The remarkable fact of Jesus' works working through the believer
1. Sight to the spiritually blind. John 9:1-12
The Apostle Paul is recorded saying in Acts 26:17-18 concerning God's call on His life: rescuing you from the Jewish people and from the Gentiles, to whom I am sending you, 18 to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me.’ Just as Jesus opened the eyes of the man born blind in John 9, every follower of Jesus Christ has been charged to share the Gospel with those who are born spiritually blind. Only God's word spoken, preached or explained can open the spiritual eyes of the sinner.
2. Speak the Word to the spiritually dead. John 9:13-17
The audience which got wind of Jesus' miracle in the healing of this man born blind was a hostile one. The religious leaders more and more hated the Lord Jesus Christ. He was unfazed though and continued to speak for God's truth and embody such truth as God in human flesh. Whenever the follower of Jesus Christ shares God's word with unbelievers, such words carry with them life giving power. John 5:24-25 notes: “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life. 25 Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live." The preaching forth of God's word is the voice of Christ calling forth sinners from their tomb of unbelief, connecting it to what will be the literally resurrection of the dead from their graves in the future when He returns. We see, in other words, parallels between the spiritual reality of the new birth and the physical reality of resurrection. Concerning how God's words bring forth spiritual life, James 1:18 notes: "In the exercise of His will He brought us forth by the word of truth, so that we would be a kind of first fruits among His creatures." The Apostle Peter writes similarly in 1 Peter 1:23 "for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God."
When this man's sight was given to Him by Jesus, it did not mean his life was going to be easy. In fact, before it was all said and done, this man lost everything humanly speaking. He lost his place in that Jewish culture, temple life and clearly his relationship with his family. But do you know, this man had Jesus! Jesus set him free from the captivity of darkness that had held him at bay all his life. John 8:32 and 8:36 reminds us of the one set free by Jesus and by His words is free indeed! Far better to walk a free man in this world with no commendation from men than to have all the world has to offer.