RESTORATION FROM CARNALITY
‘SPIT’ NEEDS TO WASH AWAY CARNALITY, AND ALLOW SPIRITUALITY TO CURE BLINDNESS.
When Jesus spoke the rhema of God, He was hated, and many sought to kill Him. They were blind to the fact, that this was Jesus, the Messiah, the Savior. They desired to destroy Him, but God kept them unable to do so until the proper time.
"These words (rhema) spake Jesus in the treasury, as He taught in the temple; and no man laid hands on Him, for His hour was not yet come."
Jesus indicated that many will not be SPIRITUAL. Those who are of God will recognize God's rhema word, and the ones who are of the devil will not be able to understand or accept the rhema. They are carnal, and refuse spirituality. They need ‘spiritual spit’ to RESTORE sight.
"Why do ye not understand My speech? even because ye cannot hear My word (rhema). Ye are of your father, the devil... there is no truth in him... when he speaketh a lie, he speaks of his own, for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe Me not... if I say the truth, why do ye not believe Me? He that is of God heareth God's words; ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God!"
In the midst of the sermon of Jesus to the disciples of the rhema word, and how to be used of God in delivering such word to the world, Jesus gave an illustrated lesson. We find Jesus still loves to give illustrated lessons. We find the story of such in John 9. Jesus came upon a man born blind. The disciples asked if the man was blind because of his owns sins, or because of the sins of his parents. Jesus told them that this man was blind due to the desire of God to manifest something to those who behold the miracle that Jesus was about to show.
Jesus took clay and spit, and anointed the eyes of the man.
The clay and spit indicated a type of the human and divine. (clay = earth = the human vessels that God uses were created originally from the earth;
the spit of the Lord = the divine anointing upon the earth, and upon mankind created from it).
The spit of Jesus washed away blindness and RESTORED sight. Spirituality is that RESTORATION process of the removal of eternal blindness, and restoring spiritual sight. The man was told to then go wash in the near-by swimming pool. When he did, he received a miracle of sight. Many have wondered why Jesus did this healing in this manner, instead of simply saying: "Receive your sight!" The truth Jesus sought to teach is the reason for this unusual miracle.
There was much rejoicing, and the Pharisees became upset that the man gave Jesus credit for his miracle. They tried to force him to recant his praise of the Lord, and threatened him and his parents with excommunication from the synagogue if he did not rescind his testimony.
Instead of rejoicing in the miracle for the man, the Pharisees were angry at Jesus, at the man, at his parents, and at all who were rejoicing for the miracle. The man was a bit taken back, confused, and did not comprehend their anxiety. He was too busy enjoying his miracle.
The blind man was given sight, but the Pharisees were blinded to the miracle by their jealousies, fears, and sins. In the same way, Jesus told the disciples that some will find sight when He speaks, but others will be made blind by the same rhema word. We will find the same true as we utter rhema words from the Lord.
"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... Are we (the Pharisees) blind also? ...If ye were blind, ye should have no sin, but now ye say 'We see!' Therefore you sin remaineth."
Carnality is the opposite of spirituality. God wants to RESTORE us from carnality to spirituality.
Jesus is the source of spiritual sight and light for mankind. We can have Him remove our blindness, our carnality, and RESTORE us to walk in light.
“I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not, I will lead them in paths that they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.’
If we ‘walk in the light, as He is in the light’, there will be spirituality with Him Who is light, that the world does not even comprehend. The anointing, the ‘spit’ that brings RESTORATION is being in the school of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the speaker of rhema truth in the Word, and to us personally, and His rhema word to us is the ‘spit’ that washes away our blindness. Being in the school of the Holy Spirit is the definition of SPIRITUALITY.
We need to ‘insist’ and ’protest’ in the name of the Lord, the carnality of this world, and learn daily from the Holy Spirit, be students in His school, and as we continue in that walk, we are in the RESTORATION process.