Seeing is such a critical aspect of life. The Lord showed me something in a vision. Then He asked, “What do you see, Jeremiah?” I answered, “A branch of almonds that ripen early.” “That’s right,” the Lord replied, “and I always rise early to keep a promise.” Read Jeremiah 1:11(CEV). Dearly beloved, whatever it is the Lord enlightens the eyes of your understanding to see; He is obligated by His covenant to bring to pass that which you behold through the eyes of your human spirit. Jeremiah spoke out from what he saw, he saw through the eyes of his spirit, hence he spoke boldly. God bringing to pass His word in this context, was based on Jeremiah accurately perceiving, observing and discerning. I also believe, the Lord was emphasising the point to Jeremiah; that he needed to see through the “lens of His truth – word,” and not through the lens of the natural – “five senses.” Listen to this thought, ‘the size of an object is dependent upon which side of the lens you use.’ There is a part of the lens that magnifies, and another part that makes the object smaller, sharper and clearer, therefore, the more you see through the lens of the word, the clearer and smaller the object becomes.
The Bible says, “But blessed [spiritually aware, and favoured by God] are your eyes, because they see; and our ears, because they hear.” Read Matthew 13:16 (AMP). In other words, we have been empowered with the ability to see. Can I say, there is no reason why we should be struggling to see; I am aware, this is a bold statement, however, the excuse for not being able to see is at best flimsy, because we refuse sometimes to engage and yield our spirit to the Spirit of God. Brothers and sisters, what you see and behold, is what you eventually become, and whatever you and I become in this life would be as a result of what we constantly see in our paths. The Bible is clear, when it says, “Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” The lamp and the light refers Gods word, it is what helps us see, and this scripture is saying, without the word of God, there is nothing you would see that is of benefit. Are you sure about this Ricky? Yes, the Bible just told us, without His word as our lamp and light, there is nothing we would be able to see. Read Psalm 119:105.
Seeing accurately through the eyes of your heart, brings a perspective of peace and calm. The Bible says, “He won’t let you stumble, your Guardian God won’t fall asleep. Not on your life! Israel’s Guardian will never doze or sleep.” Read Psalm 121:3-4 (MSG). In other words, stumbling is inevitable, when we take our eyes and focus off of Him, and one of the reasons people run around aimlessly is because they have relied so much on their natural sight, and it causes them to see and embrace fear, trepidation; which eventually paralyses them, and they are defeated. Peter in the Bible began to sink, when he took his eyes off of Jesus, and observed the waves. In like manner, people sink to depths because they stopped looking unto Jesus, “the author and finisher of faith…” They became their own author and finisher, because they stopped looking. “There we saw the giants, the descendants of Anak came from the giants; and we like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.” Read Nehemiah 13:33 (NKJV). Brethren, stop seeing yourself small; see big things for your life, because as you see, so goes your life. Those leaders who gave a bad report did not get to see, let alone enter into the promised land. I beg of you, don’t let your sight distort God’s plan for you.
Have you noticed, as you continue to perceive in your human spirit, you start talking more about what you see. God spoke what He saw. Selah. So I encourage and counsel you to keep seeing, and see some more. The plan of the enemy is to obscure your sight, and once the enemy is able to do so, it affects one’s mind, thereby affecting the way they speak. Remember, the scripture tells us, “You have been blessed with eyes to see…” Let me leave you with this insight, ‘your sight is stimulated by God,’ and in your sight lies your destiny, and “nothing would be restrained from them what they have IMAGINED (see, perceived) to do.” Genesis 11 counsels us thus.
Dearly beloved, let us begin to imagine again. You might have been discouraged or even disappointed, but I counsel you by the Spirit of God, ‘Lift up your eyes from where you are, and SEE AGAIN through the eyes of the word. Jabez, asked the Lord to give him a greater capacity to change the way he saw himself; so that he could start seeing himself the way God saw him; and that is what the entire Jabez prayer was about.!!! Read 1 Chronicles 4:9 (KJV). Lord Jesus, I ask you to activate the capacity in us to see ourselves the way you see us in the Name of Jesus.
We write You read Be encouraged.