Summary: As Christians, we have all we need to live the victorious Christian life. All we need is to have our blinded eyes opened to this fact.

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“Blinded Eyes Opened”

CONT. in ministry of Holy Spirit …

·We have all of Him we will ever need … BUT … He doesn’t have all of us … we “leak”.

·We are His TEMPLE … He lives w/in us.

·We have everything we need to live the “Victorious Christian Life” … BECAUSE … we were IDENTIFIED w/ Jesus when He died on cross.

NOW … WHY don’t we live like it? BECAUSE … we are BLIND … NOT PHY. … BUT … SPR. BLIND.

I don’t know what it’s like to be PHY. BLIND … don’t WANT to know. BUT … Jesus had something to say to CHRISTIANS who are SPR. BLIND …

Rev. 3:14-19 – all turn

The condition of many CHRISTIAN hearts – 3:14-16

NOW … He tells us WHY … 3:17 … “blind” … AND … don’t KNOW it.

NOW … He tells us WHAT TO DO about it … 3:18 … “anoint your eyes w/ salve, that you may see”.

- Medical School in Laodicea … developed an eye salve … “Phrygian Powder” … to heal diseases of the eyes.

We have an “eye problem” … “blind” to POWER & PRESENCE of God in our lives.

- We need “scales” removed … SO … can “see” the Spiritual power that indwelling Holy Spirit has for us.

Saul/Paul … Acts 9:18 - “Immediately there fell from his eyes something like scales, and he received his sight at once;”

We need our BLINDED EYES OPENED … LIKE … Blind man Jesus healed.

- John 9:25 – “One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see."

We are like those in Mark 8:18 – “Having eyes, do you not see? And having ears, do you not hear?”

We need our SPR. EYES anointed w/ “eye salve” of Holy Spirit … SO … we can “see” the outworking of the indwelling Holy Spirit.

We need to say with JOB - Job 42:5 - "I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, But now my eye sees You.”

It’s the ministry of the Holy Spirit … to OPEN UP our spiritually blinded “eyes”.

·WHAT do we NEED to see?

·WHAT is THERE for us to see?

·WHAT are we BLINDED to?

2 Kings Ch. 6 – all turn

6:8 - WAR! K. of Syria told officers where to sent troops to AMBUSH army of Israel.

6:9 – Elisha warns K. of Israel not to go there.

6:10 – K. of Israel sends word to his army where enemy waiting to ambush … several times.

6:11 – K. of Syria thought spy in his army.

6:12 – No internal spy … Elisha ”wire-tapping” conversations … (“Home-land Security”)

6:13 – K. of Syria wants to CAPTURE Elisha.

6:14 – Syrian army surrounds Dothan.

6:15 – Elisha’s servant … early … saw army.

- FELT LIKE … Custer at “Little Big Horn” … Davy Crocket at “Alamo” … Sadaam Hussein looking up from his hole in ground!

“What shall we do?” Ever felt like Satan has you surrounded? You’re NO MATCH for Satan.

Eph. 6:12 – “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”

BUT … Don’t want to FOCUS on power of Satan.

WHAT did servant SEE … FOCUS ON? Problem … strength of enemy … hopelessness of fighting battle in own strength.

6:16 –

1 John 4:4 – “greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”

Romans 8:31 – “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”

WHAT IS OUT THERE … THAT … our eyes are not seeing? … That we are BLIND to?

6:17 – WHAT would you “see” … IF … Holy Spirit were to OPEN OUR EYES?

SATAN wants you to FOCUS on your … problems … circumstances … trials … problems … burdens - heartaches … the SYRIAN ARMY …

- “Alas, my master! What shall we do?”

INSTEAD … we are to FOCUS our eyes on JESUS … AND … on the POWER of the Holy Spirit who lives w/in us.

Matthew 5:8 – “Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God.”

We need to ask the Holy Spirit to REVEAL to us … THAT WHICH … we already HAVE … BUT … are not able to SEE.

We need to pray … “Lord, open my eyes, that I might see Your”:

·PRESENCE - Hebrews 13:5 – "I will never (2)leave you nor (3) forsake you."

·POWER - Matthew 28:18 – “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.”

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