The works of Satan are exposed & destroyed to reveal God’s glory
Ezekiel 27-29/John 9-12
28:18-19 You defiled your sanctuaries with your many sins and your dishonest trade. So I brought fire from within you, and it consumed you. I let it burn you to ashes on the ground in the sight of all who were watching. All who knew you are appalled at your fate. You have come to a terrible end, and you are no more.
9:1-5 As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man who had been blind from birth. “Teacher,” his disciples asked him, “why was this man born blind? Was it a result of his own sins or those of his parents?” “It was not because of his sins or his parents’ sins,” Jesus answered. “He was born blind so the power of God could be seen in him. All of us must quickly carry out the tasks assigned us by the one who sent me, because there is little time left before the night falls and all work comes to an end. But while I am still here in the world, I am the light of the world.”
:39-41 Then Jesus told him, “I entered this world to render judgment, to give sight to the blind and to show those who think they see that they are blind.” The Pharisees who were standing there heard him and asked, “Are you saying we are blind?” “If you were blind, you wouldn’t be guilty,” Jesus replied. “But you remain guilty because you claim you can see.”
OT Flask Points
Funeral song for Tyre
A ship full of splendor who’s oarsmen are rowing into a hurricane
Now silent at the bottom of the sea King of Tyre – Lucifer?
Sidon – display of God’s wrath
Israel – bring you back to your land & punish those who have treated you with contempt
Egypt – a reminder of Israel’s sin
NT Flash Points
Blind given sight & those who can see exposed as blind
Purpose for blindness – the glory of God to be seen
OR the Son of God?
Death – for the Glory of God.
Against natural logic
“We would like to see Jesus.”