10 Make the hearts of this people calloused, and shut their ears, and close their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and repent and be healed."1 [To be healed means to become free of sin, cured from sin, healed from sin, released from the bondage of sin — which is the definition of salvation.]
10 For the LORD has poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and has closed your eyes, the prophets; and has covered your rulers, the seers.1
11 And the vision of all this has become to you like the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one who is learned, saying, "Read this, I pray you," and he says, "I cannot, for it is sealed.2"
12 And the book is also delivered to one who is not learned, saying, "Read this, I pray you" and he says, "I am not learned."
13 Therefore the Lord says, "Since this people draws near me with their mouth and honors me with their lips, but have removed their heart far from me, and their reverence and fear toward me are taught by the precept of men;
11 But they refused to listen and turned away a stubborn shoulder and stopped their ears, so that they might not hear.
10 They have shut up their unfeeling hearts; they speak proudly with their mouths.
|Acts 3:22-23 |
22 For Moses truly said [about Jesus] to the forefathers, 'From among you the Lord your God shall raise up a prophet like me from your brothers; you shall listen to him in everything, whatever he says to you.1
23 And it shall come to pass, that every soul that does not listen to and obey that prophet will be destroyed and removed from the people.'2 [This also applies to all men in all nations for Jesus, the light in every man, anonymously pleads with men to turn from their evil ways; but most men in their darkness ignore those pleas because they love their selfish, sinful life. If a man heeds those pleas, the Lord pours more of His Spirit on them, giving them a hunger to seek Him further. When they die, those who did not wait to listen and then obey the Lord will be banned from heaven, and their souls will be destroyed. From the Word of the Lord within: "Everyone is expecting Jesus to be their excuse. All men are without excuse; if I were silent, they would have an excuse. I've warned them and given them the requirements and preached the exclusions; they should not expect anything else or conclusion. The way is clear: listen and obey."]