Yeshua heals the blind man

Today we are looking into Yeshua healing the blind man. May this study be a blessing.

Joh 9:1-12
(1) And passing by, He saw a man, blind from birth.
(2) And His taught ones asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he should be born blind?”
(3) Yeshua answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of Elohim might be made manifest in him.

When Yeshua was asked whether the blind man or his parents sinned Yeshua did not only reply with a “yes/no” answer. He added something extra and we should ask why. Yeshua said “that the works of Elohim might be made manifest in him”. What are we supposed to see in this miracle? It is not only the blind man in this Scripture which needed sight but everyone after him as well.

(4) “It is necessary for Me to work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day – night is coming, when no one is able to work.
(5) “While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

Is it not strange that Yeshua would declare that He is the light of the world during a time when He is healing someone’s sight? Why would Yeshua choose this time to make this declaration?

(6) Having said this, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva, and applied the clay to the eyes of the blind man.

Why did Yeshua use mud during this healing? What does this remind you of? Any alarm bells going off? Man was created with dust and this is “wet dust”, mud. Yeshua was indirectly making reference to creation. If man was created with dust then surely the Creator can fix His creation with the same substance from which he was created?

(7) And He said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Shiloah?” (which means Sent). So he went and washed, and came seeing.

Another strange instruction to give. Why would Yeshua instruct him to go and wash in the pool? Could it be that Yeshua was indirectly referencing us washing ourselves from our sin? Is this not which gives us sight? Washing and cleansing ourselves in the pool of the Scriptures. The Scriptures is the Living Waters, right?

(8) Therefore the neighbours and those who saw him before, that he was blind, said, “Is not this he who was sitting and begging?”
(9) Others said, “This is he.” Others said, “He is like him.” He said, “I am.”
(10) So they said to him, “How were your eyes opened?”
(11) He answered and said, “A Man called Yeshua made clay and applied it to my eyes and said to me, ‘Go to the pool of Shiloah? and wash.’ And I went and washed, and I received sight.”
(12) And they said to him, “Where is He?” He said, “I do not know.”

This is such an amazing miracle of Yeshua. I chose this one to start off with because of it’s reference to creation. This should have made people wonder and question whether He was the Messiah, which I believe, was the intention.

May Yeshua have mercy on us and open our eyes so that we can see the wonderful works of the Word.

Shabbat Shalom!

Mieke