7:32-53, "The chief priests and the Pharisees sent temple guards to arrest Him (Jesus). Jesus said, 'I am with you for only a short time and then I go to the One Who sent Me. You will look for Me but you will not find Me, and where I am you cannot come.' The Jews said to one another, 'Where does this man tend to go that we cannot find him. What did he mean when he said you will look for me but will not find me; and where I am you cannot come?' Verse 39-By this, He meant the Spirit, whom those who believe in Him would later receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified. Some said, 'Surely this man is a prophet.' Others said, 'He is the Christ.' The people were divided because of Jesus. Some wanted to seize Him, but no one laid a hand on Him. The temple guards went back to the Pharisees who asked, 'Why haven't you brought him?' No, this mob that knows nothing of the law-there is curse on them. Nicodemus asked them, 'Does our law condemn anyone without first hearing him to find out what he is doing?' They replied, 'Look into it and you will find that a prophet does not come out of Galilee.' "
Hardened hearts blind lost men to the Spiritual things of Almighty GOD. It was so in Jesus' day and it is even more so in today's world. They had The Christ right before their eyes and they still were in unbelief. All the more important today is the Spirit of GOD to those who have not seen Christ Jesus! Upon believing Jesus died for your sins and asking His forgiveness, His Holy Spirit enters you and reconciles you to Almighty GOD! Then your eyes, your heart and mind are opened to the truths and promises of our Awesome, Almighty, Creator, Savior, Holy Father GOD!