VENUE: CHURCH TIME:1 0AM-1PM THEME: SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS VERSES: ISAIAH 6;9-10
And he said ‘ go tell this people they will keep on hearing but do not understand,keeep onseeing but not perceive
A MAN BORN BLIND RECEIVED SIGHT
Now Jesus passed by and he saw a man who was born blind from birth, v3 Jesus answered ‘neither this man nor his parents sinned but the work of God should revealed in him. v4 For I must work the works of Him who send me while it is day ,he night is coming when no one can work. v5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
TEN CAUSE OF SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS1. SIN – All who haven’t received salvation of Christ are blinded by the original sin. 2. SATAN – 2 Corinthians 4:4 Whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who don’t believe, lest the gospel of the Glory of Christ . Should shine on them. This is a supernatural blindness.it pollutes the mind tainting our views, and darkening ones sight. It is the work of the devil.
SHORTSIGHTEDNESS Mark 8:24 The man looked around “yes” he said, “I see people, but I cant see them clearly, they look like trees walking around.” They have had a touch from Christ but still they see trees.They are cultural Christians.
4. SECULARISM 5. FEAR AND UNBELIEF. 6. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
Seeing but have lost spiritual sensitivity and vision.like Samson.
7. RELIGION Blinded by religious zeal and performance orientation. Saul of tarsus before he met the LIVING CHRIST on the road to Damascus.
8. GREED Blinded by covetousness and desire fr personal gain.The way of Balaam. It has the most powerful influences in the world today.
9.DISCOURAGEMENTS Those hurt by people and circumstances that they loose hope and ability to discern accurately. This was the condition of disciples after Jesus was crucified and buried. Luke 24:14
10 HATRED Those with jealousy , envy and anger towards one another,love is not blind but hatred is darkness. It is one of the force behind increased violence and murders of today..
1 JOHN 2:11 He who hates his brother is in darkness. THE ONLY CURE FOR TODAY,S SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS IS RECEIVING JESUS INTO OUR LIVES. REVELATIONS 3:20
‘BEHOLD I STAND AT THE DOOR AND KNOCK.IF ANYONE HEARS MY VOICE AND OPENS THE DOOR,I WILL COME INTO HIM AND DINE WITH HIM,AND HE WITH ME” THE LORD IS TAKING TO SOMEBODY WHO IS IN BONDAGE….
ISAIAH 55,SAYS,’SEEK THE LORD WHILE HE MAY STILL BE FOUND,CALL UPON HIM WHILE HE IS NEAR.”