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New Eyes

What do you see with your eyes every day, the familiar, those things that bring you comfort and happiness, those items that are repetitive in nature, perhaps not always pleasing, but constant. The blind cannot see, and I do not mean here those who do not have the ability to view the world with mortal eyes, but those who are incapable of seeing with spiritual eyes, who have not the Holy Spirit of God within them. All they know is what they see, and how they interpret what they see, whether it be with any of the five senses they possess, or with the intent of their heart, the interpretation of what they see is the only form of observation that they can make,

“Whereas I was blind, now I see.” (John 9:25) A favorite verse of many, lengthy stories and even songs have used this verse out of the Scriptures, it infers a revelation of the truth of a matter, something that is finally seen for what it truly is, as the scales fell from the eyes of Paul, (Acts 9:18) so it is when the truth is revealed to us, we now realize that we were blind. When the blindness is gone, we can see clearly, but what happens next is just as important if not more so, what will you do with this truth.

There is only one truth of course, Jesus proclaimed, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” (John 14:6) He is not the embodiment of truth, He does not just represent the truth, without Jesus Christ there is no such thing as truth. All men’s eyes will be opened to this wisdom and knowledge one day, for many this knowledge will come far too late to do anything about it, they will have had a thousand years in hell to contemplate the honesty of this statement, “Every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.” (Romans 14:11) The knowledge of the truth will arrive too late, they will plead and cry for mercy, but none will be shown.

If your eyes have been opened to the truth that Jesus Christ is Lord, then you no longer see with the aforementioned eyes, you focus no longer on the temporal, but on the eternal, (2 Cor. 4:18) you look differently on not only yourself and those around you, but at the entirety of the world with eyes that can see clearly what the Scriptures portray, a world of sin and depravity, of pride and lust, of jealousy and envy, you see things within yourself that are detestable, and can find little reason why the Lord of all creation would be merciful to you. Humbling is the word that comes to my mind, the words of David resound within me, “What is man, that thou art mindful of him.” (Psalm 8:4)

Pride, self-centered adoration, becomes loathsome to you, and foolish in the extreme when seen in the lives of others, any works that you attempt simply for the sake of self become ridiculous, and the heart that was once stone slowly becomes one of flesh. People begin to matter to you, not just in the temporary needs of the world, but in the eternal security that comes only from salvation by Jesus Christ, you begin my friends to have an eternal view. Time no longer holds the same value as it once did, if it is not used in a way that glorifies God, it has been wasted, life now matters infinitely more than time, not the continuance and longevity of it here in the mortal realm, for all of life is as the dew in the morning, (Hosea 13:3) but eternal life, the life that all will experience forever more.

The reality of the truth that all souls will live forever becomes clear to you, and those who will die in their sins bring sorrow to your soul each time you think of them. Your new eyes, your new heart of flesh compels you to seek them out, to tell them of the good news, the truth that there is a way to escape the eternal wrath of Almighty God, and your heart breaks for those who despise you, who reject the message of hope, who still are blind. Your heart rejoices though, for you know this affliction is light, and will last but a moment, (2 Cor. 4:17) the breeze will pass over the flower, (Psalm 103:15-16) the new day will dawn, and eternity will begin in the presence of Him in whom you have trusted.

By trying to assist those who are still blind, we are glorifying God, for it is He who has given us these new eyes, who has shown us the truth that is Jesus, that has put within us His Holy Spirit, and the desire to tell all we meet of His love for them, and the wrath that awaits for those who refuse to call Him Lord today. It is a great honor and privilege to be gifted with spiritual eyes, it is humbling and produces within those who have received them a sense of servitude and humility. Honor is bestowed upon those who serve honorably, the prize is given to those who run the race well, those who have been blessed with the eyes to see will see God in all His glory, will be counted as sons of the Most High. Use them well my friends, they are a great blessing indeed.

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