Summary: There is another set of eyes that God gave us in order to see the things of heaven and allow us to live supernaturally. These eyes are spiritual but the image they produce are so real and vivid.They are called the eyes of faith. These eyes are focused on
EYES OF FAITH
40 Then Jesus said to her, "Didn't I tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?"
The human eye is remarkable. It accommodates to changing lighting conditions and focuses light rays originating from various distances from the eye. When all of the components of the eye function properly, light is converted to impulses and conveyed to the brain where an image is perceived and interpreted or "seen" as an image. One might say that the true organ of vision is not the eye but the brain. What is projected by the brain as a result of the messages coming from the eye is the image that we “see” and perceive as real. Light and the brain (mind) are important components of being able to “see”. Without them, the eyes are pretty much useless.
This is what occurs in the natural. However, there is another set of eyes that God gave us in order to see the things of heaven that will allow us to live in the supernatural. These eyes are spiritual but the images they produce are so real and vivid and can affect the way we live dramatically. They are called the eyes of faith. These eyes are focused on the unseen things of above, which cannot be explained nor understood by the human mind.
In Hebrews 11:8 and Hebrews 11:24, Abraham and Moses turned their backs on a life of stability and success to go to an unknown place directed by God without any security other than the promise of God.
By an act of faith, Abraham said yes to God's call to travel to an unknown place that would become his home. When he left he had no idea where he was going. By an act of faith he lived in the country promised him, lived as a stranger camping in tents. Isaac and Jacob did the same, living under the same promise. Abraham did it by keeping his eye on an unseen city with real, eternal foundations—the City designed and built by God. Hebrews 11:8 The Message.
By faith, Moses, when grown, refused the privileges of the Egyptian royal house. He chose a hard life with God's people rather than an opportunistic soft life of sin with the oppressors. He valued suffering in the Messiah's camp far greater than Egyptian wealth because he was looking ahead, anticipating the payoff. By an act of faith, he turned his heel on Egypt, indifferent to the king's blind rage. He had his eye on the One no eye can see, and kept right on going. Hebrews 11:24 The Message
So how do we use and sharpen our spiritual eyes of faith so that we can possess a life filled with power, abundance and victory? Surprisingly, it needs the same important ingredients needed to make our physical eyes work.
I- RECEIVE THE LIGHT
We need to have a permanent light source that will reflect the pictures that God wants us to see. If we want to see the picture of victory, success, health and wisdom, we need to have an abundant light source that will never go out and will produce a vivid and clear picture of God’s blueprint for our lives. That light is none other than Jesus Christ.
12 Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.”
When we stay close to him, we will always have light that we need to help us navigate through the dark days of discouragement, failure, hopelessness and weakness. The images that will be reflected by that light are only the images God wants us to see.
8 Yet it is also new. Jesus lived the truth of this commandment, and you also are living it. For the darkness is disappearing, and the true light is already shining.
We don’t have to search for it or go very far to find that light. God placed it so close to us that we will never be away from it. This light is within us.
6 For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ.
We can walk in confidence and security about our future because our paths are bright and our direction is clear. We can do so because of the light that guides our way as children of light.
“Put your trust in the light while there is still time; then you will become children of the light.”