THE SEEING EYE
“Since the world began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind. If this man were not of God, he could do nothing.” John 9:32-33
One of my most surprising discoveries in scripture was the fact that with the several records of miracles in the Old Testament there was not one account of a blind eye being opened! For a while, I doubted that that was true just like I’m sure you’re doubting now if you’re hearing this for the first time. But it’s true nonetheless.
This explains why this miracle was such a big deal to the people who saw it. Never before had they seen such. It wasn’t an everyday occurrence. It was not the kind of miracle they were used to. This act separated Jesus from the great prophets Israel revered. It was clear by this one miracle that he wasn’t just a great prophet. This miracle was one of the most powerful proofs of His deity.
The opening of the blind eye was the one miracle that reflected what Gods Spirit did for the believer at salvation. The prophets called it the giving of sight to the blind. The unbeliever is called blind and what Jesus did at the cross is to restore sight to us.
Sight is the greatest gift that God gives to the believer.
Sight is so important that the Holy Spirit primarily communicates through impressions, visions and images.
Habbakuk, the prophet said “I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me…” (Habb 2:1)
Note what the Prophet said. He will watch to see what God will say not watch to hear what he will say. In essence, God speaks, we see.
The difference between men is in what they see not what they do. To make progress in life many people think that they have to do more so they task themselves to do so much more. They increase their input usually to point of exhaustion.
We go up by revelation not by activities. I love the way the Apostle Paul puts it in Galatians 2:2, “And I went up by revelation…”
Little wonder Paul’s major prayer for the early churches was a prayer for wisdom, insight and revelation. Unfortunately today, the church the world over is focused on every other thing and very little or no premium is placed on the importance of sight.
We are no better than what we see!
Today is a good day to pray Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 1:17-18,
“That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know..”
Thank You Heavenly Father for anointing my eyes to see. I declare that i see clearly and with precision by reason of the word of God that is at work in me. Thank You for opening the eyes of my understanding, that i may be enlightened and know all that you have in store for me. Thank You Lord Jesus, for i have eyes that see, In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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