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September 19, 2021 8:00 am
Welcome to worship and the word pastor Rev. Morris.
We are making our way through a new series called more than words, where Pastor Robert shares how to read the Bible experience miracles. Discover the answers you need and refresh your passion for the word of God today. Pastor Robert is sharing a message about spiritual site.
You really don't want to listen in and take all the notes you can on this one.
So let's join Pastor Robert now when I first begin to see spiritual types and shadows and symbols and things like that in the word I can remember I went to church and the pastor was a part of a theological thought, persuasion that believe that the gifts are passed away that God does it feel today and things like that but he was beginning to see some things in Scripture, and he invited me for that purpose to come and help his church along that path, so I wasn't out of ordering in preaching that he was warning me for and one night he said to me, arguing the day before the night he said what you preach on healing, sunlight, physical healing, and I know God still heals today and there again, something will think God doesn't feel today, but he does feel today and so because God is the same yesterday today and forever, so she gets the only one verse in verse 14. They will blow that doctrine away.
It's all documents of dogma. It will blow that away because of Jesus healed what was on this earth, he still goes that you couldn't stop feeling so I went to the Scriptures that I had on healing. I thought these were so good and it really doesn't matter what I say about healing. It matters what the Bible says so I think I'll just read Scripture tonight during the service, so I just got up and begin to read this target. Exodus 26 and I will put none of the diseases on you that I put on the Egyptians, for I am Jehovah, roughly the Lord reveals you. I just started reading the Scriptures my wave and went all just all through the New Testament word says that they brought many sick people take the and Jesus laid his hands on every one of them and healed them all and I just kept saying that the word all Popping up but it was the Bible. I wasn't just adding it. It was the Bible. And so anyway the next day at lunch when I met the pastor.
I think he might've gotten chewed out.
You know by some of his members or something, but he was upset and so he said to me, I need to talk to and so I said okay and he said do you believe that God heals all diseases and so I said well Psalm 103 verse three says that he heals all your diseases. He said yeah but do you believe he heals all of now let me just remind you of something I never even told him if I believed I never even said well I believe I never said that which I do, but I never even said that I simply quoted a Scripture. So he said yeah but you believe your volatile come like that to minister well. Psalm 103 and he said make your close mind up no close market so my point is I did and I just II actually open my Bible to Psalm 103 first and I said to him I said look look look look us to look right at what you heals all your diseases. This is what he did he would like this. He said I just don't see that what he meant was I don't agree with it but what an interesting choice of words. It looks right at it and he says I don't see that I want to talk to you about spiritual blindness and spiritual site because it takes spiritual lives. To understand this book and you can be spiritually blind to this book. So let me say some things about site okay spiritual site is number one spiritual blindness steals our understanding spiritual blindness steals our understanding another word you will not understand the Bible if you're spiritually blind and then the next one I want a 1000 spiritual ones.
Let me show you this spiritual blindness that the Bible talks about a lot a lot right I'll get to Mark chapter 8 a long time, so I'll take Isaiah 42 verse 8C cheer you death and look you blind that you may see who is blind, but my servant or death as my messenger whom I see who is blind as he who is perfect. Now we can talk about what causes blindness but that right there gives you a little bit of a hint, let me just a little bit ahead of myself. If you think that you're already there when you blind if you think you already know everything. This book has to offer you a blind guy so who is blind, but he who is perfect and buying is the Lord's servant watched see many things that you do not observe opening the eyes that years but he does not hear. Isaiah 43 verse eight bring out the blind people who have eyes and the death who have ears again. I'm just giving versus go back and read the context he installments spiritual blindness and spiritual benefits, not physical blindness or physical benefits.
Jeremiah 521 hear this now foolish people without understanding this reminder that my point is blindness, steals our understanding, you'll never be able understand the Bible if you're spiritually blind here this now foolish people without understanding who have eyes and see not, and who have ears adhere not Ezekiel 12 verse two Son of Man you dwell in the midst of a rebellious house that also causes spiritual ones rebellion, which has eyes to see, but does not see and ears to hear, but does not hear or they are a rebellious house. Zephaniah 117. I will bring disaster upon this people, and they shall walk like blind medium because they have seen on the again for another cause of spiritual ones. Walking amongst them. Matthew 13 now.
Here Jesus quotes from the Old Testament and watch any ties, spiritual blindness in to a lack of understanding.
Matthew 13 verse 14 and in the on the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled which says theory you will hear, and shall not understand, see, you will see and not proceed for the hearts of his people and groaned all their years are hard of hearing their eyes they have closed the watch less.
They should see with the rise please watch this progression and hear with their ears less. They should understand with their hearts and turn, so that I should heal them. Please watch that Jesus said they got. They have to be able to see with their eyes and hear with your spiritual eyes and so that they can understand God's word so that they can turn so that I can feel them. Please hear me please please please. The reason many people are not spiritually healed is because they don't turn from their sin. The reason I don't turn from their sin on this because they don't understand what it's doing to them the reason they don't understand what it's doing to them is because they are spiritually blind and deaf. It causes you to remain physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally sick. It's God's word. The changes people. It's not my illustrations. It's not my applications.
It's God's word.
This is why put so much scripture in my messages because God's word is the only thing that will healed. It's the only thing that was going word and feel. I fully Scripture, their neoplasm, but it Psalm 107 verse 20 he sent his word and healed them and delivered them from their destructions. It's his work so there's a spiritual blindness installed now. I'm only just say fist that this this blindness.
It's possible even in the natural to be looking at something a Nazi Francis on Woodward, spiritual blindness them, just as you requested, just ever campus in Welch's board raise your hands and if you don't then went on. We have a freedom ministry 44 line but have you ever read a chapter in the Bible and after reading the chapter you had no idea what you just read. Can I just say okay on that happens because this is a spiritual book, spiritual, or you had your mind somewhere else on so there spiritual blindness. Okay, here's number two tried causes spiritual blindness. We talked about rebellion. We talk about the continued stamp only reason you would continue sin is because your narrative person salaries and been there to only reason we were configured for this because the product's only reason the only reason of note, we have a rebellious heart because a product guide is a fruit okay so Jesus heals a blind man in John chapter 9 is blind from birth. No one ever healed a man blind from birth. You can read since it says since the beginning of time.
It's never been part of a man feel was healed blind from birth Eagles this man blind from birth and the Pharisees get mad about isn't that amazing that is shocking. So this man gets healed and the Pharisees were mad mad at him that he got you and so they said who did this place is hello is Jesus. I thanked him and Jesus. So I try Jesus.
Then I want you to watch what Jesus says in John chapter 9 verse 39 Jesus said for judgment. I've come into this world watch closely based on my spiritual site that those who do not see Macy and that those who see may be made blind and then some of the Pharisees who were with him heard these words and said to him, or we blind also. Jesus said bingo was when he said he saw my spiritual side. Remember this a spiritual book if you were blind listed one says you would have no sin, but now the word here could be translated since. But since you set we see therefore your sin remains let me take and how spiritual this is Jesus that I came of this world, but those who are spiritually blind could receive their sight. You member what happened when Paul got saved. Analyze fight for what happened. Scales fell off his thoughts. Think about that.
Think about that still self-assessed so Jesus said I came in this world that those who Cannot see spiritual will be able see and those of you who say that you can see without me, you don't mean me. You'll just be my blind and the Pharisees said so you say were blind and use that oil one blindness but that's what your blind. But here's another way say he said if you would admit to me that you couldn't see without me whistling says you would have mostly.
In other words, I would forgive yourself. I would erase your see if you would just admit to me that your blind without me. I can take care I remove all your soon that I'm telling you this is an amazing verse.
This is a spiritual book and then he said, but since you say that you can see without me.
Your sin remains. Soundbites think that this is spiritual okay so when I was some younger I travel James Robson. James was seated down here in the front row. James and Betty members of our church. James Robson is one of our apostolic elders. Most of you see James and Betty on television, you may not know James Robson used the great big city like crusades like Billy Graham and break all the conference records and institutional attendance records when he was doing that I was traveling with. As a young man I would do school assemblies and I went with him to Louisville, Kentucky. Southern seminaries are and one of the professors have been listening James talk about how we could be blind to the Bible and he felt I've been starting about my whole life.
Matter fact he had Paul New Testament theology New Testament theology for over 20 years. 13 of those years he taught the book of Mark 13 years so he said to the Lord. Ward I want to go here. James and he's talking about how we can read this book and are we still have spiritual blindness. So if I have spiritual blindness, will you show me where you show me a Scripture that I've never seen so James gets up that night and decides to preach one of the verses he uses is this Mark 612 and 13 so they went on freaks of people should repent, and they cast out many demons and anointed with oil many who were sick, and healed them. This professor came back to bring room after the service I will never forget this ESA James, I've taught the book of Mark for 13 years.
Verse by verse and I've never seen that person I've never seen that the disciples and warning people for after audit first offers a spiritual blindness. So here's the last point Jesus opens blind eyes there's a good mix. Jesus opens blind us now more chapter 8 project get there. It says anything about say then they brought a blind man to and I begged him a touching, so he took the blind man by the hand and led him out of town led him out of town because remember best Savior is one of in the evangelical triangle became one of the first cities and what he had spit on his eyes and put his hands on. He asked him, he asked him he wanted him to say something. He asked him if he saw anything and he looked up and he said I see men like trees, walking. Then he put his hand… Just picked up right there spiritual symbols and spiritual site.
I see men like trees, walking Benny put his hands on his eyes again and maybe looked up and he was restored so I went for someone not a preacher Crusade. I'm in the hotel room afterwards. I turned the TV on. There's a TV preacher own I thought I'd listen any frictionless passage and this is what he said. He said you say even with Jesus doesn't always work the first time. I couldn't believe I thought with God.
It doesn't always work the first time so I thought why no that's not right so I remember thinking, Lord, I want to figure this out there, some else.
There something for some reason he saw men like trees and you put Trans Union so I read it I read other scriptures.
I read everything I could read three hours later I had no clue what an estate. All sensing what the ward was standing beside me just to stand, not literally, not metric just thing like that you and he said is that I felt like you just said to me, what you doing and also I'm trying to figure this out with no help from you on my that he said to me you think I know what that means possible. Of course you know what Macy said onto Cesc so I said okay what and before I could say what does this mean when I said what and I struggled what like that you download. Here's what the man said, Jesus puts his hands on Jesus, the son of God, the creator and sustainer of the universe who spoke the world's into existence, put his hands on them and said what he said is that I see men like trees, walking. Think about the symbols about cannot read you if you're scriptures Psalm one verse 133 Blessed is the man he walks on the counseling doll. The more stands in the path of sinners or sit in the seat of the scornful is the largest in the wall boardings why meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the water.
I saw men like trees Psalm 53 were safe. But I'm like a green olive tree in the house of the God. Psalm 9212 the righteous shall force like a palm tree. Jeremiah 1770 leg Blessed is the man who trust the Lord's focus on the Lord for he shall be like a tree planted by the water. Isaiah 5512 and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands, people you never seen much oak trees flip Americans as people. Matthew seven verse 17 even so, Jesus said, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears Frederick he's not teaching us the arborist. He is not teaching about trees they say to my people, and Jesus called them tricks on the following. I just gotta read this I'm I'm good now.
Tom and I will read the setup for verse 11. The ice answered and said what are these two Ali treatments at the right of the lampstand and edits left verse 14 so he said these are the two anointed ones.
These are the two witnesses in Revelation who stand beside the ward of okay so Zacharias Saul treatments he Saul treatments what are these two traits. The angel said these are 2 million. These are the two anointed ones. These are the two witnesses in the following so trees represent people in the Bible Jesus puts his hands on them and says what you say is not seen him like trees that he put his hands on getting restored a really fun experience. How simple it is when he put his hands on it the first time he opened his spiritualized when he put his hands on the second thank the open is naturalized like that and by the way you think you can just go in my opinion, my stable Robert really smart for figure that no, the Bible has to define itself. I told you hundreds of times so the Lord said me back up just back up and watch whatever they saw at the beginning of the chapter, Jesus feeds 4001 time he feeds 5001×4000 and then right after he feeds the 4000 watch Mark take what spiritual blindness and spiritual deafness. This is why before what we just read Mark take verse 13 and he left.
They and getting into the boat again departed other side watch. Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread and they did not have more than one loaf with them in the boat. They charge them Jesus charts and say take keep aware of the leaven the geese, the bread of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod watched this and they reasoned among themselves say he's mad because we did regular bread because we have no bread budget.
We should bring more bread. Talk about spiritual blindness.
When Jesus said, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, one talk about natural bread was seen so much teaching words right now watch I love this but she's just being aware of it said them all man I just love this.
Why do you see sin because you have no bread, do you not yet perceive nor understand is your heart still hardened watch. Having always, but you do not see, and having ears, but you do not hear and listen what he says here like this, then, do you not remember when I broke the five loaves for the 5000, how many baskets full of fragments did you tell you they said thought 12. Also, when I broke the seven for the 4000, how many large baskets full of fragments of type I said 737. How is it you still do not understate what he was saying fellas. If I wanted bread I just went with some I am not talking about five loaves and I fed 5000. There's one loaf in this boat and 13 gray I guess not. The problem I am not talking about bread. I'm talking about something in the spiritual realm, but you have eyes but you can see you have ears but you can hear them telling you, you do not read this book was spiritual lives. You will get one thing on and here's the problem. If you don't read the spiritual lives. You can understand and if you can understand. You will not turn from what is keeping we want to take a moment to think about with Pastor Richard today and listened with the Holy Spirit saying to you if you want to connect with us or check out some of Pastor Roberts. Other messages visit Pastor Robert.com if you haven't already, go follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We can be a part of your community. We hope you are encouraged and challenged by this message. Next time were concluding the series with the message about God's word lights our way through until then have a great week