KNOWING THE TRUE GOD #7
SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS FROM GOD!
We have TWO very clear verses in Deuteronomy, and they come
clearer as we put them together, as to the mental state of the
children of Israel and also the state of affairs as how God was
working with the Israel en mass.
"O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear
me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well
with them, and with their children for ever" (deut.5:29).
"Yet the Lord has not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to
see, and ears to hear, unto this day" (Deut.29:4).
If you read Numbers 11 you will see that the Holy Spirit was
not given but to a relatively FEW. Moses wished ALL had God's
Spirit, but the truth of the matter is that MOST did not have it.
As the apostle Paul would later put it, it is only the election
of grace that would have the Spirit and be called and chosen to
receive salvation, while the rest were BLINDED to spiritual truth
(Romans 9 through 11).
NAVE'S TOPICAL BIBLE will give you all the important verses
in the Bible on SPIRITUAL blindness. There are MANY of them!!
It is a subject that God WANTS you to UNDERSTAND! He has
written about it many many times in His Word. It is a basic
fundamental teaching of the mind of God, and of the plan of
salvation the Lord is undertaking on this earth with physical
You will see by reading the verses I present to you that God
has spiritually BLINDED MOST, THE VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE ON
EARTH. IN FACT EVERY PERSON ON EARTH IS SPIRITUALLY BLINDED
***UNTIL*** GOD DECIDES, CALLS, FOR THAT BLINDNESS TO BE REMOVED
BY THE POWER OF HIS HOLY SPIRIT. WHEN THAT HAPPENS THE SWITCH IS
THROWN AND MAYBE A FEW LIGHTS COME ON. IT IS ONLY IF WE ACCEPT
THESE LIGHTS AND WALK THE RIGHT WAY, WILL MORE LIGHT BE GIVEN US,
AND SO THE PROCESS CONTINUES UNTIL WE DIE.
IT IS A VERY CRITICAL TEACHING, FOR IT SHOWS THE PLAN OF
GOD, AS HE IS WORKING IT OUT HERE BELOW WITH HUMAN BEINGS, TO
BRING ***MANY*** SON AND DAUGHTERS TO HIS ETERNAL KINGDOM FAMILY.
HERE ARE SOME OF THE PERTINENT SCRIPTURES ON SPIRITUAL
Job 21:14 Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we
desire NOT the knowledge of thy ways.
Psa. 82:5. They know not, neither will they understand; they walk
on in darkness.
Psa. 95:10. It is a people that do err in their heart, and they
have not known my ways.
Psa. 119:18. Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous
things out of thy law.
Prov. 1:7. Fools despise wisdom and instruction. 22. How long, ye
simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in
their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? 29. They hated
knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: 30. They
would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.
Prov. 4:19. The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not
at what they stumble.
Prov. 14:12. There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but
the end thereof are the ways of death.
3. The foolishiness of man perverteth his way: and his heart
fretteth against the LORD.
Prov. 28:5. Evil men understand not judgment: but they that SEEK
the LORD understand all things.
Isa. 1:3. The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's
crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.
Isa. 5:13. Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because
they have no knowledge: 20. Woe unto them that call evil good,
and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for
darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Isa. 6:9. Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed,
but perceive not. 10. Make the heart of this people fat, and make
their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their
eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart,
and convert, and be healed. Matt. 13:14; John 12:38-41.
Isa. 92. The people that walked in darkness have seen a great
light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon
them hath the light shined.
Isa. 26:10. Let favour be chewed to the wicked, yet will he not
learn righteousness; in the land of uprightness will he deal
unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the LORD. 11. LORD,
when thy hand is lifted up, they will not see.
Isa. 28:13. But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon
precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line;
here a little, anal there a little; that they might go, and fall
backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken. 15. Because ye
have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are
we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through,
it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and
under falsehood have we hid ourselves.
Isa. 29:10. The LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep
sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers,
the seers hath he covered. 11. And the vision of all is become
unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver
to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he
saith, I cannot; for it is sealed 12. And the book is delivered
to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee and he
saith, I am not learned.
Isa. 44:18. They have not known nor understood: for he hath shut
their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts that they
Isa. 48:8. Yea, thou heardest not; yea, thou knewest not; yea,
from that time that thine ear was not opened: for I knew that
thou wouldest deal very treacherously, and was called a
transgressor from the womb.
Isa. 60:2. Darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the
Jer. 2:8. The priest said not, Where is the LORD 11 and they that
handle the law knew me not.
Jer. 4:22. My people is foolish, they have not known me; ... and
they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do
good they have no knowledge.
Jer. 8:7. Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed
times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the
time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the
Ezek. 12:2. Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst of a
rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and see not, they have
ears to hear, and hear not: for they are a rebellious house.
Dan. 12:10. None of the wicked shall understand; but the wise
Hos. 4:1. The LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the
land, because there is no truth, no mercy, nor knowledge of God
in the land. 6. My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:
because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,
that thou shalt be no priest to me.
Hos. 5:4. They will not frame their doings to turn unto their God
.... and they have not known the LORD.
Mic. 4:12. They know not the thoughts of the Lord, neither
understand they his counsel.
Matt. 13:13. Therefore speak I to them in ambles: because they
seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they
understand. l4. 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: 15. For this
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
Matt. 15:14. They be blind readers of the blind. And if the blind
lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
Mark 4:11. 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: 12. That seeing
they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and
not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and
their sins should be forgiven them.
Mark 6:52. They considered not the miracle of the loaves: for
their heart was hardened.
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.
John 1:5. The light shineth in darkness; and the darkness
comprehended it not. 10. He was in the world, and the world was
made by him, and the world knew him 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. 33. They answered
him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man:
how sayest then, Ye shall be made free? 42. Jesus said unto them,
If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded 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
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
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 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.
Rom. 1:19. That which may be known of God is manifest in them;
for God bath shewed it unto them. 20. 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: 21. 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. 22. Professing 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:
whisperers, 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.
Rom. 11:7 What then? Israel has not obtained that which he
seeketh for; but the election have obtained it, and the rest were
blinded. 8 According as it is written, God has given them the
spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that
they should not hear, unto this day.
Rom. 11:25. Blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the
fullness of the Gentiles be come in.
1 Cor. 2:14. The natural man receiveth not the things of the
Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto hiss: neither can he
know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
2 Con 3:14. Their minds were blinded: for until this day
remaineth the same vail un-taken away in the reading of the old
testament. 15. Even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail
is upon their heart.
2 Cor. 4:3. If our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost
(in sin): 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.
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 heart.
Eph. 5:8. Ye were sometimes [once, R. V.) darkness, but now are
ye light in the Lord.
Col. 1:13. Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and
hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.
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.
Tit. 1:16. They profess that they know God; but in works they
1 Pet. 1:14. As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves
according to the former lusts in your ignorance.
1 Pet. 2:9. But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood.
an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the
praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his
It is clear from all the above Scriptures, that all mankind
is in a state of ***SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS*** UNTIL God CALLS them
OUT OF that BLINDNESS. Until the Lord, working through His Spirit
REVEALS spiritual truths to the human mind (and not all spiritual
truths are revealed at one time, but SOME of the basic truths
will be revealed), the human mind CANNOT understand the things of
God. The human mind may not hate God, it may even be in a neutral
position, but by and of itself it cannot understand the spiritual
things of God. It takes the Spirit of the Lord working with that
human mind, to teach the human mind that which pertains to the
mind of God.
It is God that has CHOSEN to BLIND the mind of mankind to
His spiritual truths, UNTIL God decides to CALL that person to
see some of the very basic truths of God's way of life. He will
nearly always only reveal SOME basic truths to an individual. He
will then wait to see if that person is receptable to those
truths and will act on them, for the human mind does have freedom
of choice. God will NEVER force a truth on anyone, for He made
mankind NOT as ROBOTS, but as having a mind that can CHOOSE the
evil or the good. God DESIRES you to choose the good and the
righteous, but He will not force you to choose the good, that is
up to you, that is where YOUR PART comes in. God can lead you,
open your mind to truth, but your free will part is to decide to
follow that truth or reject it.
I have a full and in-depth study on this Website named
"Called and Chosen - When?"
As God is the One who has BLINDED the minds of mankind to
spiritual truth, it is He only that can take away that blindness.
And He will do that for each and ever person who has lived or
will ever live, but He has a TIME PLAN to do all that. Some were
called in the past, some are called today, and some will be
called in the future.
Then again, some were not called in the lifetime they lived
in the past, nor in their lifetime today, and some will not be
called in the life time they are yet to live, being as yet
BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT IN THE TIME FRAME OF GOD'S PLAN
FOR ALL HUMAN KIND, ALL WILL HAVE A CHANCE FOR SALVATION. THERE
ARE MANY STUDIES ON THIS WEBSITE THAT GIVE YOU THE DETAILS OF THE
PLAN OF SALVATION FOR ALL MANKIND.
The vast majority of Christians today, even the vast
majority of Christian ministers, DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE SALVATION
PLAN FOR MANKIND AS REVEALED IN THE BIBLE AND THROUGH THE
TYPOLOGY OF THE FESTIVALS OF THE LORD.
YOU can come to understand, IF you really desire, IF you
will SEEK the Lord. This plan of salvation is all expounded to
you on this Website. So look, search, hunger for truth and
righteousness, and you will find it! You can come to KNOW this
part of the WILL and MIND of the Eternal Creator God!
To be continued
Written and Entered on this Website October 2008