Prayer is the lifting up of the mind and heart to God. Paul strongly preached the Gospel of Grace, and it is important to be able to distinguish between grace and religion if we are to see any results in our lives. We have to learn to cope with our anger and learn techniques to extinguish the fire and calm down. We need knowledge and wisdom of what Jesus has already made available. Faith is required to take it. By… The Psalmist once again invites us:  “Look to the Lord and be radiant with joy.”. We call things that be not as though they were (Romans 4:17). We are anointed to preach the New Testament. How Can Beauty & Culture Save the World? This type of blindness keeps us from seeing and understanding the truth in the Bible that’s plainly obvious to others. So a previous physical regulation and command is cancelled because of its weakness and ineffectiveness and uselessness—For the Law never made anything perfect—but instead a better hope is introduced through which we [now] come close to God (Hebrews 7:18, 19, AMPC). It has become callous and hardened to the point where it will not respond to what Jesus’ blood has made available. 5:8) 1. Babatope Babalobi: + 2348035897435 babalobi@yahoo.com 2 Kings 6 vs 17 - And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. Jesus was the perfect sacrifice for all our sins, for all time. Under grace, there is no more need for sacrificial animals. All of us should form the wonderful habit of praying to Mary every day: the Morning Offering, Angelus, Memorare, Litany, and especially the Holy Rosary. When God speaks of a new covenant or agreement, He makes the first one obsolete, out of use. While praying to Mary it is of great help to have before our eyes a beautiful image of Mary—statue, painting, icon, mural, mosaic, stain-glass window. It is about the religious leaders who were walking in great darkness. Every time the Gospel is mentioned in the New Testament, it refers to the grace of Christ. A teacher of God’s word doesn’t have the ability to communicate deeper truths of the Word to a carnal believer. It is about the spiritual blindness of those who should have had eyes to see. First-century Pharisees saw themselves as guides for the blind, lights for those in the dark, instructors of fools, and teachers of little children (see Romans 2:19-20).They were quite unaware that they were blind guides, that the light within them was darkness, that they themselves were the fools, and that little children had much to teach them. Selfish desires like greed, envy, covetousness, materialism, consumerism and lust have blinded them and they are unable to see the light and truth of the gospel. The key to the answer of why spiritually dead, spiritually blind people who can only be rescued by a divine miracle, the key is to see that this blindness and deadness is willful. Dead works are our efforts to do something in order to deserve good from God. Life alone is easier, but it’s emptier. In all of the Catholic Churches throughout the world Jesus is present in either the Tabernacle or exposed in the monstrance; and sometimes both at the same time! Indeed among the many beautiful titles given to Mary, several refer to light. Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech: And not as Moses, which put a veil over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished: But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ (2 Corinthians 3:5-14). “The ministration of death, written and engraven in stones” refers to the Ten Commandments carved on stone tablets. Saul tried to kill young David because of envy. Such “cataracts” include pride, programs and commercials, Cable, Movies, Magazines, Newspaper advertisements, and most especially the easy access to Internet—the sources never end! Spiritual blindness is the greatest bondage there is. B-25, Mark 10:46-52 . The dispensation of the law has expired. He blogs regularly at Fr. On November 30, 1991, fierce winds from a freakish dust storm triggered a massive freeway pileup along Interstate 5 near Coalinga, California. God has promised never to leave us or forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:6; Joshua 1:5; Hebrews 13:5). It is about the religious leaders who were walking in great darkness. Our dog is getting old. The world is oblivious to the Word of God, but even believers can be afflicted by spiritual blindness… The scales of our spiritual blindness fall from our interior eyes and we are able to see God and all that refers to God with greater clarity. Our faith will not work if we condemn other people. (Hebrews 9:9, 13, 14). Ed Broom, Sin-conscience is an evil conscience. It is an established truth that the spiritual controls the physical; that is, anything that happens physically has its root in the spiritual realm. As he is, so are we in this world (1 John 4:17). Broom's Blog. Spiritual blindness is the reason that you can preach Biblical things to false Christians, but they still find excuses for their sin and rebellion. For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious. Additional Resources: General Session 7 at Shepherds’ Conference 2016 by Tom Pennington Catholic Exchange is a project of Sophia Institute Press. The “first covenant” mentioned in Hebrews 8:6 was the law that God gave to Moses. Seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children (Hosea 4:6). You did evil deeds to those on the spiritual path. Jesus was literally sending Paul to open the Gentiles’ eyes of understanding. If we believe this, we bring forth fruit and become fruit-bearers of what He did. Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience…For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Left to our own devices, humans are spiritually blind and without hope. Tagged as: Christ removes the veil over our minds and our spiritual eyes. Without a doubt one of the chief causes of modern spiritual blindness is a rapidly increasing viewing and addiction to pornography. In all your getting, get understanding (Proverbs 4:7). The third cause of our spiritual blindness is this hardness of heart. In addition to earning a reputation as the most experienced cataract surgeon in the world, he has dedicated his life to restoring more than physical vision. At fourteen, she is blind in at least one eye and is almost totally deaf. And I said, Who art thou, Lord? St. Thomas Aquinas, the Angelic Doctor, asserts that impurity causes spiritual blindness and leads even to hating God. Summary: How Jesus’ healing of the blind man is a picture of overcoming spiritual blindness. May Jesus the “light of the world” dispel the spiritual blindness in our souls. There is barely anything in the world that militates more fiercely against growth in the spiritual life then giving in to impurity. But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant which was established upon better promises. Such “cataracts” include pride, misguided concepts of money, preoccupation with work, distorted views of sex, and a critical spirit. These types of inner blindness can be overcome. This short article will bring to the light three major reasons for spiritual blindness and then three remedies to conquer this blindness! — rebroadcast from April 9, 2016. Spiritual blindness is a key culprit in understanding the inability of the church to reach the world ... to overcome the sin nature apart from law. One of the Capital sins is Envy. Under the law, sin dominates because this is what the law intended. Overcoming Spiritual Blindness . It is owing to our desires for darkness, desires that are stronger than our desires for light. For sin shall not have dominion over you, for ye are not under the law, but under grace (Romans 6:14). Following are three ways that we can use our eyes so as to glorify God, sanctify our souls, and live out the beatitude: “ Blessed are the pure of heart for they will see God.” (Mt. Under the law, man’s behavior was the root, and it determined whether God could bring forth fruit (Isaiah 1:19). Overcoming Spiritual Blindness emphasizes the power and work of the Holy Spirit. Spiritually blind people may have perfect physical vision, but they cannot see all that God has made available to them through His grace. Spiritual blindness is an extremely prevalent reality. By contemplating a beautiful image of Mary, such as Our Lady of grace, Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of Lourdes, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, a transformation takes place in our eyes, mind, heart, soul and even in our body! How to overcome spiritual blindness and deafness. A seared conscience has been scarred and marked by sin-consciousness. We must share the grace message with everyone. One of the principal reasons is the ease of access to pornography. And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. Because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me. Acceptance of Jesus Christ through repentance is the key to spiritual enlightenment. May God save us, heal us and restore our sight! A continual relationship with the law causes us to maintain this consciousness. Overcoming Spiritual Blindness. Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron (1 Timothy 4:2). Irritability and chronic negativity. Maybe one causes the other. Graciously, God offers a way of sight. If our mind has been contaminated by indecent and impure images, they must be dislodged, purified and discarded. Creflo Dollar For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. Our conscience is the inner sense of what is right or wrong in our conduct or motives. When the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch (Matthew 15:14). The Remedy – Prayer and More Reaching those we love who are lost begins with prayer. By Jay Haug Special to Virtueonline June 10, 2011 . Sermon-in-a-Sentence: To overcome Spiritual Blindness, we must first recognize our blindness and then continue to seek teaching and coaching that will open our heart to the Way of Jesus. In him we live, move, and have our being (Acts 17:28). 5:8). This mystery is Christ in us, the hope of glory (Colossians 1:27). In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them (2 Corinthians 4:3, 4). You can give them scripture after scripture, but they will find anything they can to keep and justify their sin. The law shows us what is wrong with us, but does nothing to correct it. Overcoming these Hindrances. How to overcome spiritual blindness and deafness. Such “cataracts” include pride, misguided concepts of money, preoccupation with work, distorted views of sex, and a critical spirit. All rights reserved. Paul was called to preach the Gospel of Grace. It is rooted in what we prefer. What is the problem? A half a decade ago, porn was available mostly through magazines. | "But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are … But Jesus is the light of the world and He can open our eyes to see. We must enhance our faith to take what grace has made. Father Ed Broom is an Oblate of the Virgin Mary and the author of Total Consecration Through the Mysteries of the Rosary and From Humdrum to Holy. Many will reject God, the Church, the reception of the Sacraments because they have become addicts—to one of the tentacles of the ugly octopus of impurity, especially internet porn! Time to repent. The Law of Moses has ended, and it has been replaced by the covenant of grace. When people persist in disobeying God and serving themselves, He gives them over to spiritual blindness (John 12:40; Romans 1:24–32). SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS. No matter what we have done, no sin is greater than God’s grace. 1. The devil does not want us to know about God’s favor. But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away: How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious? Deacon Kavuma is in formation for the priesthood at the St. Paul Seminary for the Archdiocese of Kampala, Uganda. You did evil deeds to those on the spiritual path. We receive it when we receive the revelation of who He really is. Spiritual blindness is a key culprit in understanding the inability of the church to reach the world ... to overcome the sin nature apart from law. 7:14 B. Whenever we are tempted to feel guilty or condemned, we must remind ourselves that we are the righteousness of God. If we are sin-conscious, our consciousness has not been perfected. Introduction: - Balaam was unable to see the Angel of God standing on his way because he was blind spiritually. This weekend on The Christian Worldview, Tom Pennington, pastor/teacher of Countryside Bible Church in Dallas, Texas, will join us to discuss five common spiritual blind spots and how we can identify them in our own lives and overcome them. It is about the spiritual blindness of those who should have had eyes to see. We are now beneficiaries of Christ’s faithfulness. The law was given to cause us to have sin-consciousness. His home parish is Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in Entebbe. Overcoming Spiritual Blindness "Surely the Lord was in this place, and I was not aware of it." My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. On a global perspective, the biggest problem the church faces today is blindness to what Jesus Christ has done. Fr. To sear something is to mark, scorch, make callous, harden, wither, parch, scar, or make it unwilling. Many people have seared consciences because the church leaders have preached the law, and they themselves are blind. We’re going to be looking at the first twelve verses as a unit. Matthew chapter 16. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin (Romans 3:20). Overcoming Spiritual Blindness exposes obstructions to spiritual sight that cloud the lens of the soul. It relates to feeling guilty about something, such as an act that we consider wrong. Our prayer should be: “Lord grant me light to contemplate the beauty of your face now and for all eternity!”, Following are three ways that we can use our eyes so as to glorify God, sanctify our souls, and live out the beatitude: “Blessed are the pure of heart for they will see God.”(Mt. On a global perspective, the biggest problem the church faces today is blindness to what Jesus Christ has done. © Copyright 2020 Catholic Exchange. Study Text: Numbers 22:26-30. 3 Bible Tips: What's the Cause and Cure of Spiritual Blindness? Anger does not fulfill the justice of God. They are suffering from spiritual blindness. He invites all to come to Him: “Come to me all of you who are weary and you will find rest for your souls because my yoke is easy and my burden is light. When people persist in disobeying God and serving themselves, He gives them over to spiritual blindness (John 12:40; Romans 1:24–32). What chlorine is to water, the Word of God is to the human mind. In other words, even though Jesus could have been in many places at the same time, He decided to limit His presence to one time and place. Those who reject Christ are the lost (John 6:68-69). The law required the priests to make annual sacrifices for sin. 4 Jun 2017. Satan blinds human minds from understanding God's good news. Isolated from … Disconnected Isolation—Blinded by Detachment. You can give them scripture after scripture, but they … It is possible to see something with our physical eyes but be blind spiritually. I am meek and humble of heart.”(Mt. We must stop believing and living according to the law. Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God; Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. This type of blindness keeps us from seeing and understanding the truth in the Bible that’s plainly obvious to others. Apostle Joshua Selman New Sermon 2020 | Powerful Teaching And Understanding On How To Overcome The Spiritual Blindness. Under the law, the priests could never sit, because atonement for sin was continual. But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me (Acts 26:14-18). Being spiritually blind, they are perishing (2 Corinthians 4:3-4; Revelation 3:17). Let us cure our spiritual blindness by contemplating the beauty of the face of Mary, the “Masterpiece of creation” (St. Louis de Montfort). Genesis 28:16. What are the… Graciously, God offers a way of sight. At fourteen, she is blind … Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord. This morning we return again to the Gospel of Matthew and chapter 16. - He … Sin separates us from God but when we repent, the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin and the cross of Jesus Christ bridges the gap between us and God. If we are blind to what Jesus made available to us, we will not be able to receive it from Him. Spiritual blindness is the worst kind of blindness because an individual who is spiritually blind is undiscerning and unable to see or hear from the Lord. Physical blindness is a tragedy because it keeps us from seeing what’s around us, but an even greater tragedy is spiritual blindness. spirituality. Right now we have an extraordinary grace: contact and exposure to the Real Presence of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the most Blessed Sacrament. What we believe and how we believe it will govern our conscience. Overcoming Spiritual Blindness exposes obstructions to spiritual sight that cloud the lens of the soul. Overcoming Spiritual Blindness exposes obstructions to spiritual sight that cloud the lens of the soul. Jesus, the light of the world, overcomes the darkness for whoever chooses to follow Him. 11:28-30), What a privilege we have right now: to visit Jesus, look at Him present in the Blessed Sacrament and to love Him with all of our hearts. What the surgeon does for cataracts that hinder sight in the physical eye, the Holy Spirit does for the cataracts of the heart. Study Text: Numbers 22:26-30. When the passion of anger has gotten control of your life, it is probably best not to speak and react towards others; this could prove catastrophic. 10 Lessons to Help Us Prepare for the Greatest Birthday. Jesus emphasized the receiving of forgiveness, not the labor to earn it through hard work. However, no matter where one turns, today he is literally bombarded with impure images : T.V. As Jesus healed the blind two thousand years ago, so He is just as powerful today to heal all spiritual maladies and that of course includes spiritual blindness. And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? Acceptance of Jesus Christ through repentance is the key to spiritual enlightenment. The world is oblivious to the Word of God, but even believers can be afflicted by spiritual blindness. And the blind man was brought before the Pharisees, the most spiritually blind of all, for questioning. Under grace, Jesus has sat down at the right hand of God (Hebrews 10:11, 12) because it is finished (John 19:30). A life of faith is all about believing God’s Word. Our dog is getting old. And the blind man was brought before the Pharisees, the most spiritually blind … Maybe the cynicism and hardness of heart are related. Blessed Pope John Paul II, in his Apostolic letter on the Rosary, stated that we should strive to contemplate the Face of Jesus through the eyes of Mary. Sin blinds us to God’s truth and to our own need for God in our lives. By Jay Haug Special to Virtueonline June 10, 2011 . “The letter” refers to the Old Testament. The Gospel means “Good News,” but there is some news in the Bible that is not good. When sin abounds, grace abounds much more (Romans 5:20). Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come (Ephesians 1:16-21). Lack of faith may also shut the eyes of our hearts. For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth. If you feel constantly negative, this is a sure sign of spiritual … OVERCOMING SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS. Satan needs fear in order to operate in our lives and destroy us. For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. Ignorance can be very expensive. The bringing of a better hope does correct it. Think about the story of Mary Magdalene at the tomb on Easter morning. Genesis 28:16. Print . Best of Week, Joseph was sold as a slave into Egypt due to the envy of his brothers. Such “cataracts” include pride, misguided concepts of money, preoccupation with work, distorted views of sex, and a critical spirit. The Word tells us how to do this. How to overcome Spiritual bareness 2 Peter 1 8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus is the Word of God and the Light of the World who came to dispel darkness and even blindness. What causes spiritual blindness? But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God (Acts 20:24). Overcoming Spiritual Blindness "Surely the Lord was in this place, and I was not aware of it." When Jesus lived 2000 years ago people could not always see Him. Spiritual blindness is a grievous condition experienced by those who do not believe in God, Jesus Christ, and His Word (Romans 2:8; 2 Thessalonians 2:12). And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha. The Spirit tells us how to fix whatever is wrong with us. Overcoming these Hindrances. (Hebrews 7:11). Anger can render us blind, hence the saying, “a blind rage.” Pain, trauma and grief may make us blind. Overcoming Spiritual Blindness book. And what is obsolete, out of use and annulled because of age, is ripe for disappearance and to be dispensed with altogether (Hebrews 8:6-9, KJV; Hebrews 8:13, AMPC). - He was zealously pursuing a course that God is not pleased with, but being deceived with a fake assurance of the approval of God. If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron? For example, you were cruel to monks, nuns, priests, or holy wanderers (sadhus). Overcoming Spiritual Blindness James P. Gills, MD , is the founder of St. Luke’s Cataract and Laser Institute in Tarpon Springs, Florida. These were given not for the people to keep them, but to show them they could not keep them without God. Rom. The Psalmist describes the Word of God as a light and lantern for our steps. "But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost; In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who Is the image of God, should shine unto them." Awake to righteousness and sin not (1 Corinthians 15:34). SUMMARY Spiritual blindness is the greatest bondage there is. But this hardness of heart—again, if we are unwilling, as … | R. Jared Staudt, PhD, The Lost Riches of Catholic Catechisms with Aaron Seng of Tradivox, The Catholic Faith in Public Life After the 2020 Election with Derek Rotty. For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory. it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. Condemnation is the root of fear. We come to church to hear the Word preached. Jesus the “Light of the world” gave sight to the blind! Left to our own devices, humans are spiritually blind … Meditate on the Word of God. Go ye therefore into all the world and preach the gospel (Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:15). This type of blindness keeps us from seeing and understanding the truth in the Bible that’s plainly obvious to others. For example, you were cruel to monks, nuns, priests, or holy wanderers (sadhus). Overcoming Spiritual Blindness exposes obstructions to spiritual sight that cloud the lens of the soul. When He was in Galilee, He was not at the same time in Jerusalem. Spiritually blind people may have perfect physical vision, but they cannot see all that God has made available to them through His grace. We will then be unable to receive the liberty of the covenant of grace. This sightless condition affects how we live, because if we are unaware of what He did for us two thousand years ago, we will needlessly work hard for things we already have. It is important to specifically include grace in the Gospel. Humbling ourselves and surrendering our wills to Christ is the only way to get rid of spiritual blindness and begin seeing the world through the eyes of God. 14 Now the day on which Jesus had made the mud and opened the man’s eyes was a Sabbath. What we do not know can destroy us. A definition for envy: “You feel bad because somebody else has something that you do not have and when something bad happens to this person, you rejoice.” Cain killed Able due to envy. It was too perfect for imperfect people to keep. These types of inner blindness can be overcome… Only the blood of Jesus can perfect it. One Ministry, One Church, One Message Worldwide, by Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water (Hebrews 10:22). Spiritual blindness is the reason that you can preach Biblical things to false Christians, but they still find excuses for their sin and rebellion. Robert Woody . Even if we are unfaithful, God’s faithfulness continues (2 Timothy 2:13). Introduction: - Balaam was unable to see the Angel of God standing on his way because he was blind spiritually. Paul’s assignment was to open the eyes of those who were blind to God’s grace. Sermon-in-a-Sentence: To overcome Spiritual Blindness, we must first recognize our blindness and then continue … Finally, one of the principal reasons for the condemnation, crucifixion, and death of Jesus was the envy of some. However, spiritually blind eyes can still have their sight restored. But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost. What chlorine is to water, the Word of God is to the human mind. 7:14 B. It is like an avalanche that has started and in full force. The current covenant of grace is one of which most churches are unaware. A teacher of God’s word doesn’t have the ability … Sin separates us from God but when we repent, the … Have you ever given into jealousy or envy in your life? 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