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Summary: Through our naked eyes, we could only see our wretchedness and hopelessness, but through the eyes of faith, we could clearly see God’s wonderful working.

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A man of faith is a man of prayer, and a man

of prayer is doubtless a powerful servant of God.

Jehoshaphat was a man of faith and prayer. Through

his faith, God displayed His power in the midst of

Judah and beyond. He also led many people to walk

in the path of righteousness by guiding and showing

them his living example.

In II Chronicles 20:12, it is written, O our

God, wilt thou not judge them? For we have no might

against this great company that cometh against us;

neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon

thee. This verse, a part of Jehoshaphat’s prayer,

conveys a needful lesson to everyone. First, the

object of his faith and prayer: the Living God, the

righteous Judge. Second, his prayer was honest. He

told God about their wretchedness and their

immediate need for physical and spiritual strength.

Third, his humility before God and his willingness

to submit to whatsoever God wants him to do. What a

humble prayer of a man of faith in times of rises.

The last few words, “our eyes are upon thee,”

were the most inspiring part of his prayer. Through

the eyes of faith, Jehoshaphat had seen his Savior

with His loving hands ready to extend help in times

of need.

Through the eyes of faith, we could see

better things, which God has prepared for His

children to enjoy. Through our naked eyes, we could

only see hopelessness, but through the eyes of

faith, we could clearly see God’s showers of

blessings.

(I) We Could See The Object Of Our Faith

II Chronicles 20:3-12

...but our eyes are upon thee.

(II) We Could See God’s Abiding Presence

II Chronicles 20:13-17

-The assurance of His presence

...tomorrow go out against them:

for the LORD will be with you.

-God’s helping hand

...Be not afraid nor dismayed by

reason of this great multitude;

for the battle is not yours, but

God’s.

(III) We Could See God’s Mercy

II Chronicles 20:18-21

Praise ye the LORD; for his mercy

endureth for ever.

(IV) We Could See God’s

Wonderful Works

II Chronicles 20:22-30

And when they began to sing and to

praise, the LORD set ambushment

against the children of Ammon,

Moab, and mount Seir, which were

smitten. v22

Great and famous men are significant parts of world history.

Great men of faith are memorable parts of God’s miracle.

Copyright © 2003 Jose B. Cabajar

Through The Eyes Of Faith

Through faith, this poem was composed for the glory

of God.

through the eyes of faith,

the blind can see.

through the eyes of faith,

beyond the horizon you’ll see.

through the eyes of faith,

shadows of doubt you’ll not see.

through the eyes of faith,

peace, love and joy you’ll see.

through the eyes of faith,

hope is settled in the midst of a troubled sea.

through the eyes of faith,

you’ll remember the Lord walking on the sea.

through the eyes of faith,

outstretched hand of Jesus you’ll see.

through the eyes of faith,

greater things you’ll see.

through the eyes of faith,

God who made your eyes you’ll see!

Jose B. Cabajar

Copyright ©2002 Jose B. Cabajar


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