Unmasked! Miracle of the blind man healed by washing mud off his eyes

This story was originally published by the WND News Center.

One of the most inspiring miracles recorded in Scripture is the famous healing of a man who had been blind from birth.

What’s especially interesting is the recipe Jesus used to give man his sight. It involves putting mud on his face, specifically, his eyes.

It has been retold countless times, and featured prominently in the 2003 film, “The Gospel of John.”

But what’s the reason mud was employed as a tool in this wondrous healing?

The author of a best-selling book decoding the hidden, additional meaning behind events in Scripture explored the miracle during an episode of the popular Bible TV show, “Shabbat Night Live.”

“The Bible is very consistent in its symbols and imagery,” said Joe Kovacs, author of “Reaching God Speed: Unlocking the Secret Broadcast Revealing the Mystery of Everything.”

“Mud is the dust of the earth. It represents the flesh” on the metaphoric level of parables, because we’re all made of the dust of the earth, and Jesus only taught in parables. (Matthew 13:34)

The Bible records the event this way:

“After he said these things he spit on the ground, made some mud from the saliva, and spread the mud on his eyes.

“‘Go,’ he told him, ‘wash in the pool of Siloam’ (which means “Sent”). So he left, washed, and came back seeing.

“His neighbors and those who had seen him before as a beggar said, ‘Isn’t this the one who used to sit begging?’

“Some said, ‘He’s the one.’ Others were saying, ‘No, but he looks like him.’

“He kept saying, ‘I’m the one.’


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