YOUR SPIRIT CAN SEE WHEN YOUR EYES CANNOT
Camera one… camera two… camera one… camera two. Every child at some point in their lives has played the camera game, closing one eye then the other noticing how their perspective changes. Today’s HOT Topic is focused on the Bible and the way that when we apply it personally, our vision changes. Christ Himself said that He came to restore sight to the blind, giving back vision and hope to those that were once lost.
He hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind. Luke 4:18
“It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.” – Helen Keller
If you don’t know who Helen Keller was, she was a fascinating woman (June 27, 1880- June 1, 1968). She was a woman whoeven though she lost her sight and hearing as a child, was able to learn through her teacher and friend Anne Sullivan, how to overcome insurmountable difficulties and become a beacon of light to the awareness of the blind. She wrote, taught, and became a prominent figure in society. She became famous for being an outspoken vindicator of the human spirit in spite of all of its “disabilities”, she in turn had more sight than most of those that could see!
YOUR SPIRIT CAN SEE WHEN YOUR EYES CAN NOT
As you begin to dig deep in the Bible and read it’s thick and full pages, you will begin to feel a peace in your spirit. It is in this transition from reading to “read” to reading to “feed” that you recognize that there is something in the Bible for everyone, even those who have lost their capacity to “see the future” and cast a vision for their families. Jesus spoke in the Synagogue that He had come to restore the sight to the blind. Yes, He did touch many blind and they did physical under go a transformation, but beyond that He touched the hearts of men that they could begin to see in their spirits and the future to things to come.
But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. John 16:13
There is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries. Daniel 2:28
“He uncovers mysteries hidden in darkness; he brings light to the deepest gloom.” Job 12:22
He replied, “You are permitted to understand the secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven, but others are not.” Matt 13:11
He said, “The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to others I speak in parables, so that, “‘though seeing, they may not see; though hearing, they may not understand.” Luke 8:10
This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 1 John 1:5
EVERY MAN CAN HAVE VISION
Upon decent in the airplane over Phoenix the other day, Jeff says he freaked his neighbor out as he broke into speaking in tongues as the plane was not allowed clearance to land and had to basically do a “touch and go”. A “touch and go” is when the plane nearly lands, but for whatever reason has to ascend again. He, being a Spirit Filled Charismatic/Pentecostal, began speaking in tongues and praying! What is this response, why is it necessary? Scripture tells us that on the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit fell and all the disciples began speaking in languages they did not understand themselves. However, those around them (who had not been given the gift) heard perfectly the Words of the Lord being spoken to them in their native languages! They were witnessing to the Lord in tongues that they had not themselves understood. There is not only a gift of tongues, but also a gift of interpretation. Jeff and I both have the gift of tongues and when we are pressured into a situation when we don’t know what to do or how to do it, we apply the language of the Spirit that the Lord has given us to speak the mysteries of a situation into existence. Prayer, whether “in tongues” or in meditation, opens the door to the Spirit and unlocks the Lords wisdom and favor on what to do next. This is the type of vision that you have available to you, this is prayer with power.
You may be giving thanks well enough, but the other man is not edified. I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you. 1 Corin. 14:17-18
Brother Paul was a man who preached, prayed, and spoke on love and the power of prayer and vision. He showed us through His example that we are called to pray and interceded into the Spirit for our needs to be met. Christ and His Holy Spirit have made this available to us. We are not called to live life in the dark.. we are called to enter into the light! If you are squeezed are you confident that the Word would come out? Do you know what is rooted and seeded in your heart? The Bible says that “As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.” Whatever confidence you have, or don’t have lies in the foundation of your heart and your most frequent meditations. (Meditations are nothing but the thing you are focusing intently on, repetitively)
COMMON MEDITATIONS 2010
– Economic Conditions
– Sexual Identity
My question today is what is in your heart? What do you see? Do you see life as Helen Keller, “God-made”, or do you choose to see life as “man-made”. Begin to meditate today on the Bible and the precepts held within its pages and you will find all the beautiful things in the world that keep us in His will and operating under an open heaven.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things. Phil 4:8
May God Bless you with a renewed vision, meditation and heart for the truth!
The previous notes in this series can be found here:
The Bible… A Book or THE Book?
Day One: The Bible ‘Prosperity and Poverty': Poverty is a State of Mind
Day Two: The Bible ‘Freedom from all Oppression': Free Yourself from the Trap of Sin
Day Three: The Bible ‘Healing for the Brokenhearted': No More Broken Hearts!
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