A few years ago I was in a meeting and I was standing behind a man who was physically blind, and I noticed that He had a huge grin on His face. He was telling His friend next to Him that He could see angels all around us in the room. He was “seeing” where most of us couldn’t “see”a thing.
I remember God speaking to me and telling me I needed to be more like this man in front of me; to rely less on my physical eyes to “see”, and more on my spiritual eyes. I was essentially missing out on “seeing” all that was, and is happening around me all the time.
When we follow Jesus and His way of living we are called to start living our lives through our spirit. That’s because it is our spirit that comes alive and is “born again” when we ask Jesus to be part of our lives. Where we were once dead and “blind” to the supernatural realms of God become alive and illuminated to us.
“We no longer need to live seeing only with our natural eyes. We start living through our spirits, because our spirits come alive as we are united with Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit reveals things to our spirit, and then our spirit reveals these things to our mind.”(P.Kinney)
The key is to be more aware and sensitive to the things being revealed to our spiritual eyes than to the things we experience and see in the natural. Far too often we can miss what God is doing in our midst, or get busy trying to do and fix things using only our natural senses. However if we stop and ask God to reveal things to our spirits, we would see exactly what we need to do, or where we are going and the path laid out for us.
We have been made in God’s image. That means we are like God. We are not God, but we have Him in us. Our spirit and Holy Spirit are connected as one. However God planned for us to live not only seeing in the natural at situations, but also to see and listen to our spirit, because He will speak to us in our spirit. That is why when we hear God it often sounds like us, because He speaks to our spirit, which then speaks to our mind.
There is an account in Mark 11: 12 – 14;19 -21 of Jesus cursing the fig tree. He spoke to this massive tree and.… nothing looked in the natural like as it had changed. Jesus and his friends came back along that road later that night and still didn’t notice any change in the tree. But the next day as they again passed by, that tree had overnight shrivelled up. When did the tree start to die? The moment Jesus spoke to it.
Even though there was no physical evidence, the spirit realm was at work the moment Jesus spoke. When we speak, the spirit realm goes to work. We may not see it with our natural eyes, but our spirits will be able to see it. If we want to live free from fear, and from the constraints and limitations of the world, we have to learn to see beyond our five senses, and look through our spiritual eyes. Sometimes that may even mean telling our minds to be quiet until they have caught up with what God is saying and revealing to our spirit’s, but that’s okay.
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:2)
God created all of us to see – both in the natural realms and the spiritual realms. However if we are content to do our own thing and be separate from God we will not see the things of the spirit as we should. Spiritual things may even seem foolish to us, until we invite Jesus to switch our “spiritual lights on”.
Jesus said, “For this people’s heart has grown callous; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn, and I would heal them.’ But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear. (Matthew 13:15-16)
Today don’t be satisfied with only “seeing” in the natural. There is a whole other world waiting for you to discover if you’d only open your “eyes!”
“I ask that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you may know the hope of His calling, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints, and the surpassing greatness of His power to us who believe. He displayed this power in the working of His mighty strength, which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly realms.” (Ephesians 1:18-20)
To hear more about how to see with our spiritual eyes have a listen to this message by Phil Kinney (he’s my hubby) to encourage you. https://soundcloud.com/phil-dayle-kinney/spiritual-authority-ps-phil-kinney-13th-november-2016