Summary: We can come to Jesus and walk away with a distorted vision of reality. Is it possible to see more while blind than when you have sight?
DISTORTED VISIONS... I SEE MEN AS TREES?
THERE ARE NONE SO BLIND, AS THOSE THAT REFUSE TO SEE
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
DISTORTION, I SEE MEN AS TREES?
had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought.
 And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.
 After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was
restored, and saw every man clearly.
Lacking power of sight, no discernment, unwilling to appreciate,
Not governed by purpose or reason, robbed of judgment,
I. WE REALLY NEED TO SEE JESUS...
WE NEED MORE THAN TO LAY OUR EYES ON HIM, WE MUST SEE JESUS...
SOME PEOPLE COME TO PHILIP AND ASK:
saying, Sir, we would see Jesus.
PHILIP TAKES THE PEOPLE TO HIS BROTHER ANDREW...
A. LET US LOOK AT TWO OF THE MOST MISQUOATED VERSES OF THE BIBLE,
LET US SEE WHAT THEY REALLY SAY:
He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
B. Many people say the verse like this:
BUT PERFECT LOVE CAST OUT ALL FEAR... The verse does not say that...
C. The Bible says:
that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.
D. We need TO SEE: BALANCE AND MODERATION AND RIGHTLY DIVIDING GOD'S WORD...
E. THE OTHER VERSE THAT IS OFTEN MISUSED IS FAMILIAR TO US...
If God's people are WILLFULLY WALKING AROUND WITH THEIR EYES CLOSED, TROUBLE
IS ALWAYS AHEAD.
keeps the law.
for a nation to know and keep his laws.
F. LORD OPEN THE EYES OF MY HEART... WE NEED TO SEE JESUS...
G. OUR GOAL MUST BE TO ENTER GOD'S PRESENCE WITH OUR EYES OPENED...
unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified
by faith that is in me.
II. LET US DISCUSS HOW VISIONS CAN BE RIGHT, AND HOW WRONG THEY CAN BE AT THE SAME TIME...
A. REMEMBER THE HINDU STORY OF 6 BLIND PEOPLE BROUGHT TO "SEE AN ELEPHANT?"
EVERYONE IS RIGHT? BUT THEY CAN NOT SEE THE BIGGER PICTURE...
1. Said this feels like a wall...
2. The second man said: IT IS LIKE A SPEAR, touching the tusk.
3. The 3rd man said: THIS IS LIKE A SNAKE, as he touched the trunk.
4. 4th man said: NEVER, THIS IS LIKE A TREE, hugging the leg.