Opening of Eyes
you must first hear
you must then see
for it is the only way
to truly understand
to pedal around
in the darkness–
treading in waters deep
soles of feet
hearts in meet
in constant defeat
you must fight–
all the way
listen to words
be courage and brave
it is the man who hears
–listens and adheres
gives into His† will
without argument or delay
who moves on into see
who breaks the chains
–sets his heart free
(August 29)―You are not healed when you do not know or recognize the truth. Here’s truth: We are not born with illnesses, we do not get illnesses because we are sinners or cursed. I was told that my disabilities were because I was cursed. This is not so. Proof? John 9:1-12 through John 10:1-6. I’m including these Scriptures here today for this is where I was led to today. I’m going to go through these and give you what I see. I keep telling you, I’m not here to make you believe, or make you see what you cannot. You have to find your way…in the see.
What do I mean by that? In order for your veils to be removed, your heart has to acknowledge Christ with pure honesty. I can’t do that for you. Neither can any body on earth who talks about Christ. No amount of money can purchase a service to lift the veils. No amount of prayers if you don’t truly believe in what you are praying. No amount of hocu-pocus will lift the veils. There’s no kind of magical cures. There’s no kind of black magic or witchery. Sorry. You can give it your best shot, but, no, the veils will remain.
The journey to Jesus is a sole one. That is what happened when Jesus rose from the dead…the resurrection. God gave the journey to each of us. Not to some preacher to save his congregation. He can’t. Only YOU can save YOU. Yes, you and others can plant seeds, and if those seeds take root, then you helped save a soul. That is very true. But, you, personally, can’t save anyone if they are not honest and willing to accept Christ.
In the following Scriptures, John’s words and what he witnessed proves that all the miracles on earth could be performed right before your eyes, and that still won’t get you to believe. This touches me personally because my messages are from the unseen. Doubt comes it and I question. We are told in the Bible to question everything. I do. Having doubt is being human. And through all this doubt, still, I will not recant anything that I’m sent to write…no matter how ostracized I am, no matter the judgment, no matter the ignore.
Why? Because the unseen world has been there for me more than the seen. But not just that. I don’t just love God. I fear Him. I know what He can do. No, I have witnessed His extreme power. I don’t want to if that’s okay with you. I’ve been witness to His smaller powers. His discipline of His stubborn child! I keep telling you about the veils. I keep telling you about the minor things He does…like putting words in our mouths, like moving us from our normal if He needs us. When you start understanding this, you start understanding who God is…and, you start to better understand the things that happen in your own life.
In the Scripture below, Jesus heals a blind man. But not just any blind man…He heals a man who was born blind. He did this in front of people. Everyone knew of this man being blind. Even his parents. That STILL didn’t make the Jews see. Oh, those veils! God’s tests are mighty! Pay attention to the wording Jesus uses. They weren’t meant just for the Jews. Those veils are heavy. If you don’t go to Jesus, lay everything down at His feet, you will never get to God. That’s the new covenant made over 2,000 years ago. 2,000 years and people still don’t get it.
Of course, Jesus said He came here for judgment and to divide! I guess that part was missed in Sunday school!
As He went along, He saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked Him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’ ‘Neither this man nor his parents sinned,’ said Jesus, ‘but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life. As long as it is day, we must do the work of Him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world. Having said this, He spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes. ‘Go,’ He told him, ‘wash in the Pool of Siloam’ (this word means Sent). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing. His neighbors and those who had formerly seen him begging, asked, ‘Isn’t this the same man who used to sit and beg?’ Some claimed that he was. Others said, ‘No, he only looks like him.’ But he himself insisted, ‘I am the man.’ ‘How then were your eyes opened?’ they demanded. He replied, ‘The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes. He told me to go to Siloam and wash. So I went and washed, and then I could see.’ ‘Where is this man?’ they asked him. ‘I don’t know,’ he said.—John 9:1-12
What I said at the beginning of this commentary about sins and curses…the highlighted lines above, there you go. Everything that we go through are for a higher purpose. Each time someone overcomes strife, childhood trauma, crime, etc…God is working through them. But, it seems, in today’s world, we don’t see it that way. Instead, we remove His name from everything! Why? Oh, that would be that evil whore! When you work for that bitch, you are condemning God! I guess you missed that part as well.
These people witnessed miracles right before their eyes and still didn’t believe. They killed God’s Son! He gave all the proof He could. And then after, more proof was given! God’s warning you that something big is coming and you ignore. This has happened so many times in life throughout history. Unbelief…you have the free will to fight it. It’s up to you. God does not force anything. He can make your life miserable if you ignore a calling that’s important, but He won’t force anything. It’s up to you if you want to suffer over and over again.
They brought to the Pharisees the man who had been blind. Now the day on which Jesus had made the mud and opened the man’s eyes was a Sabbath. Therefore the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. ‘He put mud on my eyes,’ the man replied, ‘and I washed, and now I see.’ Some of the Pharisees said, ‘This man is not from God, for He does not keep the Sabbath.’ But others asked, ‘How can a sinner do such miraculous signs?’ So they were divided. Finally they turned again to the blind man, ‘What have you to say about Him? It was your eyes He opened.’ The man replied, ‘He is a prophet.’—John 9:13-17
He didn’t come to bring peace. He came for judgment and to divide. I’ve written about this and was challenged. Why? There’s no challenge. He said it and He did it! It IS that simple.
Here’s the confusing part: These people, during this time, never had Jesus. They only had the Law, the first covenant. They were the tested ones. They were chosen to crucify God’s Son. It had to be. Today, we have Jesus. We were all taught about what happened during the making of this new covenant. We are not ignorant by truth. Those who have disbelief choose to be ignorant. Free will. Unconditional love. God loves us enough to let us choose. He won’t force you to believe or to love Him. Period!
The Jews still did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight until they sent for the man’s parents. ‘Is this your son?’ they asked. ‘Is this the one you say was born blind? How is it that now he can see?’ ‘We know he is our son,’ the parents answered, ‘and we know he was born blind. But how he can see now, or who opened his eyes, we don’t know. Ask him. He is of age; he will speak for himself.’ His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jews, for already the Jews had decided that anyone who acknowledged that Jesus was the Christ would be put out of the synagogue. That was why his parent said, ‘He is of age; ask him.’—John 9:18-23
Why would the people be afraid of the Jews? If they were of God, why would people be afraid of them? Because of the Law. Because those in charge of administering the Law, took advantage of it. They used it to control the people…to make them afraid (Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?!). That was not what God wanted. You can argue with that until you are blue in the face…you’re veiled. Open your hearts. Go back and read Scripture from beginning to end…slowly! Do not put your thoughts in those words. Read what is there! Let it speak to you. There was a reason why God needed a new covenant. If you missed that part, then you missed the whole reason of Christ! You missed who God truly is!
A second time they summoned the man who had been blind. ‘Give glory to God,’ they said. ‘We know this man is a sinner.’ He replied, ‘Whether He is a sinner or not, I don’t know. One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!’ Then they asked him, ‘What did He do to you? How did He open your eyes?’ He answered, ‘I have told you already and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you want to become His disciples, too?’ Then they hurled insults at him and said, ‘You are this fellow’s disciple! We are disciples of Moses! We know that God spoke to Moses, but as for this fellow, we don’t even know where He comes from.’ The man answered, ‘Now that is remarkable! You don’t know where He comes from, yet He opened my eyes. We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly man who does His will. Nobody has ever heard of opening the eyes of a man born blind. If this man were not from God, He could do nothing.’ To this they replied, ‘You were steeped in sin at birth; how dare you lecture us!’ And they threw him out.—John 9:24-34
If these Jews were of God, why would they hurl insults at someone? Why the viciousness? Why doesn’t anyone take notice of this? Sure, they are veiled, but if they truly believed in God, they would know that anger and hate is of the devil, not of God. Why didn’t they catch themselves? Why doesn’t anyone question this?
Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and when He found him, He said, ‘Do you believe in the Son of Man?’ ‘Who is He, sir?’ the man asked. ‘Tell me so that I may believe in Him.’ Jesus said, ‘You have now seen Him; in fact, He is the one speaking with you.’ Then the man said, ‘Lord, I believe,’ and he worshiped Him. Jesus said, ‘For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind.’ Some Pharisees who were with Him heard Him say this and asked, ‘What? Are we blind too?’ Jesus said, ‘If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains.’—John 9:35-41
For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind.’…Worth repeating! In this Scripture, He literally made a blind man see. If He can make a man born blind see, imagine what He can do to someone who already has vision. Having eyes that can see things, meaning you’re not blind, doesn’t mean you can see! If you don’t understand this, then you don’t know God. And that means you haven’t understood what is said in the old testament. If you can’t understand that part of His word, then how will you understand the new testament?
Only through Christ, can you truly see. First you have to learn to hear.
‘I tell you the truth, the man who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. The man who enters by the gate is the Shepherd of His sheep. The Watchman opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to His voice. He calls His own sheep by name and leads them out. When He has brought out all His own, He goes on ahead of them, and His sheep follow Him because they know His voice. But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.’ Jesus used this figure of speech, but they did not understand what He was telling them.—John 10:1-6
There you go. Once you learn to hear His voice, then you can see the opening of the gate. I don’t need to include the rest of the Scripture that explains John 10:1-6. You have to learn to hear Him. And He talks to everyone. You don’t have to take my word for it. I’m not here to make you believe anything! It’s on you to find your way. And His way IS the way. The only way!
It’s time to set your pride aside and choose which way you need to go. And there is a choice given. It’s on the table. It won’t be there forever. If you don’t understand that, then you are blind. Do the work so that you can see! In Jesus’ Name: Amen.