“But blessed are your eyes for they see, and your ears for they hear; for assuredly, I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.” Matthew 13:16-17 NKJV
What a blessed Monday.
‘The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore, when your eye is good, your whole body also is full of light. But when your eye is bad, your body also is full of darkness. Therefore take heed that the light which is in you is not darkness. If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, the whole body will be full of light, as when the bright shining of a lamp gives you light.” Luke 11:34-36
Last weekend, I seemed to be in a dark place. I held on to God’s mercy and grace, unable to do anything but. I tried to remain calm until I heard the scripture from Luke in my spirit. From what Jesus said in the verses above, my system can be filled with darkness, and it will overpower me because of what I see. In the state of darkness, we read scripture without understanding. We judge and live without knowledge, merely surviving. I knew that all was not well within me, and I understood that to move forward from where I was, I had to see and hear beyond the natural.
Why did Jesus make it about the eye? He was referring to our access to wisdom, understanding, revelation. How we live depends on what we see. In Ephesians 1:17 and 18, Paul prayed for the spirit of wisdom and revelation, to enlighten us. We need to see beyond ourselves and our immediate environment.
With wisdom and revelation, the word of God comes alive, we gain understanding and build picture boards in our minds. We begin to piece together God’s plan as we live out each day, and as his plan becomes more apparent, we can walk, without error, in righteousness.
Christ also talked about hearing in Matthew 13. When we hear God, we can do his will. So, Jesus calls one blessed, who can see with understanding, as he/she hears from God. The Holy Spirit is required to show us the way, but we also need to focus and be alert in our spirits. There are many things available to distract us from the truth, they are loud and proud lies. How do we know the truth that sounds good from God’s truth?
We continually need to engage God in every aspect of our lives, to expose every part of our being to his scrutiny. He will help us understand our calling, the riches of our inheritance in God, and the power available to us, the immense power. May we seek to walk in wisdom and revelation more and more, to live beyond the natural.
Till next time, be transformed!!