He asked me, “What do you see?” I answered, “I see a solid gold lampstand with a bowl at the top and seven lamps on it, with seven channels to the lamps.” Zechariah 4:2
Seeing things takes having open eyes and being willing to look around and be aware of what is going on. While many people have open eyes, most are not really aware of what is actually occurring. They only see the surface of things and take everything only at face value.
They do not see the motivation behind the actions or events and thus are often deceived. Eyes have been blinded to the long term effects of what is occurring.
An angel had woke Zechariah up and shown him some things. He asked Zechariah what he could see.
Every day God is doing things on this earth. Along with God, the devil is also doing things. Both are working with people to accomplish their individual and separate missions to destroy the other.
God is in the process of working to draw all men to Jesus in order to save them from their sins. In doing this, God allows events to happen in the lives of people that are meant to build them up and draw them closer to Him, making them more like Jesus.
However, often some of those events are troubling ones. People do not always see it as the hand of God moving in the situation. They do not see things working by His Holy Spirit, but by the power of self and man.
The angel had to tell Zechariah the meaning of what he saw, which was God does things by His Spirit, not man’s ability or power.
Believers today need to have their spiritual eyes opened to see what God is doing and then to trust in God’s power and ability.
As you look around you, seek to see God’s hand at work. Understand and know that God is at work and in control. Let God work in your life.
Allow God’s Holy Spirit to reveal to you what is really going on in the spiritual war all around you. Then seek God to guide you in how to respond and be a part of His great, eternal work here on this earth.
God is ready to show you what He is doing. Are you ready and will to open your eyes and see it?
I pray today that God will open your eyes to what He is doing; that God will open your eyes to what the devil is doing; that you will trust in God’s power to work in your life; and that you will be a soldier in God’s mighty army.
Then the eyes of those who see will no longer be closed, and the ears of those who hear will listen. Isaiah 32:3
People can see and hear without really seeing or hearing. The eyes can be deceived very easily, making what is not real to appear to be real. The words being said can be false, yet appear as though they are truth.
The majority of people in the world live as though they know the truth and reality of life. They feel as if they are in complete control of their destiny and everything will work out correctly.
Often they do not see what is just around the corner or the disaster that they are walking into.
Isaiah talks of a time when the people will be able to really see and will be able to really hear what is being said. They will no longer be blind and unhearing.
In the church there are many people who claim to be believers and followers of Jesus, yet do not really hear what He is saying. They cannot see what God is doing and the path God is leading them on.
They have chosen to close up their eyes and ears to what God is saying and doing in order to live their life in their own way. Living in purposeful sin is refusing to hear what God says about that sin. It is rejecting God and His ways.
Others have chosen to allow their eyes and ears to be open to what God is saying and doing. They see what is sin and what is not sin. They understand what it really means to follow after God.
Living for God is a choice that has to be done with open eyes and ears. In one’s own self he cannot make the right choices and will always choose to sin. But with God’s guidance by His Holy Spirit and word, he can choose to live for God.
Seek to have God open your eyes and ears to what He is saying. God is right there to guide you in how to live for Him. God has called you to live a holy life in service to Him.
Instead of closing your eyes and ears to God’s word, allow those words in to change your life. See what God can do in your life and through your life in order to make you more like Jesus and to build His kingdom on this earth.
I pray today that you will open your ears and eyes to God; that God will help you to see what He is doing; that you will know God’s plan for your life; and that you will live for God with all of your life.