Spiritual Eyesight

“Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all nations: a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.” U(Luke 2:29-32) This Supernatural prophetic proclamation was given by Simeon, an old man we know little about. His declaration was utterly glorious, poignant and succinct. Once I was given a supernatural impartation from the Holy Spirit and faced with a choice to keep it for myself or release it to others, which I did. This is the way of the Spirit, we exceed our natural ability and heavens view is opened to us. It may sound fantastic, but it is true, if one has faith to receive what God wants to give.

However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”— the things God has prepared for those who love him— these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us. This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words. The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit. The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments, for, “Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.” (1 Corinthians 2:9-16)

The natural mind, which we all are born with, scoffs at the idea of most things spiritual/supernatural, even though stated in scripture, demonstrated and urged by the Lord, Yeshua. Rather than believe without complete understanding, (expressing faith), the nature mind questions, demands explanation, looks for alternatives to the clear meaning and/or rejects the word and Spirit outright. One of the biggest excuses is, “He doesn’t do today, what He did in Bible times.” Scripture says, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8) We don’t accept myths and the imaginations of men, because we hold firm to scripture in all matters. When Yeshua said, “You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it”, He was not exaggerating or speaking figuratively. Lord, help us to be filled with the Spirit, seeing and receiving everything you have prepared for us, including the mind of Christ.

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Retired Journeyman
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