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Are we working or not?

John 9:3 (b)-4

 "3 But that the works of God should be revealed in him. 4 "I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; [the] night is coming when no one can work."


    -By Jesus’ statement, it is implied that the works of God were already inside this man, yet they were not manifest -or revealed. Then Jesus stated that He must work the works of God. Think of this like a car. The car is fully operational and is full of fuel, yet it sits in your driveway. It would be foolish to cry, complain, whine, or fear that you are restricted to stay in your home and could not go anywhere when you have a perfectly functional and fueled car in your drive. Although the car is out there, ready to go, you have a part to play in getting what you want from the car, in getting the car to do what it was designed to do. You have to go out, get in the car, start the engine, and drive off. You are, at that point, essentially working the works of whoever manufactured the car and filled it with fuel. This is what Jesus was saying here. God had already filled this man with sight and everything he needed to be fully functional, yet no-one had yet worked that work. Jesus was working the work that God already completed. This, in particular is why it was not necessary for Jesus to pray to God and ask Him specifically to heal this man. The work of healing and actually divine health had already been accomplished in him. Jesus was simply making use of it. The Bible says that we have a better covenant than Moses, established on better promises {Hebrews 8:6}. So if this is what God did for someone under a lesser covenant, how much more has He done for us? Remember at that time in history, the people of God were called servants, but in John 15, Jesus changed that and calls those that follow Him friends and then children. 

    The statement here about the day and the night, is a very specific time. We know this by the next verse… John 9:5


 5 "As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”


Jesus said that the night was coming when no one could work the works of God. He was specifically referring to the moment He became sin and the earth was dark until the moment when the Holy Spirit was poured out on all flesh. It was the act of pouring out the Holy Spirit on all flesh that put the Spirit of God in those who would believe in the Christ of God. In this way, Jesus was placed back into the world. Jesus said that as long as He was in the world, He was the light of the world. Since He now makes His home inside the heart of believers the Word assures us that as He {Jesus} is, so are we in this world {1 John 4:17}. Further, Jesus’ conversation with {at that time} Saul of Tarsus assures us that Jesus felt and took personally attacks on the church because attacks on the church are attacks on Him personally. In conclusion, since out of Jesus’ mouth came the statement that the works of God are only worked when there is light on the earth and that Jesus is the real source of that light, it would follow and rightly does follow that if Jesus remains in the world, then it is perfectly acceptable and even required that the works of God be worked now!

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