Spiritual perception – How God can make us see more


Numbers 22:31 King James Version (KJV)
31 Then the Lord opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the Lord standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and he bowed down his head, and fell flat on his face.
A conversation with a friend many years ago ended with an agreement between us that we would rather lose our voice, hearing, even our limbs than lose our sight. I would rather grow old being able to see than blind. As true as this is for me, and probably many others, there is blindness that has affected us and yet we’re comfortable with that. This is spiritual blindness. Our physical eyes are healthy and we see things around us clearly; yet we do not perceive things in the spirit that are hindering our spiritual journey. These things are very subtle- so subtle in fact that we readily accept them without recognising that we are accommodating something that could harm us spiritually.
I’ve made a decision never to watch any more movies on Netflix. And why such a dramatic decision? you may ask. Have you noticed how the movies on Netflix have gradually but steadily degenerated into unwholesome actions and fed to us with certain acts that not long ago we would have flinched from? Smoking, drug taking, excessive drinking, and explicit sexuality, just to name a few. These things were drip-fed to us through the movies until we became immune to their effect. Now they’re being poured out in bucket loads because we’re no longer offended in our spirit by them. It is time we pray that God would open our eyes to these spiritual filth and help cleanse our souls.
This morning I got out my Optrex eye wash and had a good cleaning of my eyes. Because of my profession I suffer from tired eyes from staring so intently while teaching. Also dust and dirt go in my eyes, causing my eyes to be sore. A good dose of Optrex bath wash always does them good. It washes them clean and soothe them too. After two or three days of this treatment I have healthy eyes and great eyesight again. I repeat this every few months. I believe our spiritual eyes need the same treatment. We need to ask the Lord to cleanse our inner eyes so that we can see clearly and to avoid the subtle things the devil places on our path to trip us up and cause us to fall.
Today pray and ask the Lord to cleanse your spiritual eyes, and where they are glued shut with fear and doubt, to open them for you.

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