Wednesday, June 19, 2024

You are Sent!


John 9:1-7
1"As He passed by, He saw a man blind from birth. 2 And His disciples asked Him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he would be born blind?” 3 Jesus answered, “It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was so that the works of God might be displayed in him. 4 We must work the works of Him who sent Me as long as it is day; night is coming when no one can work. 5 While I am in the world, I am the Light of the world.” 6 When He had said this, He spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and applied the clay to his eyes, 7 and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So he went away and washed, and came back seeing."

Jesus said, “So that the works of God might be displayed in him.” The disciples were looking for cause, or blame, and Jesus said, let's display the works of God in him.

Notice He said, "WE (not just He) must work the works of Him who SENT Me as long as it is day." God the Father is the One who sent Jesus. When a person is SENT by someone, they carry the power and authority to do what that someone sent them to do. A soldier sent into a battlefield is armed with both the power and authority to do what he was sent to do on behalf of his nation. Jesus was authorized and empowered by God to do the works of God that He was sent here to do, and He included the disciples in that.

Jesus came to give life and life abundantly (John 10:10). He was SENT to the earth to give life and life abundantly. He fulfilled His mission here, and then. . .

He SENT us—

In Matthew 28:18 Jesus told us to "Go."

18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,

We are sent to do the works of God—preach, teach, disciple nations, heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out demons, cleanse the lepers--and we have His authority and power to do so. (Mark 16:17-18,  Matthew 10:7-8, John 14:12, Acts 1:8).

He SENT us the Holy Spirit so we can do the works of God as He did.

Acts 10:38:
38 You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.

Jesus said while He is in the world He is the Light of the world (John 9:5).
He also said WE are the light of the world (Matthew 5:14).
And if we believe in Him, we will do the works He did, and even greater works (John 14:12).  

We are SENT to be the LIGHT of the world, as He was when He was here, and we have the same Holy Spirit, to enable us to do our part in being the light we are called to be.

Once again, Jesus said, “We must work the works of Him who sent Me as long as it is day…”
It is day as long as there is LIGHT.
We are the light, and we are in the earth, so it is day.
It is TIME to do the works of God in the earth, in Jesus’ Name.
We are SENT.

And, look at the name of the pool Jesus told this blind man to wash in-
Siloam, means SENT! (John 9:7).

The blind man was sent to Sent (Siloam).
He was sent with a word from Jesus to do something.
He was obedient to the word (to wash off the clay in the pool).
The authority and power of God for his healing was carried in his obedience.
He was sent to display the works of God in himself, which was accomplished by the word and power of the Lord, through his obedience to go where he was sent and do what he was told.

We are all sent to earth by God for a reason.

Find your purpose and pursue it. As you pursue the purpose of God, all you need to accomplish that will come--healing, miracles, provision, strength, help, etc.
We get it backwards sometimes when we pursue something like healing or provision first before God’s purpose. We think we have to have certain things before we can do what God has called us to do. But instead, we must grab hold of that which He grabbed hold of us for (Philippians 3:12), and as we do, what we need to complete our purpose will come. 

Find your purpose and go after it!

It’s still day, it’s still time, as long as the light is here.
We are the light, and we have the LIGHT in us.
We have the “sent” word to GO…

Make it personal and say, 
HERE AM I, LORD, SEND ME! (Isaiah 6:8).

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