1. HOW DO YOU SEE? With my EYES you will say. Well, not exactly. What you SEE goes beyond the rods and cones in your RETINA; It is the synergy of mental and corporeal faculties processed and stored in the MIND. Your MIND is the LIGHT that illuminates what you SEE, “The LIGHT OF THE BODY IS THE EYE: if therefore thine EYE BE SINGLE, thy whole body shall be FULL OF LIGHT” [Matthew 6:22] You cannot SEE beyond the configuration of your MIND; if your mind is coloured with bitterness, for instance, all you will SEE is HATRED. If your MIND is oppressed with SIN, the LIGHT of your BODY is DARKNESS, “But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the LIGHT IN THEE BE DARKNESS, HOW GREAT IS THAT DARKNESS!” [Matthew 6:23] The MIND is the HEART of man, the engine that drives your personality, therefore, “KEEP THY HEART with all diligence; for OUT OF IT ARE THE ISSUES OF LIFE” [Proverbs 4:23]
2. HOW YOU SEE is a choice to walk in DARKNESS or in the LIGHT of LIFE, “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the LIGHT OF THE WORLD: HE THAT FOLLOWETH ME SHALL NOT WALK IN DARKNESS, but shall have the LIGHT OF LIFE” [John 8:12] I once walked in DARKNESS, condemned to a life of oppression by SIN and DEATH, “And this is the CONDEMNATION, that LIGHT IS COME into the world, and MEN LOVED DARKNESS rather than light, because THEIR DEEDS WERE EVIL” [John 3:19] My eyes were wide open, as in Genesis 3:6-7, but IGNORANT; all I saw were the cravings of my FLESH, “Having the UNDERSTANDING DARKENED, being alienated from the life of God through the IGNORANCE that is in them, because of the BLINDNESS OF THEIR HEART” [Ephesians 4:18] I was the center of my own universe, everything revolved around my insatiable desire. I could not be bothered as long as my FLESH was saturated with pleasure. Friend, If Christ be not in you, you are entombed in IGNORANCE, everything you SEE is refracted through the prism of SIN and though you say “… I am rich, and increased with goods, and HAVE NEED OF NOTHING; and knowest not that THOU ART WRETCHED, and MISERABLE, and POOR, and BLIND, and NAKED” [Revelation 3:17] In Jesus Christ, the oppression of DARKNESS is removed and I was translated to the LIBERTY of SONS of God, “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the SPIRIT OF THE LORD is, THERE IS LIBERTY” [2 Corinthians 3:16-17]
3. Those who are in Christ have an adversary, “And Satan answered the LORD, and said, SKIN FOR SKIN, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life” [Job 2:4] Beloved, Satan is well aware of your IDENTITY in Christ, “… which is CHRIST IN YOU, the HOPE OF GLORY” [Colossians 1:27] His warfare is against your MIND, to distort HOW YOU SEE your VICTORY in the finished WORK of Christ. Resist, therefore, every temptation to SEE or justify yourself outside the Bible, “… God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God” [Luke 16:15] SEE yourself as God SEES you, a PILGRIM in this world, “Dearly beloved, I beseech you as STRANGERS and PILGRIMS, abstain from FLESHLY LUSTS, which war against the soul” [1 Peter 2:11] As a STRANGER, you have no business with needless debates and strife concerning AFFAIRS OF THIS WORLD as to be entangled in fleshly LUSTS “No man that warreth ENTANGLETH himself with the AFFAIRS OF THIS LIFE; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier“ [2 Timothy 2:4] Remember, we are VICTORS in Christ, not VICTIMS; whenever the devil attacks you, he does so to DISTRACT you from the PROMISES and POWER of Christ and steal your crown. Beloved, in all present afflictions your strength is in godly PATIENCE, “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God” [Hebrews 12:2]
4. There is an unfolding drama of unprecedented proportions evolving before our EYES, “… the DEVIL IS COME DOWN unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that HE HATH BUT A SHORT TIME” [Revelation 12:12] The final struggle for your SOUL is a monstrous satanic campaign of MISINFORMATION and BLASPHEMY to overcome you with FALSEHOOD, “… insomuch that, IF IT WERE POSSIBBLE, they shall DECEIVE the very ELECT” [Matthew 24:24] Your mind is the battlefield, daily assaulted with needless controversies and divers sentiments which engender bitterness, to DISTRACT you from the perfect LAW OF LIBERTY but “… whoso LOOKETH into the PERFECT LAW OF LIBERTY, and CONTINUETH THEREIN, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a DOER OF THE WORK, this man shall be BLESSED IN HIS DEED” [James 1:25] The perfect LAW of LIBERTY is the WORD, the same that was made FLESH in Jesus Christ. If we LOOK through the EYES of Christ, we shall neither be DISTRACTED nor DECEIVED, but “… with open face BEHOLDING as in a glass the GLORY OF THE LORD, are CHANGED INTO THE SAME IMAGE from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord” [2 Corinthians 3:18] If we reject the distortions of the crystal ball of demonic DISINFORMATION, we shall be glorified in VICTORY at the appearance of Jesus Christ, “… it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, WHEN HE SHALL APPEAR, WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM; for WE SHALL SEE HIM AS HE ISs” [1 John 3:2]
5. Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, amen.