Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Signs For The Blind

Mar 8:11  The Pharisees came and began to argue with him, seeking from him a sign from heaven to test him.
Mar 8:12  And he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, "Why does this generation seek a sign? Truly, I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation."

In truth, there were an abundance of signs. Jesus had just finished feeding the 7000 by a miracle of multiplying the loafs and fishes. He healed the sick, gave sight to the blind...but the blindness of the Pharisees was unbelief. They could be shown miracle after miracle and still not believe, by explaining them all away in their own craftiness. If you remember the story of the rich man and Lazarus, the rich man could see Lazarus in the arms of Abraham across a gulf in paradise, but he himself was in torment in hades. He asked that Lazarus be sent to his brothers to warn them.
Luk 16:27  And he said, 'Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father's house—
Luk 16:28  for I have five brothers—so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.'
Luk 16:29  But Abraham said, 'They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.'
Luk 16:30  And he said, 'No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.'
Luk 16:31  He said to him, 'If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.'"

Moses and the prophets spoke of the coming of Messiah Jesus, but the Pharisees did not believe in him when he did come. Jesus would give his life on the cross and be risen from the dead, and still most of the Pharisees would not believe even though he was risen from the dead. Will you believe? So many sources seek to discredit the Bible on the TV, the Internet and in magazines, because they are spiritually blinded, some willfully so. I believe the Bible is God's word of truth. Jesus is Lord of all and yet not all will believe and receive eternal life. I believe in the Jesus of the Bible, in him is life everlasting.

John 14:6  Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

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