‘And that very hour He cured many of infirmities, afflictions, and evil spirits; and to many blind He gave sight.’ – Luke 7:21.
Humanity without Christ suffers a lot of difficulties which are masterminded by its hideous and wicked enemy, satan. Most sicknesses and diseases are either a direct or an indirect work of the devil, whose malicious hatred for humanity is incurable. This wicked fallen angel has a host of demonic spirits under his command whom he uses to afflict and oppress humans. Most sicknesses and diseases have these demonic spirits behind them, that is why everywhere Jesus went to preach the gospel, there was always supernatural healing whenever He cast out demons.
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Identifying a Blinding Spirit
‘Then one was brought to Him who was demon-possessed, blind and mute; and He healed him, so that the blind and mute man both spoke and saw.’ – Matthew 12:22.
One of the many problems that satan causes in people’s life is blindness – yes, there is a spirit of blindness [just as there is a spirit of deafness or cancer]. This spirit primarily causes people to lose their physical sight and could also cause spiritual blindness.
a) Physical blindness
‘Now as Jesus passed by, he saw a man who was blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” – John 9:1,2.
Some of the ways the devil uses this [blind] spirit to cause physical blindness is by causing innocent babies to be born blind, directly attacking people’s eyes with eye diseases or eye defects, by encouraging its victims to make poor health decisions that will affect and rob them of their sight, and also by causing physical accidents that will end up in blindness.
b) Spiritual blindness
‘Pause and wonder! Blind yourselves and be blind! They are drunk, but not with wine; They stagger, but not with intoxicating drink. For the LORD has poured out on you the spirit of deep sleep, and has closed your eyes, namely, the prophets; And He has covered your heads, namely, the seers.’ – Isaiah 29:9,10.
This blinding spirit could also cause spiritual blindness and keep people from identifying and relating to the truth about God and His eternal kingdom. This was the case with the Pharisees who rejected the Lord Jesus because He didn’t fit in with their opinion of who or what the Son of God should be like. Although their physical eyes were open, but they were spiritually blind. Jesus said of them, ‘Let them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch.’ – Matthew 15:14.
(We are going to deal with physical blindness only in this article)
Power Over Blinding Spirit(s)
‘And when He had called His disciples to Him, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease. – Matthew 10:1.
Sickness and diseases are never God’s will or intention for His creation. His love and compassion for mankind are so great that He wants all men to live in perfect health because He made man in His own image. This is why one of the reasons Jesus came to the earth – to give us Eternal Life and to give us power, dominion and authority over our oppressors, namely the devil and his minions. Blindness – much like any other disease Jesus came across – was always healed by Him. There is no physically blind person in the scriptures that called on Jesus and did not receive supernatural healing.
‘In that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity and out of darkness.’ – Isaiah 29:18
Every blood-washed saint has been given the legal and spiritual right to eject demons from their unlawful habitations and to bring God’s power to heal and restore what has been destroyed by them. (Don’t try to cast out any demon if there is sin in your life – or else you’ll expose yourself to attacks. Sin must be repented of because it gives the devil/demons legal right to operate)
‘Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.’ – Isaiah 35:5.
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Wisdom Keys to Deliverance from a Blinding Spirit
Simple child-like faith. ‘And when He had come into the house, the blind men came to Him. And Jesus said to them, “Do you believe I can do this?” They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.” Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith let it be to you.” – Matthew 9:28-29.
This is the foundation for any supernatural feat you want to accomplish. Without faith, nothing gets done in God’s name.
Praying for the blind. ‘The LORD opens the eyes of the blind; The LORD raises those who are bowed down.’ – Psalm 146:8.
Most times Jesus prayed for the blind to be healed, He always accompanied it with ‘prophetic actions’, such as touching their eyes (see Matthew 9:29), putting His spit on the eyes of the blind (see Mark 8:23,24), merely speaking to blind Bartimaeus (see Mark 10:52), anointing a blind man’s eyes with clay mixed with His saliva (see John 9:6,7). The key here is being sensitive to the Holy Spirit, just in case there’s a prophetic action He wants you to apply by faith for the healing of the blind.
Casting out the spirit. ‘In My name, they will cast out demons’ – Mark 16:17. One other thing that demons do is that they often make it difficult for people to receive their healing and like to keep them on drugs for a long time. People with blindness, eye problems [and any other sickness or disease] will have a supernatural or speedy recovery if you take authority over the influencing-demon and cast it out!
Dealing with bad or cloudy eyes. ‘Resist the devil and he shall flee from you’ – James 4:7. It is possible for the devil to oppress the human body from outside, therefore not all eye problems are caused by a demon-possession. If the devil is afflicting your eyes, you have to take up your authority over him and say, ‘you devil causing my eyes to be cloudy or bad, I command you in the name of Jesus Christ, take your hands off my eyes right now!’
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Angela Lowe, MS. Ed., LPC
Angela Lowe is a licensed Professional Counselor, trained Biblical Counselor and certified Holistic Health Coach. Her kingdom mandate is to restore God’s counsel to transform lives, marriages, and churches worldwide.