destruction while the bewildered child will soon see with the return of Jesus, the Messiah Y’shua.

The biggest businesses of this world also think they see but do not control their discipline in dealing with good or bad for the bottom line is making more wealth. The discipline of ethics is soon forgotten such as with the case of the bankrupt Johns-Manville Company who made a product called asbestos. Even after they discovered the dust was deadly after using the materiel in millions of buildings and homes, they simply filed bankruptcy to avoid a flood of lawsuits.

Proverbs 11:4-5 ** Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death. The righteousness of the blameless will direct his way aright, but the wicked will fall by his own wickedness.      

We develop the narrow road leading into righteousness when we guard and protect the commands of God within our hearts, our minds and souls. Within this evil world, many think they see the light of the law by doing a portion and giving the rest to the wicked god of the world (2 Thessalonians 2:4). How many laws did Adam and Eve break in the garden? They disobeyed only one law in disobedience of HIS word. Pain, misery and suffering are the law of the land and the entire world. Mankind has continuous worship of Satan to this day with lies, greed and ethics to do only bad instead of good. ** We leave this evil world with nothing, just as we entered at birth. Yet we become rich as we store our treasure in heaven (Matthew 19:21, 6:20-21, Deuteronomy 28:12) by helping our brethren with the Good News of our God’s Laws in the Bible and sharing what we can with the poor and needy. When we observe and obey the commands of the Lord your God he will make you the head and not the tail to give you the upper hand. But you must not turn away from any of the Lord’s commands. (Deuteronomy 28:13-14).

We often hear people say how sad a person had to die so young. This is not sad at all but great joy if the person is in Christ, the Messiah by keeping all the commands of Father God. Of course we miss the loved ones when they fall asleep in death but listen what the Bible says in Revelation 14:13, saying, “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.”  “Yes,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors and their works follow them.” ** The evil god of this world, Satan, blinds mankind with the same deception he started in the Garden of Eden. Instead of rejoicing ‘New Orleans style’ with blaring trumpets and dancing, many people turn to prescription drugs for relief. This sadness is again blinded by stupefying drugs to divert mankind away from turning to God for spiritual and joyful light instead of darkness. Depression and spiritual darkness often follows a survivor for the rest of their life. In opposition to Satan’s way, the Hebrew word ‘asre’ translates as blessed, happy and connotes (implies) prosperity. How awesome to be forever happy with the riches of the soon coming new heaven and earth!

Job 5:17-18 ** “Behold, happy (‘asre’, blessed) is the man who God corrects; therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty. For HE bruises, but HE binds up, HE wounds, but HIS hands make whole.”  ** This was the lowest point in the life of Job with the death all his children and destruction of his wealth. Now his best friend Eliphaz was preaching about Job’s unhappy state. Yet, our Lord God was very concerned for his blameless servant. The Lord blessed Job more in the second half of his life than before with greater riches, happiness as well as a good long life of 140 years more, totaling 280 years. He lived to see four generations of children and grandchildren.  Job never succumbed to spiritual blindness. Job held on to the light and love of the Lord throughout his desperate and painful situation until the Lord’s rescue from the sorrow caused by Satan.

1 John 5:2-3 **. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep HIS commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep HIS commandments. And HIS commandments are not burdensome. ** Spiritual blindness is removed when we also follow this command: “….what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear (dread of displeasing) the Lord your God, to walk in all HIS ways and to love HIM, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to keep the commandments of the Lord and HIS statutes which I command you today for your good.”(Deuteronomy 10:13-14).