A Divine Appointment.

1 Now as Yahshua /Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. 
2 And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
3 Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him. 
4 I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. 
5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
6 When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. 
7 And He said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So, he went and washed, and came back seeing.

First, we need to understand what it must be like to have never had sight, but to see the world only from the place of a man who is forever seated in darkness. From birth He was blind, and at first, we may think that His encounter with the Messiah was coincidental, but was it?

Now as Yahshua /Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. 
And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
 
(Vs 1, 2)

So, a discussion ensues with regard to fault. The disciples apparently think that all illness, is a curse brought on by sin. So, they ask, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
But in this case, they were wrong, this man was born this way simply so that YHVH God could be glorified on this particular day, according to God’s will.

Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him.” (Vs 3)

Therefore, something must be done to reveal the works of YHVH God.

Yehoshua knows that this encounter was created for this purpose, so He gives sight to a man who was born blind. Something we would call a birth defect these days, because of our unbelief.  Because we cannot see that God must be glorified, so when someone is healed, as if by a miracle. Men take the glory that belongs to God, and no other.

But here, it is Yehoshua who heals according to the Father’s will.

I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. 
As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. 
And He said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So, he went and washed, and came back seeing.
(Vs 4-7)

Just that simple, a little saliva and some dust, and a trip to the pool. The man did as he was told, and returned seeing. Thus, a divine appointment takes place.

Had he opted to disobey Yehoshua do we think he would have been healed? Probably, Yes! Because it was God’s will that he be glorified in this man.

One who turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination. (Proverbs 28:9)

But our obedience, when it comes to God’s will, is pivotal when it come to asking for anything, and then once we have it, we must let it be known that God is the source of our miracles.

Everything In the telling of this story is about obedience and a testimony, and glorifying the Father.

Yehoshua is God’s gift to the world, and His singular purpose is to glorify the Father, by being an obedient and faithful Son. Every healing, the raising of the dead, the provision, and the confrontations with Pharisees. All are for Glorifying of YHVH God, and all are because of the obedience of Yehoshua.

Therefore, My friends we are to be like Him. Following His example, He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked. (1st John 2:6)

Otherwise, why else do we call ourselves Christians? Let us glorify YHVH God, by our obedience, seeking opportunities to do His Will. For assuredly He is constantly presenting us with opportunities to do exactly that, in every situation, and every encounter.

Shalom my friends,

Chuck Greever



One Reply to “A Divine Appointment.”

  1. Yes it is true situations appear from time to time to test our hearts for compassion towards our brothers and sisters and our love for our creator. Our compassion and love for God starts at home with husband’s children and our mothers and fathers and family members. Do we pray for them not only pray but do we help them. Do we pray for our enemies and if they needed help could we do that? Miracles only happen where great faith and compassion are present…Love one another.

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