Monday, 9 September 2013

YOUR EYE IS THE LAMP OF YOUR BODY

TEXT: LUKE 11:34
“Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are good, your whole body is also full of light, but when they are bad, your body also is full of darkness.” (Luke 11:34).
Our physical eyes play a vital role in our lives, it helps us to see good things around us, it makes us to see where we are going, and it helps us to see what goes into our mouths. The eyes also show us dangers around us, where not to go and what we should not put in our mouths.
Though every parts of our body have its unique quality and usage, but if anything happens to our physical eyes, it will affect other parts of our body. When the eyes are not functioning, you will be surrounded with darkness even when there is light around you. Jesus in his illustration used our “eye” as the lamp of our body. He was talking about our spiritual eyes; the illustration is for us to know how important our spiritual eyes are. If your physical eyes are open but your spiritual eyes are closed, making in life may be difficult. It is what you see in the spiritual that will come to pass in the physical, what you see is what you can have. When God wanted to bless Jeremiah in Jeremiah 1:11 God asked him what do you see Jeremiah? And he told God that he saw an almond tree, and God told him that he had seen well for He will hasten His word to fulfil them. if Jeremiah had not seen anything, I don’t think God would have told him that He would hasten His word to fulfil it.
When God wanted to bless Abram He was asked to look at what he can see. “The lord said to Abram after Lot had parted from him, “lift up your eyes from where you are and look North and South, East and West, all the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring forever.” (Genesis 13:14-15). God blessed Abram according to what he was able to see. This means that your blessing or success is dependent on what you can see. There are many opportunities and ideas around you that can make you to become a household name in your generation, but until you can see it; you cannot possess it.
When Hagar and Ishmael were sent away by Abraham, their water got finished and the boy way dying of thirst, the mother was unable to see the well nearby where she could have gotten water for her son. “Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water. So she went and filled the skin with water and gave the boy a drink.” (Genesis 21:19). Hagar was blind to opportunity (well) around her, until God opened her eyes.

The widow in 2 kings 4 was blind to the opportunity around her (oil) until the prophet told her what to do with the oil. Your spiritual eyes is the light that will take the darkness (ignorance/limitation) away from you so that you would be able to see opportunities, ideas, and success lying around you. Go to God now and ask Him to open your spiritual eyes so that you can avail of great opportunities around you.

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