Many Christian believers are
spiritually blind and deaf. They cannot see the kingdom of God
and they cannot hear the voice of God, the reason being that they are
not born again. We read in John 3:1 “Now there was a man of the
Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews; 2this man came to
Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You have come
from God as a teacher; for no one can do these signs that You do
unless God is with him.” 3Jesus answered and said to him, “Truly,
truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the
kingdom of God.”
It is only when a person is born again, that he can understand the kingdom of God and experience Jesus Christ as Lord and Master, hear His voice, serve and follow Him.
Many Christians operate on the level of the intellect and their physical senses. They believe in what they do not know. They believe in the Bible and they say they believe in Jesus, but they do not know Him. Professing to be wise, they have become foolish, because they are irrational, they believe lies. They believe in an image of Jesus that they have either made up in their own mind, or that others have presented to them. They have never met Jesus and never received revelation from Him. Therefore they do not know Him, neither do they HEAR His voice. They are spiritually deaf. They cannot understand that others who are born again HEAR Him, because they expect to hear Him with their physical ears. God is spirit, and He speaks to His children, those who are born again, in their spirit. He reveals Himself to them in their spirit.
“Faith comes from the hearing of the Word of God.” Jesus said ” “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; 28and I give eternal life to them,” John 10:27,28. His sheep follow Him because they HEAR His voice. Many believers do not HEAR His voice, because they are not born again. Many do not believe. They trust in their own understanding. They read the Bible and pick and choose what they want to believe, they listen to other people and read their books and media, but they do not hear nor listen to Jesus. They are not His sheep. They are just religious and deceived. They think that their Bible knowledge and church membership will give them eternal life, but they are not following Jesus. They have no hope of eternal life. They are spiritually dead, deaf and blind.
Jesus gives LIFE to those who OBEY His words, those who accept Him, repent and are baptized in water and who seek Him. He makes them NEW, BORN AGAIN with spiritual ears and eyes, so that they can hear, see and know the truth. He gives them understanding of His ways and knowledge of His kingdom. He gives His Holy Spirit in them to teach and guide them. They are not in darkness because they walk in the Light.
Have you been born again of the Spirit of God? Do you have spiritual ears and eyes? Do you see the kingdom of God and hear Jesus speaking to you? Do you follow Him? Are you one of His sheep?
May Jesus bless you.