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I Know This

I Know This

07 August 2009

Scripture:

24 So for the second time they called in the man who had been blind and told him, “Give glory to God by telling the truth, because we know Jesus is a sinner.” 25 “I don’t know whether he is a sinner,” the man replied. “But I know this: I was blind, and now I can see!” (John 9:24-25 NLT)

The Pharisees and some of the teachers of religious law confronted a man who had been born blind and now could see for the first time ever because Jesus had healed him.

They were exploring the theological implications of healing a blind man on the Sabbath Day. Because Moses’ law said that it was wrong to work on the Sabbath Day and because they concluded it was work to heal a blind man, they also concluded that Jesus was evil and that his works and words were from Satan.

The newly-seeing man, not being much of a theologian, said, “I don’t know much about the stuff you’re arguing over. I know this: I was blind and now I can see!”

I remember years ago when there was a big debate around the issue of whether the Baptism in the Holy Spirit was of God and whether it was for today. It was very confusing to me. Then I received the Holy Spirit Baptism and all the confusion went away and the issue was immediately clarified.

The person who has experience is never at the mercy of the person who has theory.

Here’s my advice: Believe what Jesus says. Do what Jesus says to do. Live in faith day by day and experience the fruit of a Jesus-directed, faith-filled life. Let the theologians sort it out.

Prayer:

Father, This I know, I was a sinner and I have been redeemed, cleansed, and forgiven. I was without purpose and direction and now I have purpose for my life. Thank you Jesus for saving me.

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