Mat. 6:22, 23: “The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light; but if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!”

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It is a matter of common knowledge, that the eye sometimes becomes so disordered as to discover objects double, and in a manner so obscure or fallacious, as naturally to deceive and mislead the person who possesses it. By a single eye, then, is meant, an eye is in its perfect state, when it sees objects as they are, with such distinctness as to give the mind correct information with respect to the objects of vision.
When this figure is applied to the mind, it must represent the supreme and ultimate intention of the mind. When the ultimate end or intention of the mind is single, and just as it ought to be, meaning our focus is undivided interest, then, the eye of the mind may then be said to be single. If the mind has but one great object or end in view, and that end is right, the end must be supremely to honor, please, and glorify God. This certainly implies supreme love to God.

To have a singleness of the eye is to be able to see with the eye of the Holy Spirit, It is the enablement to see the Truth as God sees it, or to be able to distinguish between what is Spiritual from carnal. It is not by mental calculations or human intelligence. It is of The Holy Spirit and by The Spirit of God. This is why an unlearned Peter knew who Jesus was, while the super worldly educated Pharisees and Saducees wobbled in their respective acquired human wisdom, and woefully failed in the things of the Spirit. Little wonder the King of all the earth was born in a sheep pen, away from the focal point of human perspective. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their own craftiness”; and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.” I Corinthians 3:20 NKJV

HOW DO YOU SEE THINGS?

“The woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise” Gen 3:6.

The woman saw that the tree was ‘good for food’ – as if all the other trees which God had provided for her were not good for food and the one which God had told them not to eat was the only one that was good for food! As a matter of fact, all the trees were good for food Gen 2:9, but when a man loses his spiritual vision and love for God, things that are evil seem good in his sight. The Israelites found manna distasteful and abhorred it, when it was actually sweeter than honey, and they found the Egyptian cucumbers and onions most delicious!

The tree was also ‘pleasant to the eyes, All the trees which God created were pleasant to the sight, but the woman imagines that this tree is the only one that is pleasant to look at. It is still the tendency of human beings to find no satisfaction in the things God has provided for them; ” and their dissatisfaction leads to lust and sin.

The woman also saw the tree as ‘a tree to be desired to make one wise’ – as if God had created her as a fool and as if she could become wise with her own cleverness. In fact, the truth was the other way round; while all the other trees could have made her wise, this forbidden tree could only make her a fool. She was not satisfied with the wisdom that God had given her and by trying to get the wisdom in her own way, she became the first fool and the No.1 fool on earth!

Child of God, ‘Godliness with contentement is great gain” I Tim 6:6. When we have a good spiritual vision about God’s grand plan concerning our life and learn the secret to be content in all situations like St.Paul, we will not find anything other than spiritual things, good, pleasant or desirable.

An account of the Bible says, “When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted. —Matthew 28:17
Some has single eye, but others eyes were darkened. Why did they doubted? Could it be because of the simplicity in which Jesus revealed Himself to them? Per adventure He had come to them with so much pomp and paegentry of royalty, with heavenly host rolling red carpet, and pouring out significant scented orchid flowers ahead of His glorious feet, they would quickly have bended their knees before Him in worship. It is very easy for us to think that if only we could see Jesus we would believe and worship. Yet when we look at Jesus’ resurrection appearances, this verse says that “some doubted.” How could this have happened among the people who had walked, suped, and lived with Him? How could anyone among them doubt seeing Him? “Seeing is believing,” it is often said, but here were some who saw, but still doubted. Should I say it was not given to them to understand? Whatever may be the case, it is a lesson to us whom the ends of things has come to. The scripture says, “For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness, Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.” I Corinthians 1:22-23, 25 NKJV
God put Jeremiah up for a eye test in the Book of Jeremiah, “Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Jeremiah, what do you see?” And I said, “I see a branch of an almond tree.” Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am ready to perform My word.” Jeremiah 1:11-12 NKJV
Thank goodness Jeremiah passed his eyes test. Until we pass our eyes test, we may not see Him High and lifted up in our circumstances, and that He alone rules in the affairs of men.
It is the Spirit of God who reveals Jesus and gives us the eyes to see as those first believers saw with their physical eyes. The more we have of the Holy Spirit, the more we will see and feel what they felt.
Jesus always chastise the Pharisees by calling them “Blind” even though they have physical eyes on their forehead but because they could not see beyond.
“Woe to you, blind guides, who say, ‘Whoever swears by the temple, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple, he is obliged to perform it. ’ Fools and blind! For which is greater, the gold or the temple that sanctifies the gold? Fools and blind! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that sanctifies the gift? Blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel! Blind Pharisee, first cleanse the inside of the cup and dish, that the outside of them may be clean also.” Matthew 23:16-17, 19, 24-24, 26 NKJV
Also to the lukewarm church in Laodicea, the Lord Jesus Christ said, “I counsel you to buy from me… and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see.” Revelation 3:18 NKJV
The root cause of darkened eyes is carnality, when we don’t walk in the way of the Holy Spirit we tends to deviate from the things of God and enmeshed ourselves in the things that has no eternal value. We then emback on meaningless activities in the name of serving the Lord.
But through our alignment with the Holy Spirit, He will open our eyes to receive the knowledge of the mystery of godliness as the Book of 1TIMOTHY 3:16 put it, “And without controversy, great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory.”
If you try to discover God through your Common-sense reasoning without the help of the Holy Spirit, who reveals the deep things of God, you will be as wrong like those following other religion, even if you are following Christianity.
C. H. Spurgeon used to say that “the less we have of the Spirit, the more we will need to see physical things to inspire us, and vis versa. On the other hand, when we truly worship by the impulse of the Spirit, there is little need to have a lot of visual aids.”
The ability to see with our spiritmind what God is doing and to hear with our inward ear what God is saying is God’s gift to us. Some people LET YOUR EYE BE SINGLE!
Mat. 6:22, 23: “The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light; but if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!”
It is a matter of common knowledge, that the eye sometimes becomes so disordered as to discover objects double, and in a manner so obscure or fallacious, as naturally to deceive and mislead the person who possesses it. By a single eye, then, is meant, an eye is in its perfect state, when it sees objects as they are, with such distinctness as to give the mind correct information with respect to the objects of vision.
When this figure is applied to the mind, it must represent the supreme and ultimate intention of the mind. When the ultimate end or intention of the mind is single, and just as it ought to be, meaning our focus is undivided interest, then, the eye of the mind may then be said to be single. If the mind has but one great absorbing object or end in view, and that end is right, the end must be supremely to honor, please, and glorify God. This certainly implies supreme love to God.
To have a singleness of the eye is to be able to see with the eye of the Holy Spirit, It is the enablement to see the Truth as God sees it, or to be able to distinguish between what is Spiritual from carnal. It is not by mental calculations or human intelligence. It is of The Holy Spirit and by The Spirit of God. This is why an unlearned Peter knew who Jesus was, while the super worldly educated Pharisees and Saducees wobbled in their respective acquired human wisdom, and woefully failed in the things of the Spirit. Little wonder the King of all the earth was born in a sheep pen, away from the focal point of human perspective. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their own craftiness”; and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.” I Corinthians 3:20 NKJV
An account of the Bible says, “When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted. —Matthew 28:17
Some has single eye, but others eyes were darkened. Why did they doubted? Could it be because of the simplicity in which Jesus revealed Himself to them? Per adventure He had come to them with so much pomp and paegentry of royalty, with heavenly host rolling red carpet, and pouring out significant scented orchid flowers ahead of His glorious feet, they would quickly have bended their knees before Him in worship. It is very easy for us to think that if only we could see Jesus we would believe and worship. Yet when we look at Jesus’ resurrection appearances, this verse says that “some doubted.” How could this have happened among the people who had walked, suped, and lived with Him? How could anyone among them doubt seeing Him? “Seeing is believing,” it is often said, but here were some who saw, but still doubted. Should I say it was not given to them to understand? Whatever may be the case, it is a lesson to us whom the ends of things has come to. The scripture says, “For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness, Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.” I Corinthians 1:22-23, 25 NKJV
God put Jeremiah up for a eye test in the Book of Jeremiah, “Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Jeremiah, what do you see?” And I said, “I see a branch of an almond tree.” Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am ready to perform My word.” Jeremiah 1:11-12 NKJV
Thank goodness Jeremiah passed his eyes test. Until we pass our eyes test, we may not see Him High and lifted up in our circumstances that He alone rules in the affairs of men.
It is the Spirit of God who reveals Jesus and gives us the eyes to see as those first believers saw with their physical eyes. The more we have of the Holy Spirit, the more we will see and feel what they felt.
Jesus always chastise the Pharisees by calling them “Blind” even though they have physical eyes on their forehead but because they could not see beyond.
“Woe to you, blind guides, who say, ‘Whoever swears by the temple, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple, he is obliged to perform it. ’ Fools and blind! For which is greater, the gold or the temple that sanctifies the gold? Fools and blind! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that sanctifies the gift? Blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel! Blind Pharisee, first cleanse the inside of the cup and dish, that the outside of them may be clean also.” Matthew 23:16-17, 19, 24-24, 26 NKJV
Also to the lukewarm church in Laodicea, the Lord Jesus Christ said, “I counsel you to buy from me… and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see.” Revelation 3:18 NKJV
The root cause of darkened eyes is carnality, when we don’t walk in the way of the Holy Spirit we tends to deviate from the things of God and enmeshed ourselves in the things that has no eternal value. We then emback on meaningless activities in the name of serving the Lord.
But through our alignment with the Holy Spirit, He will open our eyes to receive the knowledge of the mystery of godliness as the Book of 1TIMOTHY 3:16 put it, “And without controversy, great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory.”
If you try to discover God through your Common-sense reasoning without the help of the Holy Spirit, who reveals the deep things of God, you will be as wrong like those following other religion, even if you are following Christianity.
C. H. Spurgeon used to say that “the less we have of the Spirit, the more we will need to see physical things to inspire us, and vis versa. On the other hand, when we truly worship by the impulse of the Spirit, there is little need to have a lot of visual aids.”
The ability to see with our spiritmind what God is doing and to hear with our inward ear what God is saying is God’s gift to us. Some people can see more quickly than others what God is up to. All we must do is continue to give all our attention to Jesus, and not the facadè that surrounds us. can see more quickly than others what God is up to. All we must do is continue to give all our attention to Jesus, and not the facadè that surrounds us.

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