God's Sword of Truth - The Word

Spiritual Blindness

By The Holy Spirit's Disciple, Raymond Laginess

MATTHEW 5:15, 16
...."Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. (16) "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."

MATTHEW 6:23...."If thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!" (Jewish History).

MATTHEW 13:13-16...."Therefore speak I to them in parables; because they seeking, see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, by hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive; for this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. But blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear. (19) When any one heareth the Word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart." (See MARK 4:15, LUKE 8:12).

MATTHEW 15:14...."They be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch."

MATTHEW 16:3...."O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the sign of the times?"

MATTHEW 22:29...."Jesus answered and said unto them, ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God." (see MARK 12:24).

MATTHEW 23:19...."Ye fools and blind; for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift? (Also see verse 16-24).

MARK 4:11-12...."And he said unto them, unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but unto them that are without; all these things are done in parables; that seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; least at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them." (see LUKE 8:10).

MARK 6:52...."They considered not the miracle of the loaves; for their heart was hardened."

MARK 7:18...."And he saith unto them, are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man it cannot defile him."

LUKE 4:18...."The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering the sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised."

LUKE 11:52...."Woe unto you, Lawyers! For ye have taken away the key of knowledge; ye enter not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered."

LUKE 12:48...."He that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. (57) Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?"

LUKE 19:42...."If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! But now they are hid from thine eyes."

LUKE 23:34...."Then said Jesus, Father forgive them, for they know not what they do." Can you understand this? This is very, very heavy., spiritually so. Learn it well.

JOHN 1:5...."The light shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not."

Here is wisdom, the Word of God is true. The Word of God is the only hope in this dark world. Let the Word enter deep into your heart and live on it. Let it be your spiritual food because it shall guide you always.He was in the world, and the world was made by him and the world knew him not.

JOHN 3:4
...."Nicodemus saith unto him, how can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? (7) Marvel not that I said unto thee, ye must be born again. (19) This is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. (20) Every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. (31) He that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth." Verses 9-12.

JOHN 4:10...."Jesus answered and said unto her, if thou knowest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. (22) Ye worship ye know not what." Verses 11,15.

JOHN 6:52,60...."The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, how can this man give us his flesh to eat? (60) Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, this is an hard saying; who can hear it?"

JOHN 7:28...."Then cried Jesus in the temple as he taught, saying, ye both know me, and ye know whence I am; and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom ye know not."

JOHN 8:12...."Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world; he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. (15) Ye judge after the flesh; (19) Ye neither know me, nor my Father; if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also. (27) They understood not that he spake to them of the Father. (33) They answered him, we be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man; how sayest thou, ye shall be made free? (42) Jesus said unto them, if God were your Father, ye would love me; for I proceedeth forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. (43) Why do ye not understand my speech? Even because ye cannot hear my word. (52) Then said the Jews unto him, now we know that thou hast a devil, Abraham is dead, and the Prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death. (54) Jesus answered,…..(55) Ye have not known him; but I know him; and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you. (57) Then said the Jews unto him, hast thou seen Abraham?"

JOHN 9:29...."We know that God spake unto Moses; as for this fellow, we know not from whence he is. (30) The man answered and saith unto them, why, herein is a marvelous thing, that ye know not from whence he is, and yet he hath opened mine eyes. (39) 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." Verses 30-38.

JOHN 12:38...."That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? And to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed?"

JOHN 14:17...."The Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him."

JOHN 15:21...."But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me."

JOHN 16:2,3...."They shall put you out of the synagogues, yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you think that he doeth God service. (3) These things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me."

JOHN 17:25..."O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee."

ACTS 3:17...."Now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers."

ACTS 13:27...."They that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every Sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him."

ACTS 17:23...."For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you."

ACTS 19:2...."We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost."

ACTS 26:18...."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."

ROMANS 1:19-22...."That which may be known of God is manifest in them, for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse; when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Profession themselves to be wise, they became fools. (28) And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; (29) Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness, full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity, whispers, (30) Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents. (31) Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful, (32) Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them."

ROMANS 2:4...."Despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?"

ROMANS 11:25...."Blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in."

I COR. 1:18...."The preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; (20) Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this world? Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? (21) The world by wisdom knew not God."

I COR. 2:8...."Which none of the princes of this world knew; for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. (14) The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness unto him; neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. (15) He that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man".

I COR. 15:34...."Some have not the knowledge of God; I speak this to your shame."

2 COR. 3:14...."Their minds were blinded; for until this day remaineth the same vale untaken away in the reading of the Old Testament; (15) Even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vale is upon their hearts."

2 COR. 4:3,4...."If our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost; (4) 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. (6) For God who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ."

GAL. 4:8...."Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods."

EPH. 4:18...."Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their hearts."

EPH 5:8...."For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord; walk as children of light."

COR. 1:13...."Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son."

I THESS. 4:4...."That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honor; (5) Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God."

1 THESS. 5:4...."But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. (5) Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day, we are not of the night, nor of darkness. (6) Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. (7) For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night."

2 THESS. 1:8...."In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ."

2 THESS 2:11...."And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie. (12) That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness."

2 TIM. 3:7...."Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. (13) Evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived."

TITUS 1:16...."They profess that they knew God, but in works they deny Him."

HEBREWS 5:11,12...."Ye are dull of hearing. (12) For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat."

I PETER 1:14...."As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance."

I PETER 2:9...."But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light."

2 PETER 1:9...."He that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins."

2 PETER 3:15...."As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction."

I JOHN 1:6...."If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth; (8) If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us."

I JOHN 2:4...."He that saith, I know him and keepeth not his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him. (9) He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now. (11) But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes." (Also see I JOHN 1:6).

I JOHN 3:1...."The world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. (6) Whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him."

I JOHN 4:8...."He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is Love."

3 JOHN 11 - "He that doeth evil hath not seen God."

JUDE 10...."But these speak evil of those things which they know not; but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves."

REV. 3:17...."Thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest that thou art wretch, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked."

Detach yourself from ALL that is of the world and the flesh, be it wealth, riches, fame or blood-family. By blood family I mean, all those born to the DNA seed of a common Mother and Father. The only true family is the believers, born-again (spiritually) in Jesus Christ, which are called the Church, no matter where they reside.

Just as Jesus hath said, "Who is my Mother, Father, Sister or Brother"? It is those who know my Jesus and keep and live his Word every day.

All scripture based on the King James Authorized Version or 1611 Bible, New Testament only, otherwise known as THE WORD.  All Old Testament scriptural references used in this article is Jewish History, not canonical, and is used as additional references.