A Man Born Blind; Spit, Mud and Water Equals Sight.

Ever since Adam sold out to Satan this world has been in darkness. Once Adam bit into the lie and swallowed it God’s masterpiece was marred. Free moral agency showed up hoping that nakedness, fear and the loss of relationship could be overcome by blame shifting. The first man was a coward that brought God’s curse to His creation and broke God’s heart.

Sin with all its attendant maladies darkened the once magnificent wonder of an unsullied world created by a loving creator. God spoke His remedy in the first prophecy given to His creation made in His image. Genesis 3:14,15  came forth as the first (Protoevangelium) of many prophesy’s  given and would come to pass in God’s time. But, the consequences of sin would have to be played out until the promised Messiah would come and bring His glorious light into a darkened world.

Jesus of Nazareth in his public ministry constantly set about to correct many incorrect teachings and beliefs held by the people of his day. One such teaching showed itself in the course of a day’s work in chapter nine of John’s Gospel.

And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: 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 cometh, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.

Here Jesus (Messiah) brought sight to this man who had been born blind. In that day the Jewish people understood that the spittle of a righteous man  could make a blind man see, but only the Messiah could give sight to one born blind.  Jesus having made a mud pie with his spittle rubbed it over his eyes and sent him about a half a mile to wash it off in the pool of Siloam (Shiloah). Shiloh is another name for the Jewish Messiah.

“The scepter shall not depart from Judah nor a lawgiver from between his feet until Shiloh comes and to Him shall be the obedience of the people.” Genesis 49:10

Shiloh is also spelled Shiloah: “Inasmuch as these people (Israel) refused the waters of Shiloah that flow softly and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah’s son” Isaiah 8:6.

Shiloah means,’ sent one.’  Jesus was sent from Heaven to bring us to Heaven. Here in these verses of the New Testament John 9:1-41 the symbolism is clear: the Sent One from Heaven, told the blind man to go wash in the pool of the sent one (the Waters of the Messiah!). The man did and came back seeing for the first time in his life.

Later in the chapter after interrogating the man and his parents they begin again to question him, and got upset with this man’s simple irrefutable logic verse 30-33 and said to him.   “…You were completely born in sins, and are you teaching us?” And they cast him out.

Reading verse 34  tells me the Pharisees believed that all were born in sin and in need of a savior. They believed in original sin in Jesus day. Why is it some two thousand years later the orthodox Jewish people do not believe in original sin. Seems to me somebody is still teaching bad doctrine to their people. Still denying the Messiah who opened the eyes of one born blind.

“You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.”

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chris
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 05:24:06

    Hi Manny. I finally found how to leave a comment. Very will done my friend. I think God has gifted you in this area. I am really enjoying your new blog.

    May God continue to bless your efforts…

    Reply

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