A Christ Filled Life – Getting to Know Jesus
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Today in Church Service our Pastor who has been ill gave a testimony that the doctor had told him that they had almost lost him; and he said “that’s when I knew that God had touched me” and he sang this song “He Touched Me”: He touched me, Oh, He touched me and Oh the joy that floods my soul. Something happened and now I know, He touched me and made me whole.
The Pharisees Investigate the Healing, John 9:13) 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. Luke 12:51-53. 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. Acts 5:13; John 12:42. 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? 28) Then 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 marvelous thing, that ye know not from whence He is, and yet He hath opened mine eyes. 31) Now we know that God heareth no sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth His Will, him He heareth. Job 27:9; Ezekiel 8:18; Micah 3:4. 32) Since the world began was it not heard that nay man opened the eyes of one that was born blind. 33) If this man were of God, He cold do nothing. 34) They answered and said unto him, Thou was altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach us? And they cast him out.
Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary – Christ not only worked miracles on the Sabbath, but in such a manner as would give offence to the Jews. for He would not yield to the scribes and Pharisees. Their zeal for mere rites consumed the substantial matters of religion: therefore Christ would not give place to them. Also, works of necessity and mercy are allowed, and the Sabbath rest is to be kept for the sake of the Sabbath work. How many blind eyes have been opened by the preaching of the gospel on the Lord’s day! May we be enabled by well-doing; to silence the ignorance of foolish men. The Pharisees vainly hoped to disprove this notable miracle. They expected a Messiah, but could not bear to think that this Jesus should be He, because His precepts were all contrary to their traditions, and because they expected a Messiah in outward pomp and splendor. As Christ’s mercies are most valued by those who have felt the want of them, that have been blind, and now see, so the most powerful and lasting affection to Christ, arise from actual knowledge of Him. Whereas I was blind, now I see. I did live a worldly, sensual life, but, thanks be to God, it is now otherwise with me, Ephesians 5:8. Amen.
More to come and God Bless You!