John Chapter 9
Open the eyes of the blind
Mankind is spirit, soul and body. That is, we’re basically physical and spiritual in nature, and we need sight in both arenas. Our Lord Jesus is still the One who opens the eyes of the blind. It appears that when Jesus ministered on earth, whenever He heard the cry, “Have mercy on us”, He responded (Matthew 9:27-30a, 20:30-34). Healing in both the physical and spiritual realms is God’s business. That should be obvious.
Even though physical blindness is addressed and healed in the Scriptures (Luke 7:21b), spiritual blindness is of even greater concern. The Pharisees may have had 20/20 vision physically, but they were “blind as bats” spiritually (Matthew 15:14). Interestingly, after Jesus cleansed the temple in Matthew 21:12, He then stated its intended purpose as a place for prayer, and demonstrated its use as a place to open blind eyes. Satan is the one who blinds the minds of the unbelievers. Therefore, we must continue to do in our prayer lives what people did on earth 2,000 years ago, which is bring the blind to Jesus. Only the Lord can make them see.
Blindness and unbelief go hand in hand, as shown by Israel’s rejection of Jesus as their Messiah. As Christians, it’s vitally important for us to understand that hatred towards a fellow saint is spiritual darkness and blindness as well. Purity in heart precedes maturity in heart. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal any blind spots in your life, and then allow the Master to change you through His written word and Spirit.