Monday, November 10, 2014

In The Eyesights

Mentally we encounter a lot of issue that can steer us away from God. The people we associate with, the society we live in, family, all sorts of dealings we have in life can steer up emotions. I love reading the Bible because the inspired writings teach me what God see’s in mankind. Although the principalities we encounter are known of, we learn how to overcome them through reading inspired writings. Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Principalities or “evil spirits” are things we can’t see with our eyes but are things that influence our way of thinking.

First thing we need to understand is that all of us, male and female, are created in the image of God. The word image means, a physical likeness or representation of a person, animal, or thing, photographed, painted, sculptured, or otherwise made visible. The image we are to portray would reflect the likeness of God. The way we think, the way we react should reflect God in existence. I’m not saying this is easy but it is what we are made to do. Upon our creation, it was the freedom to will, in other words “free will” we possess. Meaning God did not create robots but individual people. We all have a particular purpose in life and what we do with it should manifest the Glory of God. Matthew 7:21 "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Although we all want to enter the kingdom of heaven, most people don’t understand that God’s kingdom can be lived on this earth. Remember I say’ God’s kingdom, not the kingdom of heaven. Daniel 2:44 "In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever. God knows that people united for one cause can be destructive in nature. God has separated these types of events due to the nature of mankind.

The title of my sermon is “The Eyesight’s of God”, I ask the question, what is our eyes connected to? It’s our brains, receptors from our eyes transmit signal directly to our brain, or thoughts. What we see with our eyes are transmitted to our thoughts and we develop an image. If we portray evil then what we see will be evil, in our own sight. If we portray good, then what we see will be good, in our sight. But here is the doosey, if I balance my thoughts with good and evil I can then get a prospective of what I see. Example, if I see a woman with a short skirt come to church with an evil thought I may portray her as trying to come a catch a man. If I utilize good thoughts then I may portray her as only having that outfit to wear. If I combine the two thoughts I will portray see has decided to come to the house of the Lord as she is. How I see things has to be balanced with good and evil in order to interpret something correctly. God has the capability to see a person heart but we have to get to know a person before we can even have an assumption of the person’s heart. Believe it or not, we may think we know someone by how that person portrays self; but if the person show the true color of self, we will be surprised. But once we see that side of the person, does it chance the person we thought we knew. It shouldn’t, it should now portray a full description of who this person is so we know how to associate with that person. Where did I get this from, Jesus. Daniel foretold of how Jesus would be in Chapter 7 verse 14 He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all peoples, nations and men of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed. The portrayal of our Savior will be unmatched by any other being. Our Savior gave us an example to follow to rid the world of the satanic following. Daniel 7 continues to say in verse 27 Then the sovereignty, power and greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be handed over to the saints, the people of the Most High. His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all rulers will worship and obey him. Through the eyesight’s of God we can see clearly now the rain is gone, we can see all obstacles in our way. Christ came and allow our vision to be clearer, He gave us the glasses needed so the vision we use to have can be more focal, sort to speak. The song said “What you see is what you get”, but with Christ “what you see is what you must understand”. In Christ judgment is not an option but wisdom becomes our forte. Colossians 2: 2 My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Our vision has to be viewed in Christ so we will have to see things from Gods prospective. We must learn to engage in an everlasting relationship with God so the instructions we receive are clearly understood in order for us to complete our own individual missions. We are all created in the image of so learn to be the reflection of the Most High. When I began my sermon I spoke of principalities in heavenly place and how our mind is connected through our eyes. God has an answer to the statement I spoke in Ephesians 1: 3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5 he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will-- 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. 7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace 8 that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding. 9 And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, 10 to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillment--to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ. 11 In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, 12 in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. 13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession--to the praise of his glory. In Christ we fulfill the Glory of God, in Christ we are fulfilling the image we are created in.