I have been on this journey. It is a journey into seeing. As I was stirring my coffee this week, Jesus whispered into my ear: I want to open your eyes again.
Several years ago I had a well-meaning seminar leader tell me some things that were not entirely true and I bought them. What happens when we buy a lie? Our vision fades and grows dim. Lies blind. Fear binds. That simple. Love sees. Love frees.
We live in a spiritual world and I grew up seeing in the spirit- the good, the bad, the ugly. I met Jesus when He walked into my room when I was seven. I saw the demonic and the angelic. But because I saw so much and did not know what to do with it all, I allowed a very well-intentioned lie to shut down a gift God had given because of fear.
But I have learned MUCH in the process, as there is more than one way to encounter the supernatural reality around us. And now Jesus in His tender mercy is restoring what I innocently allowed to be stolen almost 7 years ago. It wasn’t stolen by a person. It was not stolen by the enemy even. Not really. Nothing can steal that what God gives us without our permission. It was stolen by lie.
I wonder how much gets stolen from the Bride because we allow ourselves to come into agreement with a lie, instead of the Truth of Who Jesus is. May He search us to see if there is any hurtful way in us and restore truth to our inmost parts.
What does it means to have eyes that see? If we are seated in heavenly places in Jesus- just maybe we are intended to experience them. Now. How can we live on earth as it is in heaven, with no experience of heaven? Just a thought.
Col 3:1-2 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on, aim at and seek the things (treasures) above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds (exercise you mind, affection and cognitive faculties) on things above, not on earthly things. Let heaven fill your thoughts…
OK so there we go. That is one verse of what could be pages on the subject… Cognitive faculties and imagination submitted to the Word and the Spirit… We are created for another realm. His realm. I so love His Presence. I have to drag myself out of the Secret Place most days. Yesterday I didn’t even bother- Jennie met visitors and I hid in His heart.
In church, we talked of young Samuel hearing God and then had a time of listening prayer. One of our mamas heard from the Lord that if we listened to Him like Samuel and asked Him to speak to us that He would open our eyes and show us heaven… just a little confirmation. Thank you Jesus.
Can we be like Samuel who slept near the ark of Your Presence? Can we live in that holy, holy place with You? Could we walk like Enoch and see like Elijah and trust like Esther? Would You see us free from the lies that blind and give us eyes that see?
One thing I am learning, in order to have eyes that see- I have to trust Him enough to open them and look around. That might be helpful.
So here is to trust and faith, truth and grace that restores all that fear has stolen. For when we experience Him Who is truth, He does set us free. From every lie every time if we will only let Him.