Summary: You have to be a man of great faith to believe that what “you” see, with your own eyes, is the truth.

My eyes have been touched of the Lord.

HHM Pastor Jim Parisi Aug. 25, 2001

John 9: 1 Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. 2 And His disciples asked Him, saying, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" 3 Jesus answered, "Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him. 4 I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. 5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world." 6 When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. 7 And He said to him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam" (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing.

If I look with my eyes as a natural man my eyes from birth I can see the sheer size of this earth.

I can see the hills and the valleys. I can see the height of mountains and the depth of the seas

I can see the stars and the moon; I can see the vastness of all of Gods creation around me

The natural mans eye can absorb great amounts of information to process…. flashed into our brains to store as reference.

No other sense has the impression, impact or sensation as our sight,

What If you didn’t have your sight in our society today? Think!

You would be truly at a disadvantage. Even momentary blindness causes fear and concern

Will I see again doc? There is little or no compensation for you.

Even with your other senses in high gear you would lack certain experiences and have greater exposure to danger.

Even in something as simple as crossing the street

You would be truly challenged by every scene of the word.

It was once said: Great is the faith of a man who dares to believe his own eyes (patmore)

what he was saying is great is the risk of a man who believe his own eyes.

You have to be a man of great faith to believe what “you” see with your own eyes. Is the truth

Have you ever seen one of those 3D pictures with all the lines?

You have to look deep into it to see its true meaning.

After concentrating on it for some time you start to see the figure.

However, if you blink for a second you can lose the whole image.

This is how it is when we lead our life depending on our natural eyes ability instead of Gods eyes sovereignty.

Never sure of what you see is real or false, conjured or fake

Sometimes we see things and they look so real… like a mirage

However, they turn out to be just illusions, it tricks us or just plan fakes us out.

Magicians for centuries have made their livings this way. Fooling the public making them believe that something was bona fide,

only to find out that was fabricated

Sometimes what we think is the genuine/ turns out to be Counterfeit

Look at some of our currency or art work. Or our economy in the market today

What is said to be real is not accurate, full of false reports and men that lie to only profit themselves.

Men for their own profit will lead you down a path of their agenda

Patting you on the back all the way saying we are going to make a killing in the market today. What color mansion do you want? Or how many new whatever’s

Telling you this is best for you all along knowing you will be destroyed

Just look at Enron, MCI / WorldCom so many others in the news today…. and how many more to come next week

The firms we are to trust like Anderson accounting

Sworn to uphold the standards of truth …. Fail us; sell out the public for false revue and sales projections

Never thinking of the publics well being

The bottom line today is not truth in accounting.. But how much can a few get from sifting off the top of this cash cow for us alone and not get caught.

We know this is not so in Jesus Christ.

We know this is not so in the Kingdome of God.

Not so for the children of God

In these last days God is going to pour out His sprit upon all flesh

That’s you and me.

Ac 2:17 ’And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams.

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