Summary: The Lord's Power, Verses Man Power
I’m reminded of a young man by the age of 30 who has received many of the things that he wanted in life. He received the nice expensive car that he desired, he moved into his dream house with 10 bedrooms, and 12 bathrooms. His bank account has reached an astronomical peak, he married the center piece wife, but the problem here is that we can’t put our hope, and our trust in these things, because all of these things are short-term, short-lived, temporary, and brief.
This life and this world that we are living in is a world that is filled with temporary provisions. There is nothing of this world that will last forever. It will not last, it shall not last, and it cannot last. However, there is one that is called Jesus. Emmanuel, Jehovah Jier, Jehovah Nissi, and Jehovah Shalom. And allow me to share with you that Jesus is the only provision that will last forever. It doesn’t matter what you're dealing with, or what you are going through, let me remind you that he is a life changer. In fact, no matter what your circumstances are once you have had an encounter with him your life can never remain the same. it doesn’t matter whenever you get the chance to meet Jesus, I can promise you one great thing and that is your life will never be the same. Because it is impossible to meet Jesus, it is impossible to have an encounter with Jesus, it is absolutely impossible to bump into Jesus and not have a respond, an reaction or some type of change. This young man had everything that he desired, but the one thing that he didn’t have was Jesus in his life, and when you don’t have Jesus in your life you are like a ship without a sail. And here’s the differences you can have silver and gold but I rather have the Lord, because I know that he is from everlasting to everlasting. Psalms 90:2 says: Before the mountains were brought forth, or before you ever had formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.
I rather have the Lord because Mark 8:36 says what profits a man to gain the whole world and then lose his soul. So the differences in this man gaining all of his world possession and the differences of him knowing Jesus, is that everything that he had gained was temporary but Jesus would last forever.
I said that everyone that meets the Lord there life would never be the same, however, I will acknowledge that there are some who will reply in a negative way in their experience with the Lord Jesus and they don't want anything to do with Jesus, the church and church people. They would rather do the clubs and party all night long and do their own thang. But, then there are others that respond in a positive way. They love the Lord with all of their heart, mind soul and spirit.
In John 9:1-12 when we look at this episode it appears that Jesus is still in Jerusalem since the man is sent to wash in the pool of Siloam, and as they are walking, Jesus takes the initiative to notices a man blind from birth.
We see that Jesus was walking with his disciples. And as they are walking and having a conversation they encountered this blind man who has been blind from his birth.
Now it’s not said how Jesus and his followers knew that he has been blind from birth. And I don’t know perhaps the Lord knew supernaturally, or maybe he simply asked him. But once this information is known the disciples treat the man's condition as a theological mystical problem. And the reason I say that is because in that day people commonly assumed that any diseases and disorders on both the personal and national level were due to sin of some type committed by the person themselves or by some generation curse of their parents.
As they encounter this man his disciples ask the question, who’s fault is this Jesus? Is it the fault of this man’s sins from him sinning, is it from his disobediences in life, was it from his insubordinations, or his defiance of not following the Word of God. Or maybe it’s his parent’s faults, by way of some generation curse.
They asked the question why is he in this condition, is it because of something that he did or didn't do. Why is it that he has this condition vexing him? What is it that he could have done that was so bad that would have landed him in this horrible, horrific, terrifying, helpless and shameful predicament?
The case of this person being born blind raises the question of whose sin caused this condition. Was it that of his parents or of the person himself while in the womb because he was born blind? And my question is what is, what is it that people are claiming that our conditions are based on.