Topic: The Eyes of the Spirit
He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies. Psalms 18:11
God made his angels spirits, and his servants flames of fire.” Hebrews 1:7
After he drove man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life. Genesis 3:24. It is okay for things to be that way. Man could see but should not see the tree of life. Mind you God will not want anyone to interfere with this matter anymore until redemption through the second coming of Jesus Christ.
One day Peter rebuked Jesus that he would not die. Let’s read it, Matthew 16:22 Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. “Never, Lord!” he said. “This shall never happen to you. He was spiritually blind. He could not see what Jesus saw!
Well Jesus rebuked the devil instantly for causing spiritual ignorance in Peter mind. How many times have you hindered a Christian brother or sister because of your spiritual ignorance. The devil is watching through the human brain to appropriate things in selfish order but it takes divine grace to enter into consciousness of having spiritual eyes and to not interfere in God’s affair with rude questions. Luke 1:18-20
Do you know that God has a good plan and if you believe him than you need to believe and keep quiet until He works things out? Right? He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Luke 46:10
Peter didn’t know (we all don’t need to know) the purpose of God but we must believe that it’s all for good.
Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.” Matthews 16:23
If you have the eyes of the spirit you need to keep quiet and let God do his job. When you keep talking in your ignorance you might give the devil opportunity to speak through you and attract punishments.
Luke 1:20 But now, since you didn’t believe what I said, you will be silent and unable to speak until the child is born. For my words will certainly be fulfilled at the proper time.”
That’s how to be a spiritual gentleman. All you need to say is “Thy will be done Lord” in your heart.
When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. James 4:3
When you have something to say, speak with wisdom of God. A functioning eyes of the spirit should see the will of God and praise God. If you possess such eyes, you are advised to trust in the Lord with all your heart without leaning on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5-6
Prayer: Therefore will I give thanks unto you, O Lord, among the people, and sing praises unto thy name. Praise the Lord.