LET THERE BE LIGHT(Pt.3)

“The light of the righteous shines brightly”(Proverbs 13:9a NIV).

“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!” (Matthew 6:22, 23 NIV)

Jesus (Yeshua) gives a very striking insight as to the function of the eye. It will allow the entrance of more light or the eye will refract the light resulting in greater darkness. Two alternatives within the body: full of light or full of darkness. Which will it be?

A RIGHT DIAGNOSIS

In order to correct an eye disease or disorder we must have an eye examine to accurately diagnose the condition and prescribe the proper lenses or treatment.  Likewise the New Testament gives some conditions of the eye that must be cured in order to see clearly in the realm of the spirit. The first condition is blindness. When no light is emitted into the eye it results in no vision. Many physical healings are recorded in the Old Testament (Hebrew Scriptures) but the only one NOT recorded is “the opening of blind eyes”. The healing of the blind was a sign specifically given by Jesus(Yeshua) who announced “I am the Light of the world. He who walks with Me shall not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life”(John 8:12). Then there is the problem of blurred vision. There was a man that Jesus touched once who was blind but could not see things as they really were. He had blurred vision, seeing “people…like trees walking around”(Mark 8:42).  We can often see people “bigger than life” due to their public persona. They could be politicians or Movie & Media people and yes…even Religious personalities given Rock-Star status.  When this happens we are suffering from blurred vision. But there is hope! Jesus touched the man a second time and he saw clearly. Let us not be afraid or too ashamed to return to the Master for a “second” touch.  Unless we hunger and thirst for more of His Spirit’s touch we will not Him in the splendor of His fullness. We must come to see “Jesus Only”.

Again, there are those who suffer from “Double-Vision”. Jesus said, ”No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money”(Matthew 6:24 NIV). Money(or Mammon) is synonymous with wealth, earthly treasure, or riches. Where you place your treasure is where your focus, attention, and trust will be. It will either be a single-eyed trust in the Lord or a divided loyalty. Only one vision will remain. The things of this world are doomed to perish.

Finally, there is what is called the “Evil Eye”.  Paul confronts the Galatian believers and suggest that they had been “bewitched”.  They had eagerly started out in faith, experiencing the joy and freedom of the finished work of Christ.  But not long after their new found life in the Spirit, some religious zealots following on the heels of Paul’s ministry sought to undermine their freedom in Christ. They told them that religious performance would “perfect” the work Christ had begun in them. The apostle Paul challenges the believers to “Stand firm in the freedom that Christ had given” and don’t get caught up in carnal, religious works(See Galatians 5:1).  You cannot play “CAN YOU TOP THAT?” with Jesus.  Paul taught that “In HIM you are complete”(Colossians 2:10).

 Jesus (Yeshua) taught that for the body to be full of light it must have a healthy eye. A healthy eye has 20/20 Vision. This means singleness of vision.

RESTORED VISION

How can you have restored  vision? Turn to the Lord Who is the great physician and HE will heal your sight. “The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made them both”(Proverbs 20:12) A seeking heart will receive A single eye once again. Only a true lover has “dove eyes”(See S.O.S.1:15). Seek first the Kingdom of heaven(Mathew 6:33)and Christ will give us light.

Pursue Him and He will become your Light. Stay focused on Jesus. Don’t lose sight of Him no matter which way life may turn you. “These are they that follow the Lamb wherever He goes”(Revelation 14:14b). “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith”(Hebrews 12:2).

(c) Copyright July 2013, Walter Fletcher Jr. All rights are reserved. This article may be copied and shared free of charge provided that it is not altered in any way from its original content. Please address all correspondence to: WalterFletcherjr@gmail.com

Advertisements

%d bloggers like this: