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Why did Jesus spit?

Posted: October 7, 2010 in Uncategorized

This following article has been originally written on Monday, September 13 th 2010 at tittled as: That´s mud Time

Why did Jesus Spit?

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Many People usually ask themselves of: why did Jesus spit on the groud to heal the blind from his birth with mud ?
That´s simple! This blind man had come with manufactured defect. Crazy ? So I´m gonna explain you why:

In Genesis 2:7 it is written: “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man of the dust became a living soul.”

There is a play on words in Hebrew between adam (“man”) and adama (“ground”). Being: literally, “soul.” Adam means “from the dust; from the ground” while Adama means “ground; dust”.

Let´s take a look at the literal meaning in this verse according to the New American Standard Bible (The hebrew words of the original written is added to help us understanding it):

Genesis 2:7 “And the Lord (yeh-ho-vaw’; the self-Existent or Eternal) God (‘elohiym ; el-o-heem’, exceeding, God (gods)(-dess, -ly), (very) great, judges, mighty) formed yatsar  (yaw-tsar’; to mould into a form; especially as a potter; fashion, form, frame) man ‘adam  (aw-dawm’; a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, of low degree), of the dust `aphar  (aw-fawr’; as powdered or gray; hence, clay, earth, mud — ashes, dust, earth, ground, morter, powder, rubbish) of (min; above, after, among, at, etc) the ground ‘adamah  (ad-aw-maw’; soil ,from its general redness) — country, earth, ground,etc) and breathed naphach  (naw-fakh’ to puff, in various applications; literally – to inflate, blow hard, scatter; figuratively, to disesteem) into his nostrils ‘aph  (af; the nose or nostril; hence, the face, and occasionally a person; also: from the rapid breathing in passion) the breath nshamah  (nesh-aw-maw’)
a puff, angry or vital breath, divine inspiration, intellect. or (concretely) — blast, (that) breath(-eth), inspiration, soul, spirit. of life chay  (khah’-ee) age, alive, appetite, company, congregation, life(-time), live(-ly), living (creature, thing), maintenance, + merry, multitude, + (be) old, quick, raw, running, springing, troop. and man (aw-dawm’; the same note as above), of the dust (aw-fawr’; the same note as above) became a living chay  (khah’-ee; the same note as of life) soul nephesh  (neh’-fesh) a breathing creature, i.e. animal of (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental).

So at this point (If you could keep reading this study till here) I can testify along with you that man was literally formed by GOD using the dust of the ground. We all came from the dust and no doubts about it now.

Now before you decide to leave this page and check some other stuff in the internet, let´s take a look in
John 9:1-12 using the King James Version:

“1And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth.2And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?3Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.4I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.5As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.6 When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay,7And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing. 8The neighbours therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged?9Some said, This is he: others said, He is like him: but he said, I am he.10Therefore said they unto him, How were thine eyes opened?11He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went and washed, and I received sight.12Then said they unto him, Where is he? He said, I know not.”

the bible tells us that jesus anointed that man with mud. Have you ever been anoited with mud? Nowadays, we use perfumed oil to anoit people. But Jesus liked to use mud. And sometimes His spit (Mark 7:33)

The greek word for spit here is Eptusen.Eptusen means mouth saliva, spit. There was a belief held in Jesus Time that saliva had curative powers. But its use was later banned in Jewish circles due to its use in the magical arts. Some jewish group believed it had curative powers while others jewish group didn´t. Jesus here is defying Jewish sensibilities and healing independently of the prevailing notions of ritual cleanliness. Jesus performed this miracle on a Sabbath (Saturday). This too may be a further intended affront to Jewish religious sensibilities as well.

By declaring that “Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him” (John 9:3), Jesus meant that this man was born predistinated to be set as one of that displays GOD´S glory. In other words he was set to be a Godly Trophy Case.

John 9:4 says “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work”

Nearby Siloam, The GOD sent was spreading his divine mission by delivering a blind from his birth revealing Himself to him as the truly Messiah.. Siloam is a hebrew word. It means Sent. The GOD sent was performing a misterious miracle neaby the Sent place. At the feast of the tabernacles Siloam had a very special meaning: By using golden vessels the water was drawn from the well in the last day of the feast and transported into the golden vessels till the temple. When the man from his birth was told by Jesus that he should go to Siloam to clean his dirty eyes with clay, Jesus was proclaiming Himself as the Truly GOD sent to satisfy the human thirsty soul because He was the SENT.

That´s why in John 7:37-38 It describes that “In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.” Jesus himself was Siloam ! Siloam means “sent”. The Sent source. Salvation water. Purification.

The same Messianic prophet and dreamer describe these waters like: 2Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.3Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation. (Isaiah 12:2,3)

Jesus, the Wells of salvation, spat on the groud to heal the blind from his birth with mud because He knew God formed man of the dust of the ground. Water with dust is turned into mud anytime you do it. The clay was formed. Man was made by the dust. The very intention of Jesus here was letting men know that we must understand of where we came from. And this man was meant to be made with manufactured defect because since his birth he could not see. Jesus spitting on the dust and turning it into clay was his way to fix it up using the original pieces of his product and let this man know that HE can add to our lives when we don´t have any fault to be the way we are. We are the dust. HE is the living water. Dust with Water? Holy Clay! When you vizualize yourself as being a 0 never forget HE is the number 1. And 1 + 0 = 10 ! Jesus is the real answer for our moments of hardship. HE is the solution for our emptyness. Nothing can hold Him to bless us anytime He wants to. Blessed be the name of The One who has being SENT!


Yes ! This is one of my wedding pics 🙂 Glory to God !

The day I got married was the day I thought Jesus would come back in the clouds of the sky.

I was waiting too long to find the right girl and my hope was no more.

One day I was told by a friend of mine that I should do something for it. I told him I could do nothing because I had no girls in the area so I could start dating with.  He shared his testemony with me and told me he fasted to get married. That was an encouragement to that hopeless soul that was me. I´ve started doing it with my all devotion since I had no reasons to lose my face.

One day this beautiful girl (that is my wife now) came into my ways as a shining star. The moment I looked at her eyes I felt something special as a glimpse of an eye.  I was tired of making big mistakes with wrong choices and for now I just wanned to have the right woman. And I really prayed to God telling Him I  was already too old to spend a time with a wrong girl so that I should start over with another girl once again.

So while  praying to the Most High God himself gave me the statement she was my one. I felt something strong! He heard my prayers! Today  I´m a married man so happy to share of how good and how perfect is the willing of the Lord upon His children that I´m here to help yall to come through this bad moments. I´m here to give you some tips of how you are supposed to overcome loneliness with these following advices:

Have the word of God: “What ? the Word of God ? Are you gonna preach to that girl? (if a boy is reading this article). Are you gonna preach to that boy? (if a girl is reading this article) Are you gonna get the one saved?” No.

The word of God is everything to all of us. Even when searching for the One. Why ? because it gives you confidence. It displays heavenly statement. It Brings you to a godly sureness. It comes to you in a moment of prayer and fasting. You  must pay the price to know who your one is. And whenever you have this sureness and this word from on high that let you PRETTY SURE that this is a word from God to you, you just need to go “attacking”.  So when I say “having the word of God” I mean .. having a clearly statement on what you are gonna do is something that God has already shown you it´s gonna work out. And how do you have this statement? To have this statement you …

Must not be in love for anybody: why ? because when you are in love for somebody you will barely hear the voice of God. When you are in love for somebody you will pray and “the voice of the Lord” will tell ya: Go ahead cowboy! This is the one – when actually it is not true. You are deceving yourself. It´s cheating the voice of the Lord. And whenever talking about the Kingdom of God we are talking about honesty, pureness and sincerity. You must be sincerious with God and with yourself. That´s gonna take you to a …

Discernment level: When you don´t have a crush on anybody It´s easier to identify when God´s talking to you and when He isn´t. You will find out of who is talking to your head: If that´s God. If that´s you. If that´s the dirty devil. Whenever devil or yourself are putting those thoughts into your head you will get oppressed. God´s voice will never take you to oppresion. God´s voice will talk to you clearly. You will hear him. And He will put things to work out for you.  The doors are gonna get open! Of course He is not gonna set all things for you cuz even the ark of noah was supposed to be built up by Noah. God was sent to close the door of the ark.  It means ..

Somethings are up to God and others are up to yourself: Don´t you dare expecting God is gonna send his mighty angels to flirt your one on your behalf. It doesn´t exist.  And also not think It´s a matter of time and time and time .. and waiting and waiting .. NO ! There are somethings you are supposed to do in your “waiting time for the one”. Like …

Start dressing yourself nice: Some people are so hopeless to get married that they start giving up on their lives. Having a good-looking is very important to call the attention on your one.  So take your good perfume. Ask advices to some of the coolest people you know to helping ya dressing yourself up.  (Being always holy – when I say holy I don´t mean oldish. I say dressing good not being provokative).  Threat your hair by treating it. Make something with your style never allowing it to change the way you are. But updating your clothes and hair to what people usually are using on the 21st century

Be persistent: When having God´s direction and God´s word inside of you. Be persistent. Because your one maybe is a stubborn person who enjoys seeing of how much you are willing to have a serious personal and eternal commitment. So maybe in the beginning this person will fight hard with you. This person maybe will pretend he or she doesn´t care for you but this is all pretending. Be bold and STAY YOUR GROUND! You have God´s word with you. God said it. He is gonna break the hardest heart ground to bless you! 🙂

Go fasting is a good option: There are a lot of people at this moment screaming .. shouting … saying.. crying …begging … cutting themselves…with this phrase: “But I´m waiting” But have you ever taken the God you serve seriously and the supernatural atmosphere as something real ? If you really want to get married so go using the whole weapons God gives you in your hands to bring the invisible things into your reality ! Go fasting ! Your rib is out there and that person exists! Take moments with God praying and especificly asking Him for a person whose heart is toward God and is able to fall in love for you.  Schedule in your agenda some days for fasting which you just will fast for this purpose and nothing else. You will go fasting for a husband (if you are a girl reading this article). You will go fasting for a wife (if you are a man reading this article).

God is gonna bring this person into your reality: Faith brings the invisible things into your visible realm. If you are suffering because you are felling yourself alone. God is suffering with you as well.  It´s not inside of God´s plan seeing you suffering for something He is able to solve. Start putting this things into you daily life and wait for the result. For sure this person is out there and God is sending this person into your way. This person is gonna show up from somewhere. And sometimes even from other locations.

Stay tunned to what is going on: I often get shocked at how people don´t are used to connect material things as the result of their prayers. They think things just happen for happening. It´s not true. Blessings come for christians as the result of their prayers and obedience to the Lord. Blessings come for christians as the result of God´s plan for them. If you feel from the bottom of your heart you can´t stand any longer living lonely I´m pretty sure to tell ya that God has put this inside of your heart. So go praying and fasting and getting in action to move God´s throne toward your circumstance to receive your blessing.  Stay tunned to daily events and who knows by couting these days from now on somebody chosen by God is gonna come on your way ? whohoo! let´s go now to my  last advice …

God´s blessings come to add in our lives: God will never give you a blessing to see you suffering later on. God will never give you a blessing with lots of problems to destroy your life later on. God´s blessings come to add in our lives and to complete us. So pay attention on who is gonna come in your ways and don´t stop praying even later on when receiving your blessing.

So i think we are all set till here…..
Everlasting blessings to you all!
I wanna hear your good testemony soon !

The miracle is on the way!
Rafael R. Lima
Your partner in prayer

Hi Guys!

That´s great we can have this opportunity to keep in touch to each other through this blog !

Hopefully I´m gonna make lots of friendships with people worldwide asap

For this time I have no words to say of what I´m felling at this present moment lol .. I know… that´s just a blog but while checking the add-ons and the coolest stuff ever this wordpress has to offer … man ! I´ve got in awe. I remember years ago when a friend of mine invited me to start an account here and I barely knew of how putting things to work out. Now I have a basic knowledge on Html and it has helped big time! I´ve made my efforts to set up this blog with wild images and all so you would come here daily 🙂

For sure I´m gonna keep myself using this blog oftenly!
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Let me grab this chance to talk about on my last article uploaded to my website couple days ago which I was sharing with people subscribed to my newsletter that there are four people categories:

1) The kind of person who has a good starting and a bad ending ( King Josiah – II Cronicles 34:1-2, 21-23)

2) The kind of person who has a bad starting and a good ending ( King Manasseh II Cronicles 33:1-2, 16-17)

3) The kind of person who has a good starting and a good ending ( King Jotham II Kings 15:32-36)

4) The kind of person who has a bad starting and a bad ending ( King Ahaz II Kings 16:1-3, 17-20)

1 – The Josiah Type of person:
It is the kind of person that usually think of ” I rebuilt the temple. I kicked Idolatry out of my people. I´m God´s best friend. I can do everything I want to. God always is gonna be with me. It doesn´t matter if I´m gonna be right nor wrong. He will always be by my side” and dies at the end with no cause because of his disguised pround.

2 – The Manasseh Stylish Person:
It is the kind of person that doesn´t respect GOD and nobody else. Not even himself. He does things from inside out without thinking twice. Impulsive. Led by his own emotions. Doesn´t have a thing of discerniment. But one day he will learn by a painful event that GOD is above all things and has the ability to take him out of the hardest situation.

3 – The Jotham Profile:
It is the kind of an obedient person. It is the type of person that have been learning everything with his sponsors. This type of person knows of how to driblle the adversities of life. By the wise power inherited by his parents He can rule them all. He is a good king. Good son. Good christian but NOT perfect. – Read more of this article by clicking here

I have written other articles as well such as: Why had Jesus Spat on the ground to heal the blind from his birth? The Six-day War Event: Would the people who has seen Israel restoration be appointed to see Jesus Return? and others

I believe God has chosen this time to bless us further more!
Everlasting blessings to you all,
Rafael R. Lima
Your partner in Prayer