They answered and said unto him, Thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach us? And they cast him out. 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? He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him? John 9:34-36
It’s interesting, the religious leaders demanded a sign to know whether Jesus is the Messiah, but yet when they seen a sign, they rejected it! Even though they witnessed the blind man being healed, they refused to believe that Jesus was the Son of God
When Jesus found the healed blind man, he asked him “Do you believe in the Son of God”? This is a question the world should be pondering, do you believe? Obviously signs and miracles are not enough, because the religious leaders still rejected Christ. Stop hardening your heart and listen to the Holy Spirit speak!
And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee.And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him. John 9:37-38
Jesus revealed to the blind man that he is the Son of God, He is the Messiah. The blind man never hesitated, he got down on his knees and worshipped Jesus. For those who say Jesus isn’t God, how do you explain Jesus allowing this man to worship him? If Jesus wasn’t God, he would have rebuked this man, but he allowed him to worship him
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. And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also? John 9:39-40
Why is the world so depraved? Because they are spiritually blind to their sinful ways. Jesus is the Light of the World, meaning he is the Truth, He is the Living Torah. The reason so many people reject Christ is because they are convicted by His prescense.
The Pharisees were becoming convicted of their sin, even though they claimed to be experts of the Torah. “Are we blind also” they asked Jesus sarcastically, Yes, you are sinners too! You all need Jesus, even the religious leaders!
Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth. John 9:41
Jesus told the religious leaders, once their eyes have been opened and are aware of their sin, then they are guilty of their sin. As Jesus taught us previously , we are either slaves to sin or slaves to Christ! We can’t be reborn from our sin and remain in our sin
These are tough lessons to learn, and it was obviously too much for the religious leaders, as many rejected Christ and are condemned in their sin. Jesus will open our spiritual eyes and set us free Amen!