John 9:39 Can You Really See?

Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind.” John 9:39

Sight is something most people believe that they have, when talking about natural vision. They can see things that are physical in nature.

Insights into things that are spiritual or non-physical are often not seen by most people. They are blind to what is going on outside the physical realm of this world.

Jesus stated that He came so that those who cannot see will see and that those who can see will be unable to see.

One of the beliefs running through America is for people to be a ‘woke’ people. Many are claiming to be woke up to the reality of things occurring in this world. This belief has also worked itself its way into the church.

The world believes that they can see the truth and that belief in God or church is wrong. Anyone who sees in this way is blind and cannot really see the truth set before them.

Jesus came to open the spiritual eyes of spiritually blind people. Those who have seen Jesus for who He is, is willing to allow Him to reveal the spiritual truths around them.

They will be able to discern (see) God at work in and around them. They will be able to discern (see) what God desires of them. They will also be able to discern (see) what the enemy, the world, is doing or trying to do.

Those who refuse to see Jesus as Savior, God is allowing them to remain blind as to what God is doing. He will allow them to remain blind in their fallen sinful ways, though He continually calls them to open their eyes and see the truth.

While it is important that you may see with your physical eyes, it is more important to see with spiritual eyes. You need to allow God to open your spiritual eyes to see what God sees.

Do not allow yourself to remain blind to the truth found in God’s word. Do not allow yourself to be blind in believing that it is acceptable to live in sin and still get into heaven.

See the reality of the false lies that this world is trying to teach and promote. See the reality that believing in Jesus is the only way to know true life.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that God will open your spiritual eyes to see; that God will reveal the lies of this world; that you will see what God is doing; and that you will not be blind to the truth in God’s word.

Mark 13:2 Every Thing Is Temporary

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“Do you see all these great buildings?” replied Jesus. “Not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.” Mark 13:2

The disciples and Jesus were walking through town one day. The disciples started talking about the great buildings that they were seeing. Jesus points out that every one of those buildings would be destroyed at some point in the future.

Men have taken time and money to build some very beautiful and magnificent buildings over the years. Some are impressive with their height. Others by how they are designed.

Not only has men made these buildings they have built other things that are very impressive. Sculptures, vehicles, boats, planes, and many other things that are unique and magnificent to see.

No matter how magnificent these buildings and things are, they are all temporary. Some of these buildings are still standing after a thousand years or more, but eventually they will crumble.

The Titanic was a very impressive ship, but was sunk very quickly. The Twin Towers in New York were very impressive large buildings, but were taken down in one day with the crashing of a plane.

People need to realize that all the things of this world are all temporary. The physical things will not last forever. They were out and break down. Or they can be destroyed by someone.

Think about all the stuff that you have owned over the years, the clothes, the shoes, the cars, and other things. How many of those things do you still own ten years later? How many different pairs of clothing have you had to throw out or get rid of because they wore out and can no longer be worn?

People often put their trust in the things they can see, feel and touch, but all those things are temporary. The only thing that is temporary is the soul and God with His Word.

As a believer you should be focusing on the things that are eternal and of eternal value. The two things that are of eternal value is your own soul and the souls of other people. You, along with every other person on this planet need to know Jesus as their Savior. And these are not physical things that you can see and touch, they are spiritual things.

What are you focused on today? The temporary physical? Or the spiritual eternal?

I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will tell others of Jesus; that you will not be caught up in the temporary; and that you will focus on God and the eternal. 

Isaiah 13:4 Building An Army For War

Listen, a noise on the mountains, like that of an uproar among the kingdoms, like nations massing together! The LORD Almighty is mustering an army for war. Isaiah 13:4

God was in the process of bringing some judgement upon the nation of Babylon. His method of bringing that judgement was to raise up and army to invade the nation and punish them. Eventually God did destroy the nation and wiped them off of the face of the earth.

Today, in His sovereignty, God still uses nations to deal with other nations. He uses situations in life to control and bring about what He desires.

Although most people do not like war and many claim that God is not a God of war, but only a God of love, it is not true to be totally against war. The difference is that during the Biblical times in the Old Testament, all the wars were physical wars. People literally were killed and destroyed.

The world has a lot of physical wars going on all the time in which people are dying and being killed. Cities are being destroyed. There is physical pain and suffering. This type of events are happening daily somewhere in the world today.

However, God is raising up and army for a different type of war. The war is no longer one of physical killing, but of spiritual killing. The world wants every person to deny God and die spiritually. God wants every person to have life through Jesus.

As a believer in Jesus, you are enlisted into God’s army. This is an army that is to go out and spread the gospel message about Jesus. You are to battle against spiritual forces of evil that are in this world. Satan and the world want to destroy the works of God.

Believers need to be willing to take down the strongholds of the devil and spread God’s great love. War against the spirits of jealousy, anger, greed, gossip, lying, cheating, and all others sins, needs to be fought in your own personal life and in the lives of others.

Are you willing to go to war with God against the spiritually darkness in this world?

Are you willing to fight against the forces that fight for your soul?

God is in the process of building an army today, be a part of it.

I pray today that you will know Jesus as your savior and leader; that you will be in God’s army; that you will fight the battle in God’s way; and that the forces of darkness will be destroyed by God’s power working in and through you.

Ephesians 1:3 Every Blessing

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.” Ephesians 1:3

Paul gives praise to God for the all the blessings that God had given all believers through Jesus Christ. These blessings are the spiritual blessings that are found in the heavenly realms. It is also not just a few spiritual blessings, but everyone one of them.

When people give thanks God for the physical things that they receive. Some of these things are: a job, family, a car, a vacation, money, food, and friends. While all of these things are great, many forget about what else God has blessed them with.

Spiritual blessings are things you cannot see with natural eyes. They are only seen in the spiritual, heavenly realms. These blessings are God’s infinite perfect love, forgiveness, wisdom, peace, patience, grace, mercy, and the list goes on. Although praising God for the physical things He has blessed a person with is good and needed, the spiritual blessings are things that really count.

One can have all of the physical things of this world, yet not have peace, or wisdom, or love, or any of the other spiritual blessings. His life will be miserable. While another person may not have any of the physical things of this world and yet have all of the spiritual blessings and be very happy.

When you look at your life and count your blessings, what are you counting? Do you just count the things you can see and touch? Or are you looking at all of the spiritual blessings?

Being forgiven by God is the greatest blessing you can have receive from Him. Are you praising God for that forgiveness? Are you praising Him for the peace that He has brought between you and Him?

Make a list today of all the spiritual blessings God has given you. Take time to praise Him now for them. Realize how much God has blessed you today.

I pray today that you will know the blessings God has given you; that you will have a song of praise to God on your heart all day; that you will use the blessings God has given you to His glory; and that you will share those blessings with others.