The Eyes of Faith

Just as in the physical realm we each have 5 natural senses which perceive the world around us, we also have these same 5 spiritual senses to perceive within our heart the kingdom realm. These senses include spiritual sight, touch, smell, hearing and taste. Becoming SENSE- ative to our spiritual senses is a key to experiencing the spirit-empowered life.

In Ephesians 1:18-19a, the Apostle Paul prays, that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and His incomparably great power for us who believe. Hebrews 11:1 states that, faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Ephesians 2:8a says that, it is by grace you have been saved, through faith.

When born-again we are enabled to see from the heart. (John 3:3), and in Mark 8:17-18, a heart that does see is described by Jesus as a hard heart. Faith is what activates the eyes of the heart to see. Then, when we make the choice walk by faith, which can be defined as, confident belief in the truth, value, or trustworthiness of a person that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence, it brings into focus of the kingdom of heaven into our eyegate. 

Once its in our eyegate, we have access to all kingdom resources and benefits.  For this reason, the  Word of God continually reminds us to turn our attention towards those things we cannot see with our natural eyes, and  focus in with the eyes of our spirit.  Thankfully, we have an entire cloud of witnesses proudly mentioned in the Hall of Faith (Hebrews 11:1), who found this secret to living in the supernatural realm by doing just that; believing God and His Word.

While some of these Patriarchs saw with their natural eyes the fruition of what they saw and believed with their spiritual eyes; some did not, but even with no physical evidence of their faith, none of them waivered in unbelief.   This same achievement should be our goal!

In John chapter 5, Jesus is recorded as healing a paralytic on the Sabbath.  When questioned about the appropriateness of His actions by the Pharisees, He responded, I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by Himself; He can do only what He sees His Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.  Faith sees what the Father is doing and joins Him, and when this occurs; God can and will move mountains.

Living the spiritually-empowered life begins and ends with faith.  Faith in the Faithful One, faith in His precious promises, and faith that He, the Head, will equip each one of us, His body, to do His work on earth as it is in heaven.

In the book of Romans it says that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.  Spending time With God, in His Word will build our faith, which softens our spiritual hearts and thus opens our spiritual eyes to not only see, but believe; and as we believe, we will see the glory of God! (John 11:40)

-The Quilted Poetess

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