Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Eyes that See

Eyes that See
by David Brenneman 

‭"Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal." 2 Corinthians 4:16-18.

"Then be afraid of the sword for yourselves, For wrath brings the punishment of the sword, So that you may know there is judgment.” ‭Job 19:29.
‭"The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, so as not to worship demons, and the idols of gold and of silver and of brass and of stone and of wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk; and they did not repent of their murders nor of their sorceries nor of their immorality nor of their thefts." Revelation 9:20-21.
Death comes to one, to all. The eternal separation of this current body that awaits the next that's been prepared by Jesus.  

"‭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. For just as the Father has life in Himself, even so He gave to the Son also to have life in Himself; and He gave Him authority to execute judgment, because He is the Son of Man. Do not marvel at this; for an hour is coming, in which all who are in the tombs will hear His voice, and will come forth; those who did the good deeds to a resurrection of life, those who committed the evil deeds to a resurrection of judgment." John 5:25-29.

Our Earthly tents indeed groan due to the burdens of life.  

We are a people who see quite often yet don't see what God is doing. In this I stumble as well.  

We even have people who state "show me" before they would begin to accept whatever you have to say. 

The Bible says that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. You hear long before you see.

The other day I was told that in the church someone grew up in, that at no time, did they ever hear of the need to come to Christ for salvation. My Mother has told us kids that is her experience as well in that particular denomination. 

Generations of people who withhold the absolute truth of why Jesus came, lived, died, was resurrected to reign as King and Lord is appalling.  

Jesus said that those who are His Disciples are lights in this world. Lights that shine in such a way that people see our good works and glorify our Father in Heaven. The Spirit uses that light in each Believer to draw people to Jesus. 

Was reading something this morning that has a great deal of truth in the midst of it. It's really scary that people blindly believe those who present the news. 

The three passages we read earlier to start this post all came from my Bible reading this morning. The one from Revelation is part way through the Great Tribulation. With several BILLION people dead those who remain...well you see how they were in that passage.  

We have generations of people who want to deny the atrocities of millions of people dead. Here we read that in the face of billions having died they still refuse to acknowledge God in Christ Jesus. 

What are you doing about using the Spiritual eyes you have been given? 

In no way are Believer's supposed to put their Spiritual heads in the sand while going through this life. 

We are to have eyes that see. Eyes that are set on Jesus, the Author and the Perfector of our faith. Eyes set on the prize, the upward call of each of us in Christ Jesus. 

Are your eyes only on your problems? Are your eyes only on your past? Are your eyes only on your pains? 

We come to Christ for salvation, the growing up in respect to our salvation is supposed to be a daily occurrence. We are supposed to eat daily of the Spiritual food that's there for us to eat. We are to communicate daily through the Spirit to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We are to grow in our lives towards being more like Christ. 

Rub your eyes and start seeing as the Spirit intends for you to be seeing. Praying for clarity of thought is only part of it. Praying for clarity of sight is just as important. 

Seeing your life as Jesus is seeing it. He knows your heart and everything else about you. 

His ways are not our ways nor are our thoughts His thoughts. We, like the 12 Disciples, are setting aside our ideas on living life and are replacing them with what the Spirit is teaching us.

Squint, blink, rub your eyes, open them up to the truths of God's word in your life. It might not be what you've been thinking, in all likelihood your life was meant to be oh so much more. 

Jesus said to ask, seek, knock. 

Try it. You'll like it.

All NASB 1995 and NASB Scripture Excerpts used by permission. (C) Lockman Foundation.  

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