1 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth.
Christ Jesus just walked through the kenite Pharisees that pick up stones to throw at Him and He sees a man that's been blind his whole life.
2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?
Did the man do something before he was born to be born blind or did his parents do something wrong and he is being punished? Let us never forget, God has a purpose for everything He does and for everyone born in this flesh. It's free will after we are born into this world and we're placed into a time and place for a reason. It's our choice to do with what we have been born with.
3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.
God created this man blind. It was the will of God, predestined for His purpose. He was blind for the purpose of what we are about to read.
4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
You can see in the day but not at night. It's impossible to see when you're blind to The Truth. satan is filling the world with deception and that darkness is blinding people to The Truth. Christ has work to do so we can see His Light.
5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
6 When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay,
The Living water took the elements of the earth in which humans are made and He put them together. He place the mud on the eyes of the blind.
7 And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.
Christ was "sent" and now we can see.
8 The neighbours therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged?
All his neighbors are witnesses, he has been healed and now he can see. They can't believe their own eyes.
9 Some said, This is he: others said, He is like him: but he said, I am he.
10 Therefore said they unto him, How were thine eyes opened?
The Light of the world, Christ Jesus, The Word, has opened the eyes of darkness, the blind.
11 He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went and washed, and I received sight.
12 Then said they unto him, Where is he? He said, I know not.
How would he? He didn't see Him to begin with. He was blind. Perhaps they're testing this man to see if it is truly the one that was blind. They still can't believe their own eyes.
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.
This is a great example of the ignorance taught today. People have become legalistic in their beliefs of the sabbath just as these kenite Pharisees. From H7676 to H7673 "sabbath" = שָׁבַת shâbath, shaw-bath'; a primitive root; to repose, i.e. desist from exertion; used in many implied relations (causative, figurative or specific):—(cause to, let, make to) cease, celebrate, cause (make) to fail, keep (sabbath), suffer to be lacking, leave, put away (down), (make to) rest, rid, still, take away.[To cease, desist, rest] to cause to cease, put an end to, to REST! Where is your rest today? We live in an evil world, do you rest in a day of the week or with some substance created by humans? I rest in my Lord Christ Jesus. My peace of mind, my joy, my confidence, my REST is in Him. † Christ Jesus, my Sabbath †
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.
Christ healing this man got in the way of their traditions. Where they should be praising God, they rebuke Him because it goes against their tradition. We shouldn't be Christians one day a week and we had better come to that understanding now. It's the reason why so many don't know The Word today. They only have time for Him, one hour and one day each week.
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.
They're questioning this man because they don't even believe the man was blind, but the man has nothing negative to say about the miracle Christ gave Him from The Father. He tells them "The Man is a Prophet sent of God."
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.
This man has been in their sight for years. Blind and begging for help and they didn't see him at all. It's evident where their motives have been. If you can't follow their traditions, if you can't give them money, they don't have anything for you.
19 And they asked them, saying, Is this your son, who ye say was born blind? how then doth he now see?
These kenites are looking for a way to discredit the man and Christ.
20 His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind:
His parents testify their son has been blind sense he was born.
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.
We don't know how he is able to see now, who did it and he is old enough to 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.
We can see the kenites have an agenda and everyone knows they do. We see the temple leaders, the kenites, rule the community and if you go against them, they'll make live hard for you and yours. They've created fear and with fear there can be power, this just happens to be evil power and The One they're after has a power they can never control or defeat. They don't know who they're messing with.
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.
The kenite Pharisees want the man to confess that his healing was from God without any works of Christ Jesus. They're calling Christ a lair. This man will confess only the facts, or what he knows to be true.
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?
Until Christ healed, these kenites tried and tried, but all they could do was put on a show. They are mad and they are jealous. Christ is taking the attention away from them and when that happens, their power.
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?
They're questioning him over and over, looking for a way to discredit the healed man. The man told them, "I've already told you but you refuse what I'm saying, if I tell you again, will you become one of His disciples?"
28 Then they reviled him, and said, Thou art his disciple; but we are Moses' disciples.
They create a division now, by discrediting this man as one of Christ disciples all along. That he was a fake to make Christ look like he could heal. That they are standing by Moses and not a "fake".
29 We know that God spake unto Moses: as for this fellow, we know not from whence he is.
The kenites are trying to make this man look bad and by doing that, make Christ look like a fake. They're accusing him of not following the law and thereby God also.
30 The man answered and said unto them, Why herein is a marvellous thing, that ye know not from whence he is, and yet he hath opened mine eyes.
Why can't you see the "marvelous things" Christ has done.
31 Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.
The man lays it out for them. "If you believe I'm a sinner and you believe God doesn't heal sinners, you believe God only heals those who follow Him, then why am I healed?"
32 Since the world began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind.
The man is saying, "I've never heard of anyone since the beginning of time, been given sight, that was born blind."
33 If this man were not of God, he could do nothing.
The man is telling these kenite Pharisees, "Christ must be from God, only someone sent from God could do such a " marvelous thing".
34 They answered and said unto him, Thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach us? And they cast him out.
They are pointing out they're the educated one and that he is just a sinner. Do you know what makes a REAL Pastor? God! Not any school you may attend or church you join. Humans don't appoint or ordain someone to be a REAL Pastor. God does! This is a big part of why most churches doesn't teach The Word anymore. They either don't know it themselves or they are told not to teach it because you won't understand it. Are you being taught The Word of God, Chapter for Chapter and verse by verse? Are you being told to study it and never take their word for anything? Hold on to that church, you're probably in one of the only two God finds favor in. Ref. Rev. Chapters 1-3.
35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God?
After all this man has been through, comes Christ wanting to know if he believes in The Anointed One.
36 He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him?
The man hadn't seen Christ until now, but knows the power of that One Who healed him. He believes on The One that healed him and wants to see Him personally.
37 And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee.
He was just told that he has already met The Anointed One and He's The One talking to him right now.
38 And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him.
Sight upon, sight, upon sight! This man, once blind in the flesh, has sight both physically and spiritually, and because of that, will be seen in heaven, He believes!
39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.
This man was there for a purpose. He was blind at birth and healed by Christ, that we may see and believe or see and turn from The Truth. This flesh age is a period of time to see who LOVES YHVH, God enough to SEEK Him out, to BELIEVE in Him, ACCEPT Him, FOLLOW Him, or to go down that dark path of death. There is so much to see in The Light, yet many go into the darkness, where they're blinded from The Truth.
40 And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also?
41 Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.
This would be a matter of ignorance or stupidity. Ignorance is done without knowing it is a sin, but stupidity is done, knowing you have sinned. So a sin in ignorance isn't a sin, but one done knowing is a sin and therefore punishable. If you claim to know, you are just as one that does. Study, that both your physical and spiritual eyes be opened to The Truth of God. Believe in Him, that Christ Jesus may heal your daily walk and your soul for eternity.