Blinded to The Truth

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Truth

The people could not see the truth because they were blinded by what they thought were dependable facts. They thought they knew Jesus but really they didn’t.

I. PLOTTING (30-32)

  1. When Jesus speaks the truth, some get upset and angry.
  2. Those who plot to kill Jesus play an unsuccessful game because it is not yet time.
  3. Some are relieved when Jesus speaks the truth and the truth sets them free.

 

II. PREDICTING (33-36)

  1. Jesus explains that His departure is coming soon.
  2. Jesus is appealing to them to turn around for they are in danger.

The Jews were ignorant of spiritual truth and thought He was talking about going to the Jews scattered among the nations. Because they were unwilling to obey the truth, they could not know the truth; they argued with Christ and lost their souls. The “little while” that Christ spoke of lasted about six months (v. 33). It is important that people seek the Lord “while He may be found” (Isa. 55:6). Many lost sinners who reject Christ today will seek Him tomorrow and He will be gone from them (Prov. 1:24-28).

Application

When I witness to people about Christ I need to impress upon them the urgency of the hour. He may come back very soon in the rapture or we could die in an accident.

John 7:30-36 (English Standard Version)

So they were seeking to arrest him, but no one laid a hand on him, because his hour had not yet come. Yet many of the people believed in him. They said, "When the Christ appears, will he do more signs than this man has done?" The Pharisees heard the crowd muttering these things about him, and the chief priests and Pharisees sent officers to arrest him. Jesus then said, "I will be with you a little longer, and then I am going to him who sent me. You will seek me and you will not find me. Where I am you cannot come." The Jews said to one another, "Where does this man intend to go that we will not find him? Does he intend to go to the Dispersion among the Greeks and teach the Greeks? What does he mean by saying, 'You will seek me and you will not find me,' and, 'Where I am you cannot come'?"

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