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SOMETHING IV'E NEVER SEEN BEFORE

02/15/09

TEXT

John 9:1-7-25

INTRO.

*** Of all the miracles of the bible the one that God perpetuates over and over again is the miracle of healing the blind eye!

*** The bible tells us as is the natural so is the spiritual.

*** No vision; people perish! Prov. 29:18

*** You have to have foresight to survive.

*** Anticipate in order to make the proper adjustments for survival.

*** It’s not just going ahead no matter what; sometimes you being able to see will tell you when to stop.

*** I don’t want to ride with someone who can’t see!

*** Loss of sight affects the economy, church, business, your house etc.

*** You can’t make great decisions with poor information.

*** This particular man did not loose his vision, he had never had vision.

***To someone who has lost their vision they are comforted by the memories of vision.

***Memory can comfort you in blindness, but what do you do if you have NEVER seen?

*** That is what happens when we minister to people who are blind to the gospel.

*** They have no image in their mind, they don’t understand us.

*** You go to work on Mon. morn and try to tell about what happened in Sunday service!

2 Cor 4:3

3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: (KJV)

*** This man is trying to build a system around his limitations.

*** We are all limited in some way! And we build around our limitations.

*** His system worked until...Jesus was passing by…

*** Pay attention to that! It means you don’t have long to make a move!

*** You can’t deliberate forever, scared, indecisive…

*** When God opens up a door you got to move fast.

*** NOW! NOW! NOW! NOW!

*** It said he saw a man which was blind…

*** He saw a man who could not see Him.

*** And they said who sinned?....

*** Have you ever been in a situation where people were talking about you? And you might be blind but you were not deaf?

*** It’s one of the ways Satan tortures you, it’s not really the storm you were in but what people were saying about you!

*** Who sinned? Does it matter? Would that have healed him?

*** Some things are pointless because they do not produce a change. Worry, Fear, etc.

*** Neither…but for the glory of God.

*** God is going to be glorified by this man’s limitations.

*** He is some age, he has been blind a long time, he was born blind never knowing he would see, but God knew when he created him that He was going to heal him at a particular time!

*** They said he will never see!

*** Don’t hang around people who say you will never do something.

*** They are cursing you, speaking to your destiny limiting you!

*** He died to break the curse that was over your life!

*** Lord do something for which I have no point of reference! Something that no one thought would ever happen in my life!

Do something with witch I have built a system to accommodate, something radical, something new, something important., I’m tired of seeing the same old thing!

***I don’t know what to tell you to do, or how to do it, who you are going to use, what you are going to shake to do it, or break to do it, but at this stage in my life, I have gone as far as I can go in the situation I am in…

***What Jesus is teaching His disciples is PURPOSE!

*** Not just for good stuff but there is a reason when you go through bad things, there is a reason when I say no, when I shut a door, that I didn’t let you have what someone else has!

*** It’s a setup! Your life is a setup!!

*** I can’t see it but I can feel it, hear it,

Mark 2:12

12 And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.

(KJV)

*** All of his life the blind man was walking toward an appointment that he didn't even know that he had!

Illustration: GET OVER IN A CORNER AND HIDE, MAKE SOMEONE WALK BY AS A BLIND MAN AND MEET HIM AT A CERTAIN PLACE, THEN LET THE BLIND MAN ILLUSTRATE GOING TO THE POOL TO WASH AND THEN BEING HEALED!

THEN THE CRITICS COME OUT BUT THE BLIND MAN IS TOO BUSY REJOICING TO BE CONCERNED WITH THEM!

*** And Jesus had set it up that as he walked along in the darkness that by the time that he walked to a certain place that Jesus would be there at the right place at the right time to do something that he had never seen before!

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