Tuesday, February 02, 2021

Eternal eyes

John 3:1-21…

Unless you have a spiritual birth from above, you cannot comprehend spiritual things as they truly are (1 Corinthians 2:14). Unless you have a spiritual birth from above, you cannot enter into the birthplace of spiritual things. It is miraculous, and marvelous, but it is no real wonder, in that if something is spiritual it must come from a spiritual fountain, and if something physical is to become spiritual it must receive spiritual power.

Jesus will relate the physical world to us in spiritual terms (2 Corinthians 5:16-17). Only He can give us the power to see the temporal through the eyes of the eternal. Christ helps us to understand that all the types and shadows of the former ways are contact points to see Him (Luke 24:27). The spiritual eye of the spiritual man serves as both telescope and microscope, so that a child of God can begin to see Christ more fully (2 Corinthians 3:18 / Colossians 1:16-17 / Hebrews 1:1-3). It is then that the redemption will resonate with force in our faith.

Jesus was born that we may be born again. Jesus died that we may not die again. Without Him we have no eternal hope, and many cannot come to Him because they cannot spiritually see Him. They will not come into the Light because they love the darkness. They might not think they walk in darkness, but it is because they cannot truly see the Light. The Light to them feels like fire, it is painful, and they shrink back at any sign of it (2 Corinthians 4:4). Those whom have eternal eyes have had this spiritual birth (2 Corinthians 4:6), they have become light (Ephesians 5:8 / 1 Thessalonians 5:5) and now willingly walk into it (Acts 26:18 / 1 Peter 2:9).

How you see things depends on what eyes you are seeing through. Keep your eyes open by keeping the light on (Romans 13:12 / 1 John 1:7). If Jesus has given you eternal eyes, use them (Ephesians 5:11-21).


Even So... said...

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12 Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.
13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,
14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
15 Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you.
16 Only let us hold true to what we have attained. Phil 3