There are so many valuable lessons from this chapter. Most of the time we read a chapter or passage with a basic understanding of what took place. But if we dig deeper The Spirit will guide us to a deeper spiritual understanding of what we read that goes way beyond the surface. You may have read this chapter before but please read again and see the many outstanding examples of True Faith that serve as an example to us all. Below the Chapter verses I will briefly dissect a few of these amazing examples and how they relate to True Faith. These examples do not come from my own understanding. Only The Spirit can do this. I couldn’t have understood this by my own wisdom, only the wisdom that He can show.
FROM JOHN CHAPTER 9
And as Jesus(Yahshua) passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. 2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? 3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. 4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. 5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. 6 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, 7 and said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.
8 The neighbours therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged? 9 Some said, This is he: others said, He is like him: but he said, I am he. 10 Therefore said they unto him, How were thine eyes opened? 11 He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went and washed, and I received sight. 12 Then said they unto him, Where is he? He said, I know not.
13 They brought to the Pharisees him that aforetime was blind. 14 And it was the sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes. 15 Then again the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. He said unto them, He put clay upon mine eyes, and I washed, and do see. 16 Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keepeth not the sabbath day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them. 17 They say unto the blind man again, What sayest thou of him, that he hath opened thine eyes? He said, He is a prophet.
18 But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and received his sight, until they called the parents of him that had received his sight. 19 And they asked them, saying, Is this your son, who ye say was born blind? how then doth he now see? 20 His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind: 21 but by what means he now seeth, we know not; or who hath opened his eyes, we know not: he is of age; ask him: he shall speak for himself. 22 These words spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue. 23 Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him.
24 Then again called they the man that was blind, and said unto him, Give God the praise: we know that this man is a sinner. 25 He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see. 26 Then said they to him again, What did he to thee? how opened he thine eyes? 27 He answered them, I have told you already, and ye did not hear: wherefore would ye hear it again? will ye also be his disciples? 28Then they reviled him, and said, Thou art his disciple; but we are Moses’ disciples. 29 We know that God spake unto Moses: as for this fellow, we know not from whence he is. 30 The man answered and said unto them, Why herein is a marvellous thing, that ye know not from whence he is, and yet he hath opened mine eyes. 31 Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth. 32 Since the world began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind. 33 If this man were not of God, he could do nothing. 34 They answered and said unto him, Thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach us? And they cast him out.
35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God? 36 He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him? 37 And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee. 38 And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him.
39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind. 40 And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also? 41 Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.-(John 9)
* In verse 3 Jesus(Yahshua) explains to His disciples the true reason the man was born blind, “…that the works of God(YHVH) should be made manifest in him. This is the focal point of the rest of the chapter. This is shown layer after layer through the Chapter as I will briefly explain.
*In verse 7 the word Siloam in Hebrew is (Shiloach) and means ‘Sending Forth’. And Jesus(Yahshua) did exactly that as He said “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam.” He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.
*In verse 11 after being questioned by neighbors the man gives the testimony of exactly what happened. We see the word Siloam(Shiloach) again as he tells them he did exactly what Jesus(Yahshua) told him. Now he could physically see. Notice there is no mention of this man questioning Yahshua. Without hesitation or question he did exactly what he was told.
*In verses 13-34 the man is brought before the Pharisees(Religious leaders) where he tells them what happened. He also continues to defend Yahshua even as the Pharisees insist that Yahshua is not from God(YHVH) because He did this miracle on the Sabbath. Yahshua always observed the True Sabbath day. He also knew it was a good thing to do good on the Sabbath. He is Lord of the Sabbath. The problem is that for several years the Pharisees and other Religious leaders added hundreds of additional man made rules and traditions to govern the Sabbath day. These added rules were not of God(YHVH) and of course Yahshua knew this. He hated these man made rules/traditions. (See verses 39-41) It is no coincidence that almost all of His healings were done on a Sabbath Day. He refers to these man made traditions/rules throughout the Gospels as (The Yeast of the Pharisees). Many teachers pastors and priests in todays Apostate Church are masters concerning(The Yeast of the Pharisees).This man knew Yahshua was sent from YHVH. Did he know exactly who He was at this point? He was close but had not seen the complete Revelation yet. Also notice the division among the Pharisees. It appears some were starting to see the Truth because of this man’s Faith in Yahshua. This is a great example of the works of God(YHVH) being made manifest through this man.
*In these same verses we see the threat of being cast out of the synagogue. For many Israelite s this was one of their biggest fears. To them being cast out of the synagogue meant being cut off from God(YHVH). They were being controlled by fear, man made rules and traditions. Yahshua hated this because instead of fearing God(YHVH) they were at times more concerned with the power they thought they had. They were very prideful of this power and lorded it over the Israelites. Does this sound familiar? This man was not afraid to stand and defend his healer. His parents were terrified, that is why they said “ask him…”. They were not willing to be cast out of the synagogue. Their son was not about to deny what happened. So he was cast out.
*In verse 38 he says, “LORD, I BELIEVE. AND HE WORSHIPPED HIM”. The English word worship(ed) has different meanings going back to the original Greek and Hebrew. In the context used here the Greek word (proskuneo) and the Hebrew word (shachah) when transliterated to ‘the act of bowing down or prostrating(laying flat down to acknowledge Him as Messiah/Savior) yourself before God. There are several times in Scripture when someone attempts to do this before an Angel. Every time they are quickly rebuked because we are not to bow down before Angels. Here Yahshua accepts the worship as He does throughout the N.T. Proving He is One with The Father. This man born blind took a stand for Yahshua several times in the face of possible exclusion or danger to his life. Therefore showing his growing and confirming his Faith in Yahshua. This healing was done in two phases; first he was healed physically and then most important spiritually. We all should take a lesson from this man. When the time comes will we reject him because of fear or will we take up our cross and Follow Him?