Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Importance of Spiritual Vision

"One Year Bible" New Testament Passage (for Wed., Aug. 29)
II Corinthians 3:1-18

But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord. II Corinthians 3:18 (NKJV)

Vision is a powerful force in our lives. It is the ability to see. I am not here referring to natural eyes, but to SPIRITUAL EYES.  This is not some hyper-spiritual, mystical sensitivity reserved for the few who are "more mature".  This is the domain of all who would KNOW THE LORD and TAKE GROUND in His Kingdom.  Spiritual eyesight is necessary for all spiritual growth and advance. 

In the 1st chapter of Ephesians, Paul taught us to pray for the ability to see the Lord and His great plans for us.  There we find these words: "... 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, 18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know ..." (Eph. 1:17-18).  He then goes on to describe the riches that God says BELONG TO US NOW. When we SEE these things, we KNOW them. When we KNOW them, we are in position to POSSESS them. 

Our walk with God is IGNITED by seeing Him. His power is released to transform us into the image of the One we behold. Then, we no longer struggle to change ourselves. GOD DOES IT by the power of the Holy Spirit. 

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