The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. John 1:29 (KJV).
The eye is a very important organ and part of our body. As a tool, it serves the purpose of sight and vision. Functional and accurate eyesight is a blessing everybody wishes they can have. Unfortunately, not everyone has this wish working for them.
A poor or zero lack of good eyesight is a condition no one wishes to experience. That is why people seek help to correct such conditions. Nevertheless, the typical truth is that as living, breathing human beings we all have eyes. God created us with eyes.
Secondly, God gave us eyes for a reason or purpose. Eyes are not a fancy ornament on our faces. Though they are beautiful and well situated on our faces, they are not meant to be fancy tools.
Thirdly, God did not just create the physical eyes we see on our faces. He also created spiritual eyes, that can navigate through more than one dimension.
The questions to focus on are:
Why did God create eyes on our bodies?
How should we engage our eyes?
The first question may sound very ordinary and inconsequential. Everybody on the face of this earth should know the purpose for which God created eyes—to see —-duh.
Physically, or physiologically speaking the function of the eye is for sight purposes. We use our eyes to see, to navigate around our environment. Anybody without the support of the eyes is termed as blind. Hence, such a person is handicapped in that area of life.
A greater realization is that the eyes can also have a spiritual connotation. We are spiritual beings created by a Supernatural God. Therefore, we have been given the ability to see into the spiritual realms.
However, a lot of us have not tapped into this ability. We are very much conditioned by the physical world. Unfortunately, most of us Christians who should know better are in this category as well. As a result, we notice that with all of our Christian spirituality we have not made much impact on affecting the world around us for Christ.
From our conversation so far, we can say that God created the eye as a tool for sight and vision for both the physical and spiritual realms. There is a huge difference between the two realms. The physical realm is limited to two-dimensional experience. While the spiritual realm is unlimited and goes way beyond the two-dimensional world focal view.
The spiritual realm is empowered by the Supernatural, but at the same time has governance over the physical realm. This means that the physical realms are controlled by the spiritual. The spiritual dictates what happens in the physical.
This brings us to our second question–How should we engage our eyes? Our Bible verse for today —- John 1:29, gives us a clear understanding of how we must engage our eyes, especially, doing it the right way or perspective.
We learn the following from our Bible verse:
First, our eyes were created to behold and see to enable us to discern spiritual things. When we can accurately discern spiritual things, we have the benefit of living and experiencing a better quality of life her in the physical realm.
However, we must understand, that the spiritual dimension responsible for us being able to experience a good life here on earth, with the benefits of eternity has to be that under the righteous domain and jurisdiction of Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God. Therefore, our eyes first and foremost were created to behold Jesus Christ the Lamb of God as our Lord and Savior.
“The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”
John 1:29 (KJV).
Secondly, our eyes were created to give us the wisdom and understanding we need on how to decipher the kingdom of darkness, and the works of the devil, so that we know how to stand against all of his wiles and devices.
Ephesians 6:10- 18 gives us clear dynamics on how we can achieve this. Here is a brief explanation of what this Bible verse teaches. We are taught how to engage our spiritual eyes in the following ways-
1. To help us identify satanic hierarchical structures and their operations.
2. To help us discover, behold, see, and acquire God’s spiritual weaponry, strategies, wisdom, and understanding and how to employ and use them to help us destroy, and pull down the kingdom of darkness.
3. To build, and establish confidence, faith, and trust in our hearts in the Supernatural power and ability of God.
4. To help us constantly see and walk successfully in all that God has given us in Christ Jesus.
On a final note, brethren, to make sure that we are engaging our spiritual perceptions and sight constantly and accurately, we must always partner with the Holy Spirit. We must ask and depend on Him to help us see and utilize every strategy He gives us correctly.
To behold with our eyes will require that we depend on God to provide us with all His Divine Spiritual, and Supernatural know-how and abilities, for we can never accomplish this by our strength.
Ebimobo W. Obasi
PLEASE PRAY ALONG:
A Prayer To Behold The Presence Of The Lord.
FATHER GOD, thank You for sending Your only Son to save us. Thank You for creating a way for us to know You personally. Because of Jesus’ sacrifice, my mistakes are forgiven! Please help me to engage my spiritual eyes for the purpose for which You created that they are utilized. Let me at all times behold Jesus so that I may achieve all that You have called me to achieve in Your name. Let me never take Your purposes for granted, so that I can glorify You in every area of my life, forever. In JESUS MIGHTY NAME AMEN.