What do you mean by that? That will be the response of many to such a question. You surely can see if you are reading this post. But I’m referring to the eyes of your mind. Your ability to understand beyond what is seen. To see the force behind what you see, hear, feel, taste and smell. There is more to what your eyes can see which you might not be seeing. That which we do not see control that which we see.
Hebrews 11:3 (AMPC), “By faith we understand that the worlds [during the successive ages] were framed (fashioned, put in order, and equipped for their intended purpose) by the word of God, so that what we see was not made out of things which are visible.“
I ask: when you wake up and go about doing your daily activities, what do you see happening to you? What do you see when you set out on that mission? What do you see at the beginning of the day, week, month and year?Tweet
Even the Most High asked Jeremiah, “Son of man, what do you see?” Jeremiah 1:11. Jeremiah told the Lord what he saw.
And the Most High responded to him in verse 12, “You have seen well, for I am alert and active, watching over My word to perform it.”
Don’t miss that underlined words. He is watching over His word to perform it.
What do you see when you read the word of God? Do you see His words influencing your life? Do you see His words gaining supremacy over your life? Not part of your life. Not a section of your life. But the whole. Not just in the goodies of life. But more importantly in the Giver of life. Do you see His words molding you to become a better version of you? Do you get less angry than in previous years? Have you dropped those habits and behaviour that you know the Lord frowns at in your life? Or your mind is so strong now that they don’t matter anymore? Or they have become your coping mechanism?
Where are you now in your walk with God? Have you climbed up a little more in being able to do what you could not do months or years ago? Do you have more faith in Him? Do you see tangible manifestation of His words in your life? Do you know Him more? Is your understanding of the Lord, who you are in Christ Jesus, and what He did for you with His life, death, burial and resurrection still fresh in your life?
Do you press on inside Him to walk in His victory? Do you study about Him on your own? Or are you on a lifeline of what you ONLY glean from every service or fellowship time?
There’s nothing wrong in that, for scripture (Hebrews 10:25) says we must not forsake the assembly of brethren as the manner of some are who have forsaken it and shipwrecked their faith.
Nature teaches us that the mother birds put food in the mouths of their babies; they go out to eat and come home to regurgitate same for the babies to feed on. A time will come when the baby bird will need to grow up and begin to feed him/herself.
Where are you now? Do you see better or dimly? Do you feed of the mother bird at all times or do you feed on the Living Word? Or do you do both? Both is better. What do you see? Have you done so much to yourself to conceal your eyes from seeing? Are your eyes covered from seeing what the Lord wants you to see?
Paul said in 2 Corinthians 3:13-14, “unlike Moses, who put a veil over his face so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the end of what was passing away. But their minds were blinded. For until this day the same veil remains unlifted in the reading of the Old Testament, because the veil is taken away in Christ.”
The emphasis says, “their minds were blinded.” Why? What happened? What made their minds to be blinded? Why couldn’t they look steadily at the words of God? Few reasons below.
- They did not want to hear God for themselves and by themselves.
- They were afraid of God.
- They were full of unbelief.
- They did not want to taste the truth of the Word of God by themselves.
- They wanted a middleman between them and God.
- Their way of life was far from God’s standard.
See the story in Exodus 34: 29-35
Read what Paul said in 2 Corinthians 4:3-4, “But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.”
In this case, he was referring to those who have not yet accepted Jesus as Lord and Saviour. What a terrible state! I pray that if anyone reading this falls into that category, you will pause now and click here to read the article on “Are You Alive?” and know how to become a child of God. Then, you can come back to finish this.
Back to our context: Are you like the children of Israel in the Old Testament? Are you running away from God? Why do you refuse to feed on His words for yourself? What have you done that keeps making you feel unworthy to come to Him? How bad is it that you think unworthy of yourself? Is it worse than what Saul (turned Apostle Paul) did? Did God forgive him? Does God still forgive?
“Oh yes! I know He forgives, but I can never forgive myself for what I did.” Is that your thought? Come on!
Look at what Jehovah God said in Isaiah 1:18, “Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the LORD, “Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool.”
That is Him talking to you!
See what He said again in 1 John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Take Him at His words. “God is not a man, that He should lie; neither the son of man, that He should repent: has He said, and shall He not do it? or has He spoken, and shall He not make it good?” Numbers 23:19. Yes, you strayed away from loving Him. Yes, you commit all sorts of sins. But He says, “Come to me and ask for forgiveness and I will forgive you!”
Do that now! Yes, do it. Get it behind you!
What do you see? When you read the word of God, what do you see the words saying to you? Do you seek Him to explain His words to you by the Holy Spirit? Or do you rely only on what the mother birds feed you with? We are to seek the Lord. We are to build relationship with Him. We are to pour ourselves out for the Lord. We are to pursue Him. Desire Him. Love Him. We are to keep the fire of His words burning in our heart. Fan the fire. Meditate on the words of God. Pray His words back to Him. Build on it.
The danger is if we don’t keep pursuing Him, turning to Him, our mind can get veiled without even knowing. We can then stop becoming what the His words say we are. Sad! The mind can become blinded to the realities of what Christ did for you and I on the cross, after the cross and now that He sits at the right Hand of the Father.
Don’t Get Blindsided
The only way out of being blindsided is what Paul admonishes us in 2 Corinthians 3:16-17, “Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”
We need to constantly behold Him. We need to keep our relationship with the Holy Spirit warm and fresh. He is always there. We are the one to acknowledge Him. Speak to Him. Study the words with His help. We are to ensure that our minds are open to His words. You cannot cherry-pick what is sweet only and run off with it! No! No!! That is what the Israelites did in the days of Moses. They wanted the goodies but not the Giver of the goodies. Don’t do that to yourself. You must want Him first. Jesus said, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all these other things shall be added unto you.“ Matthew 6:33. All the goodies are the other things.
Jesus also said in Matthew 4:4, “Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord.“ The Word of God changes us. They are powerful to mold us into what He wants us to be.
The Lord Jesus also said in John 6:63, “It is the Spirit Who gives life [He is the Life-giver]; the flesh conveys no benefit whatever [there is no profit in it]. The words (truths) that I have been speaking to you are spirit and life.” The words of God have the inherent power to do what they are meant to do. His written words concerning us after His death, burial and resurrection are forever true. They can change us! We can reign in life through Christ! The words can make us become like Him day by day! The words are spirit and life to transform us.
What do you see? The goodies or the Giver?
How much time do you spend in the Word of God?Tweet
Paul said by the Holy Spirit, “And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit.” 2 Corinthians 3:18 AMPC
Do you see that?
Psalm 105:4 says, “Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face evermore!”
Finally, feed on the Word of God and all that the Lord Jesus did for us. And you will see what He has done for you and I to inherit. His words are able to make us become what He wants us to be. To be like Christ!Tweet
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